~These are the newest CQI version~
The Kapara is based on Australian custom knifemaker Alistair Phillips’ popular “Redback” folder design. Named after an Australian spider with a distinctive red stripe along the back of its abdomen, Spyderco’s Kapara (another name for the same redback spider) faithfully replicates Phillips’ distinctive style and craftsmanship, as well as the signature red backspacer of his custom knife.
Phillips originally created the Kapara as a personal carry knife to help him prepare healthy, vegetable-based meals. Its CPM® S30V® stainless steel blade is full-flat ground for exceptional edge geometry and has a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™ for convenient one-handed opening with either hand. The gracefully styled handle has full, skeletonized stainless steel liners that provide structural strength and form the basis of the knife’s patented Compression Lock™ mechanism. They are capped by stunning solid carbon fiber scales that are precisely crowned to provide a secure, extremely comfortable grip. An index-finger choil at the base of the blade allows the user to choke up for enhanced control and helps draw attention to machined details on both sides of the blade’s pivot. To keep the Kapara poised for instant access, it includes a reversible deep-pocket wire clip for left or right-side, tip-up carry and a generously sized lanyard hole for the easy attachment of fobs or lanyards.
- Blade Length: 3.58"
- Overall Length: 8.27"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Length: 4.69"
- Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
- Weight: 3.3 oz.
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Just got my Kapara a couple of days ago. Really blown away with the design of this knife. That crimson red spacer is the cherry on top. It’s a great EDC or even in a formal suit. I paired mine up with a Ripps Garage Ti wire replacement pocket clip. It really made the knife pop!!! The knife is lightweight and the carbon fiber looks stunning. Razor sharp out of the box as expected from Spyderco. The REC crew as always, great and friendly service.
Being an avid Spyderco collector I knew what to expect with the Kapara and I was not disappointed. It's a beautiful knife with exceptional fit and finish. Being my first purchase with REC I am blown away by service I received. fast shipping, secure packaging and I like the rewards program. My new go to for my knife addiction.
Outstanding quality on this production run and first class service from REC. Very happy to have it in the EDC rotation.
Perfect condition and fit n finish is supurb! Excellent job once again shipping was fast. This new CQI version is silky smooth!
Great edc blade. Light, small footprint in the pocket, and super slicey. The fit and finish is really outstanding.
Received this knife from REC and out of the box it was perfectly centered and has buttery smooth pivot action. It flicks open and drops shut with ease. Will buy from again, and again! Thanks REC!
Knife is a fantastic representation of an awesome custom, love it. Customer service and shipping was superb as always from Rivers Edge Cutlery.