Spyderco Vogt Tropen Compression Lock Knife Black G-10 (4" Satin) C237GP

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Item #BHQ-85402

Specifications

  • Overall Length:9.13"
  • Blade Length:4.02"
  • Cutting Edge:3.95"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.11"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Compression Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Tropen
  • Model Number:C237GP
  • Designer:Javier Vogt
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:9.13"
  • Blade Length:4.02"
  • Cutting Edge:3.95"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.11"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Compression Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Tropen
  • Model Number:C237GP
  • Designer:Javier Vogt
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Spyderco Tropen is a full size folding knife collaboration with Argentinian custom knifemaker Javier Vogt. Vogt's distinctive style can be seen in the dramatic lines and unique deployment options. The Tropen can be opened with the classic Spyderco thumb hole, a stylish Emerson opener, or a convenient flipper. It's outfitted with a broad curved blade, that pivots effortlessly on smooth ball bearing washers. A polished G-10 handle with nested steel liners and a reliable compression lock finishes off the impressive Vogt design.

Features:
  • Contoured G-10 handle scales provide an ergonomic, high performance grip.
  • Item includes a stainless steel hourglass clip for right side tip-up carry.
  • Three different opening options offer versatile blade deployment.
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Very well done...
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David P.
01-26-2019
Just received my Tropen. Fit and finish is flawless; centered, very good detent, smooth flipping action, scales are smooth, but radiused well and very nicely finished, and the Emerson Wave works perfectly.

Yes, I had some concerns about the "exposed" edge when folded, but it's really a non-issue and shouldn't be a concern to keep you from trying this blade out.

Speaking of the blade, I love the profile. Razor sharp, balanced and symmetrical grind/bevel, and a very "slicey" flat grind.

My only recommendation that would have removed any doubt about the compression lock exposure of the edge would have been to make a small choil in front of the flipper. It's a natural place to choke up on the blade, and would remove that exposed edge when folded.

Regardless, excellent folder from Spyderco and a very functional blade and design!
Excellent!!!! Buy It!
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Hewlett F.
01-25-2019
The 3 openers all work well. Polished G10 scales will hopefully be available on more models. Blade shape very utilitarian. One of my new favorites. Sprint runs coming??!! The small amount of blade exposure near the lock has been a non issue for me, it would be difficult to harm yourself. Buy a different Spyderco if you donít like this design. In fact here is the one I recommend.
Item #BHQ-14541
Almost perfect
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TJ S.
01-25-2019
Man, this knife is so close to perfection. Fits in the hand like a glove, no additional traction needed. Wave action is great, and the geometry is such that it will only deploy when you want it to.

The nonfatal flaw is location of the compression lock, not the compression lock itself. Caution should be used when closing. Also, the location of the compression lock makes me worry that it can be closed when grasping firmly in-hand.
So disappointed.
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stephen s.
01-21-2019
I was very excited about the release of this knife. I preordered very early on. I have purchased two other Spyderco knives with the Emerson wave opener in the past, and I was very pleased with those. It was nice to see one coming out with higher quality materials. The handle and blade lines are clean and flow well, both in the open and closed positions. However, I was overall very disappointed in the design. Firstly, the lock that they chose to use, with the exposed blade along with the flipper location, does not mend itself very well together. Using the flipper, with the lock where it is, pinches your finger when deploying the blade. When closing the blade the flipper pushes your finger away, but still is concerning where the blade ends near your finger when fully closed.
Secondly, the pocket clip looks like an after thought. The clip partially covers a screw and seems like it was something they added on after the fact. It was poor placement.
The finger choil in the scales does not line up on either side. When gripping the knife, it causes a hotspot due to the offset of the two sides. And aesthetically, you donít get a clear line of sight through the spidey hole. Which is a minor issue, but could have been more pleasing to look at.
It is a very smooth action, beautiful knife. It is just a shame that for the cost, it has so many flaws.
So close
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erik b.
01-21-2019
I really like this knife. Great action. Solid lockup. Great hand feel. The blade is great for food prep. Very slicey. It's not an EDC blade like my goto 940. It's my "Friday" knife.
The exposed blade has been a non-issue for me. When clipped it sits nestled against the outer pocket. I am not sure how one would be able to come in contact as the clip can only carry one way and that hides the clade form the back of the hand when digging in your pocket.
It gets a 4 because there is no smooth way to close it. The flipper protects your finger from the exposed blade when closing so it is a two step process no matter what you do (see youtube). I do prefer an Axis.
Exposed blade is not an issue
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Christopher R.
01-20-2019
I recently purchased this knife and was wondering how much of an issue the exposed blade would be. Everyone and their mother is complaining about being able to see the blade... But in reality unless you have the hands of a child your finger can't really get in there. Beyond that, what reason would you have to jam your tiny baby fingers into the locking mechanism of a closed compression lock?... It's full flat ground with an Emerson wave, the blade is huge and different. The ergonomics are very good, and it's light. Stop ruining it's reputation because you're scared of cutting yourself. You could cut yourself with any knife when using it like an idiot.
Knife Flaw
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Marco R.
01-17-2019
Soooo many people have said it over and over....that exposed blade in the closed position...Spyderco please fix this!!! I almost just cut myself while digging in my pocket for change with the exposed blade in the closed position. I probably will fix this myself with a dremel. Other than this i give this knife AAA+++.
Huge flaw
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Daniel R.
01-17-2019
Such a great looking knife! Beautiful handle, impressive blade, opens wonderfully. BUT they should have used a different lock as the knife sticks out by the lock. You canít see it in these pictures but you can on the catalog photos from spyderco. I canít belive they donít use a different lock which would have fixed it and made it one of my favorite knives ever. You cut your hand if you wrap it around the knife when it is closed! I have done it twice in a week. This is the first knife I have bought in my life that I am returning!
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

The Spyderco Tropen is a full size folding knife collaboration with Argentinian custom knifemaker Javier Vogt. Vogt's distinctive style can be seen in the dramatic lines and unique deployment options. The Tropen can be opened with the classic Spyderco thumb hole, a stylish Emerson opener, or a convenient flipper. It's outfitted with a broad curved blade, that pivots effortlessly on smooth ball bearing washers. A polished G-10 handle with nested steel liners and a reliable compression lock finishes off the impressive Vogt design.

Features:
  • Contoured G-10 handle scales provide an ergonomic, high performance grip.
  • Item includes a stainless steel hourglass clip for right side tip-up carry.
  • Three different opening options offer versatile blade deployment.
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:9.13"
  • Blade Length:4.02"
  • Cutting Edge:3.95"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.11"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Compression Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Tropen
  • Model Number:C237GP
  • Designer:Javier Vogt
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Very well done...
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David P.
01-26-2019
Just received my Tropen. Fit and finish is flawless; centered, very good detent, smooth flipping action, scales are smooth, but radiused well and very nicely finished, and the Emerson Wave works perfectly.

Yes, I had some concerns about the "exposed" edge when folded, but it's really a non-issue and shouldn't be a concern to keep you from trying this blade out.

Speaking of the blade, I love the profile. Razor sharp, balanced and symmetrical grind/bevel, and a very "slicey" flat grind.

My only recommendation that would have removed any doubt about the compression lock exposure of the edge would have been to make a small choil in front of the flipper. It's a natural place to choke up on the blade, and would remove that exposed edge when folded.

Regardless, excellent folder from Spyderco and a very functional blade and design!
Excellent!!!! Buy It!
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Hewlett F.
01-25-2019
The 3 openers all work well. Polished G10 scales will hopefully be available on more models. Blade shape very utilitarian. One of my new favorites. Sprint runs coming??!! The small amount of blade exposure near the lock has been a non issue for me, it would be difficult to harm yourself. Buy a different Spyderco if you donít like this design. In fact here is the one I recommend.
Item #BHQ-14541
Almost perfect
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TJ S.
01-25-2019
Man, this knife is so close to perfection. Fits in the hand like a glove, no additional traction needed. Wave action is great, and the geometry is such that it will only deploy when you want it to.

The nonfatal flaw is location of the compression lock, not the compression lock itself. Caution should be used when closing. Also, the location of the compression lock makes me worry that it can be closed when grasping firmly in-hand.
So disappointed.
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stephen s.
01-21-2019
I was very excited about the release of this knife. I preordered very early on. I have purchased two other Spyderco knives with the Emerson wave opener in the past, and I was very pleased with those. It was nice to see one coming out with higher quality materials. The handle and blade lines are clean and flow well, both in the open and closed positions. However, I was overall very disappointed in the design. Firstly, the lock that they chose to use, with the exposed blade along with the flipper location, does not mend itself very well together. Using the flipper, with the lock where it is, pinches your finger when deploying the blade. When closing the blade the flipper pushes your finger away, but still is concerning where the blade ends near your finger when fully closed.
Secondly, the pocket clip looks like an after thought. The clip partially covers a screw and seems like it was something they added on after the fact. It was poor placement.
The finger choil in the scales does not line up on either side. When gripping the knife, it causes a hotspot due to the offset of the two sides. And aesthetically, you donít get a clear line of sight through the spidey hole. Which is a minor issue, but could have been more pleasing to look at.
It is a very smooth action, beautiful knife. It is just a shame that for the cost, it has so many flaws.
So close
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erik b.
01-21-2019
I really like this knife. Great action. Solid lockup. Great hand feel. The blade is great for food prep. Very slicey. It's not an EDC blade like my goto 940. It's my "Friday" knife.
The exposed blade has been a non-issue for me. When clipped it sits nestled against the outer pocket. I am not sure how one would be able to come in contact as the clip can only carry one way and that hides the clade form the back of the hand when digging in your pocket.
It gets a 4 because there is no smooth way to close it. The flipper protects your finger from the exposed blade when closing so it is a two step process no matter what you do (see youtube). I do prefer an Axis.
Exposed blade is not an issue
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Christopher R.
01-20-2019
I recently purchased this knife and was wondering how much of an issue the exposed blade would be. Everyone and their mother is complaining about being able to see the blade... But in reality unless you have the hands of a child your finger can't really get in there. Beyond that, what reason would you have to jam your tiny baby fingers into the locking mechanism of a closed compression lock?... It's full flat ground with an Emerson wave, the blade is huge and different. The ergonomics are very good, and it's light. Stop ruining it's reputation because you're scared of cutting yourself. You could cut yourself with any knife when using it like an idiot.
Knife Flaw
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Marco R.
01-17-2019
Soooo many people have said it over and over....that exposed blade in the closed position...Spyderco please fix this!!! I almost just cut myself while digging in my pocket for change with the exposed blade in the closed position. I probably will fix this myself with a dremel. Other than this i give this knife AAA+++.
Huge flaw
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Daniel R.
01-17-2019
Such a great looking knife! Beautiful handle, impressive blade, opens wonderfully. BUT they should have used a different lock as the knife sticks out by the lock. You canít see it in these pictures but you can on the catalog photos from spyderco. I canít belive they donít use a different lock which would have fixed it and made it one of my favorite knives ever. You cut your hand if you wrap it around the knife when it is closed! I have done it twice in a week. This is the first knife I have bought in my life that I am returning!
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