NEW PRODUCT: Tenacious Black Blade
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Being tenacious means you are persistent and cohesive. It's being tough and tireless in achieving your best performance; all worthy descriptive words for a hard-use knife. The mid-sized Tenacious has a black G-10 laminate handle, ergonomically milled with prolonged fatigue-free cutting in mind. Skeletonized steel liners tucked inside the handle, increase the handle's rigidity and strength without non-functional weight or thickness. The 8Cr13MoV stainless blade is coated in a non-reflective black coating and ground-flat from spine to cutting-edge for non-stop cutting. The blade's shape, coupled with an oversized Spyderco Round Hole, position the hand for instant and confident blade opening. Sharp from tip to hilt, the Tenacious offers the most cutting edge possible for the blade's length. A black 4-way pocket clip lets the folder be set in a variety of carry and draw positions: Tip-up/tip-down left-hand/right-hand. Walker Linerlock (with jimped liner). Screw together construction, screws and pivots are also blackened. Overall length: 7-3/4" (197mm). Blade length: 3-3/8" (86mm). Weight: 4 oz (115g).
SPYDERCO EXCLUSIVE RUNS
This is defined by Spyderco as a production of any Spyderco product at the request of a wholesale customer in a configuration different than what has been previously produced. Exclusives are produced for one customer or in conjunction with one customer and the Spyderco Factory Outlet Store (at the customer's request). Like Spyderco Sprint Runs, this can include changes in the handle color, materials, blade steel, coatings, etc. Production quantities are generally based on minimum material requirements, etc. and the customer reserves the right to re-order this item while it is under the exclusive contract. In most circumstances, Spyderco reserves the right to re-produce the item after contractual obligations have been fulfilled.
SPYDERCO SPRINT RUNS
This is defined by Spyderco as a Limited Edition Production of any Spyderco product in a configuration different than what has been previously produced and can include changes in the handle color, materials, blade steel, coatings, etc. The production quantity is pre-determined by Spyderco and is sold by Spyderco either through the existing Dealer and Distributor Network or Consumer Direct (The Mule Team Series).
The Spyderco Bread Truck
Some people have commented that as a company, "Spyderco is like a mouse with a megaphone". Their perception is that we are a larger company, the reality is we are a small company led by a family who founded,
and still own and run the joint.
Armed with this credo and some
innovative ideas, Sal and Gail Glesser hit the road in a
converted bread truck to try their hand at business and
start Spyderco. More than thirty years later Spyderco
distributes into 54 countries and manufactures knives in
five. The business remains family owned and operated;
churning out innovative knife designs found in the
pockets and gear belts of law enforcement officers,
outdoorsmen, military personnel, hunters and knife fans
around the globe.
In 1976 Sal and Gail purchased a 1955 bread delivery
truck, they converted it into a small mini motorhome, moved in, called it home, gassed it up and began a wandering
odyssey from home shows to state fairs, living in campgrounds. In its infancy Spyderco sold just knife sharpeners pitched
to fairgoers. The Glessers invented and designed the Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker. In the 1970s knife serrations were
standard only on kitchen cutlery and the normal at-home cook had no idea how to sharpen teeth without wearing them
away. The triangular corner of the ceramic stone solved that, triggering the Glessers to go from knife hobbyist to fledgling
knife designer inventing the first Spyderco CLIPIT in 1981. The first CLIPIT was revolutionary. Sal and Gail were the first to
add a pocket clip to a folding knife, incorporate a method of one hand opening, via the Spyderco Round Hole and included
serrations on the blade. All were firsts in the knife industry, and are still mainstay features in cutlery produced today.
More CLIPITS followed proliferating into a product line and starting a sister off-shoot product line of entry level knives
called byrd knife. Design breakthroughs for both lines fuel industry standards and grow with innovation and the addition
of new knife making materials all the time. Sal and Gail still are at Spyderco's helm and are in the office designing knives
everyday. Stay tuned, we're just getting started.