Spyderco – The Folding Knife Pioneers
Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers, Spyderco have introduced a new and radical innovation to the knife culture including, one-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry with a full on approach that results in an unparalleled dedication to the research and developing of fresh, improved and better performing materials.
The Nilakka’s handle is built on a framework of full-length stainless steel liners that also provide the structure for its Walker LinerLock® mechanism. The liners are joined by a stainless steel back spacer and covered with machined G-10 scales that create the distinctive diamond-shaped cross section that is a hallmark of traditional puukko design. Bead blasted to ensure a secure grip ...Learn More
Friction folders were the first folding knives ever developed. Their simple design relied on the handle’s friction against the tang to keep the blade open. Later an extended tab was added to the blade tang so when the knife was open pressure from the user’s hand held the blade in place. Spyderco’s Friction Folder is a faithful expression of one of Belgian knifemaker Filip De L ...Learn More
Wyoming native Mike Draper is a Journeyman Smith in the American Bladesmith Society and an accomplished custom maker whose style includes everything from tough tactical folders to investment-quality art knives. His first collaboration with Spyderco reflects both ends of that spectrum to yield practical, highly functional folding knife executed with exceptional craftsmanship.
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Michael Burch is a custom knifemaker who specializes in high-performance folders painstakingly crafted one at a time. Based on one of his most popular models, Spyderco’s Burch Chubby is a stout, highly functional folding knife that packs an impressive amount of cutting edge into a very compact package.
Aptly named, the Burch Chubby is wide and thick in compariso ...Learn More
The Firefly is a compact, extremely capable gentleman’s folder designed by renowned custom knifemaker Peter Carey. Its full skeletonized stainless steel liners define the handle’s profile and provide a foundation for its high-strength LinerLock mechanism. They are joined by stainless steel standoffs to create an open-backed construction that reduces the knife’s weight and make ...Learn More
Released in 1981, Spyderco’s C01 Worker™ was the first folding knife in history to offer our Trademark Round Hole™ for ambidextrous one-handed opening and a pocket clip for convenient carry and ready access. Initially available only with a PlainEdge™ cutting edge and a short sharpened false edge, it later became the vehicle to introduce our fully serrated Spy ...Learn More
The original concept of the Tusk was conceived by Sal Glesser in the early 1980’s. More than 25 years later, his son Eric picked up the project and made it a reality, creating a truly extraordinary multi-function mariner’s tool. The Tusk’s handle is precision machined from two slabs of solid titanium. One end houses a Plain Edged blade ground from LC 200 N steel&md ...Learn More
The Tasman Salt folder features a Hawkbill blade. This distinctive curved cutting tool has a claw-like tip that originated in the marine/commercial fishing industry. Cutting in and around water involves cutting line, netting and rope and it's done quickly, often at arm's length while pulling downward or toward you. The blade's arcing tip holds what you're cutting against the sharpened edg ...Learn More
Spyderco's Rescue knives are long favored by seafarers and the design has since been embraced by rescue workers, EMT's and ranchers-anyone cutting around flesh in an emergency. Now available in a rustproof version, the Saver Salt is a modified Rescue made with state of the art non-rusting H1 steel.Yet another addition to Spyderco's non-rusting Salt Series knife line. The blades found on a ...Learn More