If you haven’t heard of Southern Grind Knives, you’ve been missing out on an awesome up and coming brand. Founded in 2009 by country musician Zac Brown, Southern Grind takes pride in making every part of their knives in-house in Peachtree City, GA, including the scales and the hardware. Evidence of Zac Brown’s belief that everyone should carry a knife that fits their personality and lifestyle is absolutely apparent in the Southern Grind Spider Monkey.
The Spider Monkey is like the Bad Monkey in its profile. However, it’s a little bit smaller, and it’s a little bit lighter. Featuring a 3.25” S35VN drop point with a tumbled stain finish, straight out of the box the Spider Monkey is sharp. It comes in either a plain edge or a partially serrated edge model. There’s jimping above the thumb studs at the back of the spine, and at the top of the handles which allows for easy indexing. The thumb stud opener is smooth and consistent.
The textured carbon fiber handles rest on top of a titanium liner and frame. The handles are superbly contoured for ease of indexing, and generally creates an excellent hand feel. The Spider Monkey also features a very short pocket clip that Southern Grind tells us, “ensures a secure pocket carry with minimal interference.”
- S35VN, Tumbled Satin Finished
- 3.25″ Drop Point
- Carbon Fiber with Textured Matte Finish
- 6Al4V Titanium Liner and Frame
- Ambidextrous Thumb Stud Opener
- Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 4.1875″ Closed
- 7.4375″ Overall
- 3.2 oz.
- Made in USA
Overall, the Southern Grind Spider Monkey has a great feel, is lightweight and easy to carry. It would make an excellent addition to your daily carry rotation. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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