Now with an Emerson wave opening feature for the quickest possible opening!
Designed by Sal Glesser, the Matriarch 2 is built on the handle of the popular Endura4 design. It features full skeletonized stainless steel liners, providing an outstanding balance of strength and weight, while its injection-molded FRN handle boasts Bi-Directional Texturing for a superior grip. Screw-together construction and phosphor-bronze washers ensure maximum precision and smooth operation.
The Matriarch 2 combines the extraordinary cutting power of our Reverse "S" blade profile and SpyderEdge serrations with the blindingly fast deployment speed of the patented Emerson Opening feature. The result is an amazingly swift and potent cutting tool that is ready for anything.
The original Matriarch was inspired by a request from Spyderco's South African distributor for a more economical version of our iconic Civilian. The standard Matriarch 2 is an evolution of that concept, combining the Civilian's aggressive blade shape and Reverse "S" edge profile with the lightweight handle construction of the best-selling Endura 4 to provide extreme cutting performance in a convenient, lightweight package.
By adding an Emerson Opener--a small integral hook on the spine of the blade--the latest version of the Matriarch 2 raises the bar even further by offering the ultimate in high-speed deployment. As the knife is drawn from tip-up carry, the Emerson Opener snags on the mouth of the pocket and automatically opens the blade as it clears the pocket. Originally developed by renowned knifemaker Ernest Emerson, Spyderco is licensed to incorporate this remarkable feature into selected Spyderco designs.
Offering completely ambidextrous operation, the Matriarch 2 features a four-position clip, a sturdy back lock mechanism, skeletonized stainless steel liners, and a Bi-Directional-Textured fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle.
Overall Length: 8.55" (217 mm)
Blade Length: 3.57" (91 mm)
Closed Length: 4.98" (126 mm)
Edge Length: 3.27" (83 mm)
Weight: 3.5 oz (99 g)
Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3.0 mm)
Clip Position: Ambi
Tip Carry Position: Tip-Up/Down
Lock Type: Back Lock
|Blade Material||Stainless steel (vg-10)|
|Lock Type||Front lock|
|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.