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Spyderco 146CFBBKP Szabo Folder 4.6" S30V Black Blade, Carbon Fiber and G10 Laminate Handles

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Part Number: SP146CFBBKP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP146CFBBKP: C146CFBBKP Szabo Black
Spyderco
 
Laci Szabo's larger-than-life folder is an incredible blend of design flair and hardcore function. To make this amazing knife even more suitable for tactical applications, it is now available with a non-reflective black TiCN blade coating and a sure-grip handle boasting black Cubic Check carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales. Its other critical features, including a dramatic Scimitar-shaped CPM S30V blade, high-strength Compression Lock mechanism, enhanced self-close feature, and four-position clip and skeletonized liners, all remain the same. Low profile meets high performance in the new all-black Szabo folder.

Laci Szabo is a law enforcement officer, a veteran U.S. Marine, and a word-class martial artist. He is also one of the most visionary knife designers in the industry, combining a unique flair for aesthetics with an in-depth understanding of function and defensive application.

The Szabo folder is a reflection of Laci’s philosophies regarding folding knife design as it applies to both utility and personal defense. Its large size creates a commanding presence and offers increased reach when used with fencing-style skills. The dramatic scimitar-shaped blade has a long, gently curving belly to maximize cutting power, while leaving the tip well centered to support point-oriented tactics. An unsharpened swedge on the back of the blade ensures an acute point and flows smoothly into a scalloped area on the spine. This unique geometry reduces drag and enhances the blade’s trapping potential when applied with reverse-grip skills. The blade is mated to a generously sized handle that easily accommodates the largest hands and provides extreme leverage in all applications.

The original version of the Szabo folder was released in 2012 and featured a satin-finished blade and Gold Line G-10/carbon fiber laminate scales. In 2013, this version has been discontinued in favor of an all-black edition even better suited to tactical applications.

The heart of the Szabo folder is its 5.85-inch CPM S30V scimitar-shaped blade. Its partial hollow grind creates excellent edge geometry while reinforcing the spine for increased strength. A Trademark Round Hole™ in the blade supports swift one-handed opening with either hand and, together with a subtle guard on the edge side of the blade, effectively protects the user’s hand during use. For applications where light discipline is critical, the Szabo’s blade features a non-reflective titanium carbonitride coating.

The Szabo’s handle is constructed of full stainless steel liners capped by black Cubic Check carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales. This visually striking material is lightweight, incredibly durable, and provides a secure, non-slip grip.

To cope with the extreme leverages associated with its longer blade, the Laci Sazabo folder features an enhanced version of Spyderco’s proprietary Compression Lock mechanism—one of the strongest folding knife locks ever designed. When the knife is opened, a split leaf spring integral in one of the handle’s stainless steel liners extends between the stop pin and an upward-facing ramp on the blade’s tang. The wedging force of this spring locks the blade securely and its placement on the back of the handle makes it virtually impossible to disengage during use.

The Szabo folder’s Compression Lock is also unique because it is accompanied by an internal “self-close” mechanism. Nested within one of the handle halves, this mechanism gains mechanical leverage as the blade is closed that it closes completely and remains securely within the handle for safe carriage. Convenient carry is further supported by a four-position clip that offers tip-up or tip-down carry on either side of the body.

The Szabo folder is a technologically and artistically advanced folding knife from the mind of one of the knife industry’s most creative designers. We sincerely hope that yours serves you and your personal needs well.

Specifications
  • Closed: 5.65" (144 mm)
  • Overall: 10.25" (260 mm)
  • Blade: 4.60" (117 mm)
  • Edge: 4.05" (103 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
  • Blade Steel: CPM S30V
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate
  • Weight: 6.9 oz. (196 g)
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104009732

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.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
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Hl
Berlin , Other
Dec 30, 2013
Pros: Handle Feel, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening
Very sad that knifecenter erased the older reviews to this product
Quality was absolutely not Spyderco like and this was Not only my opinion. Different customers wrote similar reviews at the past.
5 out of 5
Hkp2000
NorCal
Dec 04, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
controversial but good
Just got my knife. Spyderco made a change to the compression lock on this knife. I prefer the simplicity of the classic compression lock, such as in Spyderco Paramilitary. Here, the spring and internal stopping pins were added to ensure that the knife this big stays closed in the pocket. I don't like any springs in my knife. And as few small moving parts as possible please. But this is not a deal breaker. I wouldn't say it's too hard to open. Not at all, if you carry it tip down and give it some break in time. Yes, the spydie hole is a bit sharp. The self defense oriented design is great and makes perfect sense. I would personally prefer the same kind of G-10 handle that the model with uncoated blade has. But that's also ok. It is only about the looks. Some may like this look better. This is not my first Spyderco. And I still think it deserves the 5 star rating.
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