The knife industry is constantly pushing the envelope searching for, and testing, higher performance blade steels. ZDP189 is rapidly asserting itself as an up-and-coming steel. It's a powdered metal made by Hitachi that has phenomenal chemistry with 3% carbon. The hardness is around 64Rc and edge retention is exceptional. This solid ZDP-189 steel blade is the hottest, hardest and highest performing steel in the knife industry today.
Warranty Information: The Spyderco Store is an independent retailer and does not offer any replacement parts or is able to perform repairs. Spyderco and Spyderco alone has the final say in all warranty matters, not The Spyderco Store.
Spyderco knives are designed and built for use as cutting tools. Use of their knives for any purpose other than cutting is considered abuse. As with any tool Spyderco knives can wear out. They may also fail to perform if not used or cared for properly. If your knife has been put to hard use for a long period of time, it is possible that the useful life of the Spyderco product has been exceeded and Spyderco will be unable to perform any work upon the knife that will improve the condition thereof.
For all warranty matters please contact Spyderco Knives the manufacturer directly using the contact information below. Thank you.
Attn.: Warranty and Repair
820 Spyderco Way,
Golden, CO 80403 USA
Phone: 800-525-7770 / 303-279-8383
All prices are in USD