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Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles - C240CFP

$162.50

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Part #: SP240CFP | Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP240CFP: C240CFP Smock
Spyderco
 
The Smock folder is one of the most anticipated Spyderco knives to be released in recent history. Incorporating both a sleek front flipper and a unique button-release Compression Lock, it is also Spyderco's first collaboration with custom knifemaker Kevin Smock.

Smock's fascination with knives goes all the way back to his childhood and fond memories of hunting and fishing with his father, but it wasn't until about 2012 that his interest really turned serious. After watching a TuffKnives video in which Geoff Blauvelt (aka "tuffthumbz") modified a Spyderco Paramilitary 2, Smock decided to try his hand at customizing a factory-made knife. He began cautiously with a budget-friendly Tenacious and was extremely pleased with the results he achieved. After sharing his work on the Internet with his own video, he soon began receiving requests from other people who wanted him to customize their knives. Smock's hobby quickly blossomed into a part-time business, so he started a company called Bower Bladeworks and began specializing in modifying and embellishing various production knives.

A professional product designer by trade, it was only a matter of time before Smock combined his experience in that field with his passion for knives to create his own "outside-the-box" knife designs. Building on the skills he developed as a knife customizer — and with the generous help of fellow Spyderco collaborator, Brad Southard and other knifemakers — Smock learned to craft knives from raw materials. He soon became a true custom knifemaker, changed his business from Bower Bladeworks to Smock Knives, and ultimately decided to pursue knifemaking full time. Smock specializes in stylish everyday carry pocket knives but is willing and able to tackle everything from camping to kitchen knives.

A longtime fan of Spyderco designs, in 2015, Smock requested permission to license Spyderco's patented Compression Lock mechanism and their Trademark Round Hole for use in a custom folding knife design called the "SK23." To make the release of the Compression Lock even easier, he added a button to the mechanism. Pleased with the result, he showed it off to the Spyderco Crew at the Atlanta BLADE Show. Spyderco was impressed with his craftsmanship and the uniqueness of the design and asked to display it with their other concept models and prototypes at the show. The design attracted a lot of interest and feedback on it was overwhelmingly positive. A collaboration was born.

Faithfully accurate to Smock's SK23 design, the Spyderco Smock is a slim, high-performance folding knife ideal for everyday carry. Its hollow-ground blade is precision machined from CPM S30V stainless steel and features a unique profile that balances low-friction edge geometry, tip strength, and point utility. The blade includes both a Trademark Round Hole and an elegantly simple index-finger flipper for swift, ambidextrous, one-hand opening. Unlike most flippers, which protrude from the spine of the handle when the knife is closed, the Smock's forward-positioned flipper is simply a corner of the blade's tang that flows seamlessly into the lines of the closed knife. Despite its understated appearance, it offers excellent leverage and, when stroked with the index finger, instantly propels the blade into the open position. A pair of special ball-bearing pivot washers enhance the flipper's operation, ensuring an ultra-smooth action and reliable, positive lock-up. Spyderco's expression of the design also includes a dedicated detent mechanism separate from the knife's lock that keeps the blade safely closed during carry and provides optimal resistance for the flipper.

The Smock's handle is built on a framework of full, skeletonized stainless steel liners that also form the basis of the knife's stout Compression Lock mechanism. They are capped by textured carbon fiber/G10 laminate scales with matching skeletonizing holes that further reduce weight and contribute to the knife's unique style. Instead of the traditional lock release on the spine of the handle, the Smock's Compression Lock is complemented by a button nested in the obverse (near-side) scale. Pressing the button releases the lock and allows the blade to be easily closed with only one hand without ever placing your fingers in the path of the edge. The handle's open-backed design further minimizes the knife's weight and simplifies cleaning, while its lined lanyard hole and reversible tip-up hourglass clip provide convenient ambidextrous carry.

Spyderco's Smock folder truly captures Kevin Smock's unique approach to knife design and pushes the envelope of our time-tested Compression Lock. Spyderco is proud to add this remarkable knife to their line and hope that you are as excited about it as they are.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.45"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.93"
  • Closed Length: 4.50"
  • Overall Length: 7.95"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Locking Mechanism: Compression
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Model Number: C240CFP 
  • Model Name: Smock
  • Designer: Kevin Smock
  • Weight: 3.7 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104012954

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 Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles4.667 (3 reviews)
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Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
4 out of 5
Indy
Portland, OR
Apr 23, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, None
One of the best
This is a new EDC for me, came razor sharp and with smooth action, albeit with more oil than Taichung’s usually have. Excellent working order with great fit and finish as Tiachung is known for. Would have preferred no lanyard hole and a bit or rounding on the inner steel liners along the back below the flipper switch. Pocket clip seems a bit higher than usual, but I’ll be replacing with a deep carry once I find one. Scales are a good combo of smooth and grippy. Used in wet conditions and it didn’t feel loose/slippery in my grip. Blade is well suited for all the task from from brute cutting to detailed wire stripping. I still have to get use to the button lock as I’m still wary of activating it during use, hasn’t even come close to it but just personal hesitancy with this type of new lock system. Great knife, awesome addition to the collection and EDC, it does garner some looks in public use even though the blade is just over 3”. There problem not mine. Great knife happy to finally have it in the pocket.
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
5 out of 5
Atom
Earth
Feb 25, 2019
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Amazing knife!
I’ve been waiting for 9 months and the day finally arrived. This knife is amazing.Smooth to the touch, lightweight and operates cleanly. No catches, no imperfections and frictionless effect.I’m really glad I bought this knife. I don’t say that about a lot of knives. This knife is good for EDC as it’s low profile, has two options to deploy from and has multiple ways to hold the knife giving the user confidence.I was a little worried about the button release being pressed while in use but the design makes it so your hand doesn’t apply pressure in that area further increasing user confidence.Time will tell if this knife will hold up. It’s spyderco so I don’t expect any issues. It’s a pricey knife but worth it if you plan to EDC.
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
5 out of 5
Baron
Stephenville, Tx
Feb 23, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Great knife for one handed use
This knife appealed to me as a Spyderco that is easy to use one handed and it does not disappoint. It has a low profile flipping mechanism and the lock allows drop shut closing. The carbon fiber g10 laminate is textured and provides a firm grip, but is not as impressive looking as solid carbon fiber. The blade spine and Spydie hole edges have been smoothed but the finger choil has not and is a bit of a hot spot. Blade came shaving sharp and the tip has a nice aggressive point.

 

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