Spyderco 2012 Prototype – Brad Southard Folder

Another long awaited design was the Brad Southard Folder, which will be Spyderco’s first ‘flipper’ design folding knife. The blade certainly flipped open very smoothly – even for this lefty. The knife felt very solid without being too heavy. I like the brown or coyote G10.

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13 Responses to Spyderco 2012 Prototype – Brad Southard Folder

  1. Dan says:

    This is an interesting departure from Spyderco’s usual stuff! I’m probably pointing out the obvious here, but this one reminds me of the ZT0560 a lot. I’ll definitely be getting one of these if they make it to full production… and I hope they do!

  2. The knife is beautiful. But … Blade … as it reminds Griptilian.

  3. Reston says:

    Where and when can this knife be pre-ordered?

    • I don’t know, better check with your preferred dealer.

      • Craig Boyk says:

        Do you have any idea on the length of the blade and handle? It looks to be close to 4 inches but its hard to tell just from the video.

      • I only get to handle the prototypes and photograph them, I don’t get info on the precise specs. Judging from memory the blade was around 3,5 inches with an around 4 inch handle. But it has been a few months since I handled the prototype

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  6. Maxdog123 says:

    First time poster here. Recognize a lot of the names :) Really looking forward to this Southard collaboration. Soooo many nice Spydies coming out. This looks to be a great one.

  7. J Centavo says:

    This one is at the top of my list for this year if they come out with it. Nice photos.

  8. Ruben says:

    When would this be coming out?

  9. Joe O says:

    Sent an email to Spyderco asking about it.
    They replied:

    Dear Joe,

    Yes the C156BN The Brad Southard Flipper will be a main production item.

    Thank you,

    Spyderco Factory Outlet | Spyderco, Inc
    820 Spyderco Way
    Golden, CO 80403

    800.828.1925 x 4 | 303.279.8613 x 4 | Fax: 303.278.2057
    sfo@spyderco.com | http://www.spyderco.com

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    “Integrity is being good, even if no one is watching”™

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