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. Its also what Spyderco calls
a new and continuing series of gentlemens 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 gents knife genre. Possibly
Spydercos thinnest, lightest mid-sized CLIPIT yet, the debut Chaparral
will have a carbon-fiber handle with a mid-positioned back lock and
Attached to the ultra-slim handle, a left-right,
tip-up clip arranges the knife deeply inside a pocket. Crucible Steel
Inc. of New York produces the CPM-S30V powdered steel used for the
leaf-shaped blade. The blade is ground full-flat and offered PlainEdged
for the best available cutting performance with non-skid jimping
located at both the spine and choil.