Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #13 Spyderco Chaparral Raffir Noble

TOP 25 BEST SELLING BLADES OF 2017: #13 Spyderco Chaparral Raffir Noble
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Often straddling the line between collectible and user, each Chaparral model has roughly the same overall design: a 2.8 inch, sliver-thin leaf shaped blade made from high-performance CTS-XHP steel, a 50/50 finger choil, a deep carry wire clip, a crisply-machined backlock, and a slender profile. Spyderco uses this gentlemanly EDC folder as a blank canvas to test and contrast a variety of handle materials.

The Chaparral Raffir Noble gets its name from the Raffir Noble material used for its scales. It’s a striking composite of twisted brass and copper mesh frozen in polished smoke-colored translucent resin. The modern material combines metal and polymer and originates in Denmark. Photographs can’t capture its high gloss and lustrous depth as the folds of the metal mesh reflect light from different viewpoints.

Also helping the Raffir Noble’s popularity is its price. Other renditions of the Chaparral still sell for prices approaching $350, positioning the Raffir Noble as a bargain by comparison.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #12 on our countdown of the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017.

The TOP 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017 is based on a ranking of year-to-date dollar sales per day of all non-kitchen cutlery at The Virginia-based dealer stocks the largest catalog of cutlery in the world and serves the most diverse customer base of any knife retailer.

We chose to remove knives available only at from consideration. Exclusives that would have otherwise made the list include:
the HAP40 Spyderco Delica in Mahogany Pakkawood
the HAP40 Spyderco Endura in Mahogany Pakkawood
the s35vn Orange Southard Positron
the s35vn Tanto Andre De Villiers Beast Flipper
the Svord Peasant Knife Exclusives

Certain knives available for pre-order, namely the ZT 0055, Benchmade 87, and DPx HEST/F Urban were also purposefully excluded even though based on pre-orders it’s clear they are among the year’s most popular.

Knife featured in image: Spyderco Chaparral Raffir Noble

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