Spyderco Ed Schempp Bowie Folder 3.72" S30V Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles - C190CFP


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Part #: SP190CFP | Spyderco Knives
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SP190CFP: C190CFP Schempp Bowie
This robust folder is a great addition to the acclaimed Spyderco Ethnic Series, translating the style and spirit of the classic American Bowie into a highly functional folder optimized for EDC. In appearance, it's similar to the Navaja, but every other design aspect besides the materials and overall shape is different. The CPM S30V blade has an iconic clip point profile and a full-flat grind for enhanced cutting performance. It tucks into a coffin-shaped handle that features skeletonized stainless steel liners, textured carbon fiber/G10 laminate scales, a solid steel backspacer, and a dovetailed old-school bolsters with an integral double guard. A stout liner lock mechanism with a reversible deep-pocket wire clip competes this state-of-the-art expression of a true American classic.
  • Closed: 4.73" (120 mm)
  • Overall: 8.45" (215 mm)
  • Blade: 3.72" (94 mm)
  • Edge: 3.44" (87 mm)
  • Blade Steel: CPM S30V Stainless
  • Grind: Full-flat
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate
  • Weight: 4.6 oz. (130 g)
  • Made in Taiwan
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
4.714 (7 reviews)
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Washington D.C.
Sep 27, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
This thing is AMAZING!
I just my copy of this knife from KC today and holy MOSES! This is one of the BEST large folding knives I have EVER seen come out of any the big knife makers. The near 45 degree angle where the pivot meets the blade on lock up is extremely helpful for a lot of knife needed tasks. It looks like a Buck 110 that "grew up" to my old eyes. This one truly is worth every cent it is just that out of the box well.."awesome" in my opinion.
5 out of 5
South Africa
Feb 16, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Schempp Bowie review
The first time I saw the knife - I said to myself what an ugly and weird knife. When I looked at it and saw the S30V steel I purchased it (very expensive in South Africa). I have carrying every day for the last 3 months and would not part with it for any amount. The strange blade configuration sits very well in the hand and feels like a natural extension. I have used it for numerous daily tasks and am very satisfied with the knife. The edge retention is quite good and can after extensive use still shave hair. Very balanced knife and excellent slicer and cutter. The coffin type handle makes it easy to change grip and feels natural. I like the deep pocket carry but the wire clip is very flimsy.Very good product from Spyderco.
5 out of 5
Mar 07, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Update review on a EXCELLENT knife
I couldn't edit my original review so I am posting another, updated one. I was doing some cleaning and ran into this knife that I hadn't picked up in quite awhile. As I cleaned it I noticed just how well the balance of the knife was and how comfortable it was in my hand. I also really, really loved the wicked shape of the blade. The handle reflects light back in different patterns as you turn it.I was a bit awestruck. I went from not liking it much to really loving it. I then decided to see if it would shave off some hair on my arm. Ok, I was stupid and my angle was a bit off and the thing was so sharp it sliced a sheet of skin along with the hair, so thin it barely bled! Talk about scalpel sharp and that's right out of the box.I heartily recommend the knife thought the price is a bit much. The name of the maker, along with Spyderco, and the quality of the materials make it worth the cost. It may even go up in value some day but that's not certain; what is certain is that this is one nice little folder!
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