Chaparral - Blue Stepped Titanium
Chaparral is a shrub native to the Western United States with the unique ability to perennially survive, revive and regenerate after being destroyed by drought or fire. Like a season it returns year after year. It’s also what Spyderco calls their continuing series of gentleman’s folders. Mid-sized Chaparral folders will have identical blade and handle profiles but showcase variant handle materials. Handle options will be chosen for their elegant appearance and functional utility with a focus directed at making the Chaparral series unique as well as a serious contender in the gent’s knife genre.
This unique version of the Chaparral features selectively blue anodized solid titanium handle scales meticulously CNC machined with an intricate three-dimensional “stepped” pattern reminiscent of an M.C. Esher etching. It features a full flat-ground leaf-shaped blade of CTS XHP stainless steel blade with outstanding edge geometry for near-effortless cutting performance. 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. 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.
Discontinued by the manufacturer, this product is no longer available. Please see related products below.