I am very honored to have designed a collaboration with Spyderco. The goal of the Spyderco Smock was to take the functionality of the SK23 compression lock and mix in some Spyderco DNA to produce an innovative and affordable EDC knife. Since its launch in 2019 the Smock has been in constant production by Spyderco. The love of the Smock has spawned many dealer exclusives. Although we have no control over inventory or exclusive materials of the Smock, we have learned that dealers are receptive to customer suggestions. If there is a specific blade steel or handle material you would like to see, please email your go-to online retailer and let them know. The support of knife collectors is 100% the reason these exclusive runs exist.
As a former modder, I specifically designed the Smock for easy customization. Tracie has spearheaded runs of our custom designed scales. With her taking this on as a project, I am able to focus on custom orders while still providing Smock Shop scales. With a run almost monthly, we have produced scales in titanium, G10, brass, copper, timascus and Fat Carbon Fiber. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook for information on upcoming scale drops.
From Spyderco's website
“Kevin Smock is an award-winning industrial designer who is turning heads with his visionary handcrafted custom knives. Based on his SK23 custom folder, the Spyderco Smock translates his innovative style into a premium-quality production folder.
The hollow-ground blade of this knife is precision machined from CPM® S30V® stainless steel and includes both a Trademark Round Hole™ and an elegantly understated flipper opener. The flipper action is supported by a pair of special ball-bearing pivot washers and a dedicated secondary detent mechanism separate from the knife's lock. It is paired with a skeletonized handle featuring full stainless steel liners, textured carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales, lightweight, open-backed construction, and a reversible, tip-up pocket clip for ambidextrous carry.
The Smock’s most unique feature, however, is the button release on its high-strength Compression Lock® mechanism, which allows the knife to be safely and easily closed without placing your fingers near the blade’s edge. Slim, innovative and distinctly different, the Smock truly reflects Kevin Smock's unique approach to knifemaking.”