Spyderco: Chaparral - Raffir Noble Acrylic - CTS-XHP - C152RNP
Spyderco's Chaparral series is a family of slim, pocket-friendly gentlemen's folding knives that celebrates the diversity of different handle materials and treatments. This unique version of the Chaparral features full stainless steel liners and smoke-colored Raffir Noble scales. Manufactured in Denmark, Raffir is a strikingly beautiful composite material that encapsulates metal mesh in a durable, translucent epoxy resin. The Raffir Noble pattern combines a smoke-colored acrylic with a mixture of brass and copper mesh. When machined and polished to create knife scales, it reveals a unique, semi-transparent, three-dimensional pattern with amazing visual depth and character. Like the other members of Spyderco's Chaparral family, this knife features a full-flat-ground PlainEdge blade crafted from premium CTS XHP stainless steel, a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for ambidextrous one-handed opening, a sturdy back lock mechanism, and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that supports discreet left or right-side tip-up carry. A highly functional pocketknife that also offers tremendous pride of ownership, the Chaparral Raffir Noble truly cuts with class.
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This is a small knife, which is what I was looking for. It is a very striking with the Raffir Noble pattern. I wear an XL glove and the blade/frame choil is where my index finger rests with my remaining fingers gripping the frame with about 1/4 inch to spare. 3 1/2 fingers on the handles behind the choil. The spring is very tight which makes opening and closing the knife a bit difficult. The spider hole is very sharp too. We'll see how it breaks in. Other than these initial issues I am pleased with it .