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Spyderco C123TIP Sage 2 Folding Knife 3" S30V Plain Blade, Titanium Handles

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Part Number: SP123TIP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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SP123TIP: C123TIP Sage 2

Second up in the Sage Series is the titanium Sage. The Sage Series manifests Spyderco’s three decades of pioneering knife crafting and innovating. The series reprocesses a similar shaped and sized folder, releasing a new version annually. Each rendition highlights a locking device or mechanism and credits that mechanism’s inventor.

The first Sage recognized knifemaker Michael Walker’s creation of the LinerLock® with a ball bearing detent method of keeping a folding knife closed. Sage number two focuses on knifemaking prime mover Chris Reeve’s embellishment of that original Walker LinerLock by his morphing it into his R.I.L. - Reeve Integral Lock. This modification uses the handle scale as the lock’s liner.

With the back portion of the handle doubling as both handle spring and lock, the need for internal liners is dispensed with and the knife can be manufactured lighter and slimmer while staying strong. The Spear-point shaped CPM-S30V is flat-ground and coalescence of Spyderco’s Caly3 and Native Models in shape and function. The handle is all screw constructed titanium. Inside are phosphor bronze washers for smooth open/close. Silhouette wire clip snugs down deeply in a pocket and adjusts for left/right-hand carry. Jimping covering the spine and finger choil stop slips and glides.
  • Blade Length: 3" (76 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2-5/8" (67 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 1/8" (3 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7-1/8" (181 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4-3/16" (106 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 1/2" (13 mm)
  • Blade Steel: CPM S30V Premium Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 3.5 oz. (99 g)
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104008728

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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Cypress, Texas
Jun 22, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Just received as a Father's Day gift-WOW
Great knife from my wife and daughter for Father's Day. Haven't had a chance to use it hard, and honestly given how nice it is, I doubt I'll bang this one up as hard as my Military or Manix. Initial impressions are good. The knife is well made and really well put together. Locks up like a bank vault. Scary sharp from the factory. Good cutter and slicer. It was my companion at the grill yesterday and handled some basic food prep with ease. The construction makes it easy to clean afterwards as well. It has an open back with good looking spacers so you can flush it easily. I've got several integral lock knives (Buck Mayo TNT, Zero Tolerance 0560, Sebenza 21) and this is right up there in build quality. The size is great as an "office" knife. Not scary and the wire clip is pretty low key. It doesn't scream "Hi ya'll, I've got a knife!!" This is a fitting tribute to Mr. Reeve's work. You get a lot of the Sebenza feel for a great value. My first Spyderco from Taichung and I'm really happy with it, sentimental factors aside. I'm looking forward to carrying this one.
5 out of 5
Lawrence H
Jun 13, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: None
I found the perfect EDC
I have been searching for a year for the perfect EDC. A dozen knives later from Kershaw, Boker, Benchmade and Spyderco has lead me finally to the Sage 2. It has risen to the top (even over my paramilitary 2) due to the quality, fit and finish, optimal size, and that satisfying "clack" the titanium frame lock makes when I open the blade. I didn't think that I would end up a Spyderco fan, but the Paramilitary 2 and now the Sage 2 have won me over. Great job Spyderco. Now I can stop buying knives in search of the perfect EDC because the Sage 2 leaves nothing to be desired.
5 out of 5
Bjorn Nylan
Apr 04, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
spyderco sage 2
EDC (small, light weight) The build quality is outstanding
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