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Spyderco Brad Southard Flipper

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by racingfirefighter, Jun 23, 2012.



    Aug 8, 2012
    Dang so much money will be spent on spyderco in the coming months. Why did they have to go and make so many wonderfully designed knives this year? Curses Sal. Your genius is quite foreboding.
  2. Slimman


    Jan 9, 2008
    Yes..thought the same thing. Wish the handle was a tad longer or the finger choil inched up a little closer.
  3. rye_a

    rye_a Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Man, you are killing me. I would drive to Golden today if they became available...
  4. Brad Southard

    Brad Southard

    Jan 28, 2006
    I realized I never came back and update you guys with the final word on the Lockface. It is not carbidized or a steel insert, it is however heat hardened at the lockface, Just like the Chris Reeves Sebenza, or the Spyderco Techno. An excellent way to prevent wear.

    I think you will be pleasantly suprised.
  5. Brad Southard

    Brad Southard

    Jan 28, 2006
    I think you guys will like it, Ive got pretty large hands myself. I generally get Large or X-large gloves if that gives you an idea, and the knife handle fits me perfectly. Also works great for my wife, who has tiny little hands. Haha

    I really wanted to fit as much blade into the handle as possible, without a ton of excess. Aspects of flipper geometry didnt allow us to push the choil any farther forward. Hope you get a chance to handle one, shoot me a pm or email, Id love to hear feedback!
  6. mkjellgren


    Nov 1, 2005
    And this right here is why bladeforums is a great place. Both the owner of the company and the designer of the knife posting here and answering customer questions. Now if we could just get either of them to tell us when we might be able to snag one...
  7. JudasD


    Aug 1, 2012
    For some reason whenever the designer speaks up in a forum it always makes me want to go buy one. Brad, you just cost me a couple hundred bucks. LOL

  8. PeteG


    Mar 16, 2000
    Guys, this is one great folder been playing with mine for an hour. I'm in line for the Spyderco sale in Golden.:thumbup:
  9. nccole


    Jun 2, 2011
  10. PeteG


    Mar 16, 2000
    Sorry, camping out at Spyderco's at the moment.
  11. JTR357


    Sep 10, 2007
    How many will be made?

    sorry too lazy to read whole gigantic thread
  12. FCM415

    FCM415 Banned BANNED

    Jul 9, 2012
    It will be production so no set amount.
  13. JTR357


    Sep 10, 2007
  14. Nullity


    Jul 28, 2002
    I think raw titanium works fine as a lock-face material. Many makers have used it over the years with good results.
    Proper lock geometry and design are more important than carbidizing and steel lock-face inserts. Whatever works. ;)

    A flipper with a Spydie-hole and a superb blade-steel... this knife is gonna be a hit, for sure. :D
  15. PeteG


    Mar 16, 2000

    Very impressed with everything on this flipper.


  16. mkjellgren


    Nov 1, 2005
    Yeeeaaahhh buddy, rollin like a big shot!!
  17. PeteG


    Mar 16, 2000
    I have to say the Southard is a lot more comfortable and natural feeling in “my” hand then my ZT 0561.



  18. mkjellgren


    Nov 1, 2005
    Now the real question is who is going to be the first one to throw a custom scale on this beast...?
  19. Juraj


    Aug 5, 2009
    Awesome:thumbup:. I need this baby:).
  20. Franz_N

    Franz_N Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2010
    Are the handle scales the same thickness? Like the lock side scale and the non lock side with the G10 are they the same?

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