Spyderco is an EDC knife brand that has made a name for themselves both for their excellent quality tools, but also for their offerings’ unique and recognizable traits – like their signature leaf blade shape. That does not mean, however, that they do not excel at alternative design, as evidenced by their Nirvana titanium folder.
Based on an award-winning custom design by master knife maker Peter Rassenti, the Nirvana features a distinctly unique one-piece handle done up in high-grade machined titanium and featuring a high-strength Reeve Integral Lock (from Chris Reeve Knives) mechanism and a tip-up pocket clip. It’s also mated to a 3.76-inch CPM S90V particle metallurgy stainless steel blade – a metal known for its superior balance of strength and edge retention. The Nirvana, however, isn’t completely devoid of Spyderco’s signature style, as the blade features the brand’s oversized thumb hole – making for a swift one-handed opening. But this absolutely fantastic EDC blade doesn’t come without a price; it retails for $450 a piece.