Model Name: Scorpius Model Reference: C86 Designer: Eric Glesser MSRP: $99.95 Description: The Spyderco Scorpius is another of Spyderco’s “designed-in-the-dark” knives where the fuction comes before form. Designed by Sal’s son Eric Glesser, the Scorpius is supposed to be an “urban tactical utility knife”. The distinctive finger choils and tail allow the user several hand positions as well as giving the knife maximum retention in the hand.
Model Name: Spin Model Reference: C86 Designer: Eric Glesser MSRP: $89.95 (Web), $104.95 (Etched) Description: The Spyderco Spin is the smallest knife in Spyderco’s little big knife line with only a two-finger sized handle. The knife uses a stainless steel handle with high performance frame lock. The full flat ground wharncliffe blade does an amazing job with day to day chores.
Model Name: Yojimbo Model Reference: C85 Designer: Michael Janich MSRP: $179.95 Description: The Yojimbo is designed by Master Blade Concepts instructor Michael Janich, and of course is MBC rated. The Yojimbo was first designed by Michael Janich and custom made by knifemaker Mike Snody before Janich worked with Spyderco to create the production version of the folder. The knife has a fixed blade version as well called the Ronin.
Model Name: Karambit Model Reference: C84 Designer: Warren Thomas MSRP: $159.95 Description: The Karambit (sometimes Kerambit or Kerampit) is an indonesian knife designed for self-defense and agriculture and has taken on a cult phenomenon, with Warren Thomas as one of the leader designers of this knife style. Spyderco has collaborated with Warren to come up with the Spyderco Karambit C82.
Model Name: Persian Folder Model Reference: C83 Designer: Ed Schempp MSRP: $134.95 Description: Designed by Ed Schempp, the Persian shows it’s eastern influences with it’s upswept trailing point Persian style bladee and complex curved handles. The knife also adds the bonus of Bolsters, which in addition to improving the look of the knife, bring the balance point closer to the blade.
Model Name: D’Allara Model Reference: C82 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $79.95 (Sheepsfoot), $109.95 (Drop Point) Description: The D’Allara is based on the World Trade Centre knife that Spyderco released in a Limited edition and is named after the NYC Police officer John D’Allara who was one of the police officers on duty during the disaster but never made it. Officer D’Allara was a long time Spyderco Collector. This knife was later released in a Drop Point version as well.
Model Name: Paramilitary Model Reference: C81 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $199.95 Description: The Spyderco Paramilitary was introduced as a smaller version of the Military with the benefit of a stronger Compression lock, that makes the price of the knife on par with the full-sized Military, even though it is smaller. The Paramilityary was redesigned in 2010 and renamed to the Para-Military2. The handle has been narrowed, and the blade profile streamlined to be more sleak. Lanyard hole was enlarged and new bushing pivot system has been employed.
Model Name: Dodo Model Reference: Designer: Eric Glesser MSRP: $139.95 Description: The Spyderco Dodo was the first knife designed by Eric Glesser for Spyderco. Eric is the son of Spyderco President Sal Glesser. The Dodo is another of Spyderco’s little big knives, and carries a lot of punch in a small package. The knife uses the first generation of Spyderco’s patented Ball Bearing Lock, which is a bit difficult to use, but has been refined in more recent versions and carries a Martial Blade Craft (MBC) rating.
Model Name: Assist (Rescue) Model Reference: C79 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $82.95 (II), $112.95 (I) Description: The Spyderco C79 Assist was made in two version, one with a carbide glass breaker (the Assist I) and one without (the Assist II). The carbide glass breaker added substantial cost to the knife, so it was made available without one. The Assist II also has a pointier blade, while the Assist II has no point whatsoever.
Model Name: Native III Model Reference: C78 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $69.95 (2004), $91.95 (2009) Description: The Native III was released as a limited edition run in 2003 with a 440V blade before being released in a regular run with VG-10 Steel.