“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
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.
As the SLIPIT concept gains momentum Spyderco keeps expanding the line
with folders in varying sizes, steels and handles. Newly added are
Lightweight SLIPITS. Lightweight UK Penknife blades are held open by a
notched-joint at the knife’s pivot. When closing the blade, the notch
produces resistance functionally similar to traditional slip-joint
penknives. Heightening control and comfort, Spyderco designers added a
deep finger choil positioning the index finger on the bottom of the
blade directly under the thumb. This lets you choke up near the cutting
edge with comfort and dexterity. A tension-wire clip carries the folder
deeply in a pocket, tip-up and ambidextrously.
Blade Length: 3"
Cutting Edge: 2-9/26"
Overall Length: 6-15/16"
Weight: 1.9 oz.
Blade Style: Drop Point Blade
Blade Material: CTS-BD1
Handle: Black FRN
Made in Golden, Colorado, U.S.A..