The name Fox Cutlery is well known throughout Europe. Fox started manufacturing knives in the 1970s in Maniago, Italy. They swiftly gained a reputation for pairing traditional materials with quality construction and pioneering designs. After they opened for business they collaborated with another knife company in Maniago called Lion Steel Knife and began using high-grade finishing and CNC machining. Recently the Fox and the Spyder were introduced. The outcome is a Spyderized knife designed by Gabriele Frati and Gianni Pauletta (also known as G&G design) that is manufactured in Maniago. We call it the Volpe (fox in Italian). As expected from Spyderco the C99 has a Round Hole and calculated ergonomics. These contemporary Spyderco features are striking when set alongside a more traditional European stainless handle that is overlaid in blonde olivewood. The blade is available flat-ground in a PlainEdge configuration. It is made of N690Co, a cobalt additive steel manufactured in Europe. Positioned forward of the Spyderco Round Hole sits an indentation, ready to hold the index finger securely on the blade, boosting control. The backside of the handle doubles as an integral Chris Reeve-style LinerLock and has a Spyderco bug laser cut in detail out of the steel scale.