Buying Guide Spyderco knives by collection
Throughout the years Spyderco has introduced many famous knife collections. Proven designs, beloved by enthusiasts worldwide. We made an overview of the largest and most popular collections. We are sure you will be able to find the right knife in any of these collections!
Spyderco Paramilitary 2 collection
The Paramilitary 2 is the most famous Spyderco knife on the market today. Very popular because it is so versatile in use. For those who prefer a large knife, the perfect pocket knife. The knife is enhanced with the compression lock mechanism designed by Sal Glesser.
Spyderco Para 3 collection
The Spyderco Para 3 is the smaller, but not any less famous, brother of the Paramilitary 2. Beloved by those who prefer a medium-sized EDC knife. Other than that the Para 3 is basically the same as the Paramilitary 2. A proven design enhanced with the compression lock mechanism designed by Sal Glesser.
Spyderco Lightweight collection
The Lightweight collection is popular due to, you might have already guessed it, its low weight. It is therefore not surprising at all that some of the most popular Spyderco knives are a part of this collection. To make sure the weight is as low as possible, Spyderco used FRN for the handle: fibre-reinforced nylon. This material is rock-solid and light-weight. The result is also that you often don't need steel liners for the construction of the knife.
Spyderco Tenacious collection
The Spyderco Tenacious is a budget-friendly pocket knife with an amazing price-quality ratio. For many enthusiasts their first pocket knife, and a great way to start any knife collection. With the Tenacious you get a lot of value for money. A solid construction and decent types of steel. What more could you ask for?
Spyderco Salt collection
The knives from the Spyderco Salt collection are the most stainless knives on the market. These knives are perfect when fishing, during a day at the beach or when enjoying a boat ride. Even in summer these knives excel because they won't rust as the result of the sweat in your pocket. Due to the bright-coloured scales you will always quickly find these knives if you drop them in the water.
Spyderco Native collection
Like the Paramilitary 2 collection, the Native collection is one of Spyderco's oldest collections. Characteristic for the Native is the slim design. A feature that was made possible by placing the thumb hole lower in the blade. This collection became a lot more varied ever since the arrival of the Lil' Native and the Native Chief.
Spyderco Delica 4 collection
Characterizing for the Delica 4 is its slim design, its weight (or lack thereof) and the backlock. A solid lock that can handle heavy-duty use. The Delica 4 collection sits right in the middle of the Spyderco range. In terms of price, materials and size. As such the Delica 4 is beloved by both amateur users and experienced collectors.
Spyderco Endura 4 collection
The Endura 4 is a little bigger than the Delica 4. The blade, for instance, is 2 cm longer and half a cm thicker. As such the Endura 4 is better suited for heavy-duty use and for those who prefer a larger pocket knife. Despite its size the Endura 4 is pretty light-weight. As such the knife is a popular choice for in a bug out bag.
Spyderco Dragonfly 2 collection
The Dragonfly 2 is a compact and light-weight Spyderco knife. Despite its small size you have enough grip over the pocket knife. A part of the blade is namely a part of the finger groove. As such, when opened, you have a lot of handle to work with. The Dragonfly 2 is mostly popular amongst users who don't want to leave home with a bag that is too heavy.
Spyderco Byrd Collection
The Byrd collection is Spyderco's budget brand. You can recognize it by its comet-shaped thumb hole. These knives are a little more affordable, but definitely not less functional. The knives from the Byrd collection offer a great bang for your buck: you get a lot of value for money. Great if you are just starting your collection, or if you are looking for a great gift.