The fidget spinner for the knife enthusiast. The Spyderco Smock is a well-rounded gentleman’s knife that can be used in all daily everyday use. It took me a while to finally pull the trigger on this knife but, I am glad I finally did. As with all of us, I tend to research most if not all the knives I purchase to a ridiculous point. Watching YouTube, reading articles, review scores and just word of mouth. The Smock has always had an interest factor to me.
The knife has had good reviews and was always sold out. The thing that I wasn’t quite sure about, was the overall quality. The videos I observed made the knife look a little cheap in my opinion and, not being USA made was another note of contention. But, finally, I decided to purchase this knife and; boy am I glad I did.
When I finally got the Smock in my hands I was impressed with the quality and sharpness of this knife. The knife is constructed of carbon fiber lament on G10 scales, though it looks like a straight carbon fiber scale and feels very solid. The action of this knife is crazy addictive with no blade play in any direction.
The biggest item you will notice is the button lock, I haven’t had a lot of experience with button locks but, the Smock has made me a believer. Granted, this is a button lock/liner lock hybrid. The Smock comes off as a sophisticate well-rounded knife that can be used in the board room to your everyday house use.
The scales give a good purchase without fear of losing control even when the knife is wet. The handle length is 4.5” with a width of 1” and thickness of .45”, making it a petite every day carry knife. This knife should feel good in almost any size hands but, may be an issue with extra-large or gloved hands. Though looking at the knife you know this is not meant for hard outdoor use.
The blade on the Smock is extremely sharp and makes an extremely good slice, just like every Spyderco knife. I find it hard to find a production knife that has the slicing capacity of any Spyderco. The blade design is a Wharncliffe which adds to the overall aesthetic of the knife. The blade size is 3.375” with a cutting edge of 2.87” allowing for a great cutting surface and, made from quality CPM-S30V.
The Smock will carry very easily and with most all Spyderco knives will stick a little bit out of your pocket. This is not a deal-breaker for me but, there is plenty of aftermarket clips if you desire something different. I choose to add some custom titanium scales which really ups the appearance of this knife. Overall this knife is an amazing well crafter knife that I feel any user would love and appreciate for everyday use. But, what is the best overall quality of this knife?
In my opinion, it would be the fidget index. The Smock is truly the adult fidget spinner. The knife has so many ways to be interfaced that you will end up spending hours flicking and opening your knife while reading blogs and watching T.V. The ease and smoothness make this an instant addiction to the point of annoying your friends and family. You cannot pick up this knife and not begin to play around with it.
What else can you ask for in a knife? High quality, great looks and an item you can spend hours playing with and knocking out your cutting tasks. I wish that I had not waited so long to order this knife, though at least I knew the knife has been fully vetted and would not be a wasted investment. The price point currently is around $175 which, in my opinion, is not an overrated price for this knife. As with any Spyderco, you will not be disappointed with this purchase.
The other issue is that this knife is not made in the good ol’ USA. The Smock is made in the Taiwan factory which historically has made great products. I try to buy exclusively the U.S.A. made knives but, do slip from time to time.
The other cool aspect of this knife is that it was a collaboration with Kevin Smock; hence the name. The actual Smock is a very cool design but, extremely expensive and nearly if not at all possible to get your hands on. This collaboration brings all the good attributes of the custom Smock to the high-quality production capabilities of Spyderco.
If you looking for a great looking knife that can keep you busy for hours the Spyderco Smock knife is right for you. Below you will find all the specifications regarding this knife courtesy of BladeHQ.
- Overall Length: 7.875"
- Blade Length: 3.375"
- Cutting Edge: 2.875"
- Blade Width: 1.00"
- Blade Thickness: 0.12"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V
- Blade Style: Wharncliffe
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Finish: Satin
- Edge Type: Plain
- Handle Length: 4.50"
- Handle Width: 1.00"
- Handle Thickness: 0.45"
- Handle Material: Carbon Fiber, G-10
- Color: Black
- Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
- Weight: 3.64 oz.
- User: Right Hand
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
- Knife Type: Manual
- Opener: Flipper, Thumb Hole
- Lock Type: Compression Lock
- Brand: Spyderco
- Model: Smock
- Model Number: C240CFP
- Designer: Kevin Smock
- Country of Origin: Taiwan