Spyderco Chicago Pocket Knife with G-10 Handle, Plain
• Blade length: 2" (51 mm)
• Cutting edge: 1-3/4" (44 mm)
• Blade thickness: 3/32" (2.5 mm)
• Overall length: 5-1/32" (128 mm)
• Closed length: 3-1/8" (79 mm)
• Hole diameter: 15/32" (12 mm)
• Blade steel: 440C stainless steel
• Weight: 1.9 ounces (54 g)
• Handle material: Black G10
• Country of origin: Taiwan
|Closed Length||3.12 inches|
|Blade Length||2 inches|
|Total Length||5.12 inches|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
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From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.
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This knife reinforces my high regard for Taiwanese metalwork. Nice "little" knife design and selection of materials. I am am frequently picking it to carry.
Spyderco is known for making quality products, and they keep on trucking with the Chicago folder. The Chicago, getting it's name due to Chicago's restriction requiring your carry knife to have a 2" or smaller blade, it does not let you down. The blade is 2", very sharp out of the box, lightweight, and locks solid in place. The pocket clip fits the knife snug in place, but is not overly tight, which can be a problem with some clips. It fits well in hand, even for such a small knife, and has a good grip in hand. They say good things come in small packages, and Spyderco hits the mark with this little guy. After a few weeks of carry, and using it for every day tasks like opening boxes, letters, etc., I haven't needed to resharpen it yet. If you need small, lightweight knife with a pocket clip, the Chicago is the way to go.
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