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The New Spyderco Mule Team HIC Knife Is Made from Zirconia-Based Ceramic

Spyderco introduced an experimental pocket knife that combines exquisite style and unrivaled durability.


If you’re a blade aficionado, Spyderco’s Mule Team Project is likely already on your radar. But for the uninitiated, let’s delve into this innovative venture. Originating from the visionary mind of Spyderco founder Sal Glesser, the Mule Team Project was resurrected in 2020, driven by invaluable customer input. What sets this project apart is its commitment to experimentation with various blade steels within a consistent fixed blade knife design. From the classic gen-one and gen-two Mule Team models to the latest game-changer, the Spyderco Mule Team HIC, these knives have seen it all – from CPM SPY27 to Bohler M398 to AEB-L to MagnaCut.

Enter the Spyderco Mule Team HIC, where tradition meets cutting-edge innovation. Crafted from High-Impact Ceramic, this Swiss-made marvel stands out for its unrivaled durability and density, offering remarkable resistance to breakage and edge retention. Despite its slightly thicker build, the HIC-spec maintains a featherweight profile, tipping the scales at just 2.5oz. Sporting a sleek blacked-out finish, this iteration stays true to the Mule Team legacy while pushing boundaries. With customizable options for sheaths and handle scale sets, the Mule Team HIC MT40 is not just a knife; it’s a testament to Spyderco’s relentless pursuit of excellence. Priced at $150, it’s a worthy investment for those who demand nothing but the best from their gear. Sadly it’s already sold out but keep an eye out for future releases from this experimental project.