Posted August 13, 2010 by andrew
Bob Lum made beautiful knife designs. After his death in 2007, Spyderco has kept those designs going with several short run variations on his original C65 design. The latest, limited edition variation to emerge is the titanium handled model. This is one of the first Lum designs and, for fans of the leaf shaped blade, matching it with titanium handles makes it a classic.
See this knife at www.knifecenter.com
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Who the heck is Bob Lum? You may not have heard of him yet, but you will. A custom knifemaker of Chinese heritage, Bob takes traditional Asian knife designs and infuses them with all things modern. Case in point is the C65TIP Spyderco Bob Lum Chinese Folder. The blade is tapered like a leaf, broad, flat and razor thin along the edge. This venerable leaf-shape has been around for centuries found on serviceable everyday cutting instruments in China. It’s a definite winner for general utility, hunting and tactical applications. The C65TIP has a 3 1/8 inch (80mm) flat-ground blade made of VG-10 steel. Matched up with titanium handles, it’s hard to say which reigns supreme, performance or eye appeal. The handle’s curvature ergonomically fits your hand for precise performance. A nested linerLock enhances lock strength, granting peace of mind when really muscling down on a cut. The pivot pin is eccentric and adjustable for wear. The Chinese Folder is a high-tech version of a time proven design.
- Blade Length: 3 3/16″ (80 mm)
- Closed Length: 4 1/4″ (108 mm)
- Cutting Edge Length: 2 15/16″ (74 mm)
- Overall Length: 7 3/16″ (183 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 1/8″ (3 mm)
- Hole Diameter: 15/32″ (12 mm)
- Blade Steel: VG-10
- Clip: Stainless Steel
- Edge Type: PlainEdge
- Handle Material: Titanium
- Made in Japan