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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Beautiful in blue, Spyderco Sage 3 is one sweet knife!

Spyderco Sage 3
Spyderco Sage 3, 3" Plain Stainless Blade, Blue G-10 Handle C123GPBL
It is not uncommon for Spyderco to introduce a model that isn't eye catching and how better to catch one's eye than to slap a blue G-10 handle on it?  Spyderco included a 3" (76 mm) blade made from Crucible Industries CPM-S30V stainless steel, which is a powdered steel that offers a consistent grain pattern, great edge retention and corrosion resistance.  A great blade and a grippy handle on a folding knife only means so much if the blade doesn't stay open in a secure manner, so Spyderco added a Bolt Action Lock invented by the late Blackie Collins

For those that are unfamiliar with G-10, it is essentially a laminate of fiberglass and epoxy resin, compressed and put into an oven.  G-10 can withstand most types of chemicals and elemental exposures and makes for an excellent knife handle material that allows the user a great textured surface that provides for a great grip!

Spyderco will donate approximately 5% of sales of the their Sage series knives to the National Alzheimer's Association Denver, Colorado Chapter (Spyderco is based in Golden, Colorado).  For many of us, myself included, we have witnessed our loved ones suffer with Alzheimer's Disease and the toll it takes on a person.  If you are interested in purchasing a new knife, consider one of the Sage Series (there is a Sage 1, and a Sage 2), you will end up with a great knife, that is not only functional, attractive (as far as knive go), but you also help support finding a cure!


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