Pocket Knives

Not Quite New From Spyderco: Des Horn Wharnecliffe

Image courtesy SpydercoDes Horn’s collaboration manages to look completely unlike any other Spyderco I can think of. Wharnecliffe blades and choil-less handles aren’t typical features of our favorite knifemaker from Golden, Colorado, Earth.

But the Spidey hole, the skeletonized pocket clip, the G-10 scales and the FFG S-30V blade all remind us where this knife comes from. If history is any guide, this knife will ship razor sharp.

The needle-sharp Wharnecliffe blade is 3.1″ long, and the whole knife weighs a feathery 2.1 ounces. MSRP is over $200, but the street price is just over half that much.

Manufacturer’s link here.



7 responses to ‘Not Quite New From Spyderco: Des Horn Wharnecliffe

  1. Am I missing something? I thought the purpose of a Wharnecliffe blade was to provide a sailor with a cutting/slicing implement that wouldn’t put him at risk of being impaled while using it on a rolling deck. Doesn’t a needle-sharp tip defeat the design intent?

  2. OK, nothing agin’ Spyderco, but before you splurge $200 on this, just check out SanRenMu’s GB-702 (with pocket clip) or 1602G (w/o clip). Avg price $12.

    Ebay has numerous new ones from several dealers.

    Slick little knife, says this owner of one.

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