Spyderco Schempp Bowie, Black Carbon Fiber Handle, Clip-Point Plain Edge Folder

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The latest installment in Spyderco's acclaimed Ethnic Series of knives, the Schempp Bowie translates the style and spirit of the classic American Bowie into a highly functional folder optimized for everyday carry. Its CPM S30V blade has an iconic clip-point profile and a full flat grind for superior cutting performance. It tucks into a coffin-shaped handle that features skeletonized stainless steel liners, textured carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales, a solid steel backspacer, and dovetailed old-school bolsters with an integral double guard. A stout LinerLock mechanism and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip complete this state-of-the-art expression of an American classic.

Brand: Spyderco
Model Number: C190CFP
Catalog Number: 495612
Specifications
Closed Length 4.73 inches
Blade Length 3.72 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (CPM-S30V)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Clip Point
Lock Type Liner Lock
Assisted Open No
Handle Material Carbon Fiber
Total Length 8.45 inches
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 4.6 ounces
Handle Color Black, gold/copper
Country of Origin Taiwan
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