- Non-locking folder
- N690Co Steel blade
- FRN handle (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)
The Urban Lightweight exemplifies all the best qualities of the SLIPIT concept and combines them with the weight saving advantages of an injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle. Its blade is machined from premium Böhler-Uddeholm N690Co steel— a high-performance stainless steel alloyed with cobalt, molybdenum, and vanadium. Its full-flat grind and leaf-shaped profile provide an exceptional balance of strength, low-friction cutting performance, and point utility. A prominent index-finger choil (finger groove) helps prevent unintentional blade closure, while Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole ensures positive one-handed opening with either hand.
The Urban Lightweight’s textured FRN handle scales are anchored to the handle’s solid steel back spacer, which provides structural strength and serves as the spring for the knife’s notched-joint non-locking pivot mechanism. The handle also features a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that allows left or right-side tip-up carry and keeps the knife tucked low in the pocket for a discreet, socially friendly image.
Folding or Fixed Blade: Folding
Blade Steel: N690Co
Handle Material: FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)
Blade Shape: Leaf
Pocket Clip: Yes
Carry Options: Pocket clip left or right-side tip-up
Locking Mechanism: Non-locking
Blade Finish: Satin
Rockwell Hardness: Not listed by manufacturer
Opening Method: Round hole
Blade length: 2.61"
Blade Thickness: .118"
Closed Length: 3.45"
Overall Length: 6.06"
Weight: 2.0 oz