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

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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.

You can find custom scales for this knife here, made by Kevin Smock himself.
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

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.
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%
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handlesrated 4.800 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Garfield
Smyrna, Ga
May 23, 2020
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
Smoother than butter...
To be honest, I really questioned buying this knife. I liked the look and shape of it in the photos, but you never know how it's actually going to look and feel until you've got it in your hand. I eventually puled the trigger and just got my knife in the mail today. Starting off, I must say that this is a very well-made, high quality knife. The action on it is fantastic right out of the box. Some knives require a break-in period before it opens smoothly, but this knife does not. Opening the knife using either the flipper or the hole is buttery smooth. I usually don't prefer flippers because the tab usually juts out and breaks the design lines of the knife. However, this flipper tab is designed very unobtrusively such that it makes you wonder if it is, in fact, a flipper tab at all. Lo and behold, it is. And it is perfect straight out the gate.The material used for both the blade and the handle feel great. The shape of the blade, and the shape of the knife overall is remarkable. The sharpness of the blade, like all of my other Spydercos that I've ever ordered, is piercing sharp, The weight and the thickness of the knife make it a dream to carry (from what I can tell so far). The button compression lock type makes opening and closing the knife easy with the flick of the wrist. There is no resistance at all. I know that there's a trend now where people like the wire pocket clip, but there's nothing like the solid clip, in my book. Does it need a deep carry clip? Eh... Maybe, but the current clip doesn't detract at all from the knife.The overall size of this knife is perfect for EDC. This is the first knife that has gotten me this excited in a long time, not since the Para 3. I'll probably need to get a second Smock as a backup so that I know I'll always have one.I questioned making this purchase before receiving the knife, but now that I have it in my hands, there are absolutely NO regrets. Only joy.
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Robby
Lacey, Wa
May 01, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
My favorite fidgeter
This is my favorite new knife! I already love, and have a few, compression locks, but this button lock takes it to a new level of fidget. And this knife has more opening options than any knife I've handled. And for those of you that like nice quality, fit and finish, smooth action, etc. It's got all those things too. Super buttery smooth, the blade closes almost like it's a slow hydrolic sometimes. The only nit picks I would change are make the cut out for the lock bar an actual forward finger choil, it's so close to already being one, but not quite safe imho. And I would remove the lanyard hole. This looks more towards a gentlemens knife than a knife that would have a lanyard, once again imho. If you're on the fence, just pull the trigger. I doubt you'll regret it. And one last thing. Although I'm normally a Lynch clip guy, MXG makes a pocket clip specific for Para 3's. It works great on my Smock because it has low clip placement due to the lanyard hole just like a Para 3. Perfect on my Para 3 as well. Take care knifers!
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 4 stars 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.
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