When Spyderco released the Tenacious, the knife world was shook. How could a company offer a knife whose value vastly outnumbered the cost?
Buoyed by the success of the Tenacious, Spyderco released three more models in the budget folder family, including the Persistence.
The Persistence is another worthy entry into the budget line offered by Spyderco, proving once again that you don't have to break the bank for a reliable everyday carry.
Unlike the larger Tenacious, the Persistence packs its value in a smaller package that is much more conducive to everyday life. Coming in at under three inches, the 2.75-inch liner locking blade is legal in most places and cuts down on the overall weight. But if you think the knife is too small to do anything, think again.
With the same budget 8Cr13MoV stainless steel as the Tenacious, the leaf-shaped blade can be worked hard without fear of failure.
The iconic Spyderco Round Hole has been refined to perfection and easily opens without fail with either hand.
The gently curved handle features skeletonized steel liners covered by black G-10 scales, providing enough texture and ergonomics for a comfortable grip.
To keep your carry options open, the spoon-style clip can be moved to four different positions.
When it comes to a small, budget knife for EDC, opt for the Persistence.
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (8Cr13MoV)|
|Blade Type||Full Flat Grind|
|Lock Type||Liner Lock|
|Pocket Clip Included||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.