Folding Knife: EDC, Tactical, Utility
Spyderco Military Model Black Knife, CPM S30V Stainless Steel, Black G10
Spyderco was founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser. In 1981, the Glessers put down roots in Golden, Colorado and introduced the first Spyderco folding knife. That knife pioneered the concept of a round hole in the blade for one-handed opening, a clip on the handle for carry at the top of the pocket, and the option of a serrated edge for aggressive cutting performance. Those features revolutionized the knife industry and literally defined the form of the modern folding knife. Spyderco has steadily grown to become one of the leaders in the cutlery industry. In addition to a worldwide distribution network and manufacturing resources in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Italy, and China, Spyderco innovation has also earned them an impressive portfolio of patents, trademarks, and industry awards. More importantly, it has allowed Spyderco to earn the trust and loyalty of countless thousands of dedicated knife users around the world.
A cornerstone in Spyderco's Save and Serve line up, the Military Model came about after someone asked Spyderco's owner Sal Glesser, "If your son were going into the military what folding knife would you send him with?" For certain, it had to meet the requirements of a high-performance, light-weight folder designed for hard use.
To create an even more subdued blade Spyderco has blackened the blade with a DLC black matte coating. Since the steel is the spirit of the knife, CPM S30V seemed the logical choice for the blade given its reputation for long-term edge retention and rust resistance. The 'Millie' has a modified clip-point blade coated in non-reflective black then laser cut with a 14 mm Spyderco Round Hole for quick deployment and for use with gloves. Texturing above the hole holds the thumb in contact with the blade's spine during cutting for confident control over the sharpened edge. The handle scales are G-10 with the lock's liner nested directly into the scale, pumping up lock strength without the addition of bulky liners. Spacers between the scales create a gap running the handle's full length exposing the inside workings for inspection and cleaning. The handle flares slightly at the front end creating a finger choil and at the butt end, which keeps the knife from slipping forward or backward in the hand while sawing or making tough or aggressive cuts. A contoured black metal clip is set for right-hand tip-down carry.
Made in Golden, Colorado U.S.A. Earth
Spyderco Military Model Black Knife
Construction: Liner Lock
Blade: Modified Clip Point
Blade Steel: CPM S30V Stainless Steel / Black Finish
Handle Material: Black G10
Blade Length: 4 Inch
Closed Length: 5.5 Inch
Overall Length: 9.5 Inch
Pocket Clip: Yes