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Part #: SP194CFTIP | Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP194CFTIP: C194CFTIP Myrtle
Spyderco
 
The Myrtle is an amazingly versatile folding knife that accurately reflects the refined style and craftsmanship of its designer, Belgian custom knifemaker Filip de Leeuw. Its unique blade profile combines the hardcore cutting performance of a broad, leaf-shaped blade with the enhanced utility and dexterity of a slightly hooked point. Full-flat ground from CPM S30V powder-metallurgy stainless steel and featuring a PlainEdge cutting edge, its hybrid shape and exceptional edge geometry allow it to excel at all types of cutting tasks. A generously sized Trademark Round Hole also proudly identifies its Spyderco pedigree and ensures swift, positive one-handed opening. The Myrtle's blade is paired with an equally unique handle that consists of a solid titanium scale on the reverse side and a skeletonized titanium liner, a titanium bolster, and a solid marbled carbon fiber scale on the front side. The solid titanium scale serves as the foundation of a sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism that locks the blade securely when open. It is also the anchor point of a wide hourglass clip that ensures convenient right-side tip-up carry for instant access. The Myrtle's unique clip also does double duty as an overtravel stop for the R.I.L. lock and, like the titanium scale, liner, and bolster, features a handsome non-reflective stonewash finish.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.71"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.48"
  • Closed Length: 4.59"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.157"
  • Blade Material: CPM S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Lear-Shaped
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Handle Material: Titanium/Marbled Carbon Fiber
  • Locking Mechanism: Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.)
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Designer: Flilp de Leeuw
  • Weight: 5.1 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
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.
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.
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.
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3 out of 5
Hassleblade
USA
Jan 15, 2018
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
QC?
Yeah, I got a stiff one. How this passed QC at the factory is beyond me. It is nearly impossible to open one handed because the detent is so strong. Since this is going to be a safe queen, I doubt I will be sending it back to Spyderco for a warranty repair. Sal, you reading this? Besides this defect, and the sharp edged Spydie hole, the knife was finished properly. As others have mentioned, the ergos were botched because the Spydie hole is not exposed enough for a good thumbpad purchase when opening the blade. So I give the knive 5 stars for looks, 3 for ergonomics and 2 for QC.
4 out of 5
Ramsey
CA
Dec 05, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, None
Beautiful knife that seems unfinished
I’ve been eyeing this knife for a while, it’s beautiful. With the sale price in effect I could no longer resist. The Materials are superior, design is attractive, and the size seemed to fit the bill. The problem with this knife, as I have noticed with most if not all, Taiwan built Spydercos is that the refinement of all those good elements are not there, almost like the knife was put together but not finished. The grind lines are coarse and stand out like someone just stopped without refining the grind. The deployment hole is sharp and uncomfortable even with thick rough hands it still digs in (after a few flicks to open it) and eventually becomes unpleasant. A little chamfering there would have gone a long way to aliviate that. The action is unusually stiff, I am hoping that eventualy it will break in and smooth out. There are all my gripes, despite the negatives, I still think it’s a beautiful knife and worth the purchase. I just wish Spyderco would have taken the few extra steps to add a little refinement.
3 out of 5
Toothy Edge
GA
Nov 08, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip
Good attempt, but not good enough.
On paper this knife is rather interesting. It has an interesting blade shape, thick stock but tapers down to a lean edge, and attractive handle materials. In hand, the ergos are okay at best. The biggest ergonomic misstep is with the chamfering on the lock bar be the cut out for the thumb to push on to unlock the knife. The two bevels create almost a plateau edge so squeezing the knife too hard and your index finger will feel that plateau edge. The deployment is a miss as well because 2/3 of the hole is covered by the handle and the cut out is nested in the frame. My particular knife was stiff so I'd just made the experience far worse because it was hard to open and the stiffness just made it painful. The pocket clip just feels like an after thought. It's wide and quite unattractive. I had to do some tuning to the knife to make it more pleasant, so after tuning it's a good knife. Mine might have been a lemon in the stiffness since I hear others with smooth and slick action. It's worth a shot since it's on the clearance list.
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