Spyderco C132GP Chokwe Folding Knife 3.75" S30V Blade, G10 Handles
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Knives as essential tools exist in every culture on earth. Their shape and style dictated by their people’s needs, be those agricultural, spiritual or self preserving. Certainly ethnic styles of cutlery have been lost to history but many designs are still today used and revered in their respective countries. Taking those individual designs and adding a “Spyderco touch” is the core of Spyderco’s Ethnic Series folders and most recently the Chokwe. Chokwe people live in the Zambia/Democratic Republic of Congo region of Central Africa. Primarily agricultural, they are gatherers, fishermen and hunters. Highly positioned in their society are blacksmiths who craft fixed blade knives for daily use in feeding, harvesting and protecting their communities. Our Chokwe folder is patterned off a historic fixed-blade, keeping true to the triangular shaped blade and coffin-shaped handle. The blade is CPM-S30V blade steel and ground flat. The handle is black G-10 with bored-out handle holes reducing overall weight and creating holes for attachment to a long handle or pole, (think spear). Full length internal liners reinforce the Reeve Integral Linerlock (R.I.L.). Metal hourglass clip carries the knife tucked in the pocket tip-up right hand carry. There is nothing on the modern market like it.
Keep a Child Alive
Keep a Child Alive is dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children and their families with HIV/AIDS in Africa and the developing world by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS. Spyderco will donate approximately 5% of sales of the Chokwe to the Keep a Child Alive Organization. For more information, please visit www.keepachildalive.org.
- Overall Length: 8.5" (216 mm)
- Blade Length: 3.75" (95 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 3.375" (86 mm)
- Handle Length: 4.75" (121 mm)
- Steel: CPM-S30V
- Weight: 3.7oz (104g)
- Clip: Right
- Tip Carry: Up
- Made in Taiwan
UPC Code: 716104008902
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.
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%
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.