Spyderco C181GTIP Lil' LionSpy Folding Knife 3.12" ELMAX Steel Blade, G10 / Titanium Handles

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SP181GTIP: C181GTIP Lil' LionSpy
The Lil' LionSpy traces its history to the original LionSpy, a heavy-duty folding knife that marked a groundbreaking collaboration between Spyderco and Italy's LionSteel. It proudly retains all the distinguishing features of its bigger brother, but in a smaller, more pocket-friendly format. 

The blade of the Lil' LionSpy is ground from premium Elmax Steel - a thir-generation powdered metallurgy steel from Austria's Bohler- Udderholm. Known for its high carbon and chromium contents and extra-fine grain structure, Elmas provides extreme edge holding and corrosion resistance. The blade is purposely thick for strength, but features a high flat grind and a pronounced "belly" for superior cutting performance.

The Lil' LionSpy's two-piece handle construction consists of a black G10 scales and a titanium scale that serves as the basis of the knife's stout Reeve Integral Lokc (R.I.L.) mechanism. Both scales are CNC machined with a series of textured grooves to ensure a positive grip and are joined by an open-backed design that reduces weight and simplifies cleaning. A compact pocket clip attached to the titanium scales supports right-side, tip-up orientation for convenient carry and easy access.

To ensure superior lock reliability, the Lil' LionSpy's advanced R.I.L. mechanism features a hardened steel insert and LionSteel's patented RotoBlock device. This titanium disk serves as an overtravel stop for the lock bar. When the blade is opened, turning the RotoBlock clockwise wedges the lockbar in place, preventing unintentional release of the lock and providing outstanding stability during hard-use cutting chores. Rotating the RotoBlock counterclockwise frees the lockbar and allows for it to be operated to close the knife.
  • Blade Length: 3.12" (79 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.96" (75 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.14" (181 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.02" (102 mm)
  • Blade Steel: Elmax Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 4.0 oz. (113 g)
  • Handle Material: G10 / Titanium
  • Made in Italy
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Extremely fine grained powdered metal that strikes the balance between edge holding and corrosion resistance perfectly. Much more likely to get a rolled edge than have a chip develop.
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5 out of 5
Dec 25, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Perfect edc
Overall very happy with my purchase. Feels great in hand, perfect size.
5 out of 5
Dec 07, 2017
Pros: None
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This is a beautiful knife. It is of great quality and fits the hand and pocket well. Perfect EDC knife.
5 out of 5
Dec 01, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great knife
It is easy to carry fits well in th pocket. I do like the the high end materials used to construct the knife definitely worth buying.
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