Spyderco Matriarch Flat Ground Folding Knife Brown FRN (Satin PLN) C12PBN

MSRP: $99.95
Our Price: $68.95
Out of Stock
Email Me when this item is in stock.
Item #BHQ-6812


  • Overall Length:8.375"
  • Blade Length:3.625"
  • Cutting Edge:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Hawkbill
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:FRN
  • Color:Brown
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.60 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Lock Back
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Matriarch
  • Model Number:C12PBN
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


The female leader of a herd of elephants is called a Matriarch. The Spyderco Matriarch came about in the 1990s after a South African distributor requested a lightweight folder similar to the Spyderco Civilian.

He wanted the attributes of the Civilian with its tremendous cutting effort but in a smaller size and thicker at the tip of the blade for general use. We made him the Matriarch which eventually was discontinued but is being revived for a limited time during the summer of 2010 as a Sprint Run.

The Matriarch handle in coco-brown features the Volcano Grip FRN handle to ensure solid grip performance while cutting.

Shaped like a backward S and full at the belly, the VG-10 blade is available with a SpyderEdge or PlainEdge. With the curving thick tip, both edge configurations are highly effective when cutting using just the tip or when using a full arm motion. A left/right hand clip affixes the folder to carry tip-up in a pocket.

The Matriarch is a highly refined and coveted design we believe will offer years of serviceable use.


Customer Reviews

Write a review for this item