We’re still parsing through the new knives we’re going to see this year now that the SHOT Show is over. Spyderco is releasing an array of new knives this year, but we’re still expecting new models at the IWA this March.
Here are the new Spyderco knives so far.
The latest evolution of the Urban, the Urban Lightweight feature the classic clip carry and one-handed opening we’ve come to expect from Spyderco but without the locking mechanism. It does have an index finger choil to prevent unintentional closing.
As the winner of the 2014 imported knife of the year award, the Rubicon is one amazing knife. Based on the design of Peter Carey, the knife is a flipper-style folder with a broad CPM S30V blade. This was released late last year but is considered a 2015 knife. You can pick one up here.
The Burch Chubby is another that was released late last year but is also a 2015 knife. It’s inspired by Michael Burch’s popular custom knives and has a 2.3 inch CPM S30V blade. Grab yours here.
Native 5 Lightweight
Now in its fifth generation, the Native is a good example of refinement. It’s gone through weight reduction and now features bi-directional texture on the handle that gives a better grip. It also has a four-position clip.
The Bradley Bowie is really something to look forward to. Designed by Gayle Bradley, the knife has an incredibly tough PSF27 steel fixed blade with polished G-10 handle scales.
The Roadie was first seen in 2013 when the TSA said they were going to allow certain knives on planes. Soon after, the plan was withdrawn but not before Spyderco made a new non-locking knife that conformed to those rules.
The Roadie still has some worth as a pocketknife, however. It’s being released in a variety of colors.
Dog Tag Folders
The Dog Tag Folder was extremely popular because of its diminutive design and quality build. Some newer versions feature black titanium carbonitride coating and CPM S30V sheepsfoot blades.
This is a pretty big departure for Spyderco, which rarely puts out something like this. Designed by martial artist Laci Szabo, the hawk has an arcing handle with a tang for prying.
Part of the Ethnics Series that honors past designs, the Schempp Bowie is an ode to the classic American Bowie knife, with touches like the clip-point and brass bolsters. Unlike the Bowie knives of old, the Schempp Bowie is a folder.
Dragonfly 2 in Purple FRN
Not much new with this model except that it now also comes in purple for a Sprint Run.
Pingo “ClipJoint” with color anodized bug logo
The Pingo received critical acclaim upon its release two years ago, and now Spyderco is doing a Sprint Run of this iteration with solid titanium handle scales and a wraparound big logo, along with an Elmax blade.
Another Sprint Run for 2015, this version of the Squeak features satin-finished titanium handle scales and an Elmax blade as well.
Perrin PPT Black Blade
The last of the four Sprint Run knives, the Perrin PPT Black Blade is an all-black version of the PPT folder.
Matriarch 2 with Emerson Opener with Black Blade
The Matriarch 2 has an integral hook on the back of the blade made famous by Emerson and a reverse S blade. The black titanium carbonitride coating gives it a stealthy look.
The original Ronin design popularized the wharncliffe blade shade as a self-defense tool and the Ronin 2 revives that concept with a few upgrades. The blade is made from corrosion-resistant CTS BD1 stainless steel.
The Mike Draper Folder appeared earlier, but it’s a tactical folder with an intricate design on the handle. It has an interesting modified clip point.
The Foundry bears the logo of Carpenter, a world leader in distribution of steels and specialty alloys. Spyderco produced a signature knife for the company, and the Foundry is the result. It has a CTS XHP blade and a Reeve Integral Lock.
Stretch 2 in Brown G-10 Scales
The Stretch 2 G-10 is a sturdier design with an ultra-high-carbon ZDP-189 blade and brown G-10 scales.
The Reverse is another unique design, which has a reverse-edge construction. The fixed blade can be reversed to “yield mirror-image ‘edge-out’ ergonomics,” according to Spyderco. This may be a game-changing personal defense tool.
Endura 4 Titanium Damascus
There’s already a ton of Endura 4 variations and now you can add one more to the list with the Titanium Damascus version. This is an “elite” version with a VG-10 stainless steel blade flanked by 15 layers of Damascus on each side. The titanium handle has a four-position clip.
Spyderco has been involved with kitchen knives since close to the beginning, but the kitchen knives took a hiatus for improvement purposes. Now they’re back with a range of knives made with MBS-26 steel and durable polypropylene handles.
Salt 1 Lightweight Black Blade
Then, of course, we have a few of the underwater blades. The Salt 1 Lightweight gets a black blade iteration to reduce reflective properties.
Pacific Salt Lightweight Black Blade
Similarly, the Pacific Salt Lightweight also gets a version with a Black Blade, which has been approved for U.S. Naval and Marine Corps aviation units.
Finally, there’s the Assist Salt. Spyderco melded the Assist, a multifunctional rescue tool, with the Salt, which has rustproof H-1 steel.