The Spyderco Tenacious Review: A Knife That Holds Fast

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Back CameraThe Spyderco Tenacious might seem like any other folding knife when you first see it, but that’s the only time you’ll be able to compare this knife to another. With a leaf-shaped blade like you’d find with the Spyderco Manix and a user friendly design, the Tenacious will win over even the harshest critics through its design. If you need a knife where form actually meets function, then this offering from Spyderco is well worth the consideration.

Why Choose the Spyderco Tenacious?

spyderco tenacious handleHaving a worthy knife means needing to have certain components within the manufacturing process. You need a folding knife that will be lightweight. The Tenacious does both quite easily. Weighing just 4.1 ounces, or 117g, it is light enough that you can attach this knife, when folded, to your keychain. Using a standard folding design that is easy enough to open and close with just one hand like with the Spyderco Civilian G-10, what makes the Tenacious stand out is the skeleton of steel liners that are tucked inside the handle to give stability to any use.

To open the knife, the oversized Spyderco Round Hole’s large opening is what makes the process so simple. Found on many knives, including the Spyderco Military 2, it makes the grip on the blade extremely reliable. The textured spine spyderco tenacious bladejimping also help each user to naturally position their thumb into the proper position so that you’re ready to go to work right away. With a blade length of 86 millimeters, or 3.39 inches, and an overall length of 196 millimeters, or 7.76 inches, the Spyderco Tenacious black blade features 8Cr13MoV steel in its design with a thickness of just 3 millimeters so it stays nice and sharp.

How Does the Tenacious Stand Out?

Instead of adding bulk to the design of the knife with a steel handle, Spyderco has incorporated a black G-10 laminate handle instead. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this makes the knife fragile in any way – it does not. Carrying the Tenacious is pretty easy too. If you don’t want it on your keychain, then clip it to your belt, your pocket, or your pack and it will stay put. It adjusts to your carry preference as well, so left, right, tip-up, or tip-down are all possible.

The thinness of the blade makes the edge very sharp, so precise cuts are perfect for this knife. The laminate Tenacious scales come in a wide variety of colors and styles, so even though black comes standard, blue, green, and even camouflage scales are possible. The scales are all milled with the idea that you’ll need to do some prolonged cutting, so this Spyderco Tenacious review did indeed find the experience to be fatigue free.

Although the blade on the Tenacious doesn’t carry an option for engraving, there is a lot to like with this mid-sized folding knife. It carries an MSRP of $64.95, but online stores like Amazon often carry it for less than $40, which makes it an affordable option to other models, as you can see in this Spyderco Delica 4 review. As long as you lubricate the folding mechanism periodically, you’ll have an excellent experience. Not many knives exceed the value of their purchasing price from Day 1, but that’s exactly what the Spyderco Tenacious does and why it should be a top consideration if anyone needs a new folding knife.

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