Produced in Maniago, the Squeak SLIPIT is a Spyderco non-locking one-hand open, clip carry folder called a SLIPIT. Its designed for legally-restricted carry in locales where locking folders are prohibited.
The blade is ground full-flat and made from Austrian Bohler-Uddeholms N690Co steel. N690C0 is high-carbon steel with added cobalt for structural uniformity resulting in enhanced edge retention and sharpening receptivity. Textured jimping is machined from the blades spine and choil for increased slip resistance.
The Squeaks blade is held in the open position when cutting by a notched-joint at the knifes pivot. When closing the blade, the notch generates resistance functionally similar to traditional slip-joint penknife and performs the additional function of smoothing the motion of the blade opening. Increasing control and comfort Spyderco designers add a deep finger choil, naturally jogging the index finger into a position on the underside of the blade directly below the thumb. Positioning the index finger in this choil blocks the blade from accidental closing when cutting and provides a grip position that allows the user to choke-up closer to the cutting edge for greater dexterity.
The handle is FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) and engineered for user comfort whether in the hand, with ergonomic handle texturing, or in the pocket with a reversible tip-up deep pocket wire clip.
This is the third Spyderco I have gotten my wife. She carried a Ladybug and a Dragonfly and used both of them. When she received the pink Squeak she told me to go ahead and put the older knives in the safe. Not sure if it’s the color, the knife itself, or the fact it has her name on it. In the end the only thing that matters is she loves it.
Replaced a lady bug with this for my mother beinf had issues with the lock and small size too. She loves it and can safely use her pink spyder as needed without cause for concern . love it so much just put another in wishlist for my daughters graduation .
I bought this knife for my grandma who has arthritic hands. She has trouble manipulating locking mechanisms on most knives. Thanks to the half-stop on this knife, my grandma can open and close this knife, and feel confident doing so. She loves the "Squeak" name and the pink color too. The knife is very comfortable in her hand while using it to cut too. If you have someone who has arthritis in their hands, and doesnt like to use auto knives, I highly recommend this knife!
Gave this knife to my wife as a gift. She loves it. Hasn’t put it down.
I bought the squeak in pink for my girlfriend. She doesn't get as angry with me when I spend money on knives if I have a cute one for her as well. The lock up is so tight on this knife and the amount of blade/scales available to you to manipulate is so little. It's very difficult to put forward enough pressure to close the knife and still feel safe about your hand placement. Needless to say I doubt she will ever carry it because it's a challenge to close. Yet I'm not permitted to return it because it's pretty and pink. I did find a YouTube video for a better technique for closing. Don't get me started on the half stop. Folding knives should have two positions OPEN and CLOSED. Unless we're talking about a multitool.