J.D. Smith Foliage Green G-10 Sprint Run™
J.D. Smith is a longstanding member of the Knifemakers' Guild and an ABS Mastersmith. In the 90s he designed and made a tactical-style folder for his own personal use, crafted using advanced materials yet also managing to delight the eye. His design eventually developed into the Spyderco C58 J.D. Smith CLIPIT and new for 2009, Spyderco is re-releasing a Sprint Run (limited in number) with a foliage green G-10 handle.
One unique feature of the design is the Spyderco Trademark Round Hole strategically positioned on the Flat Ground VG-10 blade so there is no pronounced hump. This gives the folder an aesthetic, streamlined shape starting from the blade's tip to the end of the handle. Blade length is 3-13/16" (97mm) and comes only in a PlainEdge configuration. In keeping with J.D.'s style and preference for quality materials, the handle is foliage green G-10 and flares slightly where it joins to the handle creating a finger choil and guard. Four-way ambidextrous steel clip.
Please note the production knife has a Full Flat Ground blade, the prototype pictured above has a Hollow Ground blade.