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Spyderco C90PGRE Stretch Folding Knife 3.5" ZDP189 Plain Blade, British Racing Green FRN Handles

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Part Number: SP90PGRE
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
Retail Price: $199.95
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SP90PGRE: C90PGRE Stretch Green FRN ZDP-189
Spyderco is one of only a handful of production knife companies producing Japanese ZDP-189 steel blades. Because of its high cost and chart topping cutting quotient, most companies offer ZDP-189 blades only on collectible or very high-end pieces. Spyderco believes using high performance exotic steels on a working everyday carry knife makes more sense. If you use and abuse it, why not own a lightweight, ergonomic folder with the best blade steel available?

Japanese ZDP-189 steel is manufactured by Hitachi using powdered metal technology. 3% of its component composition is pure carbon making the blade harder and one of the most edge retentive alloys in the knife industry. The Stretch has a modified drop-point profile, ground thin and fully-flat with an arced belly. Its British Racing Green injection molded FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handle is surfaced with Bi-Directional Texturing?. When the texturing meets the palm, it creates tactile resistance to sliding or slipping in wet or slippery cutting circumstances.

Steel pocket clip screws into pre-drilled holes on both sides and both ends of the knife for four possible carry options: left/right-handed and tip-up or tip-down.
  • Blade Length: 3.5" (89 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.188" (81 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.938" (202 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.438" (113 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3 mm)
  • Handle Material: British Racing Green FRN
  • Blade Steel: ZDP-189
  • Weight: 3.4 oz. (95 g)
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 716104007301

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.
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.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
ZDP-189 Steel
ZDP-189 Steel
Has an extremely high carbon and chromium content allowing for exceptional sharpness and durability. With this hardness comes decreased corrosive properties.
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New Zealand
Aug 12, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Happy customer
This was the first time buying from Knifecenter and will shop here again. Great selection and the knife is perfect. Will be using it for deer hunting. International shipping charge is one of the best and knife arrived within time frame. Thanks.
1 out of 5
May 20, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Handle Material
Great blade, poor construction
The blade and ergonomics are phenomenal. However, from reading other reviews about issues with the lockback, I decided to roll the dice and purchase one anyway. I did not experience any issues with the lockback as far as I can tell but the scales overlapped the liner at the top where the blade pivots. This caused the blade to rub severely on the on the zytel scales instead of smoothly opening. Again, this is a great knife. It just has some construction issues.
5 out of 5
Irène C
May 08, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great knife
This is a good EDC knife: lightweight, great steel that will hold an edge for a long time, just the right size. The tip is strong and the grind fine enough for slicing. The lockback is not as convenient as a liner-lock or an axis lock but once you get used to it, you can close the knife with one hand. I really recommend this knife!
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