Blade Length 3
Overall Length 7.5
Closed Length 4.5
Weight (oz) 4.2
Source Previously owned
Knife Type Tip Up Carry, Tip Up Clip
Blade Material S30V
Blade Details Drop Point, Recurve, Spear Point
Handle Material Carbon Fiber, G10, Metallic
Other Details Tactical
About the Maker
My name is Peter Carey and I've been making custom knives since 1997, specializing in Tactical Folders and Dress Tactical Folders, I also make Fixed Blade Tacticals, Hunters and Utility knives. Current blade steels are CPM154, S35VN, Stainless steel Damascus from various makers and Stellite 6K. I prefer high tech man made handle materials like Carbon Fiber, Titanium, Zirconium and G10. For Dress Tacticals I use Pearl, Mammoth Ivory, Exotic woods and MokuTi or Timascus. All my folders have custom pocket clips designed specifically for each model, also a custom pivot of my design, "The Original Carey Pivot". I make all my knives with my hands using manual machines in my shop from designs I've drawn by hand. I strive to make the best knife I possibly can with the best materials money can buy. Knives are one of man's oldest and most useful tools, I think everyone should own one or two!
Spyderco was founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser. Initially, the company focused on selling our first product the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker™,primarily at fairs and trade shows around the country. 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.Since then, 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, our innovation has also earned us an impressive portfolio of patents, trademarks, and industry awards. More importantly, it has allowed us to earn the trust and loyalty of countless thousands of dedicated knife users around the world—an audience to whom we are extremely grateful.
In the mid 1980’s Rick Hinderer began his knife making journey making art knives in a small 14′ x 18′ turkey coop with none of the modern amenities, like heat or running water! Art knives are a far cry from the tactical scene which Rick is so deeply entrenched in now. Over the years his meticulous attention to knife design and knife making, coupled with his real world experience as a Fire Fighter / EMT sets him apart from the rest. Rick’s design philosophy is deeply rooted in his experience with using his knives as part of his first responder tools. That catalyst of change from art knives to hard use tactical was after Rick joined the rescue dive team. He really began to look at knives and designs more as hard use tactical tools than works of art. Rick began changing over from old world knife making techniques to modern CNC precision manufacturing. With the combination of designing art knives, and his real world experience as a first responder, this unusual perspective allows him to design hard use tactical folders that are not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but extremely comfortable in the hand. All of Rick’s products are engineered to go the distance when it counts the most whether it be when life is on the line, or you just need a good cutting tool! Visit this maker's website: Rick Hinderer Knives.