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Spyderco C180GP Tatanka Folding 5.06" VG10 Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles

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Part Number: SP180GP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP180GP: C180GP Tatanka
Spyderco
 
Fans of large, hard-use folders rejoice! Spyderco’s new Tatanka takes Spyderco’s familiar look and proven performance characteristics then supercharges them with the extreme strength of an all-new lock—the PowerLock. One of the strongest locking mechanism produced, it is housed within a handle of full skeletonized stainless steel liners and textured G10 scales. The Tantanka’s business end features a stout saber-ground VG-10 blade with a pronounced swedge for an acute point. A four-position clip provides tipup or tip-down carry on either side of the knife, providing every possible carry position and makes the knife all-around ambidextrous.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 5.06" (129 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 4.55" (116 mm)
  • Overall Length: 11.56" (294 mm)
  • Closed Length: 6.50" (156 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 0.54" (13.8 mm)
  • Blade Material: VG-10
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Locking Mechanism: PowerLock
  • Weight: 9.5 oz. (269 g)
  • Made in Japan
Lockback
Lockback
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Andrew
Ohio
May 02, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, None
So far this knife is awesome. I am a farmer and have carried Millie's for years. That said I have broke blades on Millie's which made me very conciseness of what I was doing, I keep them extra sharp and no shenanigans. When the tatanka arrived in the mail I was amazed by the size, way bigger and heavier than Millie. Long story short this has been my edc since I opened the mail box, I have no qualms about light prying like popping bee boxes apart, I used it to hack poison ivy vines off of trees or cut briars like it was a machete, these are things I would not do with the military. The only draw back I've seen is the blade is really tight compared to my millies. I can pull the military out of my pocket blade drawn as fast as a switch blade but the tantanka I struggle with because it's so big and heavy the blade is tight even after a couple months, I will keep trying different methods but I do miss Pulling out my Millie with the flick of a wrist ready to roll. That said I'm very impressed great utility knife!
5 out of 5
Chris P
Lusby, Md
Jun 13, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Outanding!
This knife is amazing. It's my first Spyderco, so I had to go big! It feels great in hand and despite the size it fits well in my pocket for EDC. Looks like I'll be a Spyderco fan from now on.
5 out of 5
Chip
Delaware
Jan 01, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: Sheath, None
Rock solid beast
For those of you that love large blades, this is the knife for you! Huge, powerful, sharp blade with a rock solid spine lock, and lock up is solid and safe! This knife has the usual G-10 scales that Spyderco uses on most of their knives. The knife although large, still fits comfortable in my front pocket, you will know it's there. This knife is not for those looking for a small knife! The VG-10 is VERY sharp and you must use caution when opening and closing the blade. My thoughts are that I love this knife, it has quality parts and will perform for many years to come! The only Con I could say about this - A knife this large would also be great with a belt sheath, but not totally necessary since it has a pocket clip.
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