If you consider it, every civilization both ancient and modern has historically developed its own variety of cutlery that is representative of its culture, ethnicity and cutting requirements at the time. Spyderco unveiled its first ethnic inspired knife with a Shabaria folder, reminiscent of classic Middle Eastern cutlery. Next up, a Japanese Tanto then a Chinese Folder. In 2003 we released a Persian knife followed by an Indonesian Karambit blade. The latest installment Spyderco’s Ethnic Knife Series is a Kris folder designed by custom knifemaker Ed Schempp.
Kris blades come in several diverse profiles but traditionally incorporate some form of a wave pattern in the blade. Historically they represented a Moro (Philippine) man’s societal standing, provided talismanic benefits and were utilized for defense. The C105 Kris’ curvy blade fundamentally becomes a cutting edge with oversized serrations, transforming its cutting properties. The curvy profile markedly continues into the handle providing a variety of grip options. The VG-10 steel blade comes hollow-ground, with a pronounced swedge grind running from mid-blade to the spine and is PlainEdged.
Milled Micarta handle scales are capped with polished steel bolsters. Locking bar is equipped with a David Boy Dent and the clip is embellished with a gold colored Spyderco logo bug. The pocket clip positions the folder right-handed, tip-up.
- Length Overall: 8 5/8" (219 mm)
- Length Closed: 4 7/8" (124 mm)
- Hole Diameter: 15/32" (12 mm)
- Blade Length: 3 3/4" (95 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 3 1/16" (78 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 1/8" (3 mm)
- Blade Steel: VG-10
- Weight: 5.8 oz. (165 g)
- Handle Material: Micarta