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Spyderco One-Eyed Jack Folder

"You’ll always win the game with Spyderco’s awesome playing card-themed pocket knife. Designed by custom knifemaker A.T. Barr, it features ivory texture G-10 scales with black spade and red heart inlays, and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Spyderco Polestar

When you put your trusty knife to hard work day in and day out, it doesn't always make sense to spend big bucks on your EDC. Now, that doesn't mean you should settle for a cheap, flimsy knife you'll have to replace every few months. What you want is real value, and few other knifemakers deliver as well as Spyderco in that department. One excellent example you've probably seen is the Tenacious (it's such a crowd favorite you might already even own one!). As a larger option in Spyderco's newest value series, the Polestar gives you even more bang for your buck thanks to its improved materials and ergonomics.

While the Polestar's design was originally inspired by the Byrd Raven 2, EDC enthusiasts might notice similarities with the Spyderco Tenacious for good reason. At its core, the Polestar fills a very similar role and shares many of the same specs. It features a generous 3.3” blade that's almost entirely usable cutting length throughout, due to the lack of an index finger choil. The blade's leaf-shaped, full flat ground geometry offers excellent slicing performance for general tasks, too. You can deploy the blade with either hand thanks to the large, ambidextrous thumbhole and 4-way pocket clip. A stainless steel liner lock secures the blade, while jimping on the spine and grippy G10 scales offer control when in use.

Although those are all features you'd want in a general EDC knife, the Polestar's added value comes from two key details. The first is its CTS BD-1 blade steel. It's an American steel formulated for improved corrosion resistance, sharpness, and edge retention compared to the 8Cr13MoV steel found on the Tenacious and most other knives in this category. Secondly, its handle is more slender with a subtle curve for a comfortable, ergonomic grip. The G10 scales on it also sport a new, woven-like pattern for added texture and a deep grey color.

If you're looking for a new EDC knife to put through its paces, or just want an upgrade to the trusty Tenacious you've been carrying for years, consider picking up the Polestar at the link below.

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Spyderco Dog Tag Gen4

When he first made a folding knife into something roughly the size of a dog tag, knife designer Serge Panchenko showed the EDC world there's nothing too small to be useful if it has the right design. The original Spyderco Dog Tag featured an unprecedented form factor that made for an excellent and unique EDC knife. In its latest iteration, Spyderco takes Panchenko's fourth-generation design and takes it to the cutting edge of the dog tag form factor.

The Dog Tag's key feature, of course, it its compact sheepsfoot blade. The shape not only takes up a smaller footprint (making it ideal for this knife in particular), but also helps in strengthening the blade's tip when the cutting gets tough. The 1.18” blade comes in USA-made CTS BD1 steel, with the trademark Spyderco round hole for easy deployment. New to the Gen4 is the double-beveled, saber-ground edge, giving it a symmetrical edge angle compared to its chisel-ground predecessors and allowing for better control during use.

Since the Dog Tag isn't designed to be a locking folder, an integral spring bar and ball-bearing detent secures the blade both in and out of use. This is built into the knife's aluminum handles, which keeping it as light as possible when carried—or worn—just like its namesake.

The Panchenko Dog Tag remains one of the most innovative knives for EDC, and the Gen4 keeps up its heritage of being one of the most useful compact folders you can carry. Pick up one from the link below.

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Spyderco Meerkat

Like the diminutive desert dweller it's named after, the Spyderco Meerkat is a compact knife with a scrappy set of features. And like its furry counterpart, the knife keeps and does its best work under the surface. On first look it's a subtle, pocket-friendly knife that's useful for EDC, but dig a little deeper and the Meerkat bares the teeth of a beastly knife.

It starts with the Meerkat's blade. The 2” length keeps it nice and compact, with a modified leaf shape that gives it a versatile slicing belly for everyday tasks. But despite its size the blade is a remarkable piece of metal. It's a 3-layer laminated blade with the exceptionally tough and abrasion-resistant HAP40 tool steel at its core, flanked by SUS410 martensitic (crystalline) stainless steel, giving the Meerkat's blade even more strength and corrosion resistance.

To pair with this triple threat steel, Spyderco have also given the Meerkat one of their most unique locking mechanisms—the Phantom Lock. The lock's hidden completely within the knife's handles, and disengaged with a clever pivot motion that scissors the handles, allowing the blade to fold in. Keeping with the Meerkat's compact design, the handle scales themselves come in lightweight, injection-molded FRN, in a hi-vis orange sure to give some pop to any EDC. And with molded grooves that accept a reversible deep-pocket carry clip, the Meerkat is as comfortable to use as it is easy to carry.

You don't need to dig deep to find yourself a high-performing EDC knife. Pick up the Spyderco Meerkat from the  link below.

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Spyderco Lil' Nilakka

No, “Lil’ Nilakka" isn’t just a tongue twister... it’s also one of Spyderco’s newest knives. The Lil’ Nilakka is a custom collaboration between Spyderco and Finnish knife maker Pekka Tuominen. It's a take on the traditional Finnish “puukko” knife that draws inspiration heavily from shapes found in nature and focuses on outdoors use. The small size, rare blade steel, and unique handles give a traditionally outdoors-specific design a new role as an EDC.

As its name suggests, the Lil' Nilakka gives you all of the design seen in the standard Nilakka in a smaller package that's better suited for EDC at a modest 5.6” overall length with a 2.3” cutting edge. But what really shines is the premium RWL34 Damasteel blade. Rarely seen on knives, this steel is known for its high strength, strong resistance to corrosion, and extreme edge sharpness that’s easy to maintain. It's an excellent fit for a blade that's traditionally “zero ground,” as the same shape that gives it its sharpness also makes its edge prone to damage and difficult to sharpen. Spyderco applied a full flat grind and even precision-machined a secondary microbevel to the blade for a practical balance of sharpness and durability.

The blade deploys manually via Spyderco’s signature round hole into a sturdy liner lock mechanism that's easy to operate thanks to a thumb cutout in the handle. And those G10 handles look pretty close to ivory, but they're much more resistant to wear (and certainly less illegal) than the real thing. The smooth handles and compact size at just 3.30” closed help the knife glide into the pocket, while a wire-style pocket clip keeps it secure for tip-up carry.

If you've been looking for a small, unique knife for your carry, the Lil’ Nilakka is certainly capable. It’s available in limited numbers as a first-of-its-kind “flash batch” at the link below.

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