Spyderco Tenacious Review

I remember the old times maybe 15 years back or so when a simple butter knife could scare me without even a single doubt. Used to be a little sass on birthdays and as a result, always ended up cutting sakes with spoons.

Then comes the day when my uncle gifted me a knife on my birthday, (point to be noted my uncle has a keen interest in knives). He is the one who taught me how to hold a knife.

However, this year on my birthday my uncle gifted me this exotic knife on the market which almost took my breath away. Well, undoubtedly I’m talking about this Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Folding Knife.

The astonishing features of this everyday carry knife (EDC) may leave you speechless and who knows? you may end up buying one. Therefore, without any further delay, let’s jump into Spyderco Tenacious Review

Exclusive Features of Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Folding Knife

Blade body, Sharpness, Strength

The overall length of this beauty is 7.76” and the blade length is 3.39”. the overall weight is 4.10 ounce with an amazing Spyderco thumb hole opening which makes it ambidextrous as well. Ohh and don’t you worry about the colors cause it comes in two different colors.

The steel of the blade is 8Cr13MoV and has a drop-point with a flat grind. Are you still even thinking why this knife? Then let me tell you a fact, have you ever considered using the kitchen knife to cut a piece of wood or almost a hard pipe? Then, this is the knife that may give you the idea about the sharpness and strength of course. For example, a really confident grip makes an ideal EDC blade for whittling on some wood.

To be more specific apart from the kitchen work, it will easily help you to cut paper, pipes, pieces of woods, any hard ribbons like straps or cordages and so on. And of course, you will be even satisfied holding this Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Folding Knife. Which brings you to think about the handle. Here you go.

G-10 Combination edge handle

A knife can lose its beauty if you cannot hold it properly or comfortably. The blade, sharpness, and strength may convince you but will it be able to fulfill your required expectation? Let’s see!

I bet you’ve heard of fiberglass. Then let me tell you this, G-10 is a grade of Garolite that is a laminate composite made of fiberglass. This material is extremely tough, hard and very light weighted.

Although, not to mention, that in comparison to other knife handles it has different texture and patterns that may add up some unique value to this product.  However, it is kind of too big for an everyday carry (EDC) but its larger size will fit your hand for a comfortable grip.

Liner Lock System

Before jumping on the details you have to know that this knife deploys fast as it rides on phosphorus bronze bushings. So what is ‘phosphorus bronze bushing’? So, inside the pivot, there are some phosphor bronze bushings that have very low friction qualities and they are on each left and right-hand sides of the blade. Therefore, the tenacious just pops out of the blade very nicely balanced for deployment.

This is basically a pocket knife which comes with a folding structure and a tip up and tip down lock system. Nonetheless, it has relatively a thick liner lock. It locks solidly, which will keep you away from any accidents or occurrences.

This knife is easy to carry and use. it does have a thump ramp with some jimping on it which will basically give you a nice control and real confident grip.

In addition, this knife also has jimping on the liner and multiple clip options. Moreover, this Knife can be considered as one of the best everyday carry (EDC) knives.

Spyderco Tenacious Review and Final thaught 

This knife not only cut through bones and slices meat but also cut through hard kinds of stuff as mentions above for example wood pieces, straps, cordages and many more.

The special feature, the jimping makes this knife handy and easy to use. you can even attach this knife to your coat pocket for its multiple clip options. The sharpness of the stainless steel and extremely high vale blade can cut through anything.

In addition, this knife will definitely add up to your expectation. You don’t even have to tuck it in any sheath as it is a folding knife. So there’s no trouble of doing that. Although, it is a bit bigger than any usual everyday carry EDC knife but still its performance won’t let you down.

Even if you are still not convinced by the overall review then take a look below. All the pros and cons may help you differentiate. This is one of my favorites and I won’t mind spending money to get this extremely high value best tenacious knife for my everyday carry (EDC).


  • The skeletonize handle provides a nice grip that gives a good hold.
  • The deployment is rapid and the credit goes to the phosphor bronze bushing.
  • 8Cr13Mov is a high carbon (.8%) stainless steel that is balanced corrosion resistance, edge holding, toughness, and ease of sharpening well.
  • This knife is also good for defensive purposes for its thin good strength.
  • The jimping on the blade and the liner gives a good traction.
  • Can be clipped to the pockets because of its multiple clip options.


  • Good but not excellent rust resistance from the steel.
  • The clip screws might not be snug into the holes properly.
  • A bit problematic to carry because of its oversized gesture than other knives.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the overall shipping weight?
A: The knife alone weighs 4.10 ounces. The shipping weight adds up to 12 ounces.
Q: What kind of lock has been used here?
A: The Tenacious Liner Lock which is unique and easy to handle.
Q: how to clean the handle of the knife when it’s dirty?
A: You can use Mr. Clean magic eraser in order to clean the handle of your knife. Pour some water on the eraser, rinse it a bit then rub on the handle. It will wash off all the dirtiness.
Q: Is this real G-10 or just usual handle leather?
A: this is absolutely real high-quality G-10 leather

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