Spyderco C170GP Karahawk Folder 2.35" VG10 Karambit Blade, G10 Handles
SP170GP: C170GP Karahawk
The Karahawk — Spyderco's folding interpretation of the traditional karambit — just got better. This iconic knife features a ring at the butt end of the handle that allows it to be spun around the index finger with specific martial arts techniques. To make these specialized tactics even more effective, the Karahawk now features a reinforced ring. A layer of G-10 has been added between the handle's stainless steel liners to strengthen the structure and provide increased surface area. The internal corners of the ring's hole have also been radiused to eliminate square edges and ensure smooth, comfortable manipulation.
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 the 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 lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
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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