Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype – ATR

The ATR, or At The Ready, is back! The new ATR will have black G-10 scales and a regular hourglass-shaped clip. Other than that, all the familiar features are back, such as the: compression lock, divots/holes in the handle, ‘dagger’ ground blade, and the little hump near the tip. It will be released in a plain-edge only, but perhaps we’ll see a version with a SpyderEdge in the future.


I liked how the edges of the handle, and inside the holes, were nicely chamfered. The knife seemed a bit lighter than my Ti and SS ATR knives. I liked the new ATR a lot and I’ll likely add it to my collection. Even though the clip has changed, I found I could still handily perform rotations to change the grip with the ATR. Sorry for the mess on the handle, I couldn’t seem to brush off all those white particles before the photoshoot.













Overall Length: 22 cm / 8.66 inches
Blade Length: 9 cm / 3.54 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 133 grams / 4.69 ounces

10 Responses to Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype – ATR

  1. teajr says:

    I like the profile of this knife, but do not like the holes in the handles.

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  6. smokerheat says:

    any chance of putting a wave on it ?

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