Spyderco SpydieChef, 3.32" LC200N Blade, Titanium Handle - C211TIP
A proud member of Spyderco's Salt Series of ultra-corrosion-resistant knives, the Spydiechef takes the user friendly ergonomics of a good chef's knife and translates them into a do-all folder optimized for everyday carry. Based on knife maker Marcin Slysz custom design, it features a gracefully curved, full-flat-ground blade crafted from LC200 N - an extremely corrosion-resistant nitrogen-based steel used by NASA for ball bearings. Its easily cleaned, open-backed handle consists of two solid titanium scales, one of which houses a stout Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism. A lined lanyard hole and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip support convenient carry and quick tip-up access.
To reduce weight, optimize balance, and simplify cleaning, the Spydiechef features an open-backed handle constructed with two precision-machined solid titanium scales. The reverse-side scale houses a stout Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism that locks the blade firmly open when in use. For additional security when working around water, the handle also includes a lined lanyard hole for easy attachment of safety lines and lanyards and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip for convenient, ambidextrous carry and quick tip-up access.
An impressive synthesis of custom-quality craftsmanship and advanced corrosion-resistant materials, the Spydiechef offers extreme cutting performance in a package that is immune to even the harshest environments.
The Spydiechef is an extremely versatile cutting tool. It is convenient and compact enough for everyday carry. The most prominent feature of this knife is the full flat ground blade. It is precision machined from LC200N steel and has a graceful curve to the edge.
LC200N is a nitrogen alloyed steel tool, specifically formulated to offer extreme toughness and superior corrosion resistance. The state of the art LC200N (nitrogen-based alloy) is actually used by NASA in demanding aerospace applications.
The profile of the blade and the full flat grind create an efficient cutting edge that will have very low drag when cutting through food and other materials.
Handle and Ergonomics
The open-backed handle is constructed with two (precision-machined) titanium scales. This optimizes balance, reduces weight, and simplifies cleaning.
The subtlety of the handle design becomes apparent when you hold it in your hand. The ergonomic design of the blade and handle offers a cutting advantage in the kitchen, and makes it easy to hold, even for prolonged periods.
The integral lower guard and refined ergonomics of the handle ensures a comfortable and secure grip. The handle gives maximum control when you use this knife.
When stowed in your pocket, the Spydiechef remains comfortable and discreet thanks to its slim handle and deep carry wire clip. The clip is reversible for left or right side carry and matches the matte gray look of the titanium frame.
Lockup and Deployment
The round hole is a classic design that makes the Spydiechef blade easily accessible. Spyderco implemented the Reeve Integral Lock (framelock) on this model which ensures solid lockup without the need for any additional moving parts on the knife.
At the end of the handle, you'll find a lined lanyard hole so you have the option of attaching your favorite fob or lanyard.
The Spyderco Spydiechef knife is excellent. The amazing fusion of custom quality craftsmanship, advanced design, and state of the art materials make it a must-buy. If you are looking for serious cutting performance in your everyday carry as well as in the kitchen, the Spydiechef knife is an ideal choice.
Blade Length: 3.32"
Cutting Edge: 3.31"
Closed Length: 4.46"
Overall Length: 7.78"
Blade Thickness: 0.114"
Blade Material: LC200 N
Blade Grind: Full-Flat
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Style: Modified Drop Point
Handle Material: Titanium
Locking Mechanism: Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.)
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
Model Number: C211TIP
Designer: Marcin Slysz
Weight: 3.8 oz.
|Blade Material||LC 200 N|
|Lock Type||Frame lock|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
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