Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spyderco Schempp Tuff Folding Knife

New Product - Spyderco C151GTIP Schempp Tuff Folding Knife. The Schempp Tuff is a knife that was designed to literally live up to its name. The brainchild of renowned custom knifemaker and designer Ed Schempp, it reflects his deep understanding of what it takes to make a tool that is both highly functional and practically indestructible. The Schempp Tuff was conceived as a folding knife that would epitomize the qualities of toughness and durability while still providing superior edge geometry and cutting performance. To ensure that it remained practical for everyday carry, he also focused on making the knife as versatile and lightweight as possible by incorporating advanced design features and state-of-the-art materials. The result is an amazingly strong folding knife that showcases best-in-class design, materials, and manufacturing processes. The heart of the Schempp Tuff is its stout blade, which is meticulously machined and ground from Crucible CPM 3V steel. This relatively simple steel is produced through the particle metallurgy process, an advanced manufacturing method that involves mixing the component alloys of the steel in powdered form before sintering it at extreme temperatures to produce the finished material. This ensures maximum uniformity of the steel and allows the alloys, including molybdenum and vanadium, to be evenly distributed throughout the steel matrix for enhanced strength and toughness. The Schempp Tuff's plain-edged drop-point blade is an impressive 4mm (0.157 inch) thick. It is flat ground and features a machined fuller (groove) parallel to the spine to reduce weight, increase strength, and reduce friction during cutting. It also features a forefinger choil that allows you to shift your grip forward for maximum control and power during demanding cutting chores. The handle is constructed of a G-10 scale and stainless steel liner on one side and a solid titanium scale on the other. This structure provides extreme strength and, together with a custom-machined oversized pivot assembly, provides the foundation of the knife's Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism. The lock is integral to the titanium scale, features a hardened steel interface that ensures precise, long-wearing engagement of the blade's lock ramp and serves as an overtravel stop for the lock bar. Both handle scales are CNC machined with a dimpled texture pattern for an enhanced grip while still allowing the knife to be drawn smoothly from the pocket. The titanium scale and stainless liner provide solid anchor points for a four-position hourglass clip for tip-up or tip-down carry on both the left or right side. The handle also has a generous lanyard hole that allows the attachment of a fob or a lanyard for extra security.  Check them out at