Designed from the ground up as a member of Spyderco's popular family of affordably priced full-service folding knives, the Efficient proudly includes all the high-performance features and benefits that savvy knife users have come to expect from Spyderco knives in a format that suits practically every budget.
The heart of the Efficient's compact, ergonomic design is its full-flat-ground drop-point blade. Precision machined from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, its broad profile and PlainEdge cutting edge offer outstanding edge geometry for low-friction cutting performance.
An index-finger choil (finger groove) at the base of the edge provides a comfortable purchase for a forward grip, allowing enhanced control during precise cutting chores. To ensure swift, one-handed opening, the blade also proudly features Spyderco's signature Trademark Round Hole.
Built on a framework of full, skeletonized stainless steel liners and a stout stainless steel back spacer, the Efficient's handle construction provides serious structural strength and forms the foundation of its sturdy LinerLock mechanism. To guarantee a secure, non-slip grip, the liners are capped with high-traction, textured black G-10 scales and include a generous cutout that allows easy right-handed access to the blade's Round Hole, as well as convenient, one-handed release of the lock.
To keep the Efficient poised and ready for action, it includes a reversible wire clip that can be configured for left or right-side tip-up carry and a lined lanyard hole for easy attachment of fobs and lanyards.
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.