Spyderco C195GPOR Brad Southard Positron Flipper 3.01" CPM-S35VN Satin Plain Blade, Polished Orange G10 Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive

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SP195GPOR: C195GPOR Brad Southard Positron
Designed by custom knifemaker Brad Southard, the Spyderco Positron takes all the best features of a full-service flipper folder and distills them into a compact, pocket-friendly format optimized for everyday carry. A faithful expression of Southard's "Ion" folder, this KnifeCenter Exclusive Positron features a full-flat-ground satin plain edge blade crafted from premium CPM-S35VN particle-metallurgy stainless steel. Integral to the edge side of the blade, its minimalist flipper tab provides swift, reliable one-handed opening with the stroke of an index finger. In the open position, the flipper also serves as an extremely effective hand guard and a perfect complement to the handle's ergonomic lines.

The handle's twin scales are crafted from polished orange G10 that is precisely machined, radiused, and polished to create an amazingly comfortable grip. They also house the nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners that are the heart of the knife's sturdy liner lock mechanism. To ensure an ultra-smooth opening action, the Positron's blade and handle are joined by special ball bearing washers that greatly reduce friction and ensure a long service life. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip offers either left or right-side tip-up carry and strikes an excellent balance between subtle discretion and immediate access.
  • Blade Length: 3.01" (76 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.93" (74 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6.98" (177 mm)
  • Closed Length: 3.97" (101 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: Polished Orange G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Liners: Skeletonized Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.6 oz. (74 g)
  • Made in Taiwan
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Patrick R.F.
Queensland, Australia
Jan 19, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Not bad, needs work
Having big fingers I find the linerlock very hard to disengage, the back edges are pointed making hotspots. And the edge of the flipper tab are also quite pointed, I think it would have been better accepted if it was 1/2 - 1 inch longer. Blade is very pretty, the grind marks are well done, the edge is razer sharp. And the flipper D-Tent is actually really nice, better than a Mantra.
5 out of 5
Jan 07, 2018
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Hubbys Christmas Present
bought this for hubby for Christmas, he said he likes the lock, light weight, ease of opening, the flipping part, it comes in handy when he needs to open something and uses it. its his EDC knife (everyday carry)
5 out of 5
Dec 23, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent Knife, Positive Action
I've always been interested in Spyderco knives, but the clearance special finally convinced me to try the Positron. The scales are smooth without being too slick, and the wire clip and won't chew up my pockets like other clips I've had. At first the flipping action was a little stiff, but after about a week of fidget flipping, the action REALLY smoothed out and I now can open the knife in my sleep. The ball bearing action on the Positron really feels like it's built to last, and the lockup is secure in the closed and open positions. I've used for everything from breaking down boxes and shrink-wrap at work to slicing veggies and meat at home, and the blade makes short work of every task over the past few months while maintaining a great cutting edge. The complaints about the liner lock being tough on your thumb are valid, but if you use your index finger, it is MUCH easier to close one-handed. Overall, I'm extremely happy with my first Spydie, and highly recommend the Positron to anyone looking for a high quality midsize flipper.
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