Spyderco byte October 2016
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MSRP: $319.95
ORIGIN: Taiwan

     The SpydieChef is Spyderco’s latest collaboration with Polish custom knifemaker Marcin Slysz. Renowned for his elegantly simple designs and flawless craftsmanship, Slysz began making fixed-blade knives in 2006 and quickly developed the skills to graduate to the high-tech folding knives that are now his specialty. His highly recognizable style—as seen in his previous collaborations, the Techno™ and Slysz Bowie™—typically features titanium handles, Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanisms, and premium stainless steel blades, but he also enjoys making slip-joint folders, a broad range of fixed blades, and a variety of unique tactical tools.
     Although its name suggests that it’s a pure kitchen tool, the Spydiechef is actually a highly evolved folding knife intended for all-purpose use. It takes the user-friendly ergonomics and deft balance of a world-class chef’s knife and translates them into an extremely versatile cutting tool that is compact and convenient enough for everyday carry.
     The Spydiechef’s most prominent feature its gracefully curved, full-flat-ground blade, which is precision machined from LC200N steel. The “other” steel (besides H-1®) in Spyderco’s elite Salt Series™ of knives, LC200N is a state-of-the-art high nitrogen alloyed tool steel that is specifically formulated to offer superior corrosion resistance and extreme toughness, even at high levels of hardness. For more information on this extraordinary blade material, please see the Edge-U-Cation® section of this issue of the byte.
     In classic Slysz style, Spydiechef features an open-backed handle built with two precision-machined solid titanium scales. The reverse-side scale forms the foundation of a high-strength Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism that locks the blade securely open when in use, yet allows easy one-handed lock release. The handle’s refined ergonomics and integral lower guard ensure a secure, comfortable grip and naturally orient the blade’s cutting edge for maximum control during use. For additional security when working around water, the handle also includes a generously sized lanyard hole that allows the easy attachment of safety lines and lanyards. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip provides convenient, ambidextrous, tip-up carry and ensures that the knife is always poised for immediate access. Like the blade and titanium scales, the pocket clip, screws, and all other component parts of the Spydiechef are machined from highly corrosion-resistant alloys. This ensures that it is practically impervious to the elements and qualifies it as a worthy member of Spyderco’s Salt Series.
     The Spydiechef is an amazing fusion of advanced design, custom-quality craftsmanship, and state-of-the-art corrosion-resistant materials. If you’re looking for serious cutting performance in a tool that is immune to even the harshest environments, you’ll find it in the Spydiechef.

OVERALL: 7.78in 198mm
BLADE: 3.32in 84mm
EDGE: 3.31in 84mm
WEIGHT: 3.8oz 108g
GRIND: Full-Flat
ORIGIN: Taiwan

    Spyderco’s extraordinary Salt Series revolutionized the cutlery industry with the introduction of a complete line of 100% rustproof knives featuring nitrogen-based H-1 steel. Although H-1 is still the steel of choice in most of the knives in the Salt family, it has recently been joined by another remarkable corrosion-resistant material: LC200N.
     LC200N is a high nitrogen alloyed tool steel produced by a combination of the PESR (Pressurized Electric Slag Remelting) Process and “smart forging” technology. This results in an amazing increase in the steel’s purity and a very fine and homogenous microstructure. The material’s advantages include excellent machinability and polishability, outstanding dimensional stability after heat treatment, and superior corrosion resistance and toughness—even at high hardness.
     Unlike H-1’s work-hardening properties, LC200N is a true martensitic steel that achieves its hardness through traditional heat treating. Regarded as the material of choice for applications that involve high static and dynamic loads in corrosive environments, LC200N is widely used in the food, chemical, recycling, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in mirror-polished dies used in the plastics industry. It is best known, however, as NASA’s preferred material for the ball bearings used in their aerospace equipment.
     LC200N’s unique alloy composition includes: 0.3% Carbon, 15% Chromium, 0.5% Nitrogen, 0.95% Molybdenum, 0.5% Nickel, and 1.00% Manganese. When this combination of elements is translated to knife blades, LC200N provides an exceptional blend of toughness, edge holding, and corrosion resistance. As a martensitic steel, it also allows the precise control of finished hardness through the hardening and tempering processes.
     Spyderco first introduced LC200N in its popular Tusk™ mariner’s tool and proudly features it in the new Marcin Slysz-inspired Spydiechef. We are also incorporating it into select Exclusive models like our recent collaboration with Never Summer Industries.
     LC200N is an exciting addition to Spyderco’s Salt Series and our ever-expanding selection of high-performance blade steels. Look for this remarkable material in more new models in the near future.


     It’s official!!! Spyderco will be conducting our Seconds Sale on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Spyderco Factory Outlet, 820 Spyderco Way, Golden, CO 80403. This highly anticipated event attracts die-hard Spyderco fans from far and wide with the opportunity to purchase Spyderco factory seconds, closeout items, and other select products at incredible discounts.

Here’s the deal:
  • Spyderco factory second products are fully functional items with minor cosmetic blemishes.
  • Factory seconds are clearly marked and are not covered under our standard warranty policy.
  • Customers may purchase a maximum of 25 factory second knives.
  • There is no purchase limit on factory second ceramic sharpeners or first-quality products.
  • Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted.
  • Products are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
     Please feel free to contact us with any questions at
Come join in the fun!!!


     National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an annual international health campaign to increase public awareness of the disease and support efforts to work toward a cure. Observed annually during the month of October, NBCAM is a time of many organized events to support those affected by breast cancer and raise funds for cancer-related research and treatment. This month, many members of the Spyderco Crew participated in Denver-area walks and other charitable events to help support this extremely worthy cause.


United States Sailboat Show

     From October 6-10, 2016 sailors from around the world gathered in historic Annapolis, Maryland for the United States Sailboat Show—the world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious in-water sailboat show. Since all sailors need high-quality knives, the Spyderco Crew was there in force to share our products—particularly our Salt Series™ knives—with the thousands of sailing enthusiasts who attended. Our representation at the show was greatly appreciated and proudly included our European sales specialist Jurphaas van Rietschoten.
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