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

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Part Number: SP214TIP
Manufacturer: 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
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.
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Karl M
Colorado Springs, Co
Mar 31, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
My favorite Spydy
Thin, yet comfortable to hold, reasonably light for titanium handles and great blade material and shape. Cuts fantastic and have only had to give it a light strop so far. Probably not great for dress slacks but for jeans and khakis it's a great EDC knife. My knife flips very well with no issues, maybe not as smooth as my Southard but far better than a Hinderer or a couple custom flippers I have that just use washers. I got it here as a pre-release order so it is likely an early example. This knife could use a deep pocket clip, which I may add from after market, and I think this knife would be even better if the handle material was carbon fiber or G10 on the non-lock side--would be even lighter and might provide even better grip. Since I live in Colorado, if it does develop a flipping smoothness issue I'll run it straight up to the factory.
2 out of 5
Steve B
Jan 18, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type, None
Seen where this model is plagued with problems
Good blade steel. Thats about all thats good.
5 out of 5
Tim H.
Annapolis, MD
Jan 17, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Hot off the Line
I use the new Advocate as my daily back pocket carry. It has proven itself on everything from carving marshmallow sticks for the kids in seconds to powering through double-walled cardboard, to trimming back cuticles. I live this knife, it's super light and balanced in the hand thanks to the titanium scales and the right-sized full ground 3.5 inch M4 blade, which also happens to keep its incredible edge much longer than any stainless steel blade I've carried before (yes even S30V). The flipper is a little slow compared to other Spyderco flippers I've held but I'm hoping that's just a matter of breaking it in or cleaning out the pocket lint that can accumulate due to the open design. Regardless, this is a timeless design and one I look forward to carrying for a long, long time!
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