Brian Lai says he designed the Spyderco Amalgam to be “an amalgam of the different design elements from [his] favorite knives and designers.” Indeed, it is all-things-Spyderco combined with great elements from other knives. The result is a medium-sized, easily carried pocket knife that’s incredibly versatile and absolutely ambidextrous.
The first and most unique feature of the Amalgam: the 3.8” CMP S30V drop point opens with either a flipper or Round Hole. The Round Hole provides an infinitely controlled opening. The flipper opening is lightening fast. Both methods provide a smooth-as-silk open. Spyderco tells us this is because it “rides on special low-friction ball-bearing washers that give it an incredibly smooth action and help ensure swift, positive, one-handed opening.” It also has a full flat grind and Spyderco’s notoriously great edge geometry. Once open, lockup is secure with a nested Spyderco compression lock.
Mounted on skeletonized stainless-steel liners with an open back construction, the textured carbon fiber and G-10 handles provide a slip resistant grip.
Finally, to make this the easiest of carries there’s a four-way, fully reversible pocket clip. At a total weight of about 4.3 ounces, the Amalgam is an incredibly light and easy ride in your pocket.
- CPM S30V, Satin Finish
- 3.8” Drop Point
- Full Flat Grind
- Carbon Fiber/G-10 Laminate
- Compression Lock
- Flipper/Round Hole Opener
- 4-Position Pocket Clip
- 4.3 Ounces
- 5.1” Closed
- 8.9” Overall
For a truly versatile overall everyday carry knife, you can’t go wrong with the Spyderco Amalgam. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.