Manufacturer: Spyderco C29S
Specifications and features:
1-7/8" serrated reverse S blade
4-9/16" overall length
1-3/4" cutting edge
VG-10 steel blade
Stainless steel rounded handle
Integrated handle and lock
Right hand, tip down carry
Limited factory warranty
For warranty issues, contact Spyderco at 800-525-7770
Cricket Serrated Stainless Steel Knife -
Thin is in. We've made our long-favored Cricket model even thinner by integrating the handle and lock. Custom knife maker Chris Reeve invented the idea of making a linerlock's liner out of backside scale of the handle. In doing this, thickness and bulk are shaved off the handle for an ultra thin folder that locks up confidently with fewer moving lock parts.
We've incorporated this design into a rounded handle with a reverse "S" shaped blade. The distinctive blade shape curves into a keen precision tip for intricate and detailed cutting. Made of VG-10 stainless steel, the blade is hollow ground and when folded closed creates a rounded package that rides nearly invisibly in the pocket. The pocket clip carries right handed tip down but also attaches to a tie or makes a fashionable money clip. Create your own one of a kind Cricket with engraving, corporate logos or a personal message.
Serrated Blade -
A serrated blade has a cutting edge that has many small points of contact with the material being cut. By having less contact area than a smooth blade, the applied force at each point of contact is relatively greater and the points of contact are at a sharper angle to the material being cut.
Reverse "S" Blade -
Blade shape resembling a backward S with the tip curving downward. The deep belly (thickest part of the blade) curves in the same direction as the tip.
VG-10 Stainless Steel -
VG-10 has Carbon (C) content between 0.95-1.05, Chromium (Cr) content between 13.0-15.0, Molybdenum (Mo) content between 0.2-0.4, and contains less than 0.25 of Nickel (Ni). During forging, Mo and Cr forms hard double carbide bonds which help improve the abrasion and corrosion resistance of the steel. It has a hardness of 58-61.
David Boye Dent -
Custom knife maker David Boye removed a small arc or dent of metal from the lock bar lever of his knives. This removed piece lessened the possibility of gripping the handle hard enough to depress the lock and accidentally unlock the blade while using the knife.
Tip Up and Tip Down -
Refers to which direction the folded knife if positioned by its pocket clip. When closed and clipped in a pocket, whichever direction (up or down) the blade's tip sits defines if it is termed tip up or tip down.
Hollow Ground -
The ground surface of the blade is concave and used to create a fine cutting edge.
Locking system developed by custom knife maker Michael Walker. The blade of a knife is locked open by a leaf-like spring that butts up against the tang of the blade.