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Spyderco Tenacious Carbon Fiber G-10 Folding Knife

Spyderco Tenacious Carbon Fiber G-10 Folding Knife

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I hope one day Massdrop to make some sprint-runs in collaboration with Spyderco
clintbeast
They did. A Delica and Endura with SG2 blade steel, standard black FRN handles but a snappy looking gold backspacer (in reference to the "Super Gold" blade steel).
It's I'm production right now and was supposed to be ready in December but delays acquiring enough steel has pushed that date back to February '19. The initial drop was this past March, I think; they also opened up a second one briefly, to get the fill 1000 into maximum So it's a bit of a wait but it will be worth it, I hope. But I share your sentiment: I hope MD/Spyderco do more sprint run collaborations.
8Cr13MoV. I am trying to figure out a reasons that I would want a Spyderco in this steel. It's an OK steel. I have lots of Kershaws in this steel. Most of them were in the $20-30 range. I have Spydies in VG-10, ZDP-189, Super Blue, clad V-Toku2, S90V, clad Hap40, and probably some others. I have grown to equate Spyderco knives with high quality steel. (Strains of Roger Miller's "Dang Me" are playing softly in the background.)
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I have Native 5 in Maxamet steel. Also M390 is worth mentioning - Spyderco had PM2 limited run in it, but people ask too much for it on ebay.
Toxic
The Native 5 in Maxamet is one of my grail knives. Or at least some Spydie in Maxamet. I might have sprung for the PM2 had I seen it. I have a BM in M390. That's good stuff, too. The point that I was trying to make with my posts was that I associated Spyderco with the better steels that are available. I am happy with my 8Cr13 Kershaws. I appreciate the reminder about the Native. Christmas is coming. I don't have a chimney for Santo to get stuck in, so I'd better start saving. Thank you.
Would buy one right now if the blade steel wasn't 8cr.
MaxwellDemonic
So, how much chrome do you consider an acceptable percentage? :D Jokes aside, I'd agree on your statement - having this steel employed, cheaper Kershaw would be a better choice.
Toxic
All the chrome.
As many of the comments here have alluded to, it’s extremely difficult for any vendor, Massdrop included, to create a true value proposition when selling regular production blades from any of the big three - Spyderco, Benchmade and Kershaw/ZT. The margins just aren’t there and the shipping delay quickly becomes a dealbreaker.
I think Massdrop should instead focus their efforts with these particular manufacturers on creating sprint runs. Here they would much better be able to compete with the small handful of other retailers like KCI, GPK and Bento who specialize in this area. Massdrop‘s ability to easily poll its customers would be a real benefit and the built in shipping delays would no longer put them at a competitive disadvantage. Put the focus on exclusivity rather than price point.
Just imagine if Massdrop announced tomorrow that they’ve put together a deal with Spyderco to sell a sprint run of Devin Thomas raindrop damascus PM 2s. The entire industry would take notice and I expect sales would be in the thousands.
I love knives. I love the steel used in knives. I find it fascinating, all the different alloys used and the processes implemented to produce blade steel. While this is not a top tier steel it still is a quality blade steel. I have a Spyderco Robin , part of there cheaper Byrd line, with this steel and I use it daily from cutting rope to opening hundreds of shipping boxes and everything in between. It has never disappointed me. Sure I have to sharpen it regularly but any knife used heavily will need sharpening. This steel gets a bad rap unjustly imo.
Gunnersmate2
I use the Byrd rescue knives in my truck/wifes suv bag... great knives. As to my earlier comments on the steel, I was mainly stating there’s really no point in putting out a drop w CF laminate on a knife you can get at WalMart for like $40.
Benzo
True
There are a myriad of issues with this drop... 🔪 It’s the same price online w/ fast, free shipping. 🔪It’s not real CF. It’s a thin layer of CF over a G10 scale. 🔪 8Cr13MoV - enough Said.
The point of MD is to get great deals via large purchase orders. This isn’t even an average deal. Tighten up. Semper Fi.
Carbon Fiber on a 8Cr13MoV steel Tenacious? Isn't that rather like putting Brembo brakes on a Toyota Echo?
Come on Massdrop, jeez. Please upgrade the steel, before the scales. Anything but 8Cr13MoV steel.
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Shawn-F
Heh, right? hell, just S30V/S35VN would have been a sufficient steel upgrade to push me toward buying it. but I say nay on the plain ole 8Cr. ...
Shawn-F
Yet another snooty steel snob complains about the metal a huge manufacturer uses on a fairly inexspnsive knife, they‘ve sold zillions of for many years. Makes you wonder how Spyderco has remained in business all these years without hiring Shawn-F as their COO? Hopfully MD will replace their’s with Shawn-F before they run their business into the ground too!
Why wait until next month if you can have it next week for the same price? https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Tenacious-Folding-Knife--76659
Leleo
I was thinking the same thing. I don't know why Massdrop bothers with Spyderco since Spydie's MAP pricing means you can always find the same knife for the same price elsewhere.
wordfool
I don't mind it. It lets me know whats out there. Even if I don't buy it from massdrop they provide a service by letting me know that it exists.
I had the fully-serrated version in G10 a while ago. It was a decent cutter for rope and zip-ties. The serrations were not as "well defined" (for lack of a better description) as other Spyderco knives though. They just never seemed sharp enough, compared to the serrated Endura, for example. Over $50 seems a bit high for what you are getting here though ... you are simply paying a premium for the Spyderco name (IMO anyhow) when you can get similar 'import quality' from Ganzo, Kershaw, Eafengrow, or any of the plethora of newer overseas players .
perlhkr
Thank you for summarizing my thoughts, I agree.
I have never been a Spyderco fan but after losing two Zero Tolerance knives amounting to $440 I decided maybe I should carry a cheaper EDC, also I like serrations on my EDC. I love Carbon Fiber and when I saw this Tenacious in CF I decided this would be my new knife to carry. Very reasonably priced I didn't expect much. However, upon receiving the knife I was astonished at the blades sharpness. It opened smoothly and to be honest I was quite happy. The one Spyderco I own that I really love is the Rubicon but it is wide to carry in pocket and I'd be back to carrying a higher price knife as my EDC. Bottom line as of today, I am impressed with my Spyderco Tenacious CF and just may by a non Carbon Fiber version to use as EDC and save the Carbon Fiber version for my collection.
8Cr... and carbon fiber inlays... I know I'd pay $54 for this design in VG10 with proper PB washers and regular ol' G-10.
MaxwellDemonic
Spyderco's Chinese made line is overpriced for what it is. No one wants to pay over $50 for 8cr13mov. The fit and finish isn't as good as their seki, golden or Taichung made knives to make up for it either.
Notsurewhyibother
Absolutely. Seki has some quality issues at times, but nothing quite like their Chinese facilities.
Can't speak for the G-10 grips but I own two of these and like 'em both (one plain, one serrated). Good weight and feel with the stock grips. Pretty sure I paid lots less than this price for mine, but they were just the standard models.
Man I'd really like to get a spyderco knife...but 8cr13mov and carbon fiber overlay? Just looking at the specs I would guess it was a $15 ganzo knife :/
I always liked the Persistence ergonomics, but found the Tenacious to be a bit bigger than I prefer. Not a fan of the blade steel either. Make a CF Persistence with D2 steel and I'm in.
DaveJ
I am the opposite. I have large hands and prefer the Resilience. I prefer the g10 to the carbon fiber too, so no reason to pick this up. I would love the bigger knife with upgraded steel though. Or a titanium Military with option for tip up carry.
Blade HQ has these for $0.05 cheaper as their regular going price. Doesn't seem like this is that good of a deal, especially when its Chinese steal (not that 8cr13mov is terrible), and is a g10 carbon fiber combo not full carbon handles.
TSKendrick
'Steel'? or 'steal'? 😉
so whats on the side of the blade they don't show in pictures? something starting in Chin...
The Tenacious and 8Cr13MoV steel are solid performers at this price point.
I do wonder why some of the Spyderco drops have the pouch offer (choose to not have include the pouch and save $10 to $20)? If this drop had the option to not take the pouch and save $10, then we would have a good deal
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I have several OKC blades, including the Rat-1 & 3, and a Joe Pardue model. I like them all, and would agree that the Rat1 is a great EDC. However, I’m a huge Spyderco fan, and carry the brand at all times.
You can also get the rat 1&2 in D2 steel if you want better steel (except for corrosion resistance). I don't think it's any more expensive in D2 either.
8Cr13MoV for $54.99? No thank you. There are knives with better blade steel, titanium handle, lighter for comparable price. Check some of the budget knives by CH and see for yourself.
$3 discount?
I think the carbon fiber sticker is overused. Ganzo would sell this knife with a slightly better blade steel for under $20 delivered. $57.74 delivered for 8Cr13MoV is excessive, even with the good heat treatment done by the Chinese contractor (Sanrenmu maybe?). I have the larger Spyderco Resilience , and I paid the Spyderco brand name premium price, and overall, it is very well made and interesting knife, but with the same budget blade steel. 8Cr13MoV is adequate at best, and it is not worth this premium price, even with the carbon fiber stickers.
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ScottieG
8Cr is trash. Plain and simple. If I am buying a knife like this with a low-grade steel, then it is going to be a beater. The Carbon Fiber scales make this less attractive in my opinion.
ScottieG
I think Ganzo does their blade steel in 440c? I think for those people who know Spyderco, Tenacious is their entry folder and don't get your hopes up for better steel and it's always a liner lock. The variation and upsell comes in different scales - color and this carbon fiber. I see this as a buy for those who just collect Tenacious variations.
MassDrop always finds the best deals!!!!!! This knife is a great EDC.
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