Designed and built to be an excellent knife, the Spyderco Polestar has all the qualities of a costlier knife but comes in at a very reasonable price of about $65. It’s everything you could want from a Spyderco folder.
The 3.3” CTS-BD1 drop point opens with Spyderco’s trademarked Round Hole and securely locks in place with a liner lock. BD1 steel is famously easy to sharpen to a razor-sharp edge without rolling or chipping. Spyderco maximizes that potential by leaving off the large finger choil and giving it a long cutting edge that extends the full length of the blade. Spyderco tells us, “Its full-flat grind, PlainEdge cutting edge, and distal taper give it an exceptional combination of edge geometry, point utility, and low-friction cutting performance.”
Mounted on a skeletonized stainless-steel frame, the grey checkered G-10 handles are just grippy enough without being overly rough. Spyderco again says, “A strategically placed relief cut in the obverse side scale allows easy release of the lock mechanism and makes one-handed operation of the knife simple and intuitive.” Finally, this knife has a four-way adjustable hourglass pocket clip so you can carry it tip-up or down, on the left or the right side.
- CTS-BD1, Satin Finish
- 3.3” Drop Point
- Full Flat Grind
- 0.126” Blade Thickness
- Liner Lock
- G-10 Handles
- Stainless Steel Frame
- Ambidextrous, Reversible Pocket Clip
- 3.9 Ounces
- 4.51” Closed
- 7.81” Overall
For a quality built, budget friendly knife you can’t go wrong with the Spyderco Polestar. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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