Spyderco Sage 5 Compression Lock Knife Carbon Fiber/G-10 (3" Satin) C123CFPCL

MSRP: $229.95
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Item #BHQ-36444


  • Overall Length:7.20"
  • Blade Length:3.03"
  • Cutting Edge:2.64"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.17"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber, G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.20 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Compression Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Sage 5
  • Model Number:C123CFPCL
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Spyderco Sage 5 highlights Spyderco's own patented Compression Lock, which uses one of the handle's stainless steel liners, the stop pin, and an upward-facing ramp on the blade's tang to create an incredibly strong and user-friendly lock mechanism. This addition to the Sage Series features a full flat ground CPM-S30V blade, carbon fiber/G-10 laminate handle scales, and a reversible wire pocket clip.

  • Full-flat ground blade tackles slicing tasks with ease.
  • Compression Lock mechanism provides rock solid lockup.
  • Deep-carry wire pocket clip allows comfortable, discreet carry.

Customer Reviews

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Gerardo P.
If you like the PM2 but feel it's to large for EDC in town or in an office envio torment this is your knife. 3" leaf shape blade in S30V with a deep carry clip and the PM2 or Para 3 compression lock. In my opinion a better option than the Para 3 if you like the blade length and a more discreet EDC. The G10 scales with an overlay of carbon fiber makes it feel and look elegant. Depending on my clothing and mood I usually rotate knives between the Slysz Bowie, ZT 0450 in titanium and the Sage 5. Very happy with the purchase.
Sold on Spyderco
Graham S.
I've always carried Benchmades on me and never owned a Spyderco. I decided to pull the trigger and get the Sage 5 as my first Spyderco. Needless to say that I am sold. This is an amazing knife. A beautiful design and perfect for any EDC tasks. I've been carrying it non stop for about a month now and it is flawless. For what you get with material and build, you can not beat the price either. The deployment is smooth and the lock up is tight. I am also left handed and the compression lock was a little difficult at first to close. After using it for a while now I can just as easily close it as if it was my right hand. I'd recommend this knife to anyone. No complaints. Definitely more Spyderco purchases for me in the future. Paramilitary 3 perhaps?!
Maybe better than the PM2
Dwayne S.
Well I love my PM2's. But they were missing one thing that Spyderco does right, but they didnt put it on the PM2. And that is the best clip out there. Spyderco's wire clip is perfection. So this Sage is a PM2 but with a better clip, and a leaf shaped blade. I for one think this Sage 5 is just as good as the PM2, if not better. But for the price, you should buy 2. You can not go wrong with this blade.
Dream come true for compression lock fans.
Joey B.
Got the Sage 5 as soon as BHQ had them. Perfect little brother to the PM2.
Pretty much the same action but a little lighter blade and much shorter.
One-hand opening and closing is smooth. I had to loosen the main torx screw as it was definitely too tight from the factory. Still now wobble after I loosened it a little. The blade drops by itself all the way down and bounces back when unlocked at parallel to the ground.

The blade came razor sharp from the factory. The finish is just perfect.
I did use a red scotch brite to deburr the hole. Absolutely perfect now with no bite.

Great "little" EDC knife. I like it more than my Manix 2 b/c of the compression lock. I like it more than my Sage 2 as well. I'll buy the Titanium handle version if it comes out .
"The" best Sage
Oscar B.
The dream is here. One "Para 2" in a small package. The perfect EDC and by far the best in the Sage series (I have all of them in my collection).
Thanks Spyderco for this dream came true. Thanks BladeHQ and specially thanks to Sal Glesser for the perfect compression lock in EDC world.

Might be the perfect Spyderco
Ryan R.
Love this knife so far. Lightweight, extremely smooth, and rock solid lock up. Almost like a miniature Paramilitary 2. Handles are grippy and lock is easy to disengage. Nicely done Spyderco!