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Spyderco Civilian G-10 Handle Serrated Edge Knife (Black)

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  • Specialized design developed for elite undercover law enforcement personnel
  • Patented reverse "S" blade shape and ultra-fine point for extreme cutting power
  • Mid-positioned back lock with David Boye Dent locks blade securely open and prevents accidental closure
  • Full stainless steel liners and textured black G-10 handle scales provide superior strength and a secure grip
  • Convenient pocket clip supports right-side tip-up or tip-down carry for immediate access
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Product Description

Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket. We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key. Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable. Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials. As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 2.5 x 1 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B001DZT21O
  • Item model number: 2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,321 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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This is a knife made for self defense. It is not made for utility usage whatsoever. The documentation that comes with the knife says this verbatim. There is a reason. This knife is meant to cut people. And of all self-defense folders on the market, this is arguably the finest and the one that maximizes your chance of surviving an attack. It also has the widest body of knowledge of owners who have had to use it. I'm included in that group.

The design of this knife is essentially to allow someone who knows little about MBC to do a lot of damage. Someone with with a small amount of training can do even more damage. However, unlike the karambit (which is a fantastic defensive weapon), a user without any experience in using a knife for self defense can do a lot of damage with the Civilian. I would advise James Keating's Spyderco Civilian Video to maximize one's capability with the Reverse S Curve blade that the Civilian, Matriarch, Lil'Matriarch, and a few other folders from other companies have. The Reverse S Curve is NOT the same as a hawkbill. It differs from other blades, in the crudest sense, because a Reverse S Curve has two times the cutting planes of other knives due to the widened belly and hollowed upper. It cuts differently, it carries differently, it is best deployed differently, and it is designed to go continually deeper as the cut continues and once the cut begins to make it difficult to stop.

The paper thin tip is ideal for slicing through denim, leather, skin, muscle, and tendons. It also is so thin that it avoids sticking in bone. Instead, it just cuts the bone as it goes. The G10 handle retains grip when covered in blood, which is a slippery substance.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By michael millikan on July 6, 2010
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This is a large, well....... weapon. Make no mistake, this knife is made for one thing. Go to the Spyderco web site and read it. Yes it CAN cut rope, but this is overkill if that's want you want. I really bought it as a unique knife for my collection. To carry the Civilian is for self defense. There is 100% no doubt in my mind that this knife will perform it's intended purpose well. I cut myself with the tip of the blade with hardly ANY pressure. I love it. It is def not an EDC. But I would trust it with my life.
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31 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Mike James on June 17, 2010
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I bought this knife as a primary defense weapon, due to some unique circumstances. It will go through thick parkas or leather like you were opening up a zipper! This knife has a reverse "S" blade that is intended to be used like an oversized claw. It has a deep curve and full belly. The blade (VG-10 hollow-ground) comes fully serrated and wicked sharp. Because of its distinct features, it's not intended for EDC. It's a serious blade, in case you get into serious trouble.

* Blade Material: ATS 55 Stainless Steel
* Blade Style: Fully Serrated Hollow Ground Hawk bill
* Handle Material: G-10
* Locking Mechanism: Lock Back
* Blade Length: 4 1/8"
* Handle Length: 5 3/16"
* Overall Open Length: 9.125"
* Weight: 4.5 oz.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harmless_Johnny5 on May 24, 2015
This is a very -Specialized- knife. The blade is thin and fragile, the handle is very flat and thin as well. The blade would be very difficult to sharpen. When closed it looks like a regular knife to casual observation and even appears to be a cheap 10 dollar low grade knife. These characteristics are all intentional, also if used as a tool knife the top will almost certainly break off. The shape of this knife is common to many knives (including other sypderco models); it is only in this version that the shape is particularly effective at enhancing the cutting. This knife is an absolutely incredible tool for cutting, it is purely a self defense tool. This knife was (before appearing on the market) intended for under cover cops to be able to carry a weapon of some kind that does not appear to be a weapon so they could have some degree of self defense with little to no relevant training; this knife really excels at this purpose. This knife is expensive and not useful as a tool, but if you need an unobtrusive knife that is exceptional as a slashing defense tool and does not require knife training to be effective: This is it.

Not relevant to the review directly is the explanation of the effectiveness of this particular blade. The shape must be curved by a certain amount at a certain point to product the effective cutting shape, this is incredibly uncommon (though many get the 'look'). The blade is incredibly thin, one may not think this is that important but it is actually quite critical for a super deep and long cut with minimal effort.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Loyal Blackhawk Customer on April 16, 2012
The ergonomics of this blade are perfect in all aspects. It is light,thin, and has devastating cutting power. DO NOT use it for anything other than self defense. If it gets soiled, just put it in the dishwasher on hot. This is a fantastic blade.
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