Spyderco is a company that hardly needs an introduction in the knife world. Known for providing the industry with numerous innovative features and relentlessly refining their designs, Spyderco has been manufacturing knives and tools out of their headquarters in Golden, Colorado for over 30 years. I have extensive experience with Spyderco products and have reviewed some of their very best knives on this website.
Spyderco Knife Reviews:
- Spyderco Tuff Review
Ed Schempp's designs are something of an acquired taste. The man isn't afraid to try new things, and his "function over form" design philosophy aligns nicely with Spyderco's credo. He has worked on a series of ethnic ... continue reading
- Spyderco Sharpmaker Review
I occasionally get questions from readers about sharpening: what my "system" is, what products I recommend for sharpening, how I sharpen my knives, etc. While I wouldn't call myself an expert on sharpening, I can cert ... continue reading
- Spyderco Chaparral Review
They say that a good way to measure the quality of a production knife is to take it apart and then put it back together. A high quality knife will come back together just as easily as it comes apart. I recently to ... continue reading
- Spyderco Domino Review
The Domino is a knife that I almost wasn't going to review. I've been following the Titanium Framelock Flipper Arms Race closely ever since the ZT 0560 took the production knife market by storm. Like pretty much every ... continue reading
- Spyderco Southard Flipper Review
If you have been following the production knife scene the past couple years, then you know that titanium framelock flippers have gotten extremely hot. This has a lot to do with custom and mid-tech makers that often se ... continue reading
- Spyderco Techno Review
The Spyderco Techno is a small titanium framelock folder with all the fixings. It is designed by Polish maker Marcin Slysz, who doesn't seem to have much in the way of background information on the internet. According ... continue reading
- Spyderco Lum Chinese Folder Review
Having previously reviewed a number of Bob Lum's creations (including the Spyderco Lum Tanto and the Benchmade Onslaught) I have always enjoyed Lum's elegant approach to designing knives. The Lum Chinese Folder is no ... continue reading
- Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Review
I get reader requests from time to time to take a look at a particular knife. I try to oblige, although it isn't always possible. I really appreciate the feedback and it's extremely humbling to hear that someone wants ... continue reading
- Spyderco Dragonfly Review
The Spyderco Dragonfly is a knife that, frankly, I didn't think I would like. As far as every day carry goes, I'm into medium to large size folders. Maybe it's a macho thing, I really don't know, but I just felt like ... continue reading
- Spyderco Delica 4 Review
Ah, the Spyderco Delica - is there a more classic EDC design? Well, if we are talking about modern folding knives, I'd argue there really isn't. One of Spyderco's most popular knives, the Delica 4, is the brand's brea ... continue reading
- Spyderco Bob Lum Tanto Review
I recently acquired a Spyderco Bob Lum Tanto. This is a sprint run (limited edition) knife limited to around 700 pieces. It's a pretty unique offering designed by custom maker Bob Lum. As you probably know, Bob recen ... continue reading
- Spyderco Sage 1 Review
A while back I took a look at the Spyderco Sage 2. The Sage 2 is an absolutely fantastic knife and with it's eye catching titanium handle, I find that the Sage 1 often plays second fiddle. Case in point, it has taken ... continue reading
- Spyderco Manix 2 Review
The Manix 2 is one of those knives that I have been meaning to review pretty much since the start of this website. I've examined a lot of blades since then and now I finally have my thoughts on the Manix 2 together an ... continue reading
- Spyderco Sage 2 Review
Today I am looking at another beautiful knife, the Spyderco Sage 2. The Sage series is designed to pay homage to various pioneers in the knifemaking industry and to recognize some of the talented custom knifemakers th ... continue reading
- Spyderco Endura Review
The Spyderco Endura is a knife that you won't fully appreciate until you hold it in your hand. I remember when I first saw this blade at a local gun show. I had heard a lot about the Endura from friends and on various ... continue reading
- Spyderco Gayle Bradley Review
The Spyderco Gayle Bradley (C134CF) is one of those knives that was built for use and abuse, but is so nice I wasn't sure if I could bring myself to really scuff it up. I guess the only reasonable answer is to buy two ... continue reading
- Spyderco Native Review
On paper the Spyderco Native looks like a truly awesome knife. Made in Golden Colorado, its light weight and small footprint make it ideal for EDC while it's S30V blade is made from some of the finest knifemaking ste ... continue reading
- Spyderco Caly3 Carbon Fiber Review
Hands down the best part about operating a site like bladereviews.com is the excuse to play around with bad ass knives like the Spyderco Caly3 Carbon Fiber. This special version of the Caly3 uses exotic Japanese lamin ... continue reading
- Spyderco Military Review
Those in the military, law enforcement and contract defense firms require high quality gear designed to meet the rigorous demands of these types of positions. The Spyderco Military was designed to meet these demands a ... continue reading
- Spyderco Tenacious Review
I found the Spyderco Tenacious when I was looking for a good sized EDC knife on a budget. I did some research and saw the Spyderco Tenacious ticked a lot of my boxes. At the time I was interested in a knife with a fu ... continue reading
More information on Spyderco:
I can’t think of a company that has created a more loyal fan base than Spyderco. After spending some time getting involved in the knife community, it’s easy to see why.
First of all, Spyderco innovates. They are credited with the thumb hole of “Spyderhole” which is the deployment hole found in every one of their designs. They also were the first to use a pocket clip, and have come up with numerous other features; many of which have become patented.
Second, Spyderco listens. They spend a lot of time interacting with their most loyal fans and customers, and continually refine their designs. Some of their knives, like the Endura, have been in production for over 20 years. The knife has seen many improvements over the years, and history suggests that the Endura will continue to get better as Spyderco continues to listen and make improvements.
Spyderco also appeals to collectors and hardcore enthusiasts by offering limited edition batches of their knives, called “Sprint Runs.” These runs may feature a special kind of blade steel, or a different color handle – or they may be totally new and limited production designs. These sprint runs add a lot of fun to collecting Spyderco knives and a little exclusivity to the world of production knives.
Finally, Spyderco collaborates. Actually, this is something many production shops do, but Spyderco really has a way of collaborating with designers to produce unique pieces that still fit within the Spyderco “look.” To the uninitiated, Spyderco will be known for making those “funny looking knives with the hole in the blade.” To a trained eye, Spyderco has created a product that almost transcends knifemaking.