Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 Summer Outdoor Retailer Edged Tools Report: Spyderco's new "Clipit" Multi-tool

Combining Spyderco's legendary one-hand opening ability with the utility of a Swiss Army knife, Spyderco's new "ClipIt" folding knives are the best of both worlds. "ClipIt" knives have an easy-open Spyderco blade along with a "ClipiTool" Bottle Opener and Screwdriver, Scissors, or Serrated blade.

The Clipit Tools are constructed from 8Cr13MoV Stainless, a Chinese Stainless similar in composition and performance to Japanese AUS8 Stainless. 


Length overall: 4.59/4.57" (117/116 mm)
Length closed: 2.57" (65 mm)
Cutting edge: 1.75" (44 mm)
Blade length: 2.02/2.00" (51/51 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV
Weight: 1.9 oz (54 g)
Blade thickness: 0.079/0.079" (2.0/2.0 mm)
Handle material: Stainless Steel
Street Price: $25-$30 USD

Here are a couple of photos of the ClipIt taken at the Spyderco booth at Summer OR:

Initial impression-- Just like other Spyderco's I've owned in the past, opening the ClipIt's tools one-handed is a breeze. Fans of Spyderco knives who are looking for a small, handy one handed-folder with the ability to do more than just cutting tasks will probably like this tool. One drawback is that these knives are not made in the USA or Japan like many of Spyderco's other blades, they're made in China. 

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