The pivot is smooth yet snug. Overalll, I was very very pleased with the grip on this knife. Click, click, click--something more intelligible appears. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The concern here is simple--when the knife is opened and you pull on the blade, you can see the lockbar walk over. The choil and jimping are very good. The tactical trend in knives has created a demand for tip-up carry, and while many Spyderco designs allow for both modes based on user preference, this one is purely designed for tip-up carry. As a starter for someone just beginning the expensive path of gear, it is a marvel. As a blueprint, I really like the Efficient. To me the real competition comes in the form of CRKT's budget line. amzn_assoc_region = "US";
It does work, it carries well, and it has a level of refinement you wouldn't expect out of a knife this inexpensive. The scales on the Efficient are textured G-10 and incorporate a lined lanyard hole. Sal says: "I like the Tenacious idea."
Its lack of a choil made me gravitate towards this knife, but still both are worth a look. As a side-note, when looking at steels with this particular naming convention (“8Cr”, “9Cr”, etc. It is lightyears better than the Tenacious and up there with some of the better knives on the market. Its time to update the Delica. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. But really, as with all knives, it is the shape of the handle and not any of these traction control crutches that make the knife good in hand. There are folks that still love the RAT series, Kabar Doziers, and some budget CRKTs, but the Tenacious knives seem to have faded away. Nine is better seven is not worth spending money on. The computer guy clicks a few buttons and the CAD drawing of the Tenacious populates the screen. Even at making wood shavings for a fire, it did fine. I wear mine around my neck just for the ease of carry. The G10 is really perfect, hitting that grippy but not shreddy point dead on.
It should be noted that the pocket clip on a knife was invented by Spyderco decades ago and in an exciting twist, the knife is set up for tip-up carry as opposed to tip-down. Halpern Titanium offers two models of Spyderco Handles: The first style (Option 4) is a 3D fully machined handle that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. It had the hole, the hump, and the clip, but it was more paint by numbers Spyderco knife than an organic, cohesive knife. Steel liners, especially in a Walker liner lock will often outlast the titanium ones. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; The drawing is altered and finger choil appears. There are a slew of Kershaws out there in this price range, but only the G10 Zing and the G10 Cryo are worthy competitors and both are just a slight bit more money. There is literally nothing that tells you this is a budget blade, except the steel designation on the blade. I also like the Pilar and there the competition is between two things that are quite different. Some of this has been chalked up to makers and manufacturers not understanding the intricacies of the liner lock, but often it simply has to do with titanium being softer than the steel blade and wearing out sooner. Its not quite as thoughtless as the deployment on the RAT 2, but for a liner lock (and a budget one at that), this is really nice. The Efficient, which is currently available in only one configuration--plain edge, thankfully--runs about $38.95 on the street with an MSRP that is higher (obviously). This is what the Tenacious should have been. It is a folder version of the Mors Kochanski continuous curve blade, as there is no real straight portion. As a reformed steel snob, I used to look down on steel liners, because I thought they were just used for economics instead of the lighter, stronger, and pricier ones made of titanium.
Whether it was opening boxes, cutting food, shaping a 1X2 to fit in my target stand or trimming a hangnail, the Efficient performed well. Designed from the ground up as a member of Spyderco’s popular family of affordably priced full-service folding knives, the Efficient proudly includes all the high-performance features and benefits that savvy knife users have come to expect from Spyderco knives in a format that suits practically every budget. The knife locks up solid. Here the pronounced cutout that allows for access to the Spyderhole gives you a perfect place to register your fingers. At the time, Nutnfancy ('member him?) I am not saying I was right, but, time seems to agree with me and time, moreso than myself or Nutnfancy or even the internet as a whole, is the best judge of importance both in knife design and every other human endeavor. There might be choices that are arguably better, but nothing clearly superior. Important: Always maintain the same angle. It is budget steel, and the black finish should help it from a corrosion resistance standpoint. A dull blade, especially in an emergency situation, requires more force from the user while attempting to cut. The Spyderco spoon style clip, like the Spyderhole is quite refined and very close to perfection.
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The G10 has a nice bit of edge finishing to it. amzn_assoc_asins = "B07B9GCZ1C,B017GGIKAW,B01MZE2CSG,B07FKV3RNH,B07FKLVWCX,B07NM2HPP9,B07FKZYHJF,B001EI7578,B004MMSDHO,B002GIOYX8,B0711NT3H5"; Mike Searson's career as a shooter began as a Marine Rifleman at age 17. Spyderco Endura 4 custom Micarta scales (v.15) July 14, 2017. Lock: 2.
An index-finger choil provides an extra measure of safety should the lock ever malfunction and gives a purchase point for you to choke up on the grip for extra control if you are doing any delicate or intricate cutting.
Functionally there is nothing at all to complain about. I have carried it and used it since and I can tell you--this is a very good knife. These whetstones are carved out of large quarried boulders that are culled and examined for type and flaws. They offer a medium fineness between a 600-800 relative grit size.
SP216GPSGR: Spyderco Efficient, Foliage Green G10 Spyderco. Then Sal says: "Now add a dash of Bob Lum's Chinese folder."
But as you have learned over the years, that phrases is a segue to explain a concern that has no functional impact. I imagine a scene kind of like that scene at the beginning of Weird Science (RIP Bill Paxton, Chet was such a hilarious a-hole), except instead of nerds making a woman, Sal and Eric are standing over someone at computer with CAD loaded up making a knife. If Kizer and Reate are proof that the Chinese can run with the big dogs at the top of the price range for production knives, the Efficient is proof they can do so lower down the price spectrum, too. The Spyderco Efficient lets you carry FREE Shipping by Amazon. It does the same for the Tenacious. Wazoo Gear laced theirs with a versatile, adjustable high-quality leather cord and packed it in a USA-made muslin pouch, so you get to choose how to wear it or carry it. I found the handle very simple but extremely ergonomic. Still, if I were designing this knife I would skip the backspacer and go with a pillar-constructed design. In a narrow blade, makers should opt for hollow grinds if they want slicing power, but here, where the blade is quite wide, the full flat grind, with plenty of space to get thin, is more than fine.
The blade:weight is .73 (3/4.10 ounces). One long session at the ole recycling bin left the blade more scarred than Tommy John's elbow. As with all 8Cr, it holds an okay edge, but is not as corrosion resistant as AUS8. So when Spyderco released the Efficient, a knife fully in the design mode of the Tenacious, but with better ergos and a singular vision as a knife (as opposed to an amalgamation of knife features), I was stoked. I had been turned off from some of the knives manufactured overseas below a certain price point, but this knife represents a solid value. Priced at $30, they are available from Wazoo Gear: www.wazoosurvivalgear.com. Let's face it; there are times when you may not want to bolt out with an expensive or otherwise cherished knife and need to rely on a less expensive “beater.” This is one of the more efficient designs I have found.
And as someone looking for a knife to thump on, a shop knife, a work knife, or a glovebox knife, if you will, you'll be pleased and surprised just how often this thing stays in your pocket after you leave the muck behind. This can cause the knife to jump or slip, and when used with more force than necessary, it can cause serious injury. The Spyderco spoon style clip, like the Spyderhole is quite refined and very close to perfection. The design looks clunky.
Some people like to cinch the knot down and clip it to their belt or pack. In the end, if you have less than $40 to spend on a knife there is absolutely no reason not to buy the Efficient. Spyderco Native 5 Folding Knife - Black Carbon Fiber Handle with PlainEdge, Full-Flat Grind, CPM S90V Steel Blade and Back Lock - C41CFFP5. There is simply no outward sign that this is a budget blade. amzn_assoc_title = "Get yours now";
With a more cohesive and put together design than the Tenacious, the Efficient is a great knife.
Its implementation the Efficient continues a tradition of great utility. You might see mention in knife discussion forums about liner lock failure or lock bars moving out of alignment or suffering early wear. It engages and disengages with fluidity and ease. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; You'll like it. I probably would not use it to dress out a hog or hack my way out of a downed aircraft, but this knife was not intended for those purposes. $39.00 $ 39. ), the number represents the amount of carbon in the steel. Get it as soon as Wed, Nov 4. As someone that has a bunch of knives and is curious, you might have an issue going back--why do I have so many more expensive knives that aren't that much better?
I found the handle very simple but extremely ergonomic. He has worked in the firearms industry his entire adult life as a Gunsmith, Ballistician, Consultant, Salesman, Author and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1989. Wazoo Gear wanted to put a modern twist on the Viking whetstone pendant by making them in the USA from US quarried stone. Bang--the Efficient is born.
Maybe it is because it so close to looking really amazing, that the slightly "off" nature just sticks in my crawl more than it should, kind of like bad CGI people and the whole uncanny valley thing--the closer they are to looking real the more obvious the mistakes become. However, I had a realization supported by real-world testing over ten years ago. Spyderco UK Pen (FRN) custom Micarta scales (v.2) July 16, 2017. It is believed that Vikings suspended these knife sharpening tools from their belts. At 4" closed and 4.1 ounces, its a solid tool and a strong, value-packed choice for a daily carry knife.
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