Price Paid: I can't remember
I bought mine at the Spyderco factory in Golden Colorado in 2001 during a visit to the US from England. My knife is ATS55 steel which is not as highly rated as VG10, but I have no complaints.
It is very light and portable and the clip makes it great to store in a shirt breast pocket. The one handed opening is very useful when up a mountain or similar and only one hand is free.
The Spyder edge will cut anything and is VERY aggressive. Climbing rope or clothing succumbs immediately and it will retain its cutting ability after long spells in the field due to the serrated nature of the edge. It is NOT suitable for cordon bleu cookery, as the blade rips through meat or similar, rather than slice finely.
It gives a big performance for such a slim light package and is clearly very strongly constructed. The rivets are peened over to avoid lateral forces prising the knife apart.
The main problem here in England, is that we have ridiculous politically correct knife laws to contend with. I am a 62 year old ex Headteacher, into the outdoors and have never knowingly committed a crime in my life. I don't carry a knife in town, but always have one with me in the outdoors. In Britain you can now ONLY CARRY a non locking pen knife with a blade of 7.5cm or less! No lock blades, no fixed blades.
There are hoards of urban scum here who totally ignore the law and knife crime is rife amongst certain sectors of our urban youth. I won't point the finger at any group in particular in case the political correctness brigade come after me.
Back to the Spyderco. A great USEFUL TOOL for the outdoors. I shall continue using mine and who knows it might save a life one day.
Price Paid: $50
I really like this knife. It has great vg10 blade steel that holds a razor sharp edge for a good while. It has a great pocket clip that can be adjusted any way you want it. I really like how low profile the knife is, you forget it is in your pocket, but it is still a seriously solid robust knife. Out of many quality knives in my collection this one is one of my favorites!
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The classic Spyderco knife. One-hand opening, high-carbon stainless blade with SpyderEdge serrations. Black Zytel handle with molded pocket clip. Open length: 8.5". Closed length: 4.75" Weight: 2.9 oz
- Vargo Outdoors
A 3.5 Stainless skinning blade with a plain edge combined with a Zytel handle with a CLIP-IT pocket clip.
The Endura changed the way the world makes folding knives. When Spyderco released it in 1990 people poked fun at its untraditional appearance and features. It introduced one-hand-open, lightweight folders to the knife buying public offering tremendous performance for dollar value. Since then the Endura has undergone many evolutionary refinements and upgrades retaining its title as the first (and quite possibly the finest) lightweight one-hand open, folder available.The VG-10 blade is flat saber-ground for a strong cutting edge and comes in a CombinationEdge configuration. Textured with a volcano grip pattern, the handle is injection molded from black FRN that resists temperature change and chemical exposure. Completely ambidextrous, the black metal clip affixes through the landyard hole for left/right-hand, tip-up carry.
- Ramsey Outdoor
CLOSEOUTS . Hailing from Spyderco's long line of best-selling Endura knives, this pocket knife thrives in the outdoors with a tough VG-10 steel blade and durable G-10 laminate handle that resists weather and chemical damage for long, rugged use. Rugged VG-10 steel blade Durable G-10 laminate handle shakes off temperature changes and chemicals for hard use without discoloration or distortion Dual skeletonized liners add strength without adding weight 13mm opening thumbhole Phosphor-bronze washers for smooth open-close Four-way tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed clip Blade : 3-3_4 Open : 8-3_4 Closed : 5 Weight : 4.5 oz. Material : Blade: VG-10 steel Handle: G-10 CLOSEOUTS . Japan. Please read our policy on ordering knives. Export restriction: cannot ship internationally.
- Sierra Trading Post