The Spyderco Uptern is a versatile and elegant folding knife that combines the convenience of a non-locking slip joint with the security of a lockback mechanism.
The blade is made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, a high-performance alloy that offers excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance. The blade has a full-flat grind for optimal slicing performance and a partially serrated edge for enhanced cutting power on tough materials. The blade also features Spyderco’s signature Trademark Round Hole, which allows easy one-handed opening with either hand.
The handle of the Uptern is made of solid stainless steel, which gives the knife a sleek and sturdy feel. The handle has a textured forefinger choil and thumb ramp for a secure and comfortable grip. The handle also has a four-position pocket clip, which allows the user to carry the knife tip-up or tip-down, left or right-handed. The pocket clip is also removable for those who prefer a more discreet carry option.
The Uptern is equipped with a reliable lockback mechanism, which locks the blade securely in the open position. To close the knife, the user simply presses on the spine of the handle to release the lock and folds the blade back into the handle. The lock back mechanism also prevents accidental closure of the blade during use.
The Uptern is a great choice for anyone looking for a practical and stylish folding knife that can handle a variety of tasks. It is part of Spyderco’s Value Folder family, which offers high-quality knives at affordable prices.
|Blade Edge||Partially Serrated/ComboEdge|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Handle Material||Stainless Steel|
|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.