Spyderco knives has released their classic large Military folder (Model SP36FGD2P) with an experimental new D2 tool steel blade. It’s an experimental steel made by Crucible which maintains the D2 chemistry, but it is made in a particle metallurgy format. The handle is Foliage Green G-10. The Military is a large folder with a 4″ blade and a very lightweight handle.
Here is what Spyderco says about this item:
A cornerstone in Spyderco‘s Save and Serve line up, the Military Model came about after someone asked Spyderco’s owner Sal Glesser, “If your son was going into the military what folding knife would you send him with?” For certain, it had to meet the requirements of a high-performance, light-weight folder designed for hard use.
This version has a field green G10 handle and CPM Powdered Metal process D2 steel blade.
Texturing above the hole holds the thumb in contact with the blade’s spine during cutting for confident control over the sharpened edge. The blade locks via the liner nested (inlayed) directly into the scale, pumping up lock strength without the addition of bulky liners. Spacers between the scales create a gap running the handle’s full length exposing the inside workings for inspection and cleaning. The handle flares slightly at the front end creating a finger choil and at the butt end, which keeps the knife from slipping forward or backward in the hand while sawing or making tough or aggressive cuts. A contoured black metal clip is set for right-hand tip-down carry.
length overall 9 1/2″ (241 mm)
blade length 4″ (102 mm)
blade steel D2
length closed 5 1/2″ (139 mm)
cutting edge 3 11/16″ (94 mm)
weight 4.2 oz (120 g)
hole diameter 9/16″ (14 mm)
blade thickness 5/32″ (4 mm)
handle material G10
Clip Stainless steel/black