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Spyderco C206GP Introvert Folding Knife 2.79" VG10 Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles

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Part #: SP206GP | Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP206GP: C206GP Introvert
Spyderco
 
The inspiration for Spyderco's designs sometimes comes from the most curious places. In the case of the Introvert folder, it began with Chris Knutson, a lifelong martial artist, knifemaker and Spyderco enthusiast who originally set out to design a folding version of the Spyderco Swick neck knife that he could carry in areas that did not allow fixed blades. The design ultimately evolved into a truly unique folder that combines a flipper opener, a sturdy lockback mechanism and a Fred Perrin-inspired index-finger hole to create a knife that offers quick one-handed opening and exceptional grip security. Its full-flat-ground blade is machined from VG10 stainless steel and is paired with a handle that features full stainless steel liners, textured G10 scales and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that offers both left and right-side carry.

The Spyderco Introvert is a unique accomplishment in folding knife design. The brainchild of a chemistry teacher and long-time Spyderco fanatic named Chris Knutson, it is the world’s first lockback flipper-opening folder. Its fascinating history and development, however, go much deeper than that.

Knutson began studying the Filipino martial arts at an early age. In addition to martial arts skills, his instructors also taught him an appreciation for high-quality knives—especially those from Spyderco. Based on that influence, he bought his first Spyderco knife—a Snap-It—when he was only 12, and has been a loyal enthusiast ever since.

As a young adult, Knutson discovered the Spyderco S.P.O.T. (Self-Protection Options Tool)—a compact fixed-blade knife that featured a prominent index finger hole in the forward portion of the handle. Pioneered by French custom knifemaker and martial artist Fred Perrin, this brilliantly simple feature locks the knife firmly into the user’s hand, providing extreme grip security and allowing full dexterity of the fingers without having to sheath the knife. Knutson was captivated by this design element and even more enthralled with Spyderco’s release of the Swick—a very similar fixed-blade design produced in limited quantities for consumer-direct sales.

To Knutson, the Swick was the perfect knife. Unfortunately, his profession as a chemistry teacher did not allow him to carry a fixed-blade in a university environment, so he set about designing a folding version of the Swick. Using plastic, dowels, and his girlfriend’s broken hairpin as a spring, he created a working model of the design that he later shared with Spyderco’s founders at the Oregon Knife Show. They were intrigued by the uniquely different concept and ultimately decided to produce it as a factory knife. The Introvert was born.

The Introvert is an unorthodox folding knife that combines a flipper opener, a sturdy lockback mechanism, and generous index finger hole to create a flipper opening lockback folding knife. Its blade is precision machined from VG-10 stainless steel and features a sweeping PlainEdge cutting edge and a full-flat grind for outstanding edge geometry. In the open position, the blade’s Perrin-inspired index finger hole anchors the knife into the user’s hand to ensure superior grip security. When the knife is closed, the leading edge of the hole also functions as a flipper, allowing the blade to be swiftly opened with a stroke of the index finger. The blade also includes a fully functional Trademark Round Hole that supports traditional thumb openings and proudly identifies it as a Spyderco product.

The handle is built on a framework of full stainless steel liners capped with textured G-10 scales. Its “dropped” angle complements the hand’s natural ergonomics, maximizes the knife’s cutting leverage, and shortens the opening arc of the blade for more rapid, positive deployment. The handle is also home to a unique variant of the traditional lockback mechanism that includes a machined slot in the lock bar to allow the blade’s flipper to pass through it.

To ensure convenient carry and immediate access, the Introvert includes a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that supports both left and right-side tip-up carry. Together with the knife’s other symmetrical features, it makes carry and operation of the Introvert completely ambidextrous.

An amazingly different design with a fascinating history, the Spyderco Introvert is an innovative, extremely functional folding knife that is well suited for both utility and defensive use. Despite its name, there’s no need to be shy.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2.79"
  • Closed Length: 4.53"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.07"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.098"
  • Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Lock Type: Lockback
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Clip: Left/Right, Tip-Up
  • Weight: 4.1 oz.
  • 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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Aaron
Illinois
May 01, 2018
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, None
Perfect self defense with edc capability
Lovely edc knife that fits Chicago blade size limitations but offers self defense in a pinch. Love the thin blade stock and economics with the finger hole. Flipping action not the best but works good enough. Thumbhole works for Spydie flick or slow roll thumb opening. Great value right now. Get it!
5 out of 5
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Pacific NW
Apr 28, 2018
Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Introvert
Great design and ergonomics, it fits, feels and works better than expected. Get one before they’re gone, I don’t see how anyone could regret buying one. Blade and knife itself are a bit thinner than expected. Textured G10 not my favorite for carrying but does give very good grip.
5 out of 5
Nate
Pensacola, Florida
Feb 17, 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
LONG review incoming. Sorry Knife Center.
Sad to hear Spyderco is discontinuing this awesome blade. I really, really like mine, but I think its high price and weird look may have killed any chance it had of selling well. What I got with mine was a very strong, positive flipping action, an extremely ergonomic and comfortable handle in spite of how unusual the shape is, and Spyderco's typical razor-sharp factory edge. Chris Knutson may have designed this as a defensive blade, but like most Spyderco knives it also absolutely excels as an EDC. The odd angle of the handle in relation to the blade makes it fit in your hand almost like a handgun with a comfortable grip. The blade is short but it IS flat-ground and has plenty of belly for its small-ish size. Before somebody complains about the lack of gimping, let me remind you that the index finger hole pretty much guarantees an unquestionably secure grip, forward OR reverse, so I don't feel like gimping is really necessary on this particular model. If Spyderco came out with a less expensive "Introvert 2" that had FRN handle scales and nested steel liners like the Delica/Endura while retaining the unusual flipper/lockback mechanism, I think it would sell much better. If you're thinking about buying one of these very cool and underrated knives, do it while Knife Center still has some in stock, and at a pretty darn good sale price too.
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