Spyderco Serrata Fixed 4.65" Plain Blade, Black Micarta Handles, Boltaron Sheath - FB32GP


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The Serrata was designed by custom knifemaker Stuart Ackerman. Currently living in New Zealand, Ackerman is a native of South Africa and a veteran of combat service in Namibia and Angola. During his time as an infantry soldier, he learned a lot about what a survival knife really needs to do. That experience, along with his natural fascination with knives, both inspired and guided his efforts as a knifemaker and designer.

Ackerman designed the Serrata as the consummate utility cutting tool. It combines the familiar look and versatility of a kitchen knife with an ergonomic handle that offers hands of all sizes comfort and control no matter how it is gripped. The blade's full-flat grind and distal taper allow it to have a thick spine for strength, yet still provide low-friction cutting performance and excellent point utility. In Ackerman's words, "Hold a Serrata edge up, edge down, reverse grip, you name it, and it feels like it belongs."

The Serrata is unique because its blade is made of cast 440C steel. This process involves making a wax model of the blade and then encasing the wax in a mold. When the mold is heated, the wax melts and leaves a cavity in the mold shaped exactly like the wax blade. Molten steel is then poured into the mold to create a pre-shaped blade, which is then heat treated, ground, and polished.

Unlike traditional rolled steel, cast steel creates a dendritic ("fern-like") crystalline structure. Pioneered by knifemaker David Boye in 1981, this process infuses microscopic crystals into the steel that create microserrations along the edge. These microserrations increase the blade's "bite" into the material being cut and enable it to retain its sharpness significantly longer than traditional steels. The crystal structure of dendritic steel gives its surface a distinctive look that sometimes includes minor pits created during the casting process. It also makes it somewhat more susceptible to minor surface scratches. These characteristics are completely normal and are part of the character of this G10.

The Serrata features a plain-edged, full-flat-ground blade and full-tang construction. Its black G10 handle scales are secured by stainless steel cutler's bolts and meticulously contoured to provide a hand-filling grip devoid of hot spots. The heel of the edge (the area closest to the handle) is also purposely blunted to provide an extra measure of safety during use.

To protect the blade when not in use and allow convenient carry of the Serrata, it comes with a custom-molded Boltaron® sheath. The mouth of the sheath provides a snap fit around the forward portion of the knife's handle to retain it securely during vigorous activity. A G-Clip allows the sheath to be carried on the belt or clipped to clothing in a variety of different positions. The symmetrical design of the sheath also allows the G-Clip to be attached to either side, making it fully adaptable to left or right-side carry and both dominant-side and cross-draw carry positions.

The Serrata combines the hard-won real-world experience of its designer with advanced manufacturing methods to yield a knife that is purpose built for reliable high-performance.
  • Blade Length: 4.65" (118 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 4.38" (111 mm)
  • Overall Length: 9.00" (229 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.205" (5.2 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 0.24" (6 mm)
  • Blade Material: Case 440C
  • Handle Material: Black Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Boltaron with G-Clip Attachment
  • Weight: 6.2 oz. (176 g)
  • Made in Taiwan
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
440C Stainless Steel
440C Stainless Steel
High end stainless steel with a high resistance to corrosion and will sharpen to a razor edge.
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Other / Non US
Jul 24, 2018
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Excellent design and great steel !!
The Serrata is a masterpiece in knife manufacturing no more no less.This is a tool with character. Imagine a thick spine, a thin edge and a great balance.The designer, Stewart Ackerman, is from South Africa (now living in NZ) and he knows how to use a knife in the bush.The steel is especially unique and wonderful. This cast 440C got a permanent microserration which gives an aggressive edge especially on flesh.Cast 440C is legendary and was discovered by David Boye to have toothy edges... M. Boye was making cutting demos back in the 80's push cutting miles of ropes...Quoting an old friend about cast 440C by Boye: "The cutting ability was so high they would continue to cut even when dull, far better than many knives fully sharpened. As the edge was so narrow and the material fairly basic (440C) it could be sharpened almost instantly on even basic stones. A fine india was a decent finish and could get there very fast. " This is what the Serrata is all about: high performances, an exceptional steel and a great knife made by Spyderco. Unique in the knife manufacturing world.
3 out of 5
Jun 05, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Finish
Cons: Blade Material, None
Good design. Not so good bladesteel. Does not hold an edge. Imagine this knife made in m4, 3,5 mm thick. THEN i would by one more.
5 out of 5
napoli (italy)
Nov 25, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
very good kitchen knife
With this knife I made a lunch for 30 people at my birthday. It really excell in cutting vegetable and meat around the kitchen.Only good in camp chores when camping. Here is not already hunting season so I haven't tried in skinning but, for my experience, I don't think it will excel but could be even a good skinner. Sharp as hell out of the box, fit and finish superb
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