Spyderco Matriarch Flat Ground Folding Knife
Spyderco Matriarch Recurved Folding Knife
One of the most anticipated Spyderco Sprint runs of the last several years is the Matriarch with Coco brown Zytel (FRN) handles. We don’t know how many we will be able to get before they are all gone, so do not tarry. This smaller version of the ever-popular Civilian is the ultimate in a self defense tool, even for the untrained. This is one of the few Spydercos that, because of its application, is as popular in serrated as it is in plain.

Here is some more information from Spyderco:
The female leader of a herd of elephants is called a Matriarch. The Spyderco Matriarch came about in the 1990s after a South African distributor requested a lightweight folder similar to the Spyderco Civilian.

He wanted the attributes of the Civilian with its tremendous cutting effort but in a smaller size and thicker at the tip of the blade for general use. We made him the Matriarch which eventually was discontinued but is being revived for a limited time during the summer of 2010 as a Sprint Run.

The Matriarch handle in coco-brown features the Volcano Grip FRN handle to ensure solid grip performance while cutting.

Shaped like a backward “S” and full at the belly, the VG-10 blade is available with a SpyderEdge or PlainEdge. With the curving thick tip, both edge configurations are highly effective when cutting using just the tip or when using a full arm motion. A left/right hand clip affixes the folder to carry tip-up in a pocket.

The Matriarch is a highly refined and coveted design we believe will offer years of serviceable use.

Blade Length: 3-5/8″ (92 mm)
Cutting Edge: 3-1/4″ (83 mm)
Blade Thickness: 1/8″ (3 mm)
Closed Length: 8-15/16″ (211 mm)
Overall Length: 4-7/8″ (124 mm)
Hole Diameter: 15/32″ (12 mm)
Blade Steel: VG-10
Weight: 2.6 oz. (74 g)
Handle Material: Brown FRN
Made in Seki-City, Japan