Knife Collector Alert: These two deeply discounted Spyderco knives are selling higher on “The Bay” than you can buy them new. You can get the Spyderco Sprint Run Pingo for about $140 and the Spyderco ATR 2 for about $150. Prices are going up elsewhere so make sure you get yours before they’re gone.
We spend no small amount of time watching and bidding over at “The Bay” on knives that interest us. With some of the most popular brands, whether the knife is real, or fake tends to be somewhat hit-or-miss. Therefore, we also spend no small amount of time with our fingers crossed hoping for “real” when we win an auction. There are no such concerns when you buy a new knife from a reputable dealer. Further, you can often buy great knives that might increase in value over time for less money from a retailer than from “The Bay”. Such is the case with these two deeply discounted Spyderco knives.
Nothing screams Spyderco like the sprint run of the Spyderco Pingo. At its heart, it’s a slipjoint folder with an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. Designed in collaboration with the incredible knifemakers Jasper Voxnaes and Jens Anso, the Spyderco Pingo conforms to the stringent knife laws of Demark. This allows legal carry in more locations than a great many knives on the market. It has a 2.325” satin finish Elmax stainless steel sheepsfoot blade that is an easy two-handed open with the round hole. Spyderco tells us that once this knife is open, “[a] full-length spring in the back of the handle powers the knife’s notched-joint mechanism, which reliably holds the blade open during use, but does not lock.” This also allows more travel diversity as different places have different knife laws.
The titanium handle has a color-anodized Spyderco “Bug” embellishment on both its front and back handle. It also has a reversible tip-up wire pocketclip which allows for fully ambidextrous carry. You can get the Spyderco Pingo for about $140 while supplies last.
- Elmax Steel, Satin Finish
- 2.32” Sheepsfoot
- Full Flat Grind
- Slipjoint Folder
- Titanium Handle with color-anodized Spyderco Bug Embellishment
- Round Hole
- Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- 2.9 Ounces
- 3.49” Closed
- 5.81” Overall
The Spyderco A.T.R. 2 (At the Ready) has already significantly increased in value over on The Bay with prices averaging at about $200, which is significantly more than MAP (minimum advertised price) when it was first released. However, you can still get it at the deeply discounted price of about $150 while supplies last.
Spyderco tells us, “The heart of this full-service folding knife is its stout CPM S30V stainless steel blade, which features a saber grind, a dramatic swedge (unsharpened back bevel), and both Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole and a Cobra Hood for swift, positive, one-handed opening with either hand.” Once open, the blade securely locks in place with Spyderco’s Compression Lock.
The stainless-steel liners are skeletonized to keep the overall weight down to under 5 ounces. It has an open back construction which makes for easy maintenance and provides optimal balance. The textured G-10 handles have an outstanding grip and hand feel. Finally, it comes with an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. You can get the Spyderco A.T.R. 2 for about $150 while supplies last.
- CPM-S30V Satin Finish
- 3.49” Clip Point
- Sabre Grind
- Compression Lock
- G-10 Handles
- Stainless Steel Liners
- Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- 4.7 Ounces
- 5” Closed
- 8.49” Overall
Either of these deeply discounted Spyderco knives make an excellent addition to any knife collection. Make sure you get yours before they’re gone. To get these knives, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.