Spyderco C195GPOR Brad Southard Positron Flipper 3.01" CPM-S35VN Satin Plain Blade, Polished Orange G10 Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive

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Description
SP195GPOR: C195GPOR Brad Southard Positron
Spyderco
 
Designed by custom knifemaker Brad Southard, the Spyderco Positron takes all the best features of a full-service flipper folder and distills them into a compact, pocket-friendly format optimized for everyday carry. A faithful expression of Southard's "Ion" folder, this KnifeCenter Exclusive Positron features a full-flat-ground satin plain edge blade crafted from premium CPM-S35VN particle-metallurgy stainless steel. Integral to the edge side of the blade, its minimalist flipper tab provides swift, reliable one-handed opening with the stroke of an index finger. In the open position, the flipper also serves as an extremely effective hand guard and a perfect complement to the handle's ergonomic lines.

The handle's twin scales are crafted from polished orange G10 that is precisely machined, radiused, and polished to create an amazingly comfortable grip. They also house the nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners that are the heart of the knife's sturdy liner lock mechanism. To ensure an ultra-smooth opening action, the Positron's blade and handle are joined by special ball bearing washers that greatly reduce friction and ensure a long service life. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip offers either left or right-side tip-up carry and strikes an excellent balance between subtle discretion and immediate access.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.01" (76 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.93" (74 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6.98" (177 mm)
  • Closed Length: 3.97" (101 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: Polished Orange G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Liners: Skeletonized Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.6 oz. (74 g)
  • Made in Taiwan
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN
S35VN
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
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.
3.735 (34 reviews)
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Joey
South Carolina
Feb 15, 2018
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
Nice but could be great
I received this knife yesterday and was impressed with the look and feel. I flipped it opens and was less than impressed with the action. I then saw what others have also said about the lock bar being a little hard to access. If you use your index finger it is no problem but forget about using your thumb. Maybe as it gets more broke in it will soften up and I may be able to use my thumb like on all other knives. Back to the action, i flipped it for a while to see if it would get better and it did to an extent. It softened up and snapped open nicely but it still felt gritty. I broke out the Wiha and took it apart and cleaned everything, oiled it up, and reassembled it. It now snaps open very nicely and smoothly. The action is now on par with some of the higher end knives. The only negative for me now is the lock bar and that is not that big of a deal unless you need to close it one handed. Over all a very nice little knife and a great deal for the price.
4 out of 5
Steve
45601
Feb 15, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Handle Feel
What a great knife for money and my new EDC.
I enjoy the fit and finish of this knife. It is a perfect size to use as my EDC and a great fit inside your front poclet. The blade came very sharp and easy to flip open the blade from day one. The only negative comment I have about this knife is the handles around the screw holes and how the edges are a little sharp to the touch.
2 out of 5
Legoofmyears
Central Florida
Feb 13, 2018
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, None
Design and QC issues.
Out of the box, a poor example from spyderco. QC issues that should have been addressed before it left the factory. Blade centering was spot on and yet the show side scale was almost rubbing the blade. Tip was perfectly centered and even down the lock side, show side scale was twisted in toward the blade due to a poorly made/designed back spacer. Since this knife will always be in my collection, I decided to correct the design flaws myself. This included opening up the lock access on the show side and reworking the back spacer. I now have very easy access to the lock and the the show side scale is more evenly spaced from the blade. This is now the knife I wanted and am very happy with it. The lock access on this model with liner lock will probably be difficult for anyone with large thumbs which ruins what should have been a great experience with a beautiful knife. If you don't mind using your index finger to access the lock, this knife should make you very happy. Love the size, the handle shape, the blade shape and the upgraded blade steel. After modifications, I'm very happy with the knife, not happy with Spyderco's QC.
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