Spyderco Knives

For over 40 years, the Spyderco knives has been a popular choice for knife enthusiasts around the world, and it’s easy to see why. The Spyderco Knives are instantly recognizable for its pioneering smart design that goes beyond what you find with other cutlery brands.

From innovation nowadays to standardizing features on almost all knives, so far, Spyderco has developed great functional knives to create new purpose-driven styles to make your work easier and more efficient. Never stop preparing what is necessary for any group.

Spyderco knives are much sharper and their sharpness lasts long

Spyderco knows a thing or two about the edges: they started working in knives sharpeners before jumping in award-winning blades. Some cutlery makers govern the nickname retention of the edge, but Spyderco has made it an important focus on all their products to process.

Spyderco knives are subjected to extensive and sophisticated tests that carefully resist coastline wear and corrosion, ensuring maximum durability and performance. Spyderco are also tested for knife tension, corrosion, and the best heat treatment. The result is an unobtrusive line of knives like Spyderco Tenacious, a favorite fan that never leaves until it ends.

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This article is about Spyderco Company or Spyderco brand – a knives manufacturing company and brand which is among the most popular in USA and around the globe.

Introduction to Spyderco Companyspyderco

Spyderco Company is a kitchenware company based in Golden, Colorado, USA that manufactures knife sharpeners and knives. Spyderco Companies has introduced many features that are now common in folding knives, including pocket clips, serrations and opening holes.

Spyderco Company has worked with 30 expert knife makers who are even, self-defense instructors to design and use them with 20 different blade materials.

Who is founder or Owner of Spyderco?

The Spyderco was founded by Sal Glesser. He get inspirations from  many high-performance sports cars are  and why the Spider type icons or images which inspired the name Spyderco to identify high performance instruments.Sal Glesser (Spyderco Knives)

Spyderco’s first product was a portable handheld in 1976, a “spider device“, a series of angles, ball joints and alligator clips that allowed people as jewelers and hobbyists to work in small pieces.

How Spyderco Started?

Spyderco’s founder Sal Glacier and his wife Gale transformed an old bread delivery truck into a motor home and traveled to the show. When they were more successful, they graduated truckloads of bread and trailers. It was founded in Golden in November 1978.

C01 Worker first Knife by Spyderco

The company began making knife sharp corners in 1978, and in 1981 developed its first folding knife, the C01 worker.spyderco co1 worker knife
He was the first to introduce a round whole in the blade, designed for a sharp, one-sided and ambiguous aperture, which is now a trademark of the company.  In addition, the company claims to be the first knife makers to incorporate a pocket clips on knives handles.

Most knives manufactured by Spyderco are folding knives for different models, blade steel, handle material and locking mechanism (including two patented locks). However, he made fixed blades for different purposes.

FHFRN Handles or G10 Handles means?

The knives of the company are made with straight edge, partially threaded edge or complete spider edge arrangement. The most common handles are FHFRN (the only fiberglass reinforced nylon) and G10, though they are also made with steel handles. Some limited edition handles with different limited materials.
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Who buys or uses Spyderco Knives? 

Spyderco Knives are popular in many markets, including private citizens, fire and rescue personnel and police officers.
For Spyderco’s many influences in making knives (especially  pocket clip, serrations, and opening hole) and for its many collaborations with Expert and famous knife makers Spyderco’s President, Sal Glesser, was inducted into the Blade magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame at the 2000 Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia.

Why Hole in Spyderco Knives?

One of the most common questions we get from new people on Spyderco Knives is “Why is it a round hole?”

  • The round hole allows for a quick and easy knife blade opening.Spyderco knives
  • This revolutionary feature received a US utility patent in 1981 and literally helped to define the shape of the modern curling knife.
  • Unlike thumb studs, discs, and other accessories a hand opening offers a hole larger surface area for greater safety and does not interfere with the action of cutting the blade.
  • The iconic symbol of its brand, the trademark Round Hole, also serves as a user-friendly alternative to traditional nail polish in our two-side opening folders and a proud expression of our brand identity in our fixed blade knives.

Why the Clip on Spyderco Knives?

Spyderco was the first company to equip a folding knife with a pocket clip. This revolutionary feature was introduced on our first design folding knife in 1981, and allows the folding knife to be carried on top of the pocket, where it is easily accessible and does not interfere with access to other items in the pocket.Why the Clip on Spyderco Knives

This brilliantly simple idea inspired our entire line of clip-IT knives and also helped to define the shape of a modern folding knife. Although it is now common for most brands of knife bends, it all started with Spyderco.

Spyderco Knives steel types used in knives

In 1994, it was the first company to use production knives (in the form of S60V measurable steel) and powder metallurgy, which used H-1 steel in bending knives.

The blades used by the company throughout the year include:

  1. “154CM Steel is a type of stainless steel developed and manufactured in the United States by Crucible Material Corporation (now – Crucible Industries).
  2. 52100 Steel  is a high percentage of carbon, chromium-containing low alloy steel that is hardened and noted especially for use as bearings
  3. 8Cr13MoV & 8Cr14MoV Steel Benefits of Vanadium (V) • Increases strength, wear resistance and increases hardness, recommended hardness around 55/57 HRC. The 8Cr13MoV & 8Cr14MoV, similar to the Aichi AUS-8, prices steel for excellent performance
  4. 9Cr18Mo Steel, a Chinese stainless steel used mostly in high-end barbering scissors and surgical tools.
  5. 440C Steel, a stainless steel known for corrosion resistance and ease of sharpening.
  6. Aogami Super Blue (青紙スーパー) Steel, a Japanese high-end steel made by Hitachi. The “Blue” refers not to the color of the steel itself, but the color of the paper in which the raw steel comes wrapped.
  7. ATS-55, a performance stainless steel similar to ATS-34 with the molybdenum reduced, used only by Spyderco for knife steels until the early 2000s.
  8. AUS-6, similar in quality to 440a, used as a “budget” steel in early Spyderco models.
  9. AUS-8, a frequently used Japanese steel, which is known for taking a very fine edge, due to the inclusion of vanadium. Sharpens easily, and has moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance.
  10. AUS-10, a Japanese stainless steel series made by Aichi with the same carbon content as 440C but with slightly less chromium.
  11. BG-42, a high performance stainless steel formulated for ball bearings, similar to ATS-34 (same composition, but with added vanadium), which has similar properties.
  12. CPM S30V steel an American powder-metallurgy, high-carbide steel developed for the cutlery market.[17]
  13. CPM-M4 9aka AISI M4), usually tempered to 62-65 HRC, a high-speed steel with combination of high carbon, molybdenum, vanadium, and tungsten for excellent wear resistance and toughness; a powder-metallurgical, non-stainless steel.
  14. CPM-S60V, (a.k.a. 440V, a.k.a. CPMT440V), a modern American super-steel that is wear resistant, but difficult to sharpen. Unfortunately the low level of toughness means that it can only be hardened to around 56 RC, causing the edge-holding performance to be diminished.
  15. CPM-S90V (a.k.a. 420V), similar to Crucible’s S60V but designed to be more wear resistant with a very high carbide volume and high vanadium content. Appreciated for extreme edge-holding. S90V was featured in a sprint run of Spyderco’s Military in 2004. Since then it has been used in several sprint runs in knives like the Manix 2 and Paramilitary 2. While S90V holds an edge significantly better than S30V, both are usually hardened to about 59–61 RC.
  16. CTS-20CP, Carpenter Technology’s version of S90V, with slightly reduced chromium. Features incredible wear-resistance and edge-holding, hardened to about 60 RC.
  17. CTS-BD1, Carpenter’s versions of Gin-1 with improved chemistry. Originally featured in a Mule Team fixed blade.
  18. CTS-XHP, made by Carpenter Technology. Often referred to as a stainless version of D2.
  19. D2, a high performance tool steel that features outstanding wear resistance. Spyderco uses Crucible’s version of D2, which is a powder metallurgy version. CPM-D2 is found in a sprint run version of the Military model.
  20. G2, a.k.a. GIN-1 (銀紙1号), a Hitachi-made low cost stainless steel comparable to, but softer than, AUS-8. Generally hardened in the mid to high RC 50s. A tough, corrosion-resistant steel.
  21. H-1, a steel which is ideal for marine applications, because it substitutes nitrogen for carbon and thus is completely rust-proof in any normal environment such as salt water exposure, though can still oxidize if exposed to extreme heat and chemical attack. It grinds, scratches and has edge retention similar to the low carbide steels such as AUS-6. It is a precipitation hardening steel, which means it hardens by the mechanical process of grinding the steel, rather than by heat treating.
  22. MBS-26, a Japanese [stainless] steel, very fine grained with high corrosion resistance used in the Catcher man and in most kitchen knives by Spyderco.
  23. N690CO, an Austrian stainless steel similar to VG-10. Currently found in the Squeak and previously used in Spydercos manufactured by Fox Cutlery.
  24. VG-10 (V金10号), a Japanese steel developed for the horticulture industry by Takefu, often hardened around the RC60 range. Reported to have better corrosion resistance but slightly less edge retention than S30V. Appreciated for taking a fine edge, and being easy to sharpen, while still holding an edge well. Used in most of the firm’s Japanese-made knives.
  25. ZDP-189, a premium Japanese powdered super-steel made by Hitachi, hardened to RC 62–67, with very high carbide volume. Has excellent edge-holding ability, although it trails behind S90V and S110V in that regard.”

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