Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife Review

Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife 3-3/8" Plain Blade, G10 Handles

The Spyderco Tenacious blade is a good-sized piece of steel, especially when comparing it to other folding knives at this price range. The blade is a modified leaf shape, and doesn’t have any serrations, but does have a textured spine which makes it easy to open the blade with just your thumb on the spine of the blade. The blade design is very similar to a drop point style, which many people prefer. The blade is made from an 8Cr13Mov Stainless Steel and is plenty thick enough to be durable and strong. This knife performs well even for the heavier duty tasks. This blade comes very sharp out of the box and you can easily make this blade razor-sharp if that’s what you want or need. The blade is actually larger than the picture makes it seem, so some people may find this knife a little too big to carry around in their pocket at 3 and 3/8 inches long. It is rather light, weighing in at only 4 ounces, I don’t have a problem with carrying it around in my pocket but that is a personal preference.


Spyderco built a strong knife here, but not a heavy one. Underneath the G-10 slabs lie stainless steel liners, skeletonized to save weight without reducing knife strength. Other good features include the Walker liner-lock -- jimping on the lock's edge ensures a controlled release even in cold and wet weather. More jimping on the spine of the Tenacious's blade gives added thumb traction, for more pressure while the knife's in use. You won't find an awkward thumb stud on Spyderco blades -- the knife swings open with thumb pressure on the loop in the knife blade.

There are two things about this knife that you will love. It is larger than it looks in pictures and it is lighter and slimmer than other folding knives of this size and price point. The tension of the blade pivot is adjustable so that you can set it to your personal preference. This knife has skeletonized steel liners and a big liner lock which help give the knife a solid feel to it. Liner locks are pretty much the strongest locking design and used on the most expensive and custom-built folding knives.


Tenacious has some features that you don’t usually find at this price point. The handle is made of G-10 which makes this folding knife very light for its size. The checkered handle provides a nice strong grip. The G-10 handle material is superb and the smoothness of blade deployment are two such features. Another great feature is the fact that the pocket clip can be switched around 4 different ways to your preference. That is really a nice feature when it comes to wearing the knife. Last but not least, the skeletonized steel liners and a hefty liner lock give this knife a solid feel. This knife has a large thumb hole and a bunch of hand room so that you can handle it even while wearing gloves.


To buy or get more information on the Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife with 3-3/8" Plain Blade and G10 Handles, click the link below.

Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife 3-3/8" Plain Blade, G10 Handles





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