Slipjoints – aka non-locking backspring tensioned folders – have enjoyed a renaissance of late. Spyderco has been at the forefront of the renaissance with their UK pen knife series. Now they have begun manufacture of affordable Zytel handled versions right here in their Golden, CO facility. This means you can own an American made, one hand opening, super lightweight, reversible pocket clip carry Spyderco for less than 40 bucks!
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More information from Spyderco:
“We want variety!” It’s an often heard sentiment from knife customers and is why Spyderco offers several bestsellers with different handle options. Knife nuts wanting the lightest-weight folders available, gravitate to FRN or fiberglass reinforced nylon handles. Ultra-light FRN is warp resistant, shuns chemicals, and isn’t affected by temperature extremes. Spyderco’s non-locking, one-hand open, clip carry folders are called SLIPITS.
Starting in 2004, Spyderco launched a folding knife model called the UK Penknife, targeted for carry in the United Kingdom where newly imposed legal restrictions forbade folding knives with locking blades.
- Blade Length: 3″
- Cutting Edge: 2-9/26″
- Overall Length: 6-15/16″
- Weight: 1.9 oz.
- Blade Style: Drop Point Blade
- Blade Material: GIN-1
- Handle: Gray FRN
- Made in Golden, Colorado, U.S.A.