Chaparral - Gray FRN
Chaparral is a plant native to the Western U.S. that is known for its ability to regenerate after harsh weather conditions and even wildfires. This resilient spirit makes it a fitting namesake for Spyderco’s Chaparral series of prestige knives. The Chaparral series uses a standard format to highlight distinctive handle materials and texture patterns.
The latest addition to Spyderco’s unique Chaparral series designed to be the consummate lock-blade gentleman’s pocketknife, the Chaparral Lightweight offers the same design theme and functionality as its brothers, but with a simple, reliable, and affordable injection-molded handle. Its tough fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) construction minimizes weight and offers the high-traction advantages of Spyderco’s Bi-Directional Texturing pattern, while its nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners ensure excellent structural strength and precise alignment of all key components. It features a full flat-ground leaf-shaped blade of CTS XHP stainless steel blade with outstanding edge geometry for near-effortless cutting performance. Its acute point excels at detail work yet retains the structural strength for all-purpose use. A Trademark Round Hole facilitates easy one or two-handed opening and makes the knife very easy to get into action. The Chaparral’s highly evolved handle shape balances a full-sized grip and user-friendly ergonomics with a slim, easily carried profile that tucks neatly into any pocket. A reliable back lock mechanism ensures that the blade stays securely locked in the open position and, along with a reversible wire pocket clip, which makes the knife completely ambidextrous. The low-ride clip not only supports left or right-side tip-up carry, but it also blends unobtrusively with any color of clothing. In the open position. The juncture of the Chaparral’s blade and handle features a forefinger choil and a subtle thumb ramp on the spine of the blade. Both have jimping (textured grooves) and provide an ideal purchase for the thumb and index finger for superior control during use.