Designed by acclaimed personal-defense expert Master at Arms James Keating, the original Spyderco Chinook distilled the quintessential qualities of the classic American Bowie Knife into an amazingly capable all-purpose folding knife. The revolutionary fourth-generation Chinook 4 not only revives that groundbreaking design, but elevates it to all-new levels of perfection. Leaner, sleeker, and faster than its predecessors, the Chinook 4’s sinuous lines feature a dramatically swept full-flat-ground clip-point blade crafted from CPM S30V stainless steel. Its signature handle, which “brackets” the hand for a rock-solid grip, is built with skeletonized full stainless steel liners, a stainless back spacer, and high-traction textured G-10 scales. Longer and narrower than the original handle design, it is also home to a patented Power Lock—an advanced lock mechanism that combines extreme strength with ultra-smooth operation. A reversible hourglass clip provides convenient left or right-side tip-up carry and a lines lanyard hole allows the easy attachment of lanyards and fobs. They also complement the symmetrical lines and fully accessible Trademark Round Hole in the blade to make every aspect of the carry and operation of the Chinook 4 completely ambidextrous.