Spyderco: Brouwer Folder - Titanium / G-10 - CPM-S30V - C232GTIP
Designed by Dutch custom knifemaker Jerry Brouwer, the Brouwer Folder faithfully captures the spirit of his popular "Flanker" model in a production folding knife. Created as a serious, everyday-carry cutting tool, it is small enough to carry conveniently, yet substantial enough for challenging cutting chores.
The heart of the Brouwer is its full-flat-ground blade, which is crafted from CPM S30V particle metallurgy stainless steel. Its drop-point profile offers outstanding utility, while a paired index-finger choil and textured thumb ramp ensure precise control when used with a "choked-up" grip. Spyderco's Trademark Round Hole is positioned closer to the blade's centerline to allow a straight spine, while still offering easy one-handed opening.
The Brouwer's handle features a solid titanium scale and Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) on one side and a textured green G-10 scale and nested, skeletonized stainless steel liner on the other. To ensure a solid lock-up and long service life, the R.I.L. includes a stainless steel interface that also serves as an overtravel stop. A reversible stainless steel hourglass clip mounted to the butt end of the handle keeps the knife ready for instant access and offers a choice of left or right-side tip-up carry. It is complemented by a lined lanyard hole for easy attachment of fobs and safety lanyards.
The knife in hand is great, no hot spots on either position. It's a nice little knife that doesn't look frightening, nice handle colors. The issues are that a knife this small shouldn't have a finger choil, I can't get this knife to open/close smoothly. And the pocket clip is just off, it rides so high in the pocket. It's still a good looking knife tho.