A sage isn’t just someone who possesses wisdom but someone who transcends knowledge and strives for perfection. That’s what makes “sage” such a fitting name for our latest Badass Knife of the Week.
The Spyderco Sage represents a decades-long process of learning what makes the ideal everyday carry pocket knife. Because there is no such thing as a perfect knife (since each person has their own view of perfection), Spyderco set out to create a series of similar designs with different locking mechanisms.
The Sage 1 uses a Michael Walker liner lock, which has become one of the most ubiquitous locking mechanisms out there. The 3-inch blade opens with the patented Spyderco Round Hole and stays engaged with a steel liner you can disengage with your thumb.
Made from premium S30V steel, the leaf-shaped blade has a piercing point and curved belly for easy slicing.
Steel liners are enclosed by twill-woven carbon fiber and G-10 laminate handle scales. Not only are these pleasing to the eye but they also provide texture for the palm.
With a full flat ground blade, deep-carry wire pocket clip, and overall weight of 3.2 ounces, this may very be one of the best EDC knives for most people.
For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the Spyderco Sage 1.