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Spyderco Knives | Folding, Pocket Blades & Knife Sharpeners

Spyderco KnivesSpyderco sees itself as a bit different than most knife manufacturers. They state that they have consciously rejected design aesthetics in order to focus on usability and quality.

In practice, however, this has created a design aesthetic all its own. In fact, Spyderco knives are some of the most unique-looking blades on the market today. Some might say their products are “funny looking” but, to this author, there’s nothing quite like encountering a knife that doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before. Spyderco certainly fits that bill.

Spyderco’s signature look is the round hole in the blade — this is designed for easy one-handed opening. Spyderco was one of the first mass-market firms to focus on one-handed opening mechanisms. They also claim to the be first to put a clothing clip on a knife.

Spyderco’s History

Spyderco has been in business for thirty years in Golden, Colorado. They first went into business to make knife sharpeners, but shortly after began making knives. They have since become one of the leading knife makers based in the USA and have a significant following among law-enforcement and military personnel as well as civilians.

Spyderco’s Knives

Spyderco offers a dizzying array of products, and is constantly tweaking them in order to provide unique combinations of design and materials. A few of their product lines are worth a mention, though.

Their “Byrd” series is a line of lesser-expensive knives that use somewhat-lesser materials but still feature Spyderco’s fully-functional feature set. These knives feature a teardrop-shaped hole in the blade to distinguish them from Spyderco’s other lines.

The “Delica” and “Endura” are extremely popular knives that have undergone several revisions throughout their lifespans. These are available in numerous combinations of edge style, blade steel, color and handle material.

The “Byrdwrench” is a multi-tool designed to compete with the successful utility tools made by Leatherman, Victorinox and others, while the “Tri Angle” is Spyderco’s extremely popular freehand sharpening system.

Other models include the “Ladybug”, the “Cricket”, the “Salt”, and many more.

Where to Buy


Spyderco Resilience Hunting Knife, One Handed

Largest Value Series Folder w/ G-10 Handle

Spyderco Resilience Hunting Knife, One Handed | Largest Value Series Folder w/ G-10 Handle

Spyderco's Resilience is that company's largest knife in the Spyderco "Value" series. With an open length of 9-3/8 inches and a blade 4-1/4 inches long, the Resilience has the size and heft of a small hunting knife. The Resilience's reasonable price might make you wonder where the company cut costs, ...





Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 Survival Knife

Military Pocket Clip Folder, Plain Edge

Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 Survival Knife | Military Pocket Clip Folder, Plain Edge

Spyderco's Para-Military 2 is the third version of a Spyderco design originally meant for military use. First scaled down for civilian needs as the Para-Military, the knife now returns with subtle but important improvements.

The Para-Military 2 slims down the bulky styling of the older civilian survival knife but doesn't ...





Spyderco Chokwe Knife w/ Chris Reeve Lock

Blade Magazine 2009 Manufacturing Quality Winner, Benefits “Keep A Child Alive”

Spyderco Chokwe Knife w/ Chris Reeve Lock | Blade Magazine 2009 Manufacturing Quality Winner, Benefits “Keep A Child Alive”

The Spyderco Chokwe G-10 Titanium knife includes an important locking system from the Chris Reeve product line. Chris Reeve Knives won the 2009 Blade Magazine Manufacturing Quality Award for such excellent innovations as the R.I.L. or Reeve Integral Lock used in the Spyderco Chokwe.

One of Spyderco's modern folder designs ...





Spyderco SlipIt Bob Terzuola Knife, Blade Magazine Collaboration Award 2009

Carbon Fiber Plain Edge, One Handed Slip Joint

Spyderco SlipIt Bob Terzuola Knife, Blade Magazine Collaboration Award 2009 | Carbon Fiber Plain Edge, One Handed Slip Joint

Winner of Blade Magazine's 2009 Collaboration of the Year award, the Spyderco Bob T. Slip-It -- also known as the Spyderco Terzuola -- combines Spyderco's popular folding clip design with Bob Terzuola's improved slip joint. If you want a knife with traditional action but modern features, the Slip-It is the ...





Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife w/ G-10 Handle

Combo Edge Stainless Steel Locking Blade

Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife w/ G-10 Handle | Combo Edge Stainless Steel Locking Blade

Spyderco's Tenacious High-Performance Knife was built with a grip designed for work. The knife conceals some other interesting features beneath that ample handle of textured G-10.

One of the best synthetic materials for handles, G-10 resists damage from heat, water, and chemicals, and won't suck away the warmth from your fingers ...





Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark Folding Knife, Right Handed

High Carbon Stainless Steel with G-10 Handle BY04GP

Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark Folding Knife, Right Handed | High Carbon Stainless Steel with G-10 Handle BY04GP

The Byrd Meadowlark with G-10 handle combines one of the best tactical knife handle materials with a popular pocket folder design. G-10's good insulating qualities and resistance to all types of chemicals add to the Meadowlark's already practical features.

Crosshatched jimping on the G-10 handle slabs makes the grip of this ...





Spyderco Tactical Pocket Knife w/ G-10 Handle

Short Blade ParaMilitary C81GS

Spyderco Tactical Pocket Knife w/ G-10 Handle | Short Blade ParaMilitary C81GS

Scaled down to only two thirds the size of the popular Spyderco Military knife, the ParaMilitary meets the needs of those who need a more discreet version better suited to pocket carry. This model created for civilian uses keeps the good features of Spyderco's larger tactical folder.

With a blade ...





Spyderco Military Folding Clip Knife

Digital Camouflage or Orange C36GPCMOBK

Spyderco Military Folding Clip Knife | Digital Camouflage or Orange C36GPCMOBK

Although Spyderco's Military Digital Camouflage Knife was designed for military users, it's one of Spyderco's best choices for civilians as well, with a rugged build and special features other Spyderco lightweights lack. Anyone interested in a dependable folding clip knife should give this one a look.

Thumb stud opening systems ...





Spyderco Fred Perrin Knife, Full Tang VG-10

Fixed Clip Blade Street Beat FB15P

Spyderco Fred Perrin Knife, Full Tang VG-10 | Fixed Clip Blade Street Beat FB15P

Designed for Spyderco by Fred Perrin, a world-ranked martial artist and ex-French commando now making knives in Paris, this small fixed blade incorporates some excellent military ideas but still fits civilian use well. You'll find the sheath equally handy.

With a 3-1/2-inch clip point blade of VG-10 stainless steel and ...





Spyderco Drop Point Knife by Bill Moran FB02P

VG-20 Plain Edge w/ FRN Kraton Handle

Spyderco Drop Point Knife by Bill Moran FB02P | VG-20 Plain Edge w/ FRN Kraton Handle

Designed by Bill Moran, one of the founding fathers of the American Bladesmith Society, Spyderco's Bill Moran drop-point, fixed blade knife provides adventurous knife owners with important modern features seldom found in traditional belt knives. Also find Moran's signature etched in the blade.

This 8-1/16-inch-long hunting and survival knife ...





Spyderco Byrd Crow Folding Knife

Black G-10 Handle w/ Pocket Clip

Spyderco Byrd Crow Folding Knife | Black G-10 Handle w/ Pocket Clip

Now upgraded to include machine textured G-10 handle slabs, the new Crow offers improved handling in all types of weather. Opening the Spyderco Byrd Crow one-handed is possible. The trademark birds-eye loop in the blade responds even when your fingers are too numb to move -- it's certainly more ...





Spyderco Ceramic Sharpening Stone

Whetstone 302F Fine

Spyderco Ceramic Sharpening Stone | Whetstone 302F Fine

This full-sized 2" x 8" ceramic sharpening stone from Spyderco is a fine grit finishing whetstone designed to use without lubricants. The tough plastic storage case has rubberized feet and doubles as a non-slip base for use on tables and countertops.

Capable of putting the final razor polish on any fine steel, whether ...





Spyderco Byrd Wings G-10 Double Blade Folding Lockblade Knife

Spyderco Byrd Wings G-10 Double Blade Folding Lockblade Knife

The Spyderco Byrd Wings G-10 tackles one of the most common modern knife problems and finds a good answer. The 4 3/4" handle enclosed two blades, not one, returning to the style of a traditional gentleman's pocketknife but with modern blade choices and perks.

Both blades are knife quality high ...





Spyderco Ladybug Utility Pocket Knife

Folding Emergency Blade

Spyderco Ladybug Utility Pocket Knife | Folding Emergency Blade

The smallest of Spyderco's folders, the Ladybug packs the same versatility and solid construction as the big boys in the line. With this small package, only 2 7/16" closed and 4 3/8" open and locked, you get a V10 knife quality stainless steel serrated blade a hair under 2" long, ...





Spyderco Assist Rescue Knife

Stainless Steel Combo Edge, Carbide Tip, Survival Whistle

Spyderco Assist Rescue Knife | Stainless Steel Combo Edge, Carbide Tip, Survival Whistle

There are a lot of rescue knives out there. There are some with all the bells and whistles - oxygen tank wrench and torque bits and special seat belt cutters.. There are some no bells and whistles - just a serrated blade and that's it, which hardly makes a ...





Spyderco Rescue Knife

79mm or 93mm | Serrated Edge Stainless Steel Blade

Spyderco Rescue Knife | 79mm or 93mm | Serrated Edge Stainless Steel Blade

Spyderco's Rescue 93mm knife is great, if you've got hands big enough to match the 4 5/8-inch handle. For those with smaller hands, there is the incredibly similar Rescue 79mm, which equals to a 3 1/8-inch blade and a handle length just over 4-inches. Spyderco claims that "for every design ...





Spyderco C36GPSBK Folding Military Knife

High Carbon Stainless Steel

Spyderco C36GPSBK Folding Military Knife | High Carbon Stainless Steel

Special alloy CPM-S30V knife steel promises to give the 4" blade of Spyderco's tactical knife the edge holding capability of traditional high carbon alloy plus the corrosion resistance and low maintenance of high carbon stainless. Many quality stainless steels originally were designed for special purposes in aerospace or industrial applications and ...





Spyderco Flight G-10 Folding Knife

Stainless Steel High Carbon Clip Point Blade

Spyderco Flight G-10 Folding Knife | Stainless Steel High Carbon Clip Point Blade

This featherweight folding clip knife from Spyderco is more than you'd expect from the modern Chinese foundries. The design of this elegant David Boye knife is futuristic and efficient, making use of top of the line modern materials. Seven and 7/8" open and locked, the Flight G-10 comes with ...





Spyderco Native III Stainless Steel Combo Edge Folding Knife, Ergonomic Handle

Spyderco Native III Stainless Steel Combo Edge Folding Knife, Ergonomic Handle

Spyderco knives are all about performance. While they usually make cool looking knives, the look is ultimately the result of the added functionality Spyderco is putting into every knife. Take a look at this Native III and you'll see what I mean.

The 3 1/8-inch VG-10 stainless steel combo edge (mostly ...





Spyderco Cricket C29 Knife

Small Stainless Steel Folding Pocket Clip Blade

Spyderco Cricket C29 Knife | Small Stainless Steel Folding Pocket Clip Blade

Spyderco's new Cricket SS C29 is super-duper thin. With a genius idea from custom knife maker Chris Reeve, the liner lock's liner is actually made out of the handle's backside scale, essentially reducing the thickness from thin to ultra-thin, but still ensuring a secure locking mechanism with fewer moving parts. ...





Spyderco Military Black Blade Stainless Steel Folding Knife, G10 Handle

Spyderco Military Black Blade Stainless Steel Folding Knife, G10 Handle

The Military Black Blade came about when someone asked Spyderco's owner Sal Glesser, "If your son were going into the military, what knife would you send him with?" And thus the newest addition to Spyderco's Save and Serve line was born - knives designed with EMTs, LEOs, and Military Personnel in ...





Spyderco Native Plain Edge Folding Pocket Knife

High Carbon Stainless Steel Folder

Spyderco Native Plain Edge Folding Pocket Knife | High Carbon Stainless Steel Folder

This ultra modern pocket knife is ergonomically designed for effective use. That could just be gibberish, but Spyderco actually did something differently and even a little better with this one. There's a finger notch farther up the knife than usual, half handle and half blade. Does that make for ...





Spyderco C28SBK Dragonfly Ultralight Folding Knife

Backpacker’s Pocket Folder

Spyderco C28SBK Dragonfly Ultralight Folding Knife | Backpacker’s Pocket Folder

A good choice for the ultra light backpacker (full weight of this knife is only 1.2 ounces) this also is a solid favorite as a pocket knife choice for everyday urban users. The 2 5/16 inch stainless steel blade and serrated edge serves well for the usual tasks (opening mail, opening boxes, ...





Spyderco Endura II Folding Knife

High Carbon Stainless Steel Lockback Blade

Spyderco Endura II Folding Knife | High Carbon Stainless Steel Lockback Blade

Knives have been around so long we have racial memories of how to use them. If you are skeptical that something so ancient can be improved, take a look at Spyderco, creators of knives for the modern urban jungle.

At 8 1/2" overall with a 3 3/4" blade, the Endura ...





Spyderco Delica 4 Folding Knife

ZDP 189 Steel Blade

Spyderco Delica 4 Folding Knife | ZDP 189 Steel Blade

The Delica lineup is closing in on an impressive 20-year history as one of the front-runners in lightweight, one-handed pocketknives. It's one of Spyderco's best-selling knives, along with the Endura product line.

This is the fourth knife in the Delica refining process, and it's better than ever before. The most noticeable upgrade ...





Spyderco Mini Persian Folder Knife

Spyderco Mini Persian Folder Knife

Spyderco has discontinued the full-sized Persian, but this Mini Persian is a nice replacement. The full-sized knife had a lot of fans, but was also considered a bit bulky.

The mini weighs in at 3.5 ounces, measures 6.8 inches when opened and 3.9 inches closed. That's a nice compact pocket-sized folder and may ...





Spyderco Tri Angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener

#204MF Triangle

Spyderco Tri Angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener | #204MF Triangle

You'll encounter several different categories of sharpening devices out there, and easily hundreds of actual sharpening systems within each category.

A "V" system is a neat invention -- it uses stones to sharpen your edges, but takes the guess work out of finding the correct sharpening angle. With a waterstone, it's up ...





Spyderco Endura 4 Wave Knife Review

Spyderco Endura 4 Wave Knife Review

Spyderco seems to have an endless list of product models. The Endura line alone consists of dozens of variations.

The Endura 4 Wave is one of those variations, and you can be excused for confusing it with the Endura 2, 3, or 4 (without the "Wave").

This knife features a 3.75 inch blade ...





Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara Knife Review

Black Combo Edge or Plain Edge | Folding

Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara Knife Review | Black Combo Edge or Plain Edge | Folding

These Byrd knives from Spyderco are really pretty cool. Spyderco didn't skimp on the materials, but rather provided simple, no-nonsense blades that are inexpensive and good-looking.

The Cara Cara sports a hollow-ground high-carbon, chromium, molybdenum and vanadium alloy that is a great combination for edge retention and hardness.

It features a tear-drop ...





Spyderco Pacific Salt Knife

C91SBK Folding Pocket Knife | H-1 Steel

Spyderco Pacific Salt Knife | C91SBK Folding Pocket Knife | H-1 Steel

Spyderco makes cool looking knives that often break ground in terms of functionality and materials.

The Pacific Salt actually looks pretty tame compared to other Spyderco Knives. Compare it to the Spyderco S, for example.

However, the Pacific Salt has something that very few other knives have these days: H-1 Steel.

And what's ...





Spyderco Adventura Knife

C102P Stainless Steel Folding Lockback

Spyderco Adventura Knife | C102P Stainless Steel Folding Lockback

Spyderco knives always look a bit wacky, don't they? Or maybe they look cool. I guess it depends on your perspective.

This one is no exception, but it's a pretty slick product.

The 4.25" blade is made of VG-10 steel. That's is a pretty high-end steel for this type of knife. There's no 440A to ...





Spyderco S Black Aluminum Plain Edge Folding Knife

Spyderco S Black Aluminum Plain Edge Folding Knife

Here's the third installment in Spyderco's popular "skeletonized" blades, similar to the now-discontinued Q and R models.

Fortunately, Spyderco didn't spend its entire S-project budget on looks alone. It's got an impressive list of resilient features that would keep any potential buyer caught in its web.

The blade is crafted from genuine 440C ...





Spyderco Harpy Lockback Knife Review

C08S Stainless Steel

Spyderco Harpy Lockback Knife Review | C08S Stainless Steel

This lightweight lockback knife from Spyderco is great for anyone who spends lots of time outdoors.

The blade is premium VG-10 steel for extra sharpness and durability. It measures 3.75 inches long, and is constructed to enable controlled pulling cuts, making it great for outdoor use.

Weighing only 3.75 ounces, the knife folds ...





Spyderco Byrdrench Multi Tool Pocket Knife

Stainless Steel Multitool

Spyderco Byrdrench Multi Tool Pocket Knife | Stainless Steel Multitool

This multi tool from Spyderco is a valid competitor to the Leatherman Wave.

The Byrdrench contains a full size pocket knife blade with a length of 2 1/2", which can be opened and closed with one hand.

The two stainless steel halves of the tool join together to create pliers, while the other end ...





Spyderco Byrd Finch Folder Knife

8CR13MoV High Carbon Steel

Spyderco Byrd Finch Folder Knife | 8CR13MoV High Carbon Steel

The Finch knife from Spyderco's Byrd family of knives is a small, lightweight, and convenient knife for multiple uses.

The blade is made of high quality 8CR13MoV steel that is honed to a fine, plain edge. That type of steel blends carbon with Chromium and Vanadium to produce a strong blade that also ...





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