Spyderco Dodo Carbon Fiber Sprint Run C80CFP
This Sprint Run Dodo features carbon fiber handles with a premium S30V stainless steel. 1000 piece limited sprint run. Eric Glesser is the designer of the original Dodo. The challenge in developing this CLIPIT was to create a small folder that feels and cuts like a much larger knife. To do that, the design needed to have exceptional handle ergonomics and a hard-use lock, and be made from high-quality materials. All these features were then paired with a small blade. Short and squat, the Dodo's blade focuses cutting power around an arcing belly which tapers to a finely-ground, downward curving tip. The tapered tip makes it ideal for detailed and fine cutting. The blade is 2.125" (54mm) long and made of Crucible CPM S30V stainless steel that is paired with a large, obligingly grip-able, carbon fiber handle. Finger choils on the underside of the handle position your hand in an ergonomic solid stance, reaching from the handle's tang to the tapered pommel. The result is a fistful of leverage that functions flawlessly in both a forward or reverse grip. The Dodo has a Spyderco Ball Bearing LockTM. The Ball Bearing lock consists of a ceramic ball bearing that when the blade is opened, a spring-loaded plunger drives the ball bearing forward to wedge between a ramp on the blade and a steel "anvil" in the handle's back spacer. Pulling the ball bearing back releases the lock and allows the blade to close smoothly while keeping your fingers safely away from the sharp edge. One of the strongest folding knife lock mechanisms ever invented, it is also one of the smoothest and easiest to operate.
~ Overall Length: 6.125"
~ Blade Length: 2.063"
~ Closed Length: 4.375"
~ Handle Material: Carbon Fiber Blade Steel: CPMS30V
- Made in the USA
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.