Chaparral is a shrub native to the Western United States with the unique ability to perennially survive, revive and regenerate after being destroyed by drought or fire. Like a season it returns year after year. It’s also what Spyderco calls a new and continuing series of gentlemen’s folders.
Mid-sized Chaparral folders will have identical blade and handle profiles but showcase variant handle materials. Handle options will be chosen for their elegant appearance and functional utility with a focus directed at making the Chaparral series unique as well as a serious contender in the gent’s knife genre. Possibly Spyderco’s thinnest, lightest mid-sized CLIPIT yet, the debut Chaparral has a carbon fiber/G-10 laminate handle with a mid-positioned back lock and screw-together construction.
Attached to the ultra-slim handle, a left-right, tip-up clip arranges the knife deeply inside a pocket. Carpenter Technology Co. produces the CTS XHP powdered steel used for the leaf-shaped blade. The blade is ground full-flat and offered PlainEdged for the best available cutting performance with non-skid jimping located at both the spine and choil.
- Handle Material: Carbon Fiber/ G-10 Laminate
- Blade Steel: CTS-XHP
- Blade Grind: Full-Flat
- Edge Grind: Plain Edge
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Thickness: .078 ” (2mm)
- Blade Length: 2.812 ” (71mm)
- Cutting Edge: 2.281 ” (58mm)
- Closed Length: 3.625 ” (92mm)
- Overall Length: 6.375 ” (162mm)
- Overall Weight: 2.5 oz. (70g)
- Lock Mechanism: Back Lock
- Opening Mechanism: Spydie Hole
- Pocket Clip: 2-Way Positionable Tip-Up Wire Clip
- Designed by Sal Glesser
- Made in Taichung, Taiwan