Custom knife maker Ed Schempp has a talent for combining indigenous and ethnic cutlery styles with American knife making methods. His Eastern influenced Persian folder has an undeniably ethnic up swept blade profile with a modern black G-10 handle. Finger indents on the handle’s underside situate the hand in a way that translates into comfort and cutting control. The Persian blade's full-curved belly ends in a graceful up swept tip offering both Middle-Eastern style and cutting performance. Made from high-performance VG-10 steel (flat-ground), a prominent hump above the Spyderco Round Hole creates a leveraging platform welcoming the thumb. The curved steel pocket clip is designed for right-hand, tip-facing-upward pocket carry. The Persian features a David Boye Dent removed from the back lock's release, inhibiting inadvertent disengagement. Balance, plus first-class fit and finish, makes this model truly worthy of bearing Ed Schempp's and Spyderco's name.