Apparently, the TAC 1s was Gayle Bradley’s first attempt at a tactical folder design, hence the abbreviation which stands for ‘tactical folder 1 (for) Spyderco’. The flipper seemed a bit long, but it worked very well and it offered a good guard when the blade was locked. I liked the contoured finish and surface pattern of the handle scales. The knife looks straight and metallic, but with those two design features, the thin TAC 1s handled much better than you’d expect from its looks. The TAC 1s looked like the type of tactical folder you could carry all day in a suit or regular clothes and forget you have it on you, until it’s needed.
Overall Length: 20,6 cm / 8.11 inches
Blade Length: 9,3 cm / 3.66 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 100 grams / 3.52 ounces