Posted July 21, 2009 by Howard
Spyderco Terzuola Folding Knife
From Spyderco knives: A “flash from the past” and a real classic folding knife that can change the way we buy pocket knives! The return of a collaboration between Spyderco and Bob Terzuola- two of the greats in the world of knives. This is a “slip-joint” folding knife. In other words, there is no lock and it simply opens with the user’s action. There is built in resistance to opening and closing using a unique system. Read on below for more detail. This Spyderco knife won the “collaboration of the year” award from Blade Magazine in 2009. You can get them at: www.knifecenter.com
Here is the information from Spyderco Knives:
The 2009 Blade magazine Collaboration of the Year.
You see interesting knives and equally interesting people when walking the aisles of a knife show. Small by business standards and specialized in nature, the cutlery industry has names everyone knows. One is Bob Terzuola, we call him Bob T. Bob has made handmade knives since the 1970s, has collaborated with the top production companies and is acknowledged as the founder of tactical knifemaking. In our small industry he’s a rock star. His designs are clean, militaristic, finely polished and perceived as having a high-level of performance and physical appearance. His fourth collaboration with Spyderco is the Bob T SLIPIT. SLIPITS are a new benchmark in knives, non-locking one-hand open folders with pocket clips. Bob T’s SLIPIT has a CPM-S30V modified Wharncliffe blade that to close must overcome the resistance of a small ball bearing. Bob calls this a Ball Joint non-locking system; he’s developed and refined on many custom pieces for close to a decade. The Ball Joint also half-stops the blade when closing for safety. Behind the cutting edge he placed a finger choil/guard keeping the index finger away from the open blade and keeping the blade from closing on the hand when cutting. He also made the blade under three inches keeping it legal in most jurisdictions and countries (England and Germany to name a couple) for carry anywhere. Carbon fiber handle and backspacer make this carry friendly SLIPIT both hi-tech and luxurious. Left/right pocket clip is nested in its mounting and won’t pivot or loosen. A folded leather lanyard comes with it, tied off with a silver crimp.
* Blade Length: 3″ (76 mm)
* Cutting Edge: 2.6875″ (68 mm)
* Overall Length: 7″ (177 mm)
* Closed Length: 4″ (101 mm)
* Steel: CPM-S30V
* Weight: 2.5 oz. (70 g)
* Clip: Left/Right
* Tip Carry: Up
* Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
* Made in Taiwan