This week’s steal is a selection from Spyderco’s beloved Military line of folders. Spyderco owner Sal Glesser designed the Military when asked what knife he’d want his son to have in his arsenal were he sent off to war, and it’s exactly as rugged as that implies. Today we’re looking specifically at the Ti-Mil fluted variation on the classic design. The series has lent itself incredibly well to design modifications over the years, and this version is no exception.
As one of the Ti-Mil variants on the Military, the handle scales here are titanium. What sets this one apart from its brethren is the more artistic fluted styling of the handle. This milled texture is not only really attractive to look at, but it lends the handle a grip that is superior the flat titanium Ti-Mils. At 5.5″ this is an absolutely massive handle, and contoured to facilitate multiple grip styles. For those large-handed gentlemen in the market for a folder this is an absolute savior.
Blade is deployed very easily via the Spyderco round hole. It’s an ultra smooth and snappy action, so this knife really lends itself to your alternate opening styles, such as a middle finger open or the Spidey drop. The blade is 4″ of S30V stainless steel, in a drop point with a full flat grind. This is a big blade with a lot of cutting power, featuring jimping at the base of the spine and a slight choil to enable confident, precise cuts. In contrast to the liner lock on the Military, the Ti-Mil features a very sturdy framelock.
The pocket clip is super smooth and the knife just about disappears in the pocket thanks to its slim profile. The clip is affixed in the right-hand, tip-down carry position.
Over here at KnifeCenter we’re big fans of Spyderco’s Ti-Mil knives, and the unique styling here makes for a welcome variation on the classic theme. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com