Spyderco Sage 5 Folder 3.03 in Plain Carbon Fiber Handle

Spyderco Sage 5 Folder 3.03 in Plain Carbon Fiber Handle

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Spydercos Sage Series is a unique family of knives that showcases the innovative lock mechanisms that have helped define modern folding knife technology. Every knife in the series features the same basic design parametersa full-flat-ground, leaf-shaped CPM S30V blade, an ergonomic handle design with textured forefinger choil and thumb ramp, and a reversible tip-up wire clip. However, each knife is distinct in that it highlights a specific lock mechanism and acknowledges the trendsetting knifemaker or designer who invented it. A portion of the sale of every Sage Series folder is also donated to the National Alzheimers Association of Denver, Colorado. The Sage 5 highlights Spydercos own Compression Lock mechanism. Although often mistaken as a LinerLock on the back of the handle, the Compression Lock is actually radically different. In a Compression Lock, the blades tang ramp faces upward toward the handles spine, rather than toward the butt of the handle as in a LinerLock. When the blade is opened, the lock bar is sandwiched between the ramp and the knifes stop pin. Pressure that challenges the lock is transferred to the width of the barnot its lengthand literally tries to crush it between the blade ramp and the stop pin. This patented mechanism is substantially str(more...)
Blade length: 3.03 in
Overall length: 7.20 in
Blade material: CPM-S30V
Handle material: Carbon Fiber
Pocket clip