Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife Review & Buyer’s Guide

The Spyderco Tenacious Value Folding Knife is often an overlooked game changer. True to its meaning, this is a knife ensures optimal performance tirelessly.
Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife

Premium quality construction, stylish design, and impressive performance, the Spyderco Tenacious Value Folding Knife is an all-around knife that serves all your needs. From the outlook, you can hardly tell any differences but once you look closely, a completely new world of features unveils. As you would expect from a Spyderco folding knife, this Tenacious features an oversized lanyard hole, which is actually the signature of this brand. The round hole is often the visual cue and characteristic action that has made this brand relevant for years.

Besides the standard features, the brand understands that a tenacious folding knife needs to have an ergonomic handle that holds fast and brings you the comfort you need when using it for an extended period. And, it never disappoints, this model comes with a superior handle that feels solid and ensures a firm and comfy feel to ensure fatigue-free performance.

Highlighted Features:
Blade material and length8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, 3.39 inches long
Overall length7.77 inches
Weight8 ounces
HandleNonslip G-10 material
Closed length4.38-inch closed length
Locking mechanismLiner

Features and Benefits of Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife

One of a kind Tenacious Blade Steel

The Spyderco brand is synonymous with quality, efficiency, and durability. Thus, you shouldn’t expect any less when it comes to the blade. Unlike other inferior models, this unit comes with an 8Cr13MoV steel blade that is designed to offer lifetime optimal performance. Forget the cheaply made steel blades that snap with time, the 8Cr13MoV steel is high-tech steel that brings a great combination of toughness, hardness, as well as corrosion resistance.

The 8Cr13MoV steel is capable of delivering excellent performance, allowing it to cut through various materials like butter. Notably, the Spyderco Tenacious folding knife features various blade types but our particular choice comes with a plain edge knife. But, your choice is not limited, you may also go for serrated or a plain and serrated blade combo.

Back to this model, the plain edge blade is smooth making this knife more inclined to an everyday carry knife. With that being said, the blade is easy to sharpen, maintain and has an impressive edge retaining capability.

Fatigue free handle

As mentioned, a tenacious knife should feel comfortable and easy to grab. Consecutively, the Spyderco Tenacious folding knife comes with an ingenious G-10 handle that is ergonomic, simple, and delivers a decent non-slip grip. This ensures optimal performance when it comes to ensuring a fast and secure grip for added flexibility. In terms of the construction materials, this model features a high-pressure fiberglass laminate construction. The stacked fiberglass cloth layers are socked in resin then compressed to ensure a strong, impervious layer to ensure optimal performance.

In the same breath, the material provides a super grippy surface even when it is wet. This means that the handle doesn’t only combine a slip-free but also an ergonomic handle that is super comfortable. Another distinct feature that comes with this model is its low thermal conductivity. This makes it a great choice to use in overly cold or hot areas.

Decent Locking Mechanism

Additionally, this model comes with a walker Liner lock that ensures a solid and easy locking mechanism. If you are a fun of folding knives, then you must have come across such a locking mechanism. Designed by Michael Walker, the Liner lock is actually one of the commonly used locking mechanisms in folding knives. However, it is used for a reason, this locking mechanism not only allows for a solid lockup but also a simple one-handed operation.

Different from other mediocre locking mechanisms, the liner lock has a clean jimping at the notch, which allows for easy operation. In the same lines, this unit delivers superior strength to ensure that the blade locks in place.

Impressive Deployment and Extras

As mentioned earlier, the signature feature for the Spyderco brand is the ingenious lanyard round hole that is cleverly placed on the spine. This hole is not only designed for mere aesthetics but allows for quick and smooth blade deployment. The mechanism is much better than a thumb stub and works without applying too much pressure.

As you would expect with a non-fixed blade knife, the Spyderco Tenacious folding knife doesn’t have a sheath but you will love the iconic hourglass belt. The four-way hourglass pocket clip is designed in a way that allows you to customize the way you carry your knife. This clip attaches the knife with three screws that are easy to move on either side as needed. By so doing, you can carry your knife from various sides including tip down, tip-up, left side, right side, inside pocket, or outside your pocket.

Additionally, the clip boasts of a chrome finish, which gives your knife a linear yet attractive look. Along with these features, this unit allows you to carry the knife in deep pockets. Moreover, the clip is easily customizable to meet your desired needs.

  • Secure and comfortable G-10 laminate handle
  • Comes with a good overall length and blade
  • Features a handy four-way pocket clip
  • The Walker Liner lock ensures a secure lock and quick deploying,
  • Some wish that the blade were serrated

Spyderco Tenacious Value Folding Knife FAQs

Where is the knife made from?

The Spyderco is a global brand with numerous branches across the world but the construction is mainly based in Taiwan

What sets this knife from the rest?

Each feature is expertly made but for us, we found the four-way clip unique

Is the lanyard hole functional?

Unlike the traditional models, the oversized thumb hole is 100 percent functional and allows for easy and fast blade deployment

Our Verdict

Looking at the above features, undoubtedly, the Spyderco Tenacious folding knife is a great pick to add to your collection. The advanced features make it a solid knife that serves you extremely well to tackle your daily challenges. Another plus is its budget-friendly price. Actually, we were impressed with its performance especially since most people consider this model a budget option. Therefore, if you are looking for a high-end model that doesn’t break your bank, getting this model might be your best bet.

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