Reviews and Ratings for Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles - C240CFP

Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handlesrated 4.800 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45 inch S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles

 

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Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Robby
Lacey, Wa
May 01, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
My favorite fidgeter
This is my favorite new knife! I already love, and have a few, compression locks, but this button lock takes it to a new level of fidget. And this knife has more opening options than any knife I've handled. And for those of you that like nice quality, fit and finish, smooth action, etc. It's got all those things too. Super buttery smooth, the blade closes almost like it's a slow hydrolic sometimes. The only nit picks I would change are make the cut out for the lock bar an actual forward finger choil, it's so close to already being one, but not quite safe imho. And I would remove the lanyard hole. This looks more towards a gentlemens knife than a knife that would have a lanyard, once again imho. If you're on the fence, just pull the trigger. I doubt you'll regret it. And one last thing. Although I'm normally a Lynch clip guy, MXG makes a pocket clip specific for Para 3's. It works great on my Smock because it has low clip placement due to the lanyard hole just like a Para 3. Perfect on my Para 3 as well. Take care knifers!
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Garfield
Smyrna, Ga
May 23, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Smoother than butter...
To be honest, I really questioned buying this knife. I liked the look and shape of it in the photos, but you never know how it's actually going to look and feel until you've got it in your hand. I eventually puled the trigger and just got my knife in the mail today. Starting off, I must say that this is a very well-made, high quality knife. The action on it is fantastic right out of the box. Some knives require a break-in period before it opens smoothly, but this knife does not. Opening the knife using either the flipper or the hole is buttery smooth. I usually don't prefer flippers because the tab usually juts out and breaks the design lines of the knife. However, this flipper tab is designed very unobtrusively such that it makes you wonder if it is, in fact, a flipper tab at all. Lo and behold, it is. And it is perfect straight out the gate. The material used for both the blade and the handle feel great. The shape of the blade, and the shape of the knife overall is remarkable. The sharpness of the blade, like all of my other Spydercos that I've ever ordered, is piercing sharp, The weight and the thickness of the knife make it a dream to carry (from what I can tell so far). The button compression lock type makes opening and closing the knife easy with the flick of the wrist. There is no resistance at all. I know that there's a trend now where people like the wire pocket clip, but there's nothing like the solid clip, in my book. Does it need a deep carry clip? Eh... Maybe, but the current clip doesn't detract at all from the knife. The overall size of this knife is perfect for EDC. This is the first knife that has gotten me this excited in a long time, not since the Para 3. I'll probably need to get a second Smock as a backup so that I know I'll always have one. I questioned making this purchase before receiving the knife, but now that I have it in my hands, there are absolutely NO regrets. Only joy.
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Atom
Earth
Feb 25, 2019
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Amazing knife!
I’ve been waiting for 9 months and the day finally arrived. This knife is amazing. Smooth to the touch, lightweight and operates cleanly. No catches, no imperfections and frictionless effect. I’m really glad I bought this knife. I don’t say that about a lot of knives. This knife is good for EDC as it’s low profile, has two options to deploy from and has multiple ways to hold the knife giving the user confidence. I was a little worried about the button release being pressed while in use but the design makes it so your hand doesn’t apply pressure in that area further increasing user confidence. Time will tell if this knife will hold up. It’s spyderco so I don’t expect any issues. It’s a pricey knife but worth it if you plan to EDC.
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Baron
Stephenville, Tx
Feb 23, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Great knife for one handed use
This knife appealed to me as a Spyderco that is easy to use one handed and it does not disappoint. It has a low profile flipping mechanism and the lock allows drop shut closing. The carbon fiber g10 laminate is textured and provides a firm grip, but is not as impressive looking as solid carbon fiber. The blade spine and Spydie hole edges have been smoothed but the finger choil has not and is a bit of a hot spot. Blade came shaving sharp and the tip has a nice aggressive point.
Spyderco Kevin Smock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Indy
Portland, OR
Apr 23, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, None
One of the best
This is a new EDC for me, came razor sharp and with smooth action, albeit with more oil than Taichung’s usually have. Excellent working order with great fit and finish as Tiachung is known for. Would have preferred no lanyard hole and a bit or rounding on the inner steel liners along the back below the flipper switch. Pocket clip seems a bit higher than usual, but I’ll be replacing with a deep carry once I find one. Scales are a good combo of smooth and grippy. Used in wet conditions and it didn’t feel loose/slippery in my grip. Blade is well suited for all the task from from brute cutting to detailed wire stripping. I still have to get use to the button lock as I’m still wary of activating it during use, hasn’t even come close to it but just personal hesitancy with this type of new lock system. Great knife, awesome addition to the collection and EDC, it does garner some looks in public use even though the blade is just over 3”. There problem not mine. Great knife happy to finally have it in the pocket.