C171 Mike Draper Folder

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The C171 Mike Draper was introduced in late 2015.

Appearance in catalogs

The C171 Mike Draper Folder appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Mike Draper

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C171 Mike Draper Folder:

"Wyoming native Mike Draper is a Journeyman Smith in the American Bladesmith Society and an accomplished custom maker whose style includes everything from tough tactical folders to investment-quality art knives. His first collaboration with Spyderco reflects both ends of that spectrum to yield practical, highly functional folding knife executed with exceptional craftsmanship.


The modified drop-point blade of the Mike Draper Folder is made from VG-10 stainless steel and features a full-flat grind for a superior balance of strength and low-friction edge geometry. Its easily accessible Trademark Round Hole™ proudly proclaims it as a Spyderco product and allows swift one-handed opening with either hand. The blade is supported by a sturdy Walker LinerLock mechanism that is finished flush with the handle slot to prevent unintentional closure.


The Mike Draper Folder’s eye-catching handle is constructed with two solid titanium scales that are intricately CNC machined to produce a stunning spider web pattern and a subtle surface texture. Portions of the pattern are then colorized to contrast boldly against the matte-finished titanium to further highlight the design. The handle flares at both ends to create a highly functional integral guard and a butt hook and includes a solid, full-length back spacer for additional strength. A custom pocket clip follows the flow of the handle contour and design to provide immediate access via right-side, tip-up carry. "


The C171 Mike Draper Folder in Spyderco's online catalog

Variations

The C171 Mike Draper Folder is made in Japan and has:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C171TIBLP Natural matte and blue anodized Ti PE VG-10 Oct 2015-Nov 2016 359.95$ (2015) CNC machined spiderweb pattern on handles N/A Full Flat Custom Ti RH/TU Main

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C171 Mike Draper Folder:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C171TIBLP 228mm 134mm 94mm 87mm 12mm 3mm 133g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C171 Mike Draper Folder:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C171TIBLP 8.950" 5.28" 3.70" 3.42" 0.473" 0.118" 4.7oz

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