Spyderco Southard Flipper Brown G-10 Knife Review


The Spyderco Southard Flipper, designed by custom knife maker Brad Southard, is Spyderco’s first collaboration with Brad as well as their first flipper. The Southard Folder has an upswept blade made from stonewashed CTS-204P, which also features a flipper and 0.43 inch Spyder Hole. The flipper slightly protrudes from the handle when closed and when pulled down on with the index finger, overcomes the detent and glides open with the assistance of the captive ball-bearing pivot system. The blade locks solidly open with a RIL (Reeve Integral Lock) mechanism formed from a full slab of titanium, which also forms the back of the handle. The front side of the handle features a skeletonized titanium liner covered by textured brown G10 for a comfortable and reliable grip. A stainless steel pocket clip has been attached for right-handed, tip-up carry.

Rating: 9.2

Spyderco Southard Folder G-10 Plain Edge Knife, Brown


Brad Southard is an amazingly talented custom knife maker who specializes in high-performance folder designs. His first collaboration with Spiders features a "flipper"

Made by: Spyderco, Available: In stock


Overall Length 7.96″
Blade Length 3.46″
Sharpened Length 3.46″
Blade Thickness 0.157″
Blade Material CTS-204P Carpenter Steel
Steel Type Stainless
Opening Mechanism Flipper
Lock Frame Lock
Closed Length 4.50″
Handle Material Brown G10 & Titanium
Liner(s) Skeletonized Titanium
Clip Stainless Steel
Weight 4.10 oz.
Made in: Taiwan


  • Flipper Tab for Ambidextrous Deployment
  • CTS-204P Stainless Blade Steel
  • Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) Locking Mechanism
  • High Quality G-10 Composite Handles
  • Custom Knife Maker Brad Southard Design

About Spyderco

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Since starting Spyderco we’ve been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket. We didn’t go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we’re here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.

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