Spyderco UpTern, 2.82" Plain Blade, Steel Handle - C261P
Spyderco UpTern, 2.82" Plain Blade, Steel Handle - C261P

Spyderco UpTern, 2.82" Plain Blade, Steel Handle - C261P

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The Spyderco UpTern is a lock back folding knife that offers a perfect blend of convenience, performance, and style. It is inspired by the byrd Tern, a non-locking knife that features a leaf-shaped blade, a round hole opener, and a stainless steel handle. The UpTern takes these elements and adds a sturdy back lock mechanism and a four-position pocket clip for versatile carry options.

The blade is made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, which is easy to sharpen and maintain. The handle has a textured forefinger choil and thumb ramp for enhanced grip and control. The UpTern is available in plain edge or combination edge, and has a symmetrical design that makes it suitable for both right and left-handed users.

The UpTern is a proud member of Spyderco’s Value Folder family, which offers high-quality knives at affordable prices.

Whether you need a reliable everyday carry knife, a backup blade, or a gift for a knife enthusiast, the UpTern is a great choice that will not disappoint.

Brand: Spyderco
Blade Thickness 0.098
Brand Spyderco
Designer Sal Glesser
Model UpTern
Model Number C261P
Opener Thumb Hole
Blade Color Silver
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 2.82
Blade Material 8Cr13MoV
Closed Length 3.8
Country of Origin China
Handle Color Silver
Handle Material Stainless Steel
Knife Weight 3.6
Knife Type Folding
Lock Type Lockback
Pocket Clip Include Yes
Point Drop
Total Length 6.57

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.

Customer Reviews

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Joe Honeycutt

Spyderco UpTern, 2.82" Plain Blade, Steel Handle - C261P

Philip J Hendrickson

Nice and simple, easy to use.

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