The Spyderco Matriarch 2 is a ferocious knife with an aggressive Reverse-S blade design and lightweight handle scales that'll leave you ready for anything.
Designer by Sal Glesser, the Matriarch 2 traces its roots back to the Spyderco Civilian. Back in the 1990s, a specialized branch of U.S. law enforcement approached Spyderco to make a knife for their undercover agents. The result was the longer more intimidating Civilian.
When a South African distributor requested a more economical version of the largely self-defense folder, Spyderco created the Matriarch.
The Matriarch 2 is smaller and lighter than the Civilian, but it's just as fierce. The 3.55-inch blade is made from quality VG-10 stainless steel and boasts a Reverse S blade profile. This blade design is more effective at self-defense than traditional hawkbill blades and offers better control.
But what bolsters the intimidation factor is the SpyderEdge. Spyderco's signature serrated design provides one of the most efficient cutting performances of any serrated pattern.
The blade opens via Spyderco's ambidextrous Round Hole and stays engaged with a sturdy back lock.
Unlike the Civilian, the Matriarch 2 features black FRN handle scales with bi-directional texture to create a strong grip and reduce the weight. The handle construction is borrowed from the popular Endura 4 model.
A four-position pocket clip and skeletonized stainless steel liners only add to the quality and attention to detail seen in the knife.
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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.