Posted February 26, 2010 by Howard
Spyderco Tim Zowada VG10 Steel Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles
Spyderco Knives released a Zowada model years ago, but this one is heftier and nicer. Availability may be limited until we get a good size shipment. The carbon fiber lightens it up, but the thick liners keep it hefty. The spear shaped blade is remarkable. It is made in japan and can be viewed at www.knifecenter.com
Here is the Spyderco Knives description:
American custom bladesmith Tim Zowada has intensity for detail in everything he touches. Precise craftsmanship isn’t left to fate, to the whim of steel suppliers or a happy mistake. His meticulous approach to knifemaking leads him to forge spectacular Damascus for his own knives as well as other custom and production knifemakers. He also has a devoted following of bearded folks tracking him down for his coveted hair popping straight razors. Spyderco collaborated with Zowada in the 1990s. Our next folder collaboration is a Sprint Run (limited quantities) reviving the original C56 Spyderco/Zowada folder with a new handle. The C56CF has a coffin shaped carbon fiber handle with full-dual steel internal liners and a Michael Walker LinerLock. Designed with spacers versus slab construction, the handle is open for ease in cleaning and less weight. Its spear-point blade is hollow-ground VG-10. A swedge-grind on the spine further lessens weight while accentuating the spear-point’s clean profile. A black steel clip with gold bug embellishment positions the folder for tip-up, right-handed carry.
* Overall length: 7-11/16” (195mm)
* Blade Length: 3-3/16” (81mm)
* Weight: 3.1oz. (88g)