Better Blades

Spyderco Has a New Knife, and It’s on Sale

March 11, 2019 Deals By

Spyderco knives are easily recognized, even for EDC initiates. It’s that circular hole in the blade that takes the place of a thumb stud or nail nick — a solution that the company’s founder, Sal Glesser, created while searching for a new one-handed opening method back in the early 1980s. It’s been modified and imitated by plenty of other makers because it’s simple, and it works. Every Spyderco blade features the cutout, including the new all-black version of the Efficient, which you can already purchase with a 35 percent discount at Massdrop.

Spyderco built the Efficient to be an everyday pocket knife. Its drop-point blade is just shy of three inches long and is available with a plain or partially serrated edge. The handle scales are textured G10 fiberglass, and the mechanism locks open with a stainless steel liner lock. None of these features are brand new — they were present in the original release of the Efficient — but now they’re all finished with a matte black oxide coating, which gives the knife a look that’s both sleek and modern.

Gear Patrol also recommends:
Spyderco Efficient Original Finish ($42)
SOG Ultra C-Ti Money Clip Knife ($100)
The James Brand Folsom ($100)
A note on Massdrop:
Massdrop is not like other online retailers. It’s a members-only site that requires signing up (all it takes is an email address). If you’re not a member, you can sign up here. When you place an order from Massdrop at a discounted price, you’re not buying from them directly. The site works by taking orders from consumers, then bulk ordering product at a discount directly from brands and other wholesalers. For more information on how Massdrop works, click here.
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Tanner Bowden

Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.

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