Video: Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Sage 5 Lightweight

April 2, 2019

See this post for more photos and information on the Spyderco Sage 5 Lightweight Production Sample.

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Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Sage 5 Lightweight

March 26, 2019

I made a rookie mistake when ‘judging’ the new Sage 5 Lightweight, I went by its looks. The new grip pattern looked different, and therefore a bit ‘wrong’. Then I picked up the knife, and ‘got it’. Are you familiar with the grip effect on the FRN pattern slipits, like the UK Penknife, Urban or Squeak? Did you notice how the pattern feel smooth when you move your fingers ‘up and down’ on the handle? And how it gets very tacky when you move ‘forward’ towards the blade? Imagine that effect times ten, and that is how this handle pattern feels -to me- on the new Sage 5 lightweight.

Eric shared at the meet how Spyderco wanted to make lightweight compression locks for a long time. It required the introduction of new polymers to make it a reality. A compression lock exerts a lot of force on the handle, and this new lightweight stuff can take it. Personally, I’m not the world’s biggest Sage fan, but I can certainly get into many other famous Spyderco compression lock folders in a lightweight format!











 

Specifications
Overall Length: 18,2 cm / 7.17 inches
Blade Length: 7,6 cm / 3 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 77 grams / 2.7 ounces

I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.


Video: Spyderco 2016 Production Sample – Sage 5

March 23, 2016

Click here for a more detailed look at the Spyderco Sage 5 production sample.

Last February, Spyderco organized the 12th annual ‘Amsterdam Meet’ in, you guessed it, Amsterdam the Netherlands. During the meet, Spyderco’s Eric Glesser presented many new concept models, prototypes and production samples that Spyderco is working on. Around 80 knifeknuts attended meet and they were asked for feedback and opinions on the new designs.

This year, we used a live videolink to a big screen, so the entire audience could get a closer look at the various details of the knife during Eric’s presentation. This clip is taken from that videolink. I hope you understand that this was not a purpose-made video presentation, but rather a taped portion of a live presentation. Nevertheless this video offers a nice first look at a new Spyderco design and its backstory.


Spyderco 2016 Production Sample – Sage 5

March 14, 2016

I’ll admit that I’m not the world biggest Sage-fan, but this compression lock equipped Sage did look interesting. The peel-ply finish on the handle was nice and grippy, but still smooth enough for easy IWB carry. The compression lock is, IMHO, a hallmark of Spyderco innovation so it is absolutely a worthy candidate for the Sage series that celebrates knife-locks.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 18 cm / 7.08 inches
Blade Length: 8 cm / 3.14 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 89 grams / 3.13 ounces