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Spyderco FB15P Fred Perrin Street Beat Fixed 3.5" VG10 Blade, Micarta Handles

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Part Number: SPFB15P
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SPFB15P: FB15P Street Beat
Spyderco
 
Fred Perrin is a Parisian custom knifemaker, a former French Army Commando and a world ranked martial artist. His Street Beat fixed-blade knife reflects all three influences. Handle and blade are roughly equal weight. Where they join is a deep finger choil doubling as a hand guard. This spot marks the location of a balance point, sometimes referred to as a sweet-spot, making the knife noticeably responsive in the hand.

It's constructed from a full-length piece of steel set between Micarta handle scales. The scales are double pinned, expanding three-dimensionally on both ends offering the hand exceptional grip. The VG-10 clip point blade is double flat-ground with crosshatching called jimping on its spine that creates texture therefore tactile resistance against the skin of the hand and keeping the knife firmly in grip. There are two lanyard holes, a traditionally positioned handle lanyard and a small lanyard hole through the blade. Looping a thong or cord through the blade lanyard keeps your hand positioned forward on the handle even when swinging or chopping.

The Street Beat comes in a black Boltaron sheath with a G-Clip fastening system NOT the TekLock.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.5" (89 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.25" (83 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.188" (183 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.156" (4 mm)
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Blade Steel: VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 3.2 oz. (92 g)
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 716104650224

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
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Eugene L.
Mesa, AZ
Mar 16, 2017
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Incredibly surprised.
After years of carrying only folders I wanted to see if I could also EDC a smaller fixed blade. I defaulted to Spyderco due to their quality and honestly wasn't too impressed until I came upon this knife. Reading reviews and watching YouTube videos I decided to bite the bullet and purchase it. Holy hell was it worth it. Oddly enough pictures and videos seem to make the knife look both bigger and smaller then how it is in person. I have medium sized hands and this literally melted into my grip. The micarta handle is just a joy to not only feel and use, but extremely visually pleasing. It rides on the left side of my belt (I'm right handed) facing vertically and it completely disappears underneath even a basic t-shirt. The only reason I dock this knife is for its blade material. VG-10 is a great steel, however for this price Spyderco could have at least given us S30V. Had that been the case this, for me, would qualify as a production grail knife... However, it is what it is and it's fantastic.
4 out of 5
Robert D
Prince George, B.C. Canada
May 25, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
I really like this knife. it takes an edge and holds it. It does all the things I want it to, feather sticking, small limbing jobs. And is controllable as a carver, whittling. And the gimping is great with a fire rod as well as aggressive but comfortable for thumb pressure, cutting control. I have never owned a spyderco VG10 steel knife before and did not know what to expect. I had heard good things about this steel on the forms. I am very happy with it and would buy another. I wanted a good small knife for finer work and control and the street beat is the one. Thanks knlife center for such prompt quality service. Rob D.
3 out of 5
Benjamin A
New Orleans
Apr 08, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material
More beautiful than functional--Spyderco Perrin Street Beat
This knife is a good blade for someone with smaller hands, but the handle is too small for my medium/large hands. It's probably too heavy for most people to carry around the neck, but it's okay as a belt knife, I suppose. I am not really sure what the purpose of this blade is, but I don't think it's an ideal EDC by any means. It's less the weight as it is the overall length. It does not flip well in the hand either. It's made from the same steel (VG-10) as my kitchen knives, but I don't know what that means other than it's not likely to rust too easily. It's nice and shiny.The sheath is really nice and secure, but the G-Lock is junk, I would buy a Tek-Lock instead.The handle is thick and is kind of slippery; the weight distribution strongly favors the handle I would call KnifeCenter and ask for suggestions on what knives they might recommend in lieu of this one.
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