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Description
SP195GPOR: C195GPOR Brad Southard Positron
Spyderco
 
Designed by custom knifemaker Brad Southard, the Spyderco Positron takes all the best features of a full-service flipper folder and distills them into a compact, pocket-friendly format optimized for everyday carry. A faithful expression of Southard's "Ion" folder, this KnifeCenter Exclusive Positron features a full-flat-ground satin plain edge blade crafted from premium CPM-S35VN particle-metallurgy stainless steel. Integral to the edge side of the blade, its minimalist flipper tab provides swift, reliable one-handed opening with the stroke of an index finger. In the open position, the flipper also serves as an extremely effective hand guard and a perfect complement to the handle's ergonomic lines.

The handle's twin scales are crafted from polished orange G10 that is precisely machined, radiused, and polished to create an amazingly comfortable grip. They also house the nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners that are the heart of the knife's sturdy liner lock mechanism. To ensure an ultra-smooth opening action, the Positron's blade and handle are joined by special ball bearing washers that greatly reduce friction and ensure a long service life. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip offers either left or right-side tip-up carry and strikes an excellent balance between subtle discretion and immediate access.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.01" (76 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.93" (74 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6.98" (177 mm)
  • Closed Length: 3.97" (101 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: Polished Orange G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Liners: Skeletonized Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.6 oz. (74 g)
  • Made in Taiwan
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN
S35VN
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
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.
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Colin H.
Bloomington, IL
Nov 13, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Great blade; mediocre handle and build
I saw the sale price on this knife and decided to take a flyer. Looking at the brand and specs I thought I would be getting an absolute steal buying it at $90. I don't think it quite lives up to those expectations, but it is a pretty good knife and I think it is worth it at the sale price. Here are my first impressions (again, I just got it so grain of salt and all that): The Good: Really interesting overall design. If you took a "standard" flipper and shrunk everything (blade, handle, liner lock, flipper, etc.) down just slightly you would have this knife. It's very functional but overall it definitely feels smaller and more lightly built than what I'm used to in a flipper (mostly ZTs, so maybe that explains it). The blade geometry, grind, and edge on this knife are all 10/10 for me. This is definitely a razor, but a slicer-only and not a hard-use working knife - but that is what I was looking for so no knock there. It's low weight and, for a Spyderco, it rides fairly low in the pocket. I like Spyderco's wire clip and it is a good fit for the overall size and weight of this knife. The S35VN is the right choice of steel on this one too - durable but easy enough to sharpen up well too. Overall a very handy, small-ish, edc flipper with a GREAT blade. The Bad: Very heavy and gritty pivot (hopefully it will break in). Deployment is notably choppy. For a flipper, that's a significant flaw in my book. The other very noticeable flaw is the poor handle finish. It's great material and the orange is actually quite attractive in person, but there tons of squared edges that could have easily been rounded and there is a sharp point at the butt end that is completely inexplicable. Lastly, the liner-lock is impossible. I don't think this knife will ever be safe close one-handed...it's no picnic 2-handed right now either (again, hopefully it breaks in some). Bottom Line: This really is a good small knife. Good - not great. At the $89.95 closeout price, I am happy with the purchase. The blade is great all the way around and I really like the shrunken down ascetic to the knife - it's unique and functional. That said, the knife's execution definitely does not justify the original price - which was surprising to me with it being a Spyderco. The handle ergonomics, finish, and build quality are just not up to their normal level. But at the sale price it's worth it overall to me and I would still recommend it to someone looking for a smaller edc and who wants it to be a flipper. FWIW, my ordinary light and small-ish edc is a Benchmade 531. I actually think I like the blade geo of this knife a little more but, overall, I don't see this making its way into my pocket as often.
5 out of 5
David V
Woodstock, Ga
Jan 28, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
THANKS FOR THE KNIFE REWARDS GIFT!
Looking at the specs, I didn't think I would really like this knife, but I was wrong. I thought the blade would be too thin, the handles would be too smooth, and overall, the knife would be too small, but I was wrong. When I got it out of the box, I played with it for a few miutes and found that everything works just perfect. Sure, I wouldn't put it to hard use, but that;s not what it was made for. It flips open easily, closes easily, and sits well in my hand. It is sharp out of the box, locks uptight with no blade play in any direction. Weight is a plus if you don't want a heavier knife. After looking for something to not like about this knife, I can't. For what this knife was designed for, I can't see how Mr. Southard could have made it better. Thanks to Brad Southard and Knife Center for this knife. if I had it to do over again, knowing what I do now, I would have bought one a long time ago. Well, you live and learn, maybe next time I will remember this. Thanks again For the knife
4 out of 5
Fred H
Southern Michigan
Jan 08, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use
Awesome knife, but....
Awesome flipper, the G10 material of the handle and the easy smooth opening of the blade and its very lite on the pocket. Only things I don't really like is the lock is sunk deep in the handle and the blade grind sucks. The Taiwan workers need to learn how to properly sharpen a knife, especially one of this caliber.
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