When you hold a Spyderco knife in your hand you know you are holding quality. Each Spyderco knife is backed by more than 30 years of research and development to find the right steels and handle materials. All Spyderco knives have been ergonomically designed to open easily and fit comfortably in the hand while cutting. And each pocketknife will hang out in your pocket until you need it. Almost all Spyderco folding knife models feature the thumb hole pull for easy, one handed opening. Most have a pocket/belt clip for convenient carrying.
- Blade Length: 8.5 cm
- Closed Length: 12 cm
- Overall Length: 20.4 cm
- Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Style: Wharncliffe
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Handle Material: Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate
- Handle Color: Black
- Locking Mechanism: Compression Lock
- Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up/Down, Right/Left Carry)
- Made in Taiwan
- Parallel Import: Yes
This knife is an impressive example of Spyderco's design philosophy -- it's all killer, no filler!
Like their infamous Civilian, and other knives created for martial purposes, it's a singular design. The most impressive thing is the blade to handle ratio, the best I've ever seen. The handle ergonomics are excellent and the scale material -- a sort of G10/CF blend -- is light and has excellent texture. The blade is razor sharp and has a very sharp tip. The compression lock is easier to deactivate than on my Yojimbo 2. I think at some point they started using a lighter grade of steel as mine was a very early one.
The only thing I would wish to change is the blade steel -- K390 rather than S30V, being that K390 is a tough tool steel, takes a brutally sharp edge, and is generally, very well suited to this type of knife in my honest opinion. If they ever did a sprint run like that, I'd have to get it. Hint, hint!
All in all, yet another excellent piece of cutlery from Spyderco and Taichung, long may that relationship prosper! Service from Martin was impeccable, as usual.