Brad Southard is an amazingly talented custom knifemaker who specializes in high-performance folder designs. His first collaboration with Spyderco features a flippera novel blade-opening device that was pioneered by custom knifemaker Kit Carson. A Carson Flipper consists of a small lever that extends from the base of the Southards CTS 204P hollow-ground blade and protrudes from the back of the knifes handle when closed. Pulling on it with your index finger creates a tension against the detent mechanism that holds the blade closed. When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position.
The Southards handle combines a medium-textured black G-10 scale and thick titanium liner on one side with a solid titanium scale on the other. The titanium scale forms the foundation of the knifes sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism and features a small inlaid G-10 panel that acts as an overtravel stop when releasing the lock mechanism. It is also home to the knifes matching stainless steel clip, which supports right-side tip-up carry. It features a durable titanium carbonitride coating on its blade, handle scales, and other hardware.
Offering an amazing synthesis of ergonomics, functionality, and state-of-the-art materials, the Southard is one of the most advanced Spyderco folders ever produced.
- Overall Length: 7.96" (202mm)
- Closed Length: 4.5" (114mm)
- Blade Length: 3.46" (88mm)
- Blade Thickness: .157" (4mm)
- Blade Steel: CTS-204P
- Edge Style: Plain
- Handle Material: G-10 & Titanium
- Pocket Clip: Yes, right hand only, tip up
- Lock Type: Frame Lock
- Weight: 4.1oz
- Country of Origin: Taiwan