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Spyderco UK Penknife

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Spyderco UK Penknife folding knife

EDC (Every Day Carry) Utility Blade.


  • Good price
  • Made in Golden, Colorado, USA
  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Hair whittling sharp edge
  • Legal in a lot of places


  • Slip joint

Ergonomics + Handle:

Amazing. The knife just "fits" your hands very nicely and its very comfy. I have large hands so I think a lot of other people would agree that the ergonomics of this knife are great (unless you have hands that are large as Shaq's)

Jimping is excellent. Its on both the bottom of the blade and on the top (thumb ramp).

Handle is made of FRN (Fiber Reinforced Nylon). Its very lightweight, but it feels very cheap compared to other handle materials such as G10. The whole knife weighs 1.7oz (48g)


The blade steel is CTS-BD1. I'm not super knowledgeable about blade steel, but I know that this is a step up from Swiss Army Knife steel. Easy to sharpen and has good edge retention. The blade is also full flat ground, which means that the blade tapers from the spine all the way to the edge. FFG is a good grind to have for EDC tasks. It handles a multitude of tasks very well.

Blade length is 2.96 inches, almost 3 inches. Not too big, not too small.

Opening the blade is really easy with the spidey hole in the blade. Just jam your thumb into it and move the blade. 

"Lockup" is excellent considering that its slipjoint. 

Other Thoughts:

It would be a better UK Pen Knife if it looked less pointy/stabby looking. A UK officer could probably say that it looks offensive and arrest you. But I'm no expert in that because I don't live there.

I bought this knife more because it was made in Golden. And I live, like, less than an hour away from there.

This knife is basically a UK Legal Spyderco Delica (Appearance-wise).



Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $44.99

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Price MSRP: $69.95
Historic Range: $39.98-$129.98
Reviewers Paid: $44.99
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