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Spyderco Para 2 - Orange G-10 - CTS-XHP Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive
Why change something if it works? Because, at Spyderco, they practice the principle of C.Q.I. - Constant Quality Improvement. If they can refine and improve the ergonomics or cutting performance of an established model, they do it.
This Para 2 has several changes over the classic version. The G-10 handle is narrowed at the end improving the ergonomics. The handle and blade have been profiled thinner; removing uncomfortable angles when in the closed position. It features a Compression Lock and an ambidextrous-friendly four way clip which carries tip-up/tip-down, left/right-hand and rests deeper in a pocket. This Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive version features a premium CTS-XHP full flat-ground blade, which is given a black DLC (Diamond Like Coating) finish. Spyderco has also lengthened the blade's tip and added additional surface jimping to both the spine and finger choil. Implementation of a new Bushing Pivot System generates fluid action and more consistent manufacturing tolerances. Larger lanyard gives more options for carry. Refinements to overall construction may not be drastic or even visible to the eye but from the G-10 textured handle to the CTS-XHP steel full flat blade, everything is sharper, smoother and guaranteed to provide performance and user comfort. This limited edition of 1,200 pieces is made in Golden, Colorado U.S.A exclusively for Cutlery Shoppe customers.
- Blade Steel: CTS-XHP
- Handle Material: Orange G-10
- Length Open: 8 9/32" (210 mm)
- Blade Length: 3 7/16" (87 mm)
- Length Closed: 4 13/16" (122 mm)
- Hole Diameter: 9/16" (14 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 9/64" (3.5 mm)
- Weight: 3.75 oz. (106 g)
- Made In: USA
More about CTS-XHP steel:
Carpenter Steel Company is enjoying a hospitable welcome from knifemakers and manufacturers. Well known for their performance automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, defense, and consumer products industries steels, they recently began offering high-performance blade steels. CTS-XHP is air hardened, high carbon and high chromium with corrosion resistance similar to 440C-type steels and with hardness qualities found in tool steel. Its edge retention, ability to be machined to a fine edge, and consistent heat-treatability make it perfect for this exclusive Sprint Run.