Spyderco 2.5 inch blade
SP182CFTIP: C182CFTIP Dice
Designed by Eric Glesser, the Dice traces its history to its "bigger brother, " the Domino. Introduced in 2013, the Domino was the second Spyderco design to feature a "flipper" opening feature—a small tab extending from the edge side of the blade's tang that serves as a lever for one-handed opening. Originally developed by custom knifemaker Kit Carson, the flipper requires only a pull of the index finger to rotate the blade smoothly into the open position.
Although the Domino continues to be one of Spyderco's top sellers, its popularity also sparked interest in a smaller version that is even more pocket friendly. In response to that interest, Spyderco developed the Dice and released it in 2014. With the exception of the reduced blade length and the shortened handle butt, the Dice maintains the exact same profile and refined ergonomics as the Domino, but in a package that is nearly 15 percent more compact.
The soul of the Dice is its premium CTS XHP stainless steel blade. A powder metallurgy steel, CTS XHP is described by its maker, Carpenter, as "a high-hardness 440C or corrosion-resistant D2 tool steel." Its high hardness potential makes it the ideal material to express the Dice's full-flat-ground, distally tapered blade. Boasting a keen edge and acute point for exceptional cutting performance, the blade includes both a Carson flipper and a fully functional Trademark Round Hole for a full scope of opening options.
The Dice's handle is constructed of a solid titanium scale on one side and a titanium liner and carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scale on the other. The solid scale forms the basis of the knife's robust Reeve integral Lock (R.I.L.), which features a long-wearing hardened steel interface that doubles as an overtravel stop for the lock. It is balanced by the handsome geometric pattern of the Cubic Check carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scale, which provides a subtle texture and a highly distinctive look.
For ease of carry, the Dice's handle is exceptionally slim and utilizes an open-backed construction to reduce weight and simplify cleaning. Its highly evolved ergonomic shape includes a textured thumb ramp and a forefinger choil (finger groove) that offer a wide range of grip options and provide excellent security and control during use. The Dice also features a four-position pocket clip—a unique feature for a flipper-style knife—that supports ambidextrous tip-up or tip-down carry.
Like the Domino, the Dice's Carson flipper is minimalist design that exemplifies Spyderco's design philosophy of "No more than necessary; no less than perfect." With the blade closed, it offers the ideal purchase and leverage for swift, positive opening, yet remains unobtrusive. In the open position, it literally disappears into the contours of the handle and helps form a subtle but effective lower guard. When the Carson flipper is operated, special ball-bearing washers in the knife's pivot minimize friction and ensure a smooth, positive opening action.
The Dice is a compact expression of one of Spyderco's most advanced folding knife designs and a direct reflection of our commitment to practical, high-performance cutting tools. We are confident that it will serve you well.