The Spyderco Zoomer is now available for pre-order. Designed by survival expert Thomas Zoomer, Spyderco tells us the Zoomer is “a highly evolved outdoor tool that transcends the functionality of traditional bushcraft knives.”
For a fixed blade bushcraft knife, the Zoomer has some really nice features, like the ergonomically shaped G-10 handles which virtually eliminate hot spots. The thumb shelf provides additional leverage, and the through tang construction leaves the butt of the tang exposed to use as a hammer surface or as a point to attach a lanyard.
This knife also features a satin coated 5.20” drop point blade made from CPM-20CV stainless steel with a zero-ground Hamaguri edge. Spyderco explains that the Hamaguri grind is Japanese for ‘clam’ or ‘clamshell’. It describes a blade ground with convex radiused bevels. This means the grind has one smooth grind that tapers from the spine to the cutting edge, and results in a lot of metal behind the edge. The advantage of this grind is that it strengthens the edge while maintaining sharpness.
Included with the Spyderco Zoomer is a high-quality leather sheath with an accessory pouch and a ceramic sharpening rod.
Spyderco Zoomer Details
- CPM-20CV, Satin Coated
- 5.2” Drop Point
- Contoured G-10
- Black Leather Sheath
- Sharpening Rod
- 10” Overall
All in all, the Spyderco Zoomer looks to be an excellent new addition to the Spyderco family. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in this article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.