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Spyderco C29P Cricket SS Lockback Knife
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Thin is in. We've made our long-favored Cricket model even thinner by integrating the handle and lock. Custom knifemaker 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/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.
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The Cricket is a little pricey for its size and I heard that the current price is substantially higher than it was a couple of years ago, due to strong demand. If it was priced at $45 to $50, it would get 5 stars. At $65, it gets a one-star deduction, since there are many other knives that offer better value, such as Spyderco's Ladybug and the larger Delica 4.
Nevertheless, the Cricket is one of the few Spyderco designs that has survived since the company's early days and it's now one of my favorites, alongside the Delica 4, Paramilitary 2 and Sage 1.
I like it better than any other knife including Manix, Delica, ladybug, various Byrds, Victoronix swiss army knives, buck knives. However this is a light duty knife. It's fantastic for opening up packaging and cutting twine. The tip will wear away under heavier applications... so I would suggest going with a different design if you are going to use it for anything other than small delicate cuts through plastics and light cardboard. The VG10 is a very good steel. The curved design of the blade increases the length of the cutting surface and changes cutting angles as you draw the blade across the material. The tip is tilted forward and is the most aggressive cutting edge (almost like a push cut)... and it will take the most abuse and pressure. I can see why other reviewers say it wears out quickly.
I wear this thing in the vineyard as my 3rd knife and forget that it is there... it's so small I've washed it twice because I missed it in my pocket.
I was first person on the scene of a rollover car accident and had to free someone who was hung up on their seatbelt. One slice was all it took. I usually have a bigger knife but I had forgotten it. This knife is fantastic because it's always in my small change pocket and it never forgotten or misplaced. It looks like a gentleman's knife. Awesome gift.
Most recent customer reviews
This one was defective, it didn't lock, I didn't notice, and cut myself