Spyderco is known for taking risks, bucking conventional wisdom, and striving for the best knives ever, regardless of what they look like. No knife embodies these qualities like the Spyderco Military G-10.
The Military, which is better known as the Millie to its legions of dedicated fans, was introduced in the early 90s and has since earned its place in the pantheon of important knives. What sets the Military apart from its countless clones is the attention to detail and perfectly executed design. As one of the most mimicked knives ever, the Military still proves why it's the best.
The Millie, which is the cornerstone of Spyderco's Save and Serve lineup, boasts a 4-inch modified clip-point blade that features the iconic Spydie hole for ambidextrous opening and locks into place with a liner lock.
Although some of the early Military models came with ATS-34 and CPM 440V steel, Spyderco has since updated the knife with CPM S30V stainless steel--a premium grade steel known for its high performance and edge retention.
In addition, the Millie has comfortable, ergonomically shaped G10 handle scales that make it possible to confidently wield the knife in any condition.
Little features like jimping on the spine of the blade, a flat grind, a pocket clip, and spacers between the handle scales add up to make this large folder irresistible.
So where did the Spyderco Military come from? Someone asked Spyderco founder and legendary knife designer Sal Glesser what type of folding knife he would give his son if he was going into the military. Without being able to give a satisfactory answer, Glesser designed the lightweight, high-performing Military. The knife world was never the same.
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (CPM-S30V)|
|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.