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The Spyderco Knives You Need for Your EDC Setup

The Spyderco Knives You Need for Your EDC Setup

Founded in the late 70s by Sal and Gail Glesser, Spyderco has steadily grown from a mom and pop small business knifemaker to one of the industry leader’s in the cutlery space–without sacrificing any of the ideals, construction methods of attention to detail that made them a household name in the first place. While the brand has always been synonymous with great, one-handed opening knives, their signature thumbhole opening mechanism has grown in popularity over the decades. If you need a great knife for your EDC–who doesn’t?– these are our current Spyderco favorites:


Spyderco Delica 4 Lightweight 7.15″ Knife

Year’s ago, we published an article titled Pocket Knives for Guys Who Don’t Carry One that included this knife. To this day, the Spyderco Delica remains one of our absolute favorite EDC options. It’s small, lightweight, easy-to-open and even easier to conceal. The stylish Spyderco Delica will take care of all your cutting tasks while being affordable enough to gift to the friend that’s incredibly impressed with the way it gets the job done in front of them. Buy


Spyderco Stretch 2 Signature Lightweight Folding Knife

Trademark round deployment hole. Metal pocket clip. 4.1″ fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle. 3.43″ full-flat grind, VG-10 Stainless blade. This knife has all the Spyderco features you’ve come to know, love, respect and depend on in a more highly refined and approachable package that’s become the hallmark of all their latest releases. This drop-point blade knife might not be flashy, but it’s built-to-last and durable in all the ways that matter. Buy


Spyderco Roc Specialty Folding Cleaver Knife

When you want to slice, dice and also chop, chop, chop, there’s no better option than the Spyderco Roc Specialty Folding Cleaver Knife. Equal parts straight razor looks, Spyderco design, and incredibly effective cleaver blade, this multipurpose option was designed by renowned Urkanian maker Serge Panchenko and more than lives up to it’s spot on our Best Cleaver Pocket Knives list. Buy


Spyderco Byrd Cara2 Folding Knife

While Spyderco knives are most well known for their function over form, that doesn’t mean they’re not capable of making a pocket knife you can rock with a three-piece suit when necessary. Case in point, the sleek, stylish, and entirely Stainless Spyderco Byrd Cara2 Folding Knife. The plainedge, 8CR13MOV Stainless blade is mated with a Stainless handle and features a comet-shaped hole (familiar but just a little bit different from the traditional Spyderco options) for easy blade deployment. Buy


Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife

Don’t let the fact that the Spyderco Tenacious line of blades is the centerpiece of the Spyderco “Value Folder line” fool you. This knife is as well-built, sharp, and ready-for-action as anything else the brand offers. This particular variant includes a serrated Stainless blade, easy-opening thumb mechanism, and a fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) casing that’s even lighter than the G-10 scales from the original knife that we had on our list of the Best Folding Pocket Knives on Amazon. If you’re looking for a budget knife that punches above it’s weight, it’s definitely the Spyderco Tenacious. Buy


Spyderco Bradley Bowie Fixed Blade Knife

With it’s 5.13″ blade, 4.57″ edge length, and non-folding design–it is a Bowie knife after all–this option is decidedly more Survival Knife than pocket knife, but that doesn’t make it any less relevant for your EDC setup. Sometimes, you just want a big, reliable blade you can use to pound out to make stakes, cut steaks, and setup camp with only minor cleanup and no worries about reliability. This is that kind of knife. Buy


Spyderco Street Beat Fixed Blade Knife

Despite the fact it doesn’t come with Spyderco’s trademark thumbhole opening–which would be a little weird on a fixed blade knife–one look is all it takes to realize you want this particular blade in your EDC rotation. Black on black on black setup with Bowie-style VG-10 Stainless blade, fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle and an injection-molded, snap-fit polymer sheath with G-clip attachment mean this blade looks great top to bottom and it’s easy to carry and use. Buy


Spyderco Dog Tag Folding Knife

When it comes to knives and concealed carry, you won’t find better than the Spyderco Dog Tag Folding Knife. With it’s easily concealable 1.23″ Stainless blade housed in a G-10 / carbon fiber package, this slip-joint knife is easy to carry in a pocket, a bag, or around your neck. It’s one of the Best Stealth Knives out there for sure, but the fact it can be easily hidden doesn’t detract from its functionality–it only enhances it. Buy

Want to read more about our favorite pocket knives? Click here for Cool Material’s Guide to Pocket Knives.

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