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Spyderco SwayBack Frame Lock Knife (3.53" Stonewash XHP) C249TIP

Spyderco SwayBack Frame Lock Knife (3.53" Stonewash XHP) C249TIP Knife Image Thumb
Spyderco SwayBack Frame Lock Knife (3.53" Stonewash XHP) C249TIP Knife Image Thumb
Spyderco SwayBack Frame Lock Knife (3.53" Stonewash XHP) C249TIP Knife Image Thumb
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MSRP: $390.00
Our Price: $273.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.04"
  • Blade Length:3.53"
  • Cutting Edge:3.31"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.53"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.90 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:SwayBack
  • Model Number:C249TIP
  • Designer:Marcin Slysz
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.04"
  • Blade Length:3.53"
  • Cutting Edge:3.31"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.53"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.90 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:SwayBack
  • Model Number:C249TIP
  • Designer:Marcin Slysz
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Spyderco is known for innovative designs and mechanisms. The SwayBack, however, takes the innovation of Spyderco and applies it to a serious throwback to a traditional design. Inspired by jack knives of old and designed by Marcin Slysz, the handle and the blade feature the gentle curves that the traditional is known for, but the thumb hole opener and titanium frame lock Spyderco is known for.

Features:
  • Slysz design inspired by SwayBack of antiquity.
  • Titanium frame lock is strong and reliable.
  • Reversible pocket clip and thumb hole opener.
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

One of the greatest ever
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Amanda C.
09-12-2021
From the fit and finish, to the perfect hollow grind, and the perfect swage Grinds,The butter like action not to mention the contoured TI!! When you take that pocket clip off and run the knife like it was designed to be in my opinion the ergonomically‘s on that knife or magic like I said one of the greatest knives ever to come out of Spyderco in a very long time
a great knife stuck in a sea of hate
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Callum h.
05-31-2021
if you like the style of this knife I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.
Overall a good knife
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Leonard B.
09-14-2020
The Spyderco Swayback has a great/cool blade, smooth action and goes into my pocket easily.
There has been a lot of talk about the pocket clip and I admit I would have preferred a wire clip. But the stock clip has grown on me, so I have decided to not replace it with a deep carry clip.
The only thing that keeps this knife from rating a five is the access to the spydie hole, which is tight. You can easily open the knife once you learn how.
Quality
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alan d.
09-01-2020
this is a high quality piece yes the clip and the hole issues but overall quality and who knows maybe a collector like the bowie someday
I wanted to love this knife
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Tyler G.
08-26-2020
I, like everyone else, LOVED the Bowie and the Chef, and have eagerly awaited getting my paws on the Swayback. On the good side, the fit and finish are outstanding. However, the negatives outweigh the positives. 1-- The spydie hole is hard to access and the blade is difficult to deploy. I'm sure it could be broken in over time but it just wasn't a great experience overall. 2-- The upswept ergonomics aren't great. I know it's a swayback but the larger size of the knife makes it less comfortable than smaller sized swaybacks I own. I have small/medium sized hands so your mileage may vary. 3-- Lastly, I'm able to prick my finger on the tip of the knife while it's in the closed position. Again, I have smaller hands but still think this will be an issue for most folks. For all the above reasons, I returned the knife.
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Robert S.
08-24-2020
(This is a different Robert S. than previous)

I was surprised to see poor reviews on such a beautiful Sway Back example. Then I realized it had little to do with the knife. Also, the knife is made in Taiwan. NOT China.

I am quite certain that the clip was added mainly to prevent complaints that an expensive knife didn't come with one. In truth, the Sway Back style shouldn't have a clip. It is a "throwback to a traditional design" when clips weren't expected. Look up other Sway Back examples to see what I'm talking about. Or look at something like the Benchmade Proper.

Just take the clip off...It shouldn't have been included in the first place.
Great Tool, Not So Great Pocketknife
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David M.
08-20-2020
Complaints about this knife's lack of hand comfort are largely correct-- the clip is a miss, the handle is a bit too big for the pocket, and the flick-ability is minimal. It is a great tool, however, and for what it is the Slycz Swayback is a honkin' good knife that future enthusiasts will appreciate as a masterpiece of simplicity & function. The only Slycz Spyderco that will not work for food prep, the Swayback is both elegant and rock solid.
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GDPR G.
08-19-2020
Premium build with one glaring flaw
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Jacob A.
08-19-2020
Pros
- excellent fit and finish
- very thin behind the edge
- beautiful hollow grind and nice swedges
- contoured ti handles
- smooth action both flipping and disengaging lock

Cons
- undoubtedly the pocket clip!
- depending on who you are the access to the spydie hole could be an issue but it doesn’t bother me too much

Overall
like the para 3, this guy isn’t great until you replace the stock clip. I used a mxg non-deep carry stonewashed ti clip and it completely changed the look and feel of the knife for the better. I really like the look and feel now and it performs great at edc tasks.
Holy flippin' hotspot, batman!
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Nicolas V.
08-05-2020
This is just an awkward knife all around. This is not helped out in the least by the absolutely horrendous pocket clip. For some reason, Spyderco chose to forgo the standard hight pocket clip seen on all their other knives and go for one that's dang close to 1/8 of an inch taller, resulting in just about the worst feeling knife in the hand of any Spyderco knife I've held to date. I highly recommend either getting your hands on this knife in person to see if its right for you, or buying this with the intention of getting an aftermarket clip. After having this in hand for a few days, I've settled on the fact that this knife is more of a showpiece more at home on an Instagram feed rather then a knife meant for real-world use.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Spyderco is known for innovative designs and mechanisms. The SwayBack, however, takes the innovation of Spyderco and applies it to a serious throwback to a traditional design. Inspired by jack knives of old and designed by Marcin Slysz, the handle and the blade feature the gentle curves that the traditional is known for, but the thumb hole opener and titanium frame lock Spyderco is known for.

Features:
  • Slysz design inspired by SwayBack of antiquity.
  • Titanium frame lock is strong and reliable.
  • Reversible pocket clip and thumb hole opener.
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.04"
  • Blade Length:3.53"
  • Cutting Edge:3.31"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.53"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.90 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:SwayBack
  • Model Number:C249TIP
  • Designer:Marcin Slysz
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
One of the greatest ever
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Amanda C.
09-12-2021
From the fit and finish, to the perfect hollow grind, and the perfect swage Grinds,The butter like action not to mention the contoured TI!! When you take that pocket clip off and run the knife like it was designed to be in my opinion the ergonomically‘s on that knife or magic like I said one of the greatest knives ever to come out of Spyderco in a very long time
a great knife stuck in a sea of hate
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Callum h.
05-31-2021
if you like the style of this knife I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.
Overall a good knife
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Leonard B.
09-14-2020
The Spyderco Swayback has a great/cool blade, smooth action and goes into my pocket easily.
There has been a lot of talk about the pocket clip and I admit I would have preferred a wire clip. But the stock clip has grown on me, so I have decided to not replace it with a deep carry clip.
The only thing that keeps this knife from rating a five is the access to the spydie hole, which is tight. You can easily open the knife once you learn how.
Quality
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alan d.
09-01-2020
this is a high quality piece yes the clip and the hole issues but overall quality and who knows maybe a collector like the bowie someday
I wanted to love this knife
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Tyler G.
08-26-2020
I, like everyone else, LOVED the Bowie and the Chef, and have eagerly awaited getting my paws on the Swayback. On the good side, the fit and finish are outstanding. However, the negatives outweigh the positives. 1-- The spydie hole is hard to access and the blade is difficult to deploy. I'm sure it could be broken in over time but it just wasn't a great experience overall. 2-- The upswept ergonomics aren't great. I know it's a swayback but the larger size of the knife makes it less comfortable than smaller sized swaybacks I own. I have small/medium sized hands so your mileage may vary. 3-- Lastly, I'm able to prick my finger on the tip of the knife while it's in the closed position. Again, I have smaller hands but still think this will be an issue for most folks. For all the above reasons, I returned the knife.
Remove the clip
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Robert S.
08-24-2020
(This is a different Robert S. than previous)

I was surprised to see poor reviews on such a beautiful Sway Back example. Then I realized it had little to do with the knife. Also, the knife is made in Taiwan. NOT China.

I am quite certain that the clip was added mainly to prevent complaints that an expensive knife didn't come with one. In truth, the Sway Back style shouldn't have a clip. It is a "throwback to a traditional design" when clips weren't expected. Look up other Sway Back examples to see what I'm talking about. Or look at something like the Benchmade Proper.

Just take the clip off...It shouldn't have been included in the first place.
Great Tool, Not So Great Pocketknife
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David M.
08-20-2020
Complaints about this knife's lack of hand comfort are largely correct-- the clip is a miss, the handle is a bit too big for the pocket, and the flick-ability is minimal. It is a great tool, however, and for what it is the Slycz Swayback is a honkin' good knife that future enthusiasts will appreciate as a masterpiece of simplicity & function. The only Slycz Spyderco that will not work for food prep, the Swayback is both elegant and rock solid.
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GDPR G.
08-19-2020
Premium build with one glaring flaw
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Jacob A.
08-19-2020
Pros
- excellent fit and finish
- very thin behind the edge
- beautiful hollow grind and nice swedges
- contoured ti handles
- smooth action both flipping and disengaging lock

Cons
- undoubtedly the pocket clip!
- depending on who you are the access to the spydie hole could be an issue but it doesn’t bother me too much

Overall
like the para 3, this guy isn’t great until you replace the stock clip. I used a mxg non-deep carry stonewashed ti clip and it completely changed the look and feel of the knife for the better. I really like the look and feel now and it performs great at edc tasks.
Holy flippin' hotspot, batman!
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Nicolas V.
08-05-2020
This is just an awkward knife all around. This is not helped out in the least by the absolutely horrendous pocket clip. For some reason, Spyderco chose to forgo the standard hight pocket clip seen on all their other knives and go for one that's dang close to 1/8 of an inch taller, resulting in just about the worst feeling knife in the hand of any Spyderco knife I've held to date. I highly recommend either getting your hands on this knife in person to see if its right for you, or buying this with the intention of getting an aftermarket clip. After having this in hand for a few days, I've settled on the fact that this knife is more of a showpiece more at home on an Instagram feed rather then a knife meant for real-world use.
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