Phil Wilson designs knives that are inspired by his experience hunting and fishing. The Spyderco Bow River is a take one of his custom knives and was created as an economical choice for outdoorsmen all over the world. It is definitely a budget-offering from Spyderco at around $38. If you’ve already carried one of their folding knives and are looking to test out the performance of their fixed blades, this one may be a good place to start.
The Bow River features an 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with a satin finish. It has a trailing point blade style that measures just shy of 4.5”. It has a full flat grind and plenty of cutting surface for its size.
It’s just over 8″ overall and has gray and black layered G-10 handle scales secured by pins. They fit excellently in hand. It does have a lanyard tube and comes with a nice leather sheath with a belt loop. For it’s size, the Bow River can even make a good daily-carry knife.
- 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel, Satin Finish
- 4.36” Trailing-Point Blade
- 1/8” Blade Thickness
- Full Tang
- G-10 Handles
- Lanyard Tube
- Leather Sheath
- 8.14” Overall
The Spyderco Bow River is going to fill that fixed blade role that your folders won’t, and it won’t break the bank while it’s at it. Get yours by clicking any link in the article or the button down below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.