Spyderco Ambitious Lightweight

When Spyderco first came out with its value series named after admirable attributes in the late 2000s, the knives were the pinnacle of value for everyday carry.

As time passed, price creep has seen the value folders get more expensive… until recently.

Despite soaring inflation, Spyderco has delivered a brand new version of the beloved Ambitious with lightweight scales and a competitive price.

The Spyderco Ambitious Lightweight is the smallest of the value folders with a 2.42-inch leaf-shaped blade made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel.

This version of the gateway Spyderco has black injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced nylon scales with bi-directional texture. That’s similar to those found on the Delica and Endura.

It’s smaller than the Persistence, Tenacious, and Resilience (all of which have been previous Knives of the Week). However, the Ambitious is a beefy little knife that feels great in the hand and can handle all EDC tasks.

After all these years, this small but mighty folder from Spyderco remains an excellent value and solid design.