Spyderco C110GPBL Lava Folding Knife 1-7/8" VG10 Plain Blade, Blue G10 Handle, Sprint Run
SP110GPBL: C110GPBL Lava Blue G10 Sprint Run
During work hours Chad Los Banos is a Corrections Officer on Hawaii’s Big Island. On his free time he is a hobbyist who practices martial arts and collects knives. In both his job and on his free time he handles knives, lots of them in all shapes and sizes. This motivated him to develop his own knife design he calls the Lava.
The Lava’s form follows function approach piqued Spyderco’s interest and a collaborative knife design was the result. The Spyderco/Los Banos Lava has a long curving handle paired with a short blade. The blade’s cutting edge drops downward creating a negative blade angle, a positive feature when holding the knife. The negative angle positions the blade’s cutting edge lower than the user’s index finger so the wrist is in alignment. When the blade and wrist align, you can cut longer with less fatigue and better leverage.
Chad’s design philosophy was not to force the hand to fit the knife, but have the knife conform to the hand-any sized hand be it large or small. He kept the blade under two inches and Spyderco manufactures it in VG-10 stainless steel, PlainEdged and flat-ground. The stainless steel handle curves ergonomically with a cutaway finger choil, pronounced enough to seriously wrap a hand around and solidly grip. A backlock with a Boye safety dent, locks the blade open and a steel pocket clip positions the (closed) knife, tip facing upward, in the pocket.
A Spyderco Sprint Run is defined as a limited edition production of any Spyderco product in a configuration different than what has been previously produced. It can include changes in the handle color, materials, blade steel, coatings, etc.
The quantity of each Sprint Run is generally 600 or 1,200 pieces, which is determined by Spyderco.
- Length Overall: 5 5/16" (135 mm)
- Length Closed: 3 7/16" (87 mm)
- Hole Diameter: 15/32" (12 mm)
- Blade Length: 1 7/8" (48 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 1 9/16" (40 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 3/32" (2.5 mm)
- Blade Steel: VG-10
- Weight: 3 oz. (86.5 g)
- Handle Material: Blue G10
- Made in Seki-City, Japan
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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