Spyderco Taps Crucible For An Exclusive High-End EDC Knife Steel

Jan 20, 2020

Category: Gear

Although knives are definitely the sum of their parts, it could be said that the steel used to craft a given EDC cutting tool can make or break the blade, metaphorically speaking. It can also be said that Crucible, the American manufacturer, is responsible for producing some of the world’s most impressive knife steels. And now Spyderco has called upon them to craft an exclusive steel for a series of USA-made folding knives.

Called CPM SPY27, this new steel is produced using particle metallurgy — a proprietary technique for making high-end steel — and contains alloying elements of vanadium, molybdenum, niobium, nitrogen, and cobalt. This results in a steel that’s remarkably durable, holds an edge well, has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, and is even exceptionally corrosion-resistant. For 2020, Spyderco will be using this steel in a series of cobalt-handled USA-made blades, starting with the two you see here — the Para 3 Lightweight and Manix 2 Lightweight. Pick up either one now for $200 and keep your eyes peeled for more to come.

Purchase: $200

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