Reviews and Ratings for Spyderco ARK "Always Ready Knife" Neck Knife 2.5" H1 Satin Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles, Polymer Sheath - FB35SBK

Spyderco ARK "Always Ready Knife" Neck Knife 2.5" H1 Satin Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles, Polymer Sheathrated 4.0 stars out of 5 (4.0 reviews)
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Spyderco ARK  inchAlways Ready Knife inch Neck Knife 2.5 inch H1 Satin Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles, Polymer Sheath

 

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Spyderco ARK "Always Ready Knife" Neck Knife 2.5" H1 Satin Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles, Polymer Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Rondeed
Oregon
Jun 19, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

ARK

I own several "neck knives" and this is the first one I've owned that I feel comfortable wearing on a daily basis. This is the only one that thinned down the handle so that it doesn't bulge out. It's light and thin and best of all it's got a spyderhole! The sheath seemed a bit cumbersome at first, but a little practice resolved that. I'm very satisfied.
Spyderco ARK "Always Ready Knife" Neck Knife 2.5" H1 Satin Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles, Polymer Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
John S
AL
May 07, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None

From the Designer

I like neck knives, but many neckers are overbuilt for neck carry. Spyderco did a great job of putting my vision of a capable, compact, lightweight, and rustproof knife into reality. The new sheath I feel is both secure and fast WITH PRACTICE. I also strongly suggest getting the serrated ("SpyderEdge") version: H1 steel PE dulls fairly quickly, but serrated edge H1 maintains its sharpness longer than almost any other steel. It's hard to have any product with no downsides. The ARK was built to create a super compact and light protective device that won't rust. It is exactly that, and it also is very unobtrusive and easy to carry. If you don't need a super lightweight, concealable knife, something a little larger might be a better choice. Also if you prefer belt carry, there is no factory way to do that with the ARK. I apologize- I forgot to ask Spyderco to space the rivets on the sheath correctly to allow mounting a G clip. Maybe if there's a sheath V3!
Spyderco ARK "Always Ready Knife" Neck Knife 2.5" H1 Satin Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles, Polymer Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Aaron
Tacoma,WA
Dec 29, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard

Beyond sharp, new sheath design awkward

You’ll be surprised at how tiny this little guy is, even after reading the dimensions on paper. That’s a good thing for concealment. Mine arrived ludicrously sharp. It looks and feels like most other Seki-made Spydercos made with H1 alloy and FRN handles. The redesigned sheath is certainly secure but as others have said, may be hard to use if your adrenaline is pumping and you are (God forbid) being attacked. The knife is difficult to reinsert into the sheath and the fit is so tight that I’m seeing new, permanent scratches on the blade from insertion every time I take the knife out. Great knife, fair price. It literally will not rust and is mega sharp, so I have no complaints about the blade. This little guy would be perfect if Sal & company would just do a basic kydex sheath with nice clicky retention. The included sheath is certainly secure! Just almost a bit too secure. For the price, I still think it’s fair. This knife would be fantastic for cyclists, bikers, joggers etc. Just practice sheathing and unsheathing it under duress so you know what to expect. Still a very good value.
Spyderco ARK "Always Ready Knife" Neck Knife 2.5" H1 Satin Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles, Polymer Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Adam
Maryland
Feb 08, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None

New Sheath is a Fail

Good luck getting the knife out of the sheath when you're scared. The original sheath had retention problems (knife fell out). They went overboard in the other direction with the new one.