C240CFP Smock Spyderco The Smock folder is one of the most anticipated Spyderco knives to be released in recent history. Incorporating a unique button-release Compression Lock, it is also Spyderco's first collaboration with custom knifemaker Kevin Smock. Smock's fascination with knives goes all the way back to his childhood and fond memories of hunting and fishing with his father, but it wasn't until about 2012 that his interest really turned serious. After watching a TuffKnives video in which Geoff Blauvelt (aka "tuffthumbz") modified a Spyderco Paramilitary 2, Smock decided to try his hand at customizing a factory-made knife. He began cautiously with a budget-friendly Tenacious and was extremely pleased with the results he achieved.
After sharing his work on the Internet with his own video, he soon began receiving requests from other people who wanted him to customize their knives. Smock's hobby quickly blossomed into a part-time business, so he started a company called Bower Bladeworks and began specializing in modifying and embellishing various production knives. A professional product designer by trade, it was only a matter of time before Smock combined his experience in that field with his passion for knives to create his own "outside-the-box" knife designs. Building on the skills he developed as a knife customizer and with the generous help of fellow Spyderco collaborator, Brad Southard and other knifemakers Smock learned to craft knives from raw materials. He soon became a true custom knifemaker, changed his business from Bower Bladeworks to Smock Knives, and ultimately decided to pursue knifemaking full time. Smock specializes in stylish everyday carry pocket knives but is willing and able to tackle everything from camping to kitchen knives.
Its hollow-ground blade is precision machined from CPM S30V stainless steel and features a unique profile that balances low-friction edge geometry, tip strength, and point utility. Unlike most, which protrude from the spine of the handle when the knife is closed, the Smock's forward-positioned is simply a corner of the blade's tang that flows seamlessly into the lines of the closed knife. Despite its understated appearance, it offers excellent leverage and, when stroked with the index finger, instantly propels the blade into the open position. A pair of special ball-bearing pivot washers enhance the operation, ensuring an ultra-smooth action and reliable, positive lock-up.
Spyderco's expression of the design also includes a dedicated detent mechanism separate from the knife's lock that keeps the blade safely closed during carry and provides optimal resistance. The Smock's handle is built on a framework of full, skeletonized stainless steel liners that also form the basis of the knife's stout Compression Lock mechanism. They are capped by textured carbon fiber/G10 laminate scales with matching skeletonizing holes that further reduce weight and contribute to the knife's unique style.
Spyderco is proud to add this remarkable knife to their line and hope that you are as excited about it as they are. Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel. Handle Material: Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate.
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry. The item "Spyderco Smock Satin Plain Edge CPM-S30V Carbon Fiber Handles C240CFP" is in sale since Saturday, February 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "robco" and is located in Tampa, Florida.
- UPC: 0716104012954
- Brand: Spyderco
- Dexterity: Right-Handed
- Opening Mechanism: Manual
- Color: Black
- Blade Range: 2.76 - 4in.
- Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
- Type: Pocketknife
- Number of Blades: 1
- Blade Material: Stainless Steel
- Blade Type: Wharncliffe
- Blade Edge: Plain
- MPN: C240CFP