I’m big on knives and I really like a good number of Spyderco products, but one in particular stands out as just the most bad ass. The Spyderco Civilian is that bad ass knife. It reminds me of another Spyderco product, the Harpy, but the Civilian is longer and more wicked looking. Spyderco was actually approached in the 1990s by a specialized branch of U.S. law enforcement about making a knife for their undercover agents, allowing them to carry weapons in situations where a gun would have been too noticeable.
The Civilian is Spyderedged(serrated in the Spyderco pattern) and is really great at slicing. This type of knife is perfect for slicing through fishing line, rope, netting, giant spiderwebs, seat belts, things like that. It rides deep in the pocket thanks to a custom curved black clip and is mounted for tip-down carry. We also can’t overlook that the overall design of the blade is scary as hell. It looks like a demon eagle talon or something along those lines. And intimidation is half the fight. Visually, its also beautiful. I really enjoy the very deep curves and the fullness at the belly. I also like the classic little Spyderco hole in the blade, which makes it much easier to open the blade without taking away from the aesthetics. The blade is usually available in limited quantities and costs around $270. I would advise anyone who purchases this blade to handle it very carefully because it can really leave a nasty cut.
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