Ed Schempp does something few custom knifemakers do - he combines ethnic and indigenous knife styles into highly functional modern folding knives. A revival of an earlier Persian Folder collaboration, the Spyderco/Schempp Persian 2 combines Western with Eastern knife influences by including a classic Persian appearance with modern steels, locking mechanisms and pocket clips. Historically Persian knives were fixed blades used ceremonially and for everyday living. The Persian 2 winds its way in a graceful sweeping profile from the tip of its VG-10 FFG (Full Flat Grind) blade to a curvaceous G-10 handle. Lighter and thinner than the original Spyderco Persian folder, the Persian Folder 2 has skeletonized internal handle liners and a slimmer profile. The handle's curves act as a series of leveraging hand-holds, positioning a gripped hand in comfort and in control. Located mid-spine is a back-lock with the added safety feature of a David Boye Dent. Where blade and handle join is a finger choil that positions the index finger safely, nearer to the cutting edge for close-in and detailed cutting. Completing the handle is a black steel tip-up right-hand positioned pocket clip, embellished with a gold Spyderco logo bug.