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Spyderco FB05P2 Temperance 2 Fixed 4-7/8" VG10 Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: SPFB05P2
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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SPFB05P2: FB05P2 Temperance 2

­The Temperance is a study in control. Its leaf-shaped blade is engineered and primed for rigid treatment. VG-10 stainless blade is full flat-ground to the edge, then we double distal taper the blade, from spine to cutting edge and from nose to tail. All this hampers resistance and friction when cutting, penetrating or slicing.

The cocktail of distinctive blade shape, superior steel with a full flat grind, work in concert to create a knife that will stand up to harsh use and remain reliable. The handle is bead-blasted mocha colored canvas Micarta-contour milled into a three dimensional handful of gripping options. Inside, a skeletonized tang runs the full length of the handle. The Temperance 2 is accompanied by a handsome leather sheath that provides safe, secure carry.
  • Blade Length: 4-7/8" (124 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 4-13/16" (122 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 5/32" (4 mm)
  • Overall Length: 9-3/4" (247 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 15/64" (6 mm)
  • Blade Steel: VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 6.75 oz. (192 g)
  • Handle Material: Canvas Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Leather
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 716104650378

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
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.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
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The Lamb
British Columbia
Jan 24, 2017
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Rolled Edge
All the other reviews do this knife justice, but the leather sheath is a swing and a miss. Sheath is way way too tight to the point the blade has cut through the leather and now rubs against the second pin and rolls the edge. Really disappointing because this is a great knife.
4 out of 5
Ross M
Brisbane, Australia
Sep 15, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Materials, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Spyderco Temperance 2 fixed blade knife
Knife is beautifully constructed and finished. Micarta slabs are finished semi-rough in order to provide a more secure grip. Feels really good in the hand. Perfect shape that sits snugly in the hand. Best I've felt in a long, long time. Blade is as sharp as a new razor and stays that way after cutting meat and vegetables. Rarely needs a touch-up on my Japanese stones. Unfortunately, the leather sheath, which looks really good, has a very poor fit. It's simply not wide enough to allow the blade to sit deeply into the sheath because the 'hump' on the top of the Temperance blade got caught in the too-tight sheath. I live in Australia, so what was I to do? Send the item back and wait it out? No. So I clamped up the knife and took a couple of new files to the 'hump' grinding about 2/16th inch off its width. This meant grinding down pretty close to the Spyderco hole too. Still it wouldn't fit where the micarta-covered guard is supposed to slide in. So I filed off a bit over 1/16th inch from each slab on the guard area, ripped a bit of wax over the grind marks and in it slid. But it still had overly-sharp edges along the back of the blade from my grinding. I rubbed those very sharp edges with 1000 grit paper for a while and now it fits really well. Snug and probably will never fall out. When it arrived new, it was a matter of not if, but when, it was going to fall out of the sheath. Sure, I shouldn't have to stuff around like that with a brand new knife, but at least if fits its sheath now. Doesn't look quite so pretty now, even though I took my time and was very careful. Hopefully, it'll be handy on camping trips. This is so unlike Spyderco. They normally maintain very high standards of quality control and supervision. Except on their sheaths for the Temperance 2. C'mon guys, stay alert and smarten up your act.
5 out of 5
Aug 10, 2013
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
The best of Spyderco!
This is far the best knife on the Spyderco line. It has an excellent feel when it is in your hand. It is extremely sharp and easily sharpened again after a lot of camp use. It dressed up a wild boar with surgical precision. The original sheath left a lot to be desired. I had a custom kidex sheath made for it and now it feels more secured on the belt. I like this knife so much that I purchased a second one and put it in the gun safe in case something ever happens to the first.
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