The Spyderco UpTern is a versatile and elegant folding knife that offers the best of both worlds: the convenience and safety of a non-locking slip joint mechanism and the cutting performance and style of a Spyderco design.
Based on the byrd Tern, a popular model from Spyderco’s sister brand, the UpTern features a full-flat-ground 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with a leaf-shaped profile and a round hole for easy one-handed opening. The handle is made of solid stainless steel with a textured forefinger choil and thumb ramp for enhanced grip and control. A sturdy back lock mechanism secures the blade in the open position, while a four-position pocket clip allows you to carry the knife in any orientation you prefer.
Despite being relatively new, it's already been one of our most popular engraved knives yet due to its streamlined design and simplicity.
Whether you want to express yourself, commemorate a special occasion, or give a thoughtful gift, laser-engraving is a great option that will add value and character to your UpTern.
You can choose from different fonts, sizes, and styles to create the perfect engraving for your knife.
|Country of Origin||China|
|Handle Material||Stainless Steel|
|Pocket Clip Include||Yes|
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, 'You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange.' True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.