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Spyderco C182CFTIP Dice Folding Knife 2.5" CTS-XHP Blade, Carbon Fiber Laminate and Titanium Handles

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Part Number: SP182CFTIP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Designed by Eric Glesser, the Dice traces its history to its "bigger brother," the Domino. Introduced in 2013, the Domino was the second Spyderco design to feature a "flipper" opening feature—a small tab extending from the edge side of the blade's tang that serves as a lever for one-handed opening. Originally developed by custom knifemaker Kit Carson, the flipper requires only a pull of the index finger to rotate the blade smoothly into the open position.

Although the Domino continues to be one of Spyderco's top sellers, its popularity also sparked interest in a smaller version that is even more pocket friendly. In response to that interest, Spyderco developed the Dice and released it in 2014. With the exception of the reduced blade length and the shortened handle butt, the Dice maintains the exact same profile and refined ergonomics as the Domino, but in a package that is nearly 15 percent more compact.

The soul of the Dice is its premium CTS XHP stainless steel blade. A powder metallurgy steel, CTS XHP is described by its maker, Carpenter, as "a high-hardness 440C or corrosion-resistant D2 tool steel." Its high hardness potential makes it the ideal material to express the Dice's full-flat-ground, distally tapered blade. Boasting a keen edge and acute point for exceptional cutting performance, the blade includes both a Carson flipper and a fully functional Trademark Round Hole for a full scope of opening options.

The Dice's handle is constructed of a solid titanium scale on one side and a titanium liner and carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scale on the other. The solid scale forms the basis of the knife's robust Reeve integral Lock (R.I.L.), which features a long-wearing hardened steel interface that doubles as an overtravel stop for the lock. It is balanced by the handsome geometric pattern of the Cubic Check carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scale, which provides a subtle texture and a highly distinctive look.

For ease of carry, the Dice's handle is exceptionally slim and utilizes an open-backed construction to reduce weight and simplify cleaning. Its highly evolved ergonomic shape includes a textured thumb ramp and a forefinger choil (finger groove) that offer a wide range of grip options and provide excellent security and control during use. The Dice also features a four-position pocket clip—a unique feature for a flipper-style knife—that supports ambidextrous tip-up or tip-down carry.

Like the Domino, the Dice's Carson flipper is minimalist design that exemplifies Spyderco's design philosophy of "No more than necessary; no less than perfect." With the blade closed, it offers the ideal purchase and leverage for swift, positive opening, yet remains unobtrusive. In the open position, it literally disappears into the contours of the handle and helps form a subtle but effective lower guard. When the Carson flipper is operated, special ball-bearing washers in the knife's pivot minimize friction and ensure a smooth, positive opening action.

The Dice is a compact expression of one of Spyderco's most advanced folding knife designs and a direct reflection of our commitment to practical, high-performance cutting tools. We are confident that it will serve you well.
  • Closed: 4.05" (103 mm)
  • Overall: 6.55" (166 mm)
  • Blade: 2.50" (64 mm)
  • Edge: 2.25" (57 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
  • Blade Steel: CTS XHP
  • Grind: Full-flat
  • Handle Material: Titanium and Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate
  • Weight: 3.7 oz. (105 g)
  • Made in Taiwan
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.
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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Atlanta, GA
May 28, 2015
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
Perfect the second time
I ordered the first Dice in April. The jimping was gimped-up. A couple of jimping cuts were missing so that one of the jimping 'peaks' was doubled up. Also, the convergence of the full flat grind was off and met at an angle on the blade spine above the blade's thumb hole. It's supposed to meet and form a small ridge that is perpendicular to the blade. I ordered a second Dice and sent back the first after the second one arrived. The second one is absolutely perfect. The full flat grind converges at the same spot on either side of the blade at the same spot on the spine above the thumb hole, and the jimping is cut the way it's supposed to be. Both knives closed and nested perfectly center in the handle and opened like butter after overcoming the ball bearing detent. Great knife (flawless) on the second try. The blade grinder was just having a bad day on that first one I guess. Anyway, I love the second knife, and I'm happy Knifecenter made good on the return of the funky first one.
3 out of 5
Nathan H
Minneapolis, Mn
May 05, 2015
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Great knife with a bad grind
Fit and finish on this knife are excellent, but the grind angle makes this not a great slicer. I would love a little more of an angle. Even when cutting through tape and boxes, it has a hard time.
5 out of 5
Peggy T.
Jan 03, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
A Great Knife
This was a gift, for my son. Have purchased several of these knives, for him, over the years. He saw on your website, asked for it for Christmas and loved it.
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