Spyderco Q Ball, 2.75" Plain VG10 Blade, Black G10 Handle - C219GP
Designed by Spyderco's Eric Glesser the Q Ball is a highly functional all-purpose folding knife that reflects the unique style of his iconic early designs like the Dodo and Scorpius. Combining an unconventional approach to ergonomics with a compact exceptionally capable blade design to create a stylish easy-to-carry knife that cuts with impressive authority.
The Q Ball's dramatic Wharncliffe-style blade is precision machined from VG-10 stainless steel with a straight cutting edge with a beautifully executed full-flat grind to offer cutting performance far beyond its compact size. The blade's index-finger choil allows a forward "choked up" grip for enhanced power and precision while the fully accessible Trademark Round Hole offers outstanding leverage for one-handed opening with either hand.
The handle of the Q Ball features skeletonized full stainless steel liners a solid stainless steel back spacer and textured G-10 scales that work in concert with an advanced ergonomic profile to ensure a positive non-slip grip. Linking the blade and handle is Spyderco's Ball Bearing Lock-a patented mechanism that offers exceptionally smooth operation and extreme lock strength.
In the Q Ball this lock proudly showcases a white ceramic ball bearing which is the inspiration for the knife's name. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip offers a choice of discreet left or right-side tip-up carry and keeps this remarkable cutting tool poised for action at all times.
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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.