As a continuation of Spyderco’s Ethnic Series, the Spyderco Watu is a follow-up to the discontinued and now rare Chokwe. This is an outstanding knife. It’s made with high quality materials, and it has a fantastic fit and finish.
The Watu features a 3.26” CPM 20CV triangle blade with a 0.098” blade thickness and a full flat grind. This shape of this blade is sort of like a Wharncliffe with a bit of an upswept tip. It opens with Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole and has a phosphorus bronze washer pivot.
Mounted on skeletonized stainless-steel liners, this compression lock has carbon-fiber and G-10 laminate handle scales. They’re textured for a great grip. The handle shape has an interesting feel in hand. This knife is fully ambidextrous and has a tip-up pocket clip. It’s 4.17” closed, 7.35” overall, and weighs about 3 ounces.
- CPM 20CV, Satin Finish
- 3.26” Triangle Blade
- 0.098” Blade Thickness
- Full Flat Grind
- Trademark Round Hole Opener
- Phosphorus Bronze Washers
- Compression Lock
- Carbon Fiber/G-10 Laminate Scales
- Full Skeletonized Stainless-Steel Liners
- Ambidextrous, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- 3 Ounces
- 4.17” Closed
- 7.35” Overall
- Made in Taiwan
The Spyderco Watu is an outstanding knife that makes a great addition to any knife collection. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.