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Spyderco Chicago

18+
£63.95
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Laws. Whether necessary, good, or
just nutty, they’re intended to
establish order and ward-off
chaos. When the government and
society implement rules spyderco
do their best to live within their
parameters.


As an example, many U.S.
metropolitan cities draw the line
for carrying pocketknives in
public to knives with blades two-
inches in length or under.
Welcome to Chicago! If I were a
Chicagoan and carried a
pocketknife regularly, I might be
inclined (as a law abiding
citizen) to carry a tool falling
under this city’s restriction.


The Spyderco Chicago is just that.
Two-inches of flat ground 440C
blade urbanely outfitted with
black G-10 handle scales and
Michael Walker LinerLock®. The
handle is shaped and sized
ergonomically with full-length
skeletonized liners inside for
strength without bulk or weight.


Its leaf-like shaped blade
effectively cuts across the board,
from significant strenuous cuts
like carpet and poly rope to
something as simple as fingernail
cleaning or scraping tape off of
glass.


A deep pocket clip burrows the
knife down into a pant’s pocket
with the tip facing up ready to
carry left- or right-handed.
This one is for Chicagoans or
anyone looking for a city/suit
knife.


Please note,
this knife is not a U.K
Legal(Subject to Local Laws)
EDC

SKU:
SC130GP
GTIN
Width:
10.00 (cm)
Height:
10.00 (cm)
Depth:
5.00 (cm)
Brand:
Spyderco
Colour:
Black
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
5.1000
Overall Length:
12.8000
Blade Material:
440C Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness:
0.25
Cutting Edge:
4.4
Grind:
Flat
Sheath:
No
Warranty:
1 Year
Closed Length:
7.9000
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Handle Material:
G10
Handle Colour:
Black
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Finish:
Satin
Product Weight:
62
Lock Type:
Liner Lock
Newest:
2014-02-04 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
63.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
00716104009176

Description


Laws. Whether necessary, good, or
just nutty, they’re intended to
establish order and ward-off
chaos. When the government and
society implement rules spyderco
do their best to live within their
parameters.


As an example, many U.S.
metropolitan cities draw the line
for carrying pocketknives in
public to knives with blades two-
inches in length or under.
Welcome to Chicago! If I were a
Chicagoan and carried a
pocketknife regularly, I might be
inclined (as a law abiding
citizen) to carry a tool falling
under this city’s restriction.


The Spyderco Chicago is just that.
Two-inches of flat ground 440C
blade urbanely outfitted with
black G-10 handle scales and
Michael Walker LinerLock®. The
handle is shaped and sized
ergonomically with full-length
skeletonized liners inside for
strength without bulk or weight.


Its leaf-like shaped blade
effectively cuts across the board,
from significant strenuous cuts
like carpet and poly rope to
something as simple as fingernail
cleaning or scraping tape off of
glass.


A deep pocket clip burrows the
knife down into a pant’s pocket
with the tip facing up ready to
carry left- or right-handed.
This one is for Chicagoans or
anyone looking for a city/suit
knife.


Please note,
this knife is not a U.K
Legal(Subject to Local Laws)
EDC

Specification


SKU:
SC130GP
Brand:
Spyderco
Colour:
Black
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
5.1000
Overall Length:
12.8000
Blade Material:
440C Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness:
0.25
Cutting Edge:
4.4
Grind:
Flat
Sheath:
No
Warranty:
1 Year
Closed Length:
7.9000
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Handle Material:
G10
Handle Colour:
Black
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Finish:
Satin
Product Weight:
62
Lock Type:
Liner Lock
Newest:
2014-02-04 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
63.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
00716104009176

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  • 3
    It just didn't work for me

    Posted by Chris on 18th Oct 2015

    I bought this knife wanting a small EDC knife that would be more sheeple friendly yet still be capable for my every day tasks.
    I considered a Spyderco Squeak as one handed openeing is important to me but opted for this as I'm so used to having a liner lock.

    First impressions were on how small the knife is. I won't mark it down for this - I ordered it knowing the measurements but really you can never be sure until you get it in your hand.
    That said the more I use it the more I get used to it. One problem is that it can be a little fiddly to open with large hands and I have caught the tip against my little finger a couple of times.
    For reference I'm used to 2 1/2" (Swiss army knife size) blades.

    The blade is very sharp from the box and holds it's edge well.
    For day to day tasks I found it a little too small though that said I was never really hindered too greatly. The problem was more that a task may take a little longer or require a touch more precison.
    The thin blade slices well though is not best for just scoring loose tape on boxes as you would with something thicker.
    G10 scales are very good and the pocket clip is excellent. I carry it on ordinary smart/suit trousers and you can forget it's there. Weight is fine.
    One plus with the small size is that it leave plenty of pocket space and does not interfere with other pocket contents.

    So what marks it down?
    Well as I've said size is always going to personal but what I was dissapointed in was build quality.
    First up where were a couple or sharp burrs around the thumb hole. For this price/brand I was quite upset by this.
    Second problem is the liner lock. As I mentioned above I bought this model simply as I'm so used to a lock and thought this would be a good choice. I was wrong and should have bought a sqeak.
    After a very short time I realised that you simply do not need a lock on a knife this small but I would go as far as to say that on the Chicago the lock actually ruins the whole knife.
    It is way too stiff for such a blade and verges on painful to operate with one hand putting the blade away and there is not enough cut out to get your thumb into either. You can do it but you really have to slow down to do it and that is not acceptable for an EDC knife. Often I used two hands to put it away and again that defeats the point of it being one-handed.
    This problem then continues with deployment too, as with the lock giving so much preasure it's very difficult to get a fast deployment (ie. thumb flick). I don't mind this so much in a sheeple-friendly sense but it also makes folding it away less satisfying too.

    On arrival the blade centering was poor (sitting about 3/4 to the right). This can be improved by adjusting the pivot but again this exacerbated the stiffness problem.

    I own a Spyderco Tenacious and a Sage 1 and though not really fair to compare to the Sage, I would say the Tenacious is miles ahead of this Chicago in terms of it's operation.
    Aside from the points above the overal quality of the knife is quite good, making it more saddening that I cannot be more positive about it.

    From the day I ordered it through to writing this I really wanted to like this knife but it just has not happened.
    Really I wish I had sent this knife back and bought a Squeak or perhaps saved up the extra for an Urban, though the Urban is a lot of money for what it is.
    Perhaps an Ambitous or a Persistence would be a better consideration.
    Either way I'm stuck with it now.

  • 4
    Great small edc with liner lock

    Posted by Chrisinhove on 7th Jan 2014

    The 440c blade is small but handy. It's not a steel to brag about, perhaps, but can be easily made razor sharp.
    I find myself carrying this more than any other knife at the mo', due to it being readily pocketable, easy one hand use, sheeple friendly, and very sharp.