Spyderco C196CFTIP Walter Brend/Joe Pirela Mamba Flipper 3.77" S30V Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles

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SP196CFTIP: C196CFTIP Walter Brend/Joe Pirela Mamba
What do you get when you combine the talents of noted knife designer Joel Pirela, the skills of master knifemaker Walter Brend, and Spyderco’s state-of-the-art production capabilities? You get the Brend/Pirela Mamba — one of the most advanced factory folding knives ever made. Its gracefully upswept CPM-S30V stainless steel blade faithfully replicates Brend's legendary custom grind lines and showcases them with a contrasting two-toned finish of black titanium carbonitride (TiCN) coating on the bevels and a satin finish on the flats. Special ball bearing washers in the pivot provide a butter-smooth action and allow lightning-fast openings with the blade's integral flipper or its Trademark Round Hole. The unique flipper design offers exceptional opening leverage and serves double duty as a rock-solid hand guard in the open position. An impressive synthesis of style and ergonomics, the knife’s handle is built on a foundation of thick, skeletonized titanium liners that also form the basis of its stout liner lock mechanism. The liners are flanked by meticulously machined solid twill carbon fiber scales that are both visually striking and add additional strength to the knife's structure. To ensure convenient carry and quick access, the Brend/Pirela Mamba includes a contoured, custom-designed pocket clip that supports right-side, tip-up carry.
  • Blade Length: 3.77" (96 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.77" (96 mm)
  • Overall Length: 9.25" (235 mm)
  • Closed Length: 5.48" (139 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.177" (4.5 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Weight: 6.5 oz. (184 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.
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Grand Island, Nebraska
Aug 17, 2017
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
Finest Production Folder
I just got s surprise in the mail, when I received this model a day earlier than expected! I now own what I believe to be Spyderco's finest efforts: the Mamba and the EuroFolder. I collect "tactical" and other folders, with more than 400 in my cases at home. I also have the best from Benchmade, Fox, Cold Steel and many others, and this Mamba is now and will be for many years, my most favorite! There is NO need for space to allow negative comments, as there are NONE to make! Fit, finish, sharpness, design and ergonomics are all beyond reproach. I have XL hands, and this model fits me perfectly. It's design is pure sex, with the Persian-type blade, beautiful and functional handle scales, an perfectly smooth blade rotation. Spyderco should be able to float the rest of their business on this model alone!
5 out of 5
Jan 14, 2017
Pros: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
back on track
I collect, will never actually use but this knife, for me does it all, its big slightly weighty, flips well, looks good. I live in England so just owning one is a challenge in itself but I`m up for the challenge
5 out of 5
Apr 27, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Not your everyday knife
The Mamba doesn't come in the standard Spyderco box, instead it comes with a high quality plush pouch.This knife is well designed and serves as an excellent collection or a self-defence knife. Buyers of this knife please take note that the edge isn't sharpened all the way. Search for the prototype pictures and you'll have an idea. Very sturdy, thick titanium lock, and opens smoothly. The black TiCN coating is amazing, and the carbon fiber handle is spectcular.However, the liner lock is difficult to disenage, and i would not recommend this knife for EDC. But otherwise it's an awesome knife.
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