We understand that there are many fine Spyderco Knives to choose from and sometimes it may be difficult to find the perfect size knife. We are always trying to improve your shopping experience by making it easier to find the right knife quickly. So please sit back and shop by the blade size. The blade size is determined by what is listed under knife specifications with each model provided from Spyderco Knives.
Types of Blades Used on Spyderco Knives
Assist Blade: (Patented blunt tip) Hollow ground blade with a blunt tip designed to prevent accidental puncturing or poking. Designed for cutting webbing, rope, seatbelts or clothing.
Bowie Shaped Blade: Blade with an upswept curving tip that can be (or not) double-edged near the point. Named after Colonel James Bowie who made the shape famous in the 19th century American West.
Drop Point Blade: A design popularized by the hunting knives made by Bob Loveless and Bo Randall. The tip of the blade is lowered through a convex arc from the spine.
Hawkbill Blade: A sharply curved blade with a sharpened inside edge. Designed for cutting while reaching out and pulling downward, it is commonly used by commercial fishermen for cutting line, webbing and netting.
Jimping: Small serrations or texturing found on a blade’s spine and/or in a finger choil where the thumb and/or fingers grip the knife. It creates tactile resistance and improves grip traction.
Leaf Shaped Blade: A blade shape Spyderco has been developing and refining since the mid- 1990s. It has a more distinct point than a spear point blade.
Modified Clip Point Blade: A blade ground on the top (spine) in an angled or sweeping line downward. The underside (where the sharpened edge is located) is ground upward. The two angles meet at the tip determining the depth of the blade’s belly.
Reverse “S” Blade: Blade shape resembling a backwqard S with the tip curing downward. The thickest part of the blade (the belly) curves in the same direction as the tip.
Sheepfoot Blade: A blade with a round blunt tip without a traditional point. Being rounded lessens the chance of accidental puncturing around livestock, inflatable watercraft and during emergency cutting.
Spear Point Blade: Blade shaped with an equal amount of curve on the spine and the cutting edge with a distinct separating grind line. The two curves meet, coming together at the point.
Waved Blade: A blade opening feature invented and patented by Ernest Emerson. It is a hook protruding from the blade’s spine that opens the knife’s blade when drawing it from a pocket by catching on the pocket’s edge.
Wharncliffe Blade: A blade in which the point of the knife drops downward from the spine meeting a straight cutting edge at the blade’s tip.