Spyderco - ATR Titanium- Combo Edge
Loaded with high-tech features this is the consummate tactical folder. Drilled out of the Titanium handle and clip are several holes, lessening overall weight and positioning the thumb and fingers for Indexing the folder. An integral Compression Lock, comprised of part of the handle Scale presents few moving parts to wear out. Snubnosed, it cants upward, thicker at the tip of the cutting edge for durability during strenuous use. Shaped like a modified dagger, the blade is hollow-ground but differs from a true dagger-grind in that it has a non-sharpened swedge along the spine. This grind offers a stronger tip. The ATR employs Spyderco's new Cobra Hood - a flange of textured steel above the hole that guides the thumb into position for rapid, effective opening of the blade. Additionally, the Cobra Hood serves as a grip platform for the thumb. Pre-drilled clip holes on both sides of the handle are interchangeable for left or right-handers and position the folder for tip-up pocket carry.
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.