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Spyderco Gayle Bradley Advocate Flipper 3.49" M4 Satin Plain Blade, Titanium Handles - C214TIP


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Part #: SP214TIP | Spyderco Knives
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SP214TIP: C214TIP Advocate
Spyderco's Advocate is a production version of custom knifemaker Gayle Bradley's first flipper-style folder design. Drawing from his extensive experience as a competitive cutting champion, its blade is precision machined from CPM M4—a high-performance tool steel renowned for its extreme edge-holding ability. The full-flat-ground, PlainEdged blade includes both a prominent index finger flipper and a fully functional Trademark Round Hole that allow a full spectrum of one-handed opening methods. To ensure a high-speed, low-drag action, the blade also pivots between special friction-reducing ball-bearing washers.

The Advocate's handle consists of two radiused, 3D-machined, solid titanium scales with a unique "orange peel" texture that is both visually striking and provides an enhanced grip. The reverse-side scale forms the foundation of a high-strength Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism with a long-wearing stainless steel interface that serves double duty as an overtravel stop. The handle also boasts an open-backed construction style to minimize weight and simplify cleaning and a reversible hourglass clip that provides convenient left or right-side tip-up carry. A faithful rendition of one of Bradley’s most unique custom designs, the Advocate sets a new standard in high-performance flipper-style folding knives.
  • Blade Length: 3.49"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.23"
  • Closed Length: 4.55"
  • Overall Length: 8.04"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118"
  • Blade Material: CPM M4 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.)
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Model Number: C214TIP
  • Model Name: Advocate
  • Designer: Gayle Bradley
  • Weight: 3.6 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104011254

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.
CPM-M4 Tool Steel
CPM-M4 Tool Steel
Considered to be one of the best Carbon Steels used in knives. With exceptional hardness, toughness, and edge retention capabilities, many M4 steels are coated to assist in corrosion resistance.
Spyderco Gayle Bradley Advocate Flipper 3.49" M4 Satin Plain Blade, Titanium Handles4.167 (6 reviews)
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Spyderco Gayle Bradley Advocate Flipper 3.49" M4 Satin Plain Blade, Titanium Handles
5 out of 5
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great knife if you get a CQI model!
I really love this knife, the materials used are top notch. The orange peel textured titanium scales make this great for EDC to hide scratches and wear. The knife is very thin overall but surprisingly ergonomic. This makes the knife light weight and carries in the pocket, you won't even know it's there. Adding a Lynch deep carry clip fits the knife perfectly and keeps it completely out of view when in the pocket. The blade steel choice is top notch as long as you're willing to keep on top of some routine maintenance to make sure it doesn't rust. Fits perfectly in the hand with no hotspots. Flipping action is excellent and fires lock a rocket with the classic Bradley super high lockbar tension, which in turn means you won't have a buttery drop-shut action on this guy, even if you take out some of the tension due to the way the lockbar is designed. I highly suggest putting a note on your order, or placing your order by phone to make sure that you receive an updated CQI revision model with the upgraded bearing system. It's smoother and stronger than the original pivot system.
Spyderco Gayle Bradley Advocate Flipper 3.49" M4 Satin Plain Blade, Titanium Handles
5 out of 5
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great hard use gentleman's EDC!
This knife is most excellent. I have the revised version with the bronze washer that you can just see at the pivot area (this is the way to discern between the original and the current excellent version). The handles are very lightly textured with an orange peel texture - this combined with the polished sides to the handle slabs is most classy. I love the fact that the back of the handle is just a skosh wider than the pivot side so it flares ever so slightly in the hand. The flipping action / detent is spot on. It is great with a right hand spydie flip, gravity drop or traditional spydie hold opening. Left hand opening with spydie hole works fine but you wont get your entire thumb in the hole due to design. Obviously the flip opening is equally good with either hand. The flipper tab makes and excellent guard. Blade cuts like a light saber and holds its edge - to be expected from a cutting champion's design! Just be sure you get the revised version with the new washers and you have a superb cutting rugged knife with the looks of a gent's knife. Great all around EDC.
Spyderco Gayle Bradley Advocate Flipper 3.49" M4 Satin Plain Blade, Titanium Handles
3 out of 5
Pros: Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, Pocket Clip
Not an inspiring knife
Not a bad knife but I don't love if for a variety of reasons. The clip is meh, not a fan of the spider logo on it. The handle doesn't feel like titanium, my other titanium handle knives seem to be much more blade heavy and this one is more handle heavy... feels like steel to me. The texturing on the handles is also unattractive and adds nothing to the feel. Would have been better if it were polished. Lastly the action is not silky smooth and the lockup disengage is a bit tough to push. The handle shape is good for reverse hammer grip and saber grip but my hand is too big for forward hammer grip. I don't hate it but I don't love the idea of having it...
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