Friday, January 27, 2012

Spyderco Military Black Blade Folding Knife Review


The Military Black Blade came about when someone asked Spyderco's owner Sal Glesser, "If your son were going into the military, what knife would you send him with?" And thus the newest addition to Spyderco's Save and Serve line was born - knives designed with EMTs, LEOs, and Military Personnel in mind.

I think Sal's son would be glad to have the
Spyderco Military Black Blade. The 4-mm thick, 4-inch long modified clip point, plain edge blade is made from CPM-S30V stainless steel - with 2% carbon content for excellent edge retention and rust resistance - and blackened with a BodyCote matte coating for an especially subdued look. A 14-mm diameter round thumb hole helps make a quick deploy, even in gloves. A textured thumb rest over the round hole, partnered with a deep finger choil, eliminates forward/backward slipping while working with tough cuts or sawing motion.
The 5 1/2-inch handle is made with G-10 scales, designed with the liner lock directly in the scales for extra strength without bulky width. A purposeful space between the scales allows a gap running the handle's length, exposing the knife's inner works for easy inspection and cleaning. A black metal clip on the handle is made for right-handed tip down carry.


The Spyderco Military Black Blade Knife has quickly become one of my favorites for a variety of reasons. I find the size to weight ratio very appealing. The light weight and thin profile make the knife very pocket friendly. The blade length works well on foods when more appropriate knives are not available. It's been used to dice vegetables for soups and pastas, cut a variety of fruits like apples and cantaloupes, slice meat, clean and prep fish, slice breads and so forth. The flat spine works well to move chopped up foods off a cutting board. The construction, G10 with no liners or thin nested liners is my favorite offered by Spyderco. It's proven plenty strong for my uses and saves a lot of weight. The blade steel, like my other Spydercos, has left me satisfied in all the key areas of performance. Opening and closing the knife is very easy, which is appreciated when using the knife on the job or anywhere you have to open and close is up to hundreds of times a day. The open construction of the knife makes it easy to clean. The backspacer in place keeps it from being completely open-backed, but I personally prefer this as it protects the cutting edge from damage when the knife is closed. The pivot area can be difficult to clean without disassembling the knife.

This
is a very serious knife that leaves nothing to chance, for those who regularly put themselves in harm's way and shouldn't have to take any additional risks with their gear. Pick one up, it won't let you down.


To buy or get more information on the Spyderco Military Black with 4" S30V Plain Edge Blade and G10 Handles, click the link below.

Spyderco Military Black 4" S30V Plain Edge Blade, G10 Handles



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