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Spyderco Szabo Folder Carbon Fiber Plain Edge Knife


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  • Scimitar-shaped CPM S30V blade
  • High-strength compression lock
  • Gold line carbon fiber scales
  • Full stainless steel liners
  • 4-position clip
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Product Description

Spyderco's new Laic Szabo folder is a serious personal-protection tool. Its dramatic, scimitar shaped blade provides exceptional penetration and cutting performance and is supported by an enhanced Compression Lock mechanism. The ergonomic handle features beautiful gold line carbon fiber scales, full stainless steel liners, an advanced self-close mechanism and a four-position clip.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 2.5 x 1 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0089DFJOC
  • Item model number: C146CFP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,447 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The quality is ok, but the thing is too hard to open.
will
An expensive knife, but considering the quality, a very good buy.
Ross Roble
Too slow and cumbersome for any real practical use as a weapon.
kerberosWXIV

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By wsdavies on December 6, 2012
If you are not into BIG folders then you shouldn't even consider the Spyderco Szabo. If you are, then this knife is a superb knife for the money.

1) The fit and finish on the Szabo is fantastic. As with all of Spyderco's Taiwan made knives the attention to detail is impeccable. From the centering of the blade to the grinds on the blade everything is perfect.

2) The Szabo has great ergonomics. It fits great in the hand in multiple grips, whether you are choked up or pushed back on the handle. It even fits perfect in reverse grip.

3) The Compression lock is great. Not only is it a super strong lock, but it's easy and convenient to use. On top of this, the Szabo has a built in spring powered detente that keeps the blade shut in the pocket. A blade as wicked as this you wouldn't want opening up in your pocket.

4) Materials: I love S30v blades steel. It holds a nice toothy edge and retains its sharpness after quite a bit of use. (Note: For fun, I cut my X-mas tree down last weekend using the Manix XL with S30V blade and it'd still shave your arm after I cleaned the sap off) I also really like the look and feel of the Lighting Strike Carbon fiber handles. Looks Good and feels good in the hand.

5) Uses: The bottom line is that the Szabo is a fighting knife. The kind of knife that inspires confidence when you have it in your pocket. This is assuming that it's legal to carry in your neck of the woods. On a related carry note, the Szabo carries nice and low in the pocket due to the placement of the pocket clip. It's amazingly inconspicuous for a knife of its size.

All in all, this is a superb knife for those that buy it for it's intended uses. It will have a place in my pocket and collection for years to come.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Macho on January 19, 2013
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This is a great knife that executes its intention perfectly but it's probably not for everyone.

Laci Szabo designed this knife as a fighting folder, able to be used in various grips, and capable of performing trapping techniques. It's not intended as an EDC for utility tasks. For one thing it is BIG, for another the blade shape is designed to stab and trap, not make everyday cuts. Szabo's design is great, the knife feels lively in hand despite the size,

Spyderso did a great job executing the design. This knife needs a super strong lock because trapping involves pulling your opponent's limb with the curved back of the blade, the compression lock can take a lot of abuse. Fit and finish is awesome. If you are a knife nut you will appreciate the unique design and great grinds.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kerberosWXIV on April 22, 2014
Too slow and cumbersome for any real practical use as a weapon. Deployment wise, the worst among all my Spyderco. Supposedly designed as a tactical folder, this impressive looking blade is let down by the very bad deployment, caused in part by 1) the handle shape that interfere with access to the thumb hole 2) the relatively small thumb hole and 3) the pointless, gimmicky, stiff self-closing spring mechanism. One-handed deployment is slow at best and definitely not recommended when in emergency/ under stress. With the time you need to get it deployed, you will most likely be cut/stabbed multiple times by you opponent with a faster blade. Of all the Spyderco, I think this one is in most need of a Emerson wave opener. If you want a good edc/tactical Spyderco, go for the Paramilitary 2 or Endura 4 and if you really want to go for big folders, I recommend Cold Steel Talwar XL/ Espada Large, almost same weight but with way larger blade and lightning fast deployment.

Okay enough complains... now to the good points 1) S30V steel 2) compression lock and lastly 3) looked cool, like fool's gold to the uninitiated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By paul m cook on January 12, 2013
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I give this knife four stars for the following reasons,very tight to open ,edges on blade opening hole sharp enough to cut you require beveling.edge on blade badly ground had to improve this along with wouldn't even cut a bag of diapers open.on a positive note the knifes design ideal for reverse grips and hand to hand fighting.for a spyderco knife it is the sturdiest one they offer,blade thickness and handle and lock design.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clayton Neilson on December 27, 2014
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The knife is put together extremely well and came out of the box hair shaving sharp. Only down side is that the knife is a little hard to open for a tactical blade. You can open it with one hand though with just a little practice. Maybe it just needs to be broken in more. Very secure and solid lockup as well.
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People keep raving about how large this knife is, but I would have honestly liked to see a 5 inch or a 5.5 inch blade. I currently EDC a rajah 2, which has a 6" blade, and I feel very secure knowing that no one is going to be pulling a bigger knife on me. That being said, this is a nice change from the rajah just because I can put other things in my pocket besides my edc. The gold line carbon fiber looks decent and provides a good grip. The handle is comfortable in multiple grips, and the s30v steel is beautiful. An expensive knife, but considering the quality, a very good buy.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Kelly on June 21, 2013
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Robust and serious defensive tool once you get it open. One handed deployment seems impossible, even fast two handed deployment is iffy. Placing the lock on the spine is clever but it has a disconcerting way of pinching your hand when the knife is opened. Distractions at that moment can be trouble. Handle ergonomics could be better. Never had a Spyderco before that lacked a handle cutout guiding my thumb to the blade hole. Re-folding is best done two-handed with this blade configuration. My wish: a knife this solid on the format of the military design.

I spoke a bit too soon about some aspects. The peculiar back lock does require a change in grip style but it can grow on you. It is very strong once locked. As far as stiff opening, temporarily loosening the pivot screws with instillation of lubricant followed by gradual retightening just until the blade is centered during closure relaxed the fit enough to allow one handed deployment. Maybe it will improve further with continued use. Scales offer reasonable traction without hanging up in pocket. Overall structure is reassuringly strong and unlikely to come apart in extreme situations. For urban defensive carry, a black blade would be a useful future sea change.
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