Spyderco Marcin Slysz SwayBack Folding Knife 3.53" CTS-XHP Stonewashed Wharncliffe Blade, Titanium Handles - C249TIP


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SP249TIP: C249TIP SwayBack Folding Knife


Inspired by 19th century English Jack knives, the swayback pattern is a stylish and extremely functional cutting tool. In his latest Spyderco collaboration, renowned Polish knifemaker Marcin Slysz supercharges this classic design by rendering it with state-of-the-art materials and craftsmanship. The SwayBack's hollow-ground Wharncliffe blade is crafted from CTS-XHP stainless steel and has a handsome stonewashed finish. It is housed in an open-backed handle constructed with solid titanium scales. Both scales are beautifully crowned for comfort and the reverse-side scale forms the foundation of a sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (RIL) with a stainless steel interface. A polished stainless steel clip provides convenient carry and is reversible for left or right-side tip-up access.


  • Blade Length: 3.53" (90 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.51" (115 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.04" (204 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.31" (84 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.139" (3.5 mm)
  • Blade Material: CTS-XHP Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Handle Color: Gray
  • Locking Mechanism: Reeve Integral Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Model Number: C249TIP
  • Model Name: SwayBack
  • Designer: Marcin Slysz
  • Weight: 3.9 oz. (111 g)
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104014101

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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Spyderco Marcin Slysz SwayBack Folding Knife 3.53" CTS-XHP Stonewashed Wharncliffe Blade, Titanium Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Spyderco Marcin Slysz SwayBack Folding Knife 3.53" CTS-XHP Stonewashed Wharncliffe Blade, Titanium Handles
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Vegas baby
Sep 08, 2020
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Excellence, but know what you're getting into
I enjoy Slysz designs and that includes this SwayBack. Beautiful to behold in person, this knife has only a slight sway. The handles are heavy and comfortable in hand. The blade requires a little more practice to deploy due to the smaller Spyderhole, but it is absolutely doable. The deployment is very satisfying with the long CTS-XHP blade, which arrived very sharp and ready to go.To address some complaints I have read elsewhere:1) "The clip!!" - As usual, there are complaints about the clip and how it affects ergo. I don't think clips ever help ergo, but it is truly large and obnoxious in this case. I simply removed it, because should a "throwback design" really even have a clip? SwayBack pocketknives didn't used to have clips! It is much more comfortable with the clip gone. I'm sure 3rd party clips can be purchased that are flatter as well.2) "The knife blade pokes out when closed!" - This is a big deal and could point to production issues. However, I didn't experience this whatsoever. I couldn't cut myself on that closed blade if I tried. I have always been happy with the Taiwanese Spyderco knives and this is no exception.3) "Spyderhole is too small!" - Already spoke to this, but it's simply not true. This is one of my favorite knives to deploy. It's very impressive to watch according to those who have witnessed me deploy it, because it really flies open and locks solid.I really hope you give this knife a chance. Let's be honest, do you really think Marcin Slysz doesn't know what he's doing with design? I'm so happy to have this in my collection.


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