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Spyderco FB03BRGP Lum Tanto Fixed 4.08" VG10 Blade, Burgundy Paperstone Handles, Sprint Run

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Part Number: SPFB03BRGP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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This item is a Spyderco Sprint Run. We will make every effort to fill every pre-order taken, but due to the limited nature of the run, there are no guarantees.

SPFB03BRG: FB03BRG Lum Tanto Sprint
Lum Tanto Burgundy Paperstone

Bob Lum was a visionary custom knifemaker with an exceptional understanding of Asian blade designs. Spyderco’s Lum Tanto, originally released in 2001, faithfully captured Lum’s remarkable ability to fuse the best elements of Eastern and Western knifemaking into a single, extraordinary package.

Spyderco is proud to announce the return of this iconic knife as a limited-production Sprint Run. True to the original, it not only features full-tang construction, but a tapered tang. This highly refined construction method reduces the overall weight of the knife and ensures a lively balance. The handle features polished, contoured scales made of paperstone, a phenolic laminate with a rich, lustrous appearance. They are secured to the tang with stainless steel pins and help create the knife’s subtle yet functional double guard.

The Lum Tanto’s blade is meticulously ground from VG-10 stainless steel and features a hybrid tanto shape that combines the classic Japanese tanto profile and Hamaguri ("clamshell") point bevel with the elegance of hollow-ground primary bevels. These are complemented by a tapered, crested spine to create one of the most strikingly beautiful Spyderco knives ever produced.

Every Lum Tanto includes a handsome pouch-style sheath with a belt loop. Expertly crafted from genuine leather, it is the perfect complement to an exquisite knife.

Sprint Runs
A Spyderco Sprint Run is defined as a limited edition production of any Spyderco product in a configuration different than what has been previously produced. It can include changes in the handle color, materials, blade steel, coatings, etc.

The quantity of each Sprint Run is generally 600 or 1,200 pieces, which is determined by Spyderco.
  • Overall: 8.56" (217 mm)
  • Blade: 4.08" (104 mm)
  • Edge: 4" (102 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.177" (4.5 mm)
  • Blade Steel: VG-10
  • Grind: Flat Sabar
  • Handle Material: Paperstone
  • Weight: 4.8 oz. (136 g)
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 716104650545

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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.
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.
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Norman, Ok
Jun 08, 2013
Great knife! Would like a firmer handle!
This is almost the perfect LE hideout knife! I love the weight, size, sharpness, and overall feel of this knife. My only criticism is that the beautiful handle material is slippery and might not be as graspable as I would like in a life or death struggle. If you want a knife to show off, this is clearly a collector's knife. But, if you, like me, actually carry this knife as a defensive option (I am a state narcotics agent), you might want to wrap the handle with black tape wrapping and get a custom multi-position kydex sheath made.
5 out of 5
Jan 23, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Old style
I have an old-style Lum Tanto (black micarta, no hole in blade). It is a small, easily-concealed knife, with excellent ergonomics. Very sturdy, blade stock is 3/16", and on a knife this small, it is more than thick enough for rough work. Spyderco stopped making them years ago, and I was able to score one at a reasonable price. This one looks like a clone. Awesome knife; glad they decided to remake it, albeit on a limited basis. Get one now before they mothball it again. Highly recommended.
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