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Spyderco’s newest knives: Endela, Nightstick and Watu

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This year Spyderco unveiled a few new designs at the 2020 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada


The Endela Emerson Opener

Spyderco Endela Emerson Opener

Spyderco's Endela is a good example of a working knife designed to split the difference betwen two of Spyderco's popular models: the Endura and the Delica. The new name reflects this by combining the names of the other two knives. For 2020, Spyderco is offering this model with Emerson's Wave Shaped Opening Device.

Even though you have four-positions to mount the clip for either left or right-hand carry and tip-up or tip-down. To make use of the Wave Shaped opener, tip-up is the only way to go in order to deploy the blade on the draw from the pocket.

The handles are fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) with skeletonized stainless steel liners. For steel, Spyderco went with VG-10, better known as a kitchen knife steel. It has a high carbon content for edge retention and enough cobalt, vanadium, and molybdenum to place make it a stainless steel.

Overall Length: 8.10″
Blade Length: 3.41″
Steel: VG-10
Closed Length: 4.69″
Blade Length: 2.99″
Weight: 3.4oz
Blade Thickness: 0.118″
Lock Type: Back Lock
Grind: Saber
MSRP: $138

The Nightstick

Spyderco Nightstick

The symmetrical grind of the dagger has captivated mankind since we began making knives out of metal. It features in art, religion as well as on battlefields over the past 10,000 years or so.

Spyderco's Nightstick was designed by custom knifemaker Gayle Bradley and even though it lacks the double edges of a traditional dagger for legality (some jurisdictions restrict this type of blade) it retains the traditional symmetrical bevels.

Well-balanced with a flat-ground CPM S30V stainless steel blade and G-10 handles, this boot knife comes in a sheath made of Bolatron with a Spyderco G-Clip.

Overall Length: 8.37″
Blade Length: 4.14″
Steel: CPM S30V
Weight: 3.8oz
Blade Thickness: 0.100″
Grind: Dagger
Sheath: Boltaron w/G-Clip
MSRP: $300

The Watu

Spyderco Watu

In addition to Spyderco's purpose-driven and custom collaboration models, their take on traditional ethnic designs have always been a favorite. One of the few things in the world that every culture has in common are their knives. Drawing inspiration from the traditional knife of the Chokwe people of Central and Southern Africa, the original Spyderco Chokwe was a popular piece in the Ethnic Series of knives. The Watu is based on this design in a smaller and handier incarnation.

The triangular blade is flat-ground from CPM 20CV stainless steel. The coffin-shaped carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales are and paired with skeletonized stainless steel liners and a Compression Lock mechanism. The deep-pocket wire clip is reversible and designed tip-up carry.

A portion of the proceeds for the sales of this knife is donatedto support Keep a Child Alive, an organization dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to HIV/AIDS-afflicted children and their families in Africa and the developing world. For more information on this charity, please visit

Overall Length: 7.35″
Blade Length: 3.26″
Steel: CPM 20CV
Closed Length: 4.17″
Edge Length: 2.88″
Weight: 3.0oz
Blade Thickness: 0.100″
Grind: Full-Flat
MSRP: $260

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