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Spyderco Tatanka

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Item #: SPC180GP

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The Tatanka, meaning "American bison" in the Lakota Sioux language, is also the name of Spyderco's first "super-sized" folder. Its defining feature is its high-strength PowerLock™–a deceptively simple yet incredibly strong lock that at first glance looks like an ordinary back lock. Take a closer look, however, and you'll see a secondary cam component that is the secret to the lock's strength. When the blade is opened, the tang contacts a sturdy stop pin in the handle to stop its rotation. At the same time, the spring-powered lever in the back of the handle rotates the cam around its pivot, causing a finger at the bottom of the cam to wedge against a concave surface on the top of the tang. This wedging action creates an incredibly secure lock-up, yet allows the lock to be released smoothly and easily.

The Tatanka's 6-1/2" handle consists of two skeletonized stainless steel liners, a stout stainless steel back spacer, and textured black G-10 scales. Its screw-together construction ensures precise alignment of all parts and provides an extremely solid platform for the PowerLock mechanism. Measuring just over 5" in length, the Tatanka's blade has a saber grind that combines a full-thickness spine with a partial flat grind for a superior balance of strength and high-performance edge geometry. A swedge (unsharpened bevel) on the back of the blade reduces weight and increases point utility, while jimping (textured grooves) on the thumb ramp and an opposing index-finger choil (finger groove) provides a solid purchase that allows you to "choke up" on the knife for increased control.

Despite its impressive size, the Tatanka carries easily by virtue of its four-position pocket clip. Together with Spyderco's Trademark Round Hole™ in the blade and the PowerLock, this feature ensures that both carry and operation of this remarkable folding knife are completely ambidextrous. Although the Trademark Round Hole facilitates ambidextrous one-handed opening of the knife, because of the blade's size and mass and the location of its lock release, it should be closed with two hands. Weighs 9.2 oz. Suggested retail is $329.95.

  • Type
    Folder
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
    5″
  • Blade Steel
    VG-10
  • Rockwell
    60-62
  • Lock
    Lockback
  • Handle
    G-10
  • Closed Length
    6-5/8″
  • Clip
    Reversible/Removable
  • Weight
    9.2 oz.
  • Origin
    Japan

Spyderco

In 1981, Spyderco ventured into the world of knife making by introducing their first folding knife, the C01 Worker. This knife was the first in the industry to feature a round hole in the blade design that allowed for fast, one-hand opening, now the company’s trademark, and the first to feature a pocket clip. The trademarked round hole is the most recognizable feature of a Spyderco knife and it facilitates the easy opening and closing of these knives with one hand while also offering convenient access and maximum control while opening as well as accommodating large, small or gloved hands.

Spyderco’s recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomically functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. Spyderco’s knives may look unusual, but they will never be called unusable or undependable. When you purchase a Spyderco knife, you are buying a high quality reliable cutting tool that was designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort.

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