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Spyderco C170GP Karahawk Folder 2.35" VG10 Karambit Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: SP170GP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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SP170GP: C170GP Karahawk
Designed by Spyderco’s founder, Sal Glesser, the Karahawk is a highly evolved folding version of the Southeast Asian karambit. Its gently curved hawkbill blade is precision machined from VG-10 stainless steel and features both our Trademark Round Hole™ and an Emerson Opening Feature to ensure swift, positive blade deployment. It is supported by a high-strength back lock mechanism designed to withstand the stresses of defensive use and mated to a handle constructed of full skeletonized stainless steel liners capped with textured G-10 scales. The handle features a ring at the butt to facilitate traditional karambit manipulation techniques and is sized to keep the knife exceptionally compact and easy to carry. A reversible hourglass clip supports tip-up standard-grip and reverse-grip carry on both sides of the body.
  • Closed: 4.50" (114 mm)
  • Overall: 6.50" (165 mm)
  • Blade: 2.35" (60 mm)
  • Edge: 2.05" (52 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.098" (2.5 mm)
  • Blade Steel: VG10
  • Grind: Saber
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Weight: 3.8 oz. (108 g)
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 716104009565

The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
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.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
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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Mike M.
Portage, IN
Oct 08, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Lethal EDC
I have many Karambits, but none seem to be as sleek as the KaraHawk. Solid construction with a skeletonized frame, and thin G10 handles, excellent VG-10 Japanese stainless steel, and the Emerson Wave feature make this the perfect self defense EDC knife! I always use a sheath, but by finding the right size (LG), and by twisting the finger ring up, the knife can be fully deployed with lightening speed utilizing the Emerson Wave feature! I do miss the thumb jimping, and wish it had a mate or stonewashed finish, but I'll live. This is an all-round excellent choice for an EDC that won't fail you. Do yourself a favor and buy this knife. It does not disappoint!
5 out of 5
Calvin L
Ottawa Ontario Canada
Jun 26, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Very good grip.
I collect Spyderco knives. Very good grip.
5 out of 5
poland, warsaw
May 04, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
great karambit
great EDC knife
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