PK015 | Spyderco | C177G - ROC - Black G-10 / Bead-Blast Blade / PE
MODEL NAME - ROC
MODEL NUMBER - C177G
DESIGNER - Serge Panchenko
BLADE LENGTH - 3.07"
CLOSED LENGTH - 4.69"
OVERALL LENGTH - 7.76"
BLADE THICKNESS - .118"
BLADE STEEL - VG-10
BLADE GRIND - Sabre Grind
BLADE EDGE - PlainEdge
HANDLE MATERIAL - Black Textured G-10
BOLSTER / GUARD MATERIAL - N/A
LINERS - Stainless Steel
SPACER(S) - Stainless Standoffs
BLADE FINISH - Matte Bead-Blast
LOCK MECHANISM - Liner-Lock
CLIP - Stainless Deep Carry Wire Clip - RH/LH - TU
THUMB STUD(S) - Spyderco Round Hole
WEIGHT - 4.2 oz.
SHEATH - N/A
BOX - Original Black / Red Box
SERIAL NUMBER - N/A
ORIGIN - Japan
PRODUCTION DATE - 2015 - Current
DESCRIPTION - Designed by custom knifemaker Serge Panchenko, the Roc combines an unusual cleaver-style blade with a gracefully curved handle and a sturdy LinerLock mechanism to create a uniquely functional cutting tool that challenges convention. Precision ground from VG-10 stainless steel, the Roc’s blunt-tipped, PlainEdge™ blade features a low-profile matte gray finish and a saber grind that balances high-performance edge geometry with the strength and heft of a full-thickness spine. A long section of jimping (textured grooves) on the blade’s spine provides a solid purchase for the user’s thumb, and an easily accessible Trademark Round Hole™ ensures swift, positive one-handed opening with either hand.
The Roc’s handle combines full skeletonized stainless steel liners with textured G-10 scales and an open-backed construction that reduces weight and simplifies cleaning and maintenance. Its thick liners also form the foundation of the knife’s sturdy LinerLock mechanism, which includes a Bob Terzuola-inspired concave lock ramp on the blade’s tang. To ensure convenient carry and immediate access, the Roc features a reversible deep-pocket wire clip attached to the butt end of the handle to offer left or right-side tip-up carry.
COMMENTS - Originally scheduled for release in 2014, quality issues delayed the knife until 2015.