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Spyderco Brian Lai Amalgam Flipper Knife 3.8" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles - C234CFP

$175.50

MSRP* : $270.00 | You Save* : $94.50 (35%)
Part #: SP234CFP | Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP234CFP: C234CFP Amalgam
Spyderco
 
The Amalgam was designed from the ground up as a practical, versatile working knife that combined all the advantages of Spyderco’s patented Compression Lock, a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole, and a flipper opener into one package. The brainchild of a college student named Brian Lai, the heart of the Amalgam is its broad, drop point blade, which is full-flat ground from CPM-S30V stainless steel. The plain edge blade rides on special low-friction ball-bearing washers contained within the ergonomic handle, which is constructed with nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners and textured carbon fiber/G10 laminate scales. A four-position clip and lined lanyard hole provide convenient carry and allow the Amalgam to be brought into action quickly with either hand.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.80"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.40"
  • Closed Length: 5.10"
  • Overall Length: 8.90"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.138"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Locking Mechanism: Compression
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Left/Right Carry
  • Model Number: C234CFP 
  • Model Name: Amalgam
  • Designer: Brian Lai
  • Weight: 4.3 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104012916

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.
Spyderco Brian Lai Amalgam Flipper Knife 3.8" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles4.000 (3 reviews)
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Spyderco Brian Lai Amalgam Flipper Knife 3.8" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
2 out of 5
California, USA
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Ease of Opening
Nice Ergonomics; Crappy Blade Finishing
I love the laminate handles. The are well finished and fit my hand well. I love the overall blade style.The action is OK. Not great, but not poor. About average for a Spyderco. (Honestly, I had expected somewhat better, given reviews from other sources).The choil and the spydiehole have very sharp edges, and need a lot of polishing before you can use either. I have cuts on my fingertips from the choil and the hole (attempting to open it with the hole, rather then the flipper).This is completely infuriating, and unnecessary. They did such a good job on the handle and such a poor job on the blade.Had I known that before purchasing, I wouldn't have bought it. Grrr.
Spyderco Brian Lai Amalgam Flipper Knife 3.8" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
5 out of 5
Baltimore, MD
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel
Excellent knife, great action, solid yet light
Great knife all around. I've seen a lot of people hating on the flipper because it can get in the way when closing using the compression lock. If timed correctly, it'll close just fine without hitting your finger. It very easily opens with any method...thumb or middle finger in the spydie hole or, of course, the flipper. It feels solid all around, yet is very lightweight for its size. A couple nitpicks: while the knife has excellent ergonomics, I'm not positive I like the feel of the carbon ply, I'd like to see a textured G10 version similar to the PM2, and the pocket clip could ride a little lower. I look forward to some sprint runs on this one!
Spyderco Brian Lai Amalgam Flipper Knife 3.8" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
5 out of 5
VA
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Looks good
Spyderco response to Emerson and Hinderer fans, IMHO at first sight.
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