Spyderco Southard Frame Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.46" Black) C156GPBBK

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Spyderco Southard Frame Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.46" Black) C156GPBBK
MSRP: $449.95
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Item #BHQ-19836


  • Overall Length:7.96"
  • Blade Length:3.46"
  • Cutting Edge:3.46"
  • Blade Thickness:0.16"
  • Blade Material:CTS-204P
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.53"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:4.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Southard
  • Model Number:C156GPBBK
  • Designer:Brad Southard
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Southard’s handle combines a textured black G-10 scale and thick titanium liner on one side with a solid titanium scale on the other. The titanium scale forms the foundation of the knife’s sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism and features a small inlaid G-10 panel that acts as an overtravel stop when releasing the lock mechanism. It is also home to the knife’s matching stainless steel clip, which supports right-side tip-up carry.

Offering an amazing synthesis of ergonomics, functionality, and state-of-the-art materials, the Southard is one of the most advanced Spyderco folders ever produced.

Brad Southard is an amazingly talented custom knifemaker who specializes in high-performance folder designs. His first collaboration with Spyderco features a “flipper”—a novel blade-opening device that was pioneered by custom knifemaker Kit Carson. A flipper consists of a small lever that extends from the base of the Southard’s CTS 204P hollow-ground blade and protrudes from the back of the knife’s handle when closed. Pulling on it with your index finger creates a tension against the detent mechanism that holds the blade closed. When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position.


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Great Knife
Scott B.
I have somewhere in the neighborhood of a few hundred knives that I have collected over the years. This knife is in the top 5 easy. I was really impressed with the quality of the knife. Would highly recommend this knife!
Spyderco Southard...pure awesomeness
Robert G.
I just received this knife from BHQ after returning another similarly priced, higher end production knife that was a train wreck right out of the box. First, I've got to say that the customer service at BHQ is second to none. Thanks guys! Now, I got the all black Southard. It is absolutely spot-on, perfect right out of the box. Flips, well like its on bearings. Very smooth. Lock up is out of this world precise and strong. Blade play? Yeah, right...non existent. Perfectly centered and VERY sharp out of the box. Very light in the hand and perfectly balanced. Blade to handle ratio is almost 1:1, which is awesome, other than be careful to not get the tip of your finger knicked by the tip while ots.clipped in your pocket if you are like me and fidget with the knife in pocket. I went over this knife for the first couple hours i had it trying to find something, anything, out of whack fit and finish wise. I could find nothing, its 100% perfection! i had read that the G-10 used on the Southard was almost too grippy. Maybe on the brown scaled version, but not the black one, it is perfect. About the same abrasiveness as a Manix, maybe even a bit less than. My ONLY and i mean ONLY complaint about this knife is the pocket clip. Its very pointy, to the point that the thing WILL shred your pants and even injury you if you're not careful. Seriously guys, Im not kidding. Also, this pocket clip is bar none the tightest Ive ever seen. Ive already removed it, bent it open a bit so I can actually get it clipped to my pants and also rounded that wicked point some. Other than that, this knife is worth every penny it costs. The customer service that I personally received from the crew at Blade HQ regarding my you cannot put a price tag on. Best ever!