Posted February 4, 2009 by Howard
Spyderco Urban Slipits
A lot of people don’t want a locking blade. They want the old style folder that simply stays open by a spring- like the slip joint. Spyderco has offered a UK pen knife for years with a non locking blade, but they are now offering more models. These two that just arrived are really well made in Japan. The G10 is a great handle material and they have the lightweight wire pocket clips.
Here is the Spyderco information:
Laws and guidelines for carrying pocketknives are changing in countries all over our world. Several countries have enacted restrictions and parameters on folding knives, specifically on blades that lock open. Spyderco addressed this by developing a series of non-locking folders we call Slipits. Slipits are traditional Spyderco folding and clip knives (we’ve always called them CLIPITS) but have non-locking blades. Slipit blades are safely held open by a notched or slip-joint located at the knife’s pivot. Closing the blade, the notch produces resistance functionally similar to traditional slip-joint penknives. Heightening control and safety, a deep finger choil positions the index finger behind the blade directly under the thumb. This allows choking up nearer the cutting edge with comfort and dexterity. Positioning the index finger in the choil additionally keeps the blade from closing while cutting.
This Urban Slipit features a screw together handle construction for adjusting and cleaning and feature a left/right-hand tip up silhouette wire pocket clip. The blade is a flat-ground VG-10 with slip-resistant jimping at the blade spine and along the finger-choil.
* Left or right-hand tip-up wire clip
* Screw together construction
* Spine and choil jimping
* Flat-ground blade
* Length Overall: 6 1/16″ (154 mm)
* Length Closed: 3 1/2″ (89 mm)
* Hole Diameter: 15/32″ (12 mm)
* Blade Length: 2 9/16″ (65 mm)
* Cutting Edge: 2 1/4″ (57 mm)
* Blade Thickness: 1/8″ (3 mm)
* Blade Steel: VG-10
* Weight: 2 oz. (57 g)
* Handle Material: G-10
* Made in Seki-City, Japan