Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Excellent Work Knife
When you're buying a knife in the $30-$50 range you generally know what to expect, but of course, with Spyderco we can reasonably expect no less than the best in class. And that's exactly what you get with the Tenacious. The blade is no super steel to be sure, but Spyderco's excellent heat treatment makes up for the cheaper steel big time, so that you're getting a more durable blade that will hold its edge longer than the same steel from another manufacturer. And the shape of the blade is such that it's both a dream to work with and a breeze to sharpen. The jimping on the spine hump is a nice touch that really helps with the harder cutting tasks. A nice little bonus I've found too is that, although the knife isn't technically a flipper, if I hold the knife with four fingers and put my thumb in the top of the Spyderhole and flick straight up, the blade flies out very satisfyingly. The handle is extremely comfortable and easy to hang on to even when wet, and the pocket clip, which can be positioned for right or left, tip up or tip down, does it's job nicely and fits unobtrusively into your hand when cutting. This is my go-to work knife as I have a job that can get very dirty very fast, and I need a knife that will take it all and ask for more but won't mean a loss of $100 - $300 dollars if it goes missing. If that's what you need, BUY IT NOW. This is absolutely a five star knife for its class, and you won't find better.