If you’ve somehow missed seeing the Spyderco Roadie, you’ve missed out on one burly, hardy pocketknife that has a superior lockup for a slipjoint folder. This easy two-handed opener is the exact opposite of a nail breaker. It’s literally about as modern and “high tech” as one can possibly get in a slipjoint knife.
Featuring a 2.09” N690Co sheepsfoot blade with a satin finish, the Roadie takes an extremely fine slicing edge. There’s jimping on the thumb ramp and at the choil. It also hosts a unique feature, the “Double Dent.” Simply hold the blade at the Double Dent between your thumb and index finger for a remarkably easy open.
Another feature of the Roadie is the strength of the lockup. Spyderco tells us, “Unlike a traditional slipjoint, the Roadie’s blade is held open by an improved notched-joint mechanism. Its spring also forms the handle’s full-length back strap, giving it structural strength…”
The Roadie has injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales. They’re contoured for comfort and provide a fantastic grip. These knives are available in five different colors: Red, Black, Blue, and Grey.
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- N690Co, Satin Finish
- 2.09” Sheepsfoot
- Slipjoint Folder
- FRN Handles
- 2.99” Closed
- 5.08” Overall
For a completely modern take on the slipjoint pocketknife, check out the Spyderco Roadie. You can pick one up for about $50. If you’re interested in these knives, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.