Mule Team™ HIC
One of the most unique Mule Team blades ever offered, the MT40 Mule is made from High-Impact Ceramic (HIC)—a state-of-the-art Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM) material. Developed by Harcane Industries of Switzerland, this remarkable zirconia-based material is significantly more resistant to breakage than conventional ceramics. It is specially formulated to obtain the highest density during sintering, giving it exceptional toughness and resistance to crack propagation. This proprietary material also achieves far greater hardness than steel blades, allowing it to both cut and retain its edge incredibly well. Because this blade is produced by an injection-molding process, its full tang only includes the holes necessary for handle-scale mounting. The additional weight-reduction holes seen in steel Mules have been eliminated. All Mule Team blades are sold consumer direct and available only at the Spyderco Factory Outlet or through Spyderco.com.