RF kept me pretty busy at the SHOT Show scouting for gun gear, but I played hooky long enough to scope out some amazing new knives. The Spyderco Domino is near the top of the “can’t afford; don’t care” list with a list of super-exotic materials and drop-dead gorgeous looks.
It’s a frame-lock, which isn’t the kind of knife we’ve come to expect from Spyderco. And it’s also a flipper opener, only the second such knife Spyderco has ever sold. And it doesn’t get any more ordinary from there.
The frame is all titanium, with a Reeve Integral Lock and a laminated G10 and carbon fiber scale that has to be seen and touched to be appreciated. The black pocket clip is 4-way reversible, although lefties will have to move the clip to cover up that gorgeous left-side scale.
The elite Spidey’s blade steel laughs in scorn at VG-10 and S35VN, because it’s a Koenigsegg to their Corvettes. The 3.13″ FFG blade is ground from CTX XHP, a new Carpenter alloy that combines the hardness of D2 tool steel (up to RHC 64) with the corrosion resistance of ho-hum 440C stainless.
And you’d have to ask about the price, wouldn’t you? MSRP is $350, with an internet street price of about $200. If only I could have talked them out of a sample…