The Spyderco Chaparral folding knife is an elegantly crafted, slim pocket knife. Every feature is designed to make this the ultimate lightweight EDC knife.
The Chaparral showcases Spyderco’s superior manufacturing techniques, whether it be the carbon fiber model or another lightweight synthetic like their Fiberglass-Reinforced Nylon (FRN). The footprint of the knife is very small, and with a total weight under 2.5 ounces, it is one of the easiest knives to carry and use in any situation.
There are a few key factors that give the Chaparral an amazing feel in your hand. First up is the handle texturing on certain options like the gray FRN and the Carbon Fiber composite. If you like a light texture that adds grip without causing any hand fatigue or drag in your pocket, these are the perfect options for you.
Next up is the handle profile itself. The forward finger choil that is integrated into the front of the knife gives you the perfect spot to lock in your grip on this knife. It puts the knife in a choked-up position that offers a lot of control over the blade when cutting while also providing added security.
The final key feature is a shallow row of “jimping” grooves on the spine of the blade as well as in the finger choil. These grooves provide one more area of positive grip, just enough to add traction without any discomfort.
Superior Blade & Lock
The Chaparral features Carpenter’s XHP steel. This American-made blade steel possesses incredible edge holding as well as corrosion resistance, and in a full-height grind it slices like a laser. This grind ensures a keen edge and low drag when cutting.
When you deploy the blade using the convenient large Round Hole, it locks in place using a back lock. This mechanism operates with a satisfying “snap” into the locked position. Once open, the blade locks in place with impressive strength.
A superior quality rust resistant CTS XHP blade.
The blade is plain edged with a full-height grind, ensuring the best cutting performance.
Stainless steel liners.
Sturdy back lock mechanism. The back-lock mechanism ensures that the knife stays securely locked during use.
Reversible deep pocket wire clip. It is positioned for tip-up carry, right or left side.
A fully accessible round hole supports ambidextrous one-handed opening.