Spyderco C190CFP Schempp Bowie – 3.72” Satin Finish Plain Edge Blade – Carbon Fiber/G-10 Laminate Handle
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Spyderco developed its Ethnic Series to recognize the world’s many
distinctive cultural knives. In addition to paying tribute to widely
recognized ethnic blade styles, the goal is to showcase lesser-known
cultural knives, their qualities, and the significance they hold to the
societies that created them.
Although many knife companies have reproduced native knife patterns
in various forms, Spyderco has chosen to honor these amazing designs
by expressing them as modern, fully-functional knives—often folders—
crafted with the latest state-of-the-art materials. This demanding format
challenges our skills and manufacturing convention, in the process
yielding a unique family of knives and an increased understanding and appreciation for the tools that inspired them.
Designed by noted knifemaker Ed Schempp, the new Schempp Bowie
translates the style and spirit of the classic American Bowie into a
highly functional folder optimized for everyday carry. Its CPM S30V
blade has an iconic clip-point profile and a full-flat grind for superior
cutting performance. It tucks into a coffin-shaped handle that features
skeletonized stainless steel liners, textured carbon fiber/G-10 laminate
scales, a solid steel backspacer, and dovetailed old-school brass
bolsters with an integral double guard. A stout LinerLock mechanism
and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip complete this state-of-the-art
expression of an American classic.
Blade Steel: CPM S30V
Blade Length: 3.72” (94 mm)
Length Open: 8.45” (215 mm)
Length Closed: 4.73” (120 mm)
Blade Thickness: .094” (2.4 mm)
Handle Material: Carbon Fiber/G-10 Laminate
Weight: 4.6 oz. (130 g)
Made In: Taiwan
Another Brilliant Design by Mr. Schempp
3/9/2015 4:48 AM
I was skeptical at first but decided after buying the Schempp Rock to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. Ed knows what he is doing when he designs these knives. Fit and finish is something you would see on high end customs. With the 20 degree decrease in the opening arc the blade pops out fast. The knife handle fits nicely in the palm of my hand for forward strikes and the carbon fiber laminate is gorgeous. The liner lock works well but can be a bit difficult to manipulate with the end on my thumb, so I recommend using your thumbnail when closing. This is my first Taiwan made Spyderco and the Taichung factory definitely lives up to their reputation of being one of the best in the world.
Get this Bowie folder!
2/23/2015 7:52 PM
Arrived today. It may become one of my new favorites. It's a fairly hefty folder and on the large side with a 3.72" blade. It has a wire clip, which carries deep compared to the traditional clip. So, it remains nicely concealable and stealthy in the pocket. The bolsters are brass, so I'm not sure how they'll hold up in terms of tarnishing. But, that's a minor matter. I have always liked carbon fiber scales. And, they contrast nicely with the brass bolsters.
The action is very smooth.
I dare say this is not a NKP or sheeple-friendly knife. It's got an aggressive look, no doubt. And, that makes me smile.
Of course, it came "hair-popping" sharp.
If you're a Spyderco fan... If you're a Schempp fan... If you like a knife that makes you say (with Aussie accent), "THIS is a knife!"... Pick up one of these bad boys!