Oct 3, 1998
Does anyone have an opinion on the Spectrum/Fred Carter line? I read the 4/99 article in Blade. Anybody own one?
I bought 2 for my girlfriend. The Spectrum and the Stallion. They are good knives for the money. I have only had a problem with the Stallion's liner lock not passing the A.T.Bar test. A good knife for only $20 a piece. -AR
Well I am now the ONLY other official disrtibutor other than Double 8 and here is what I think.

The Spectrum series is my favorite. Here is the jargon from my site.



A world class, quality folding knife from GIGAND Knives. The SPECTRUM LT is made of the highest quality materials with the greatest possible precision. The SPECTRUM LT features a 3 1/8" taper ground blade of AUS-8A stainless steel, bead blasted to a satin finish and heat-treated to an RC57-58. The frame of the SPECTRUM LT is fully CNC machined 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum, hard anodized in one of five vivid colors. A belt/boot clip is provided.

This is a one hand opening and closing knife which displays an unusually smooth, tight and fast action that utilizes special nickel alloy thrust bearings. The spring lock of the SPECTRUM LT is held in a machined recess in the aluminum handle. While some would call this a "liner lock", it has no liner, the aluminum handle provides the strength and rigidity that makes an added liner superfluous, thereby saving weight and width. The spring is made of 410 stainless steel fully heat treated to an RC-45.

As in all GIGAND high-tech folding knives, the SPECTRUM LT has a totally adjustable pivot. A special supplied spanner wrench allows the owner to adjust the blade tension to his own particular preference. A ball bearing detent keeps the blade in a closed position.

The SPECTRUM LT as been designed to allow disassembly without stripping the screw hole threads. In most high-tech folding knives, the disassembly of the knife is either forbidden under the warranty or strongly discouraged by the manufacturer. This is because many of the major assembly screws thread directly into either plastic or soft aluminum,, making the possibility of a stripped screw hole quite high.

The SPECTRUM LT weighs just 2.4 oz's and has an overall open length of 7 1/4" and a closed length of 4 3/8" while being less than 3/8" thick not including the belt clip.

The SPECTRUM LT is truly a knife for someone who wants a sophisticated, high quality, high-tech folding knife without the weight and bulk of other knives in it's class. Whether you're wearing jeans or a business suit, the SPECTRUM LT fits your style.

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I next best response I have ever had on a knife is from the KISS by CRKT.

I love the knives and played with all models extensively and so did Spark. Although our exact words can not be repeated the basis of the experience I have with them is they are KICK ASS for the money!

The two version which fit the above discription are the Spectrum and the Titan.

Also I have a fondness for the neck knives they make. The little Misquito is way cool!

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Mike Turber
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