Spyderco Ambitious Knife (2.25" Satin) C148GP

MSRP: $59.95
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  • Overall Length:5.813"
  • Blade Length:2.25"
  • Cutting Edge:2.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.53"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.30 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Ambitious
  • Model Number:C148GP
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Ambitious knife is a low-cost folder from Spyderco knives. It has all the features you see in premium Spyderco knives, like a Walker LinerLock, skeletonized full-length liners, phosphor bronze washers and a great fit and feel. The Spyderco Ambitious knife is a small pocket-sized folder you'll want to carry and use everyday.


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Great Quality Buy
Richard G.
I really didnít like Byrd knives because I really dislike the deployment hole. I think Spyderco really knocked it out of the park when they started making value knives under the Spyderco name rather than under the Byrd brand name.

This knife is a great value knife! Need a beater knife but want something visually similar to other Spyderco knives? This knife has you covered. The Ambitious fits the tiny size in this line of knives (itís siblings being the Resilience, Tenacious, and Persistence).

Build quality: 4 stars
Materials: 3 stars
Aesthetics: 3 stars
Personal likability: 4 stars
Great EDC for the price
Michael R.
The perfect entry level Spyderco for under $40. Smooth opening and sharp right out of the box.
Nice Entry-level Spyderco
Nikolaus M.
I'm a relative newcomer to knives. When I was looking for my first EDC knife, I remembered my brother in law mentioning Spyderco. He's a police officer who's seen quite a bit of action, so I took his words seriously and made my first knife purchase the Spyderco Ambitious.

Why the Ambitious? First of all, it was priced right. It would give me a taste of Spyderco without breaking the bank. Second, I wanted a knife with a stout blade, and Ambitious has a stout little blade that works well for my everyday tasks of breaking down boxes and slicing up fruit and vegetables for lunch and snacks. Third, it isn't too big.

What would I change? The clip could be a little deeper carry, so it would completely disappear in my pocket. The blade isn't the easiest for me to open one handed. I might just need to lubricate the pivot point a bit, or it might be because I've got fairly small hands for a guy.

This is one I'll keep in my rotation but won't be my main EDC knife because it doesn't disappear in my pocket as well as some of my other knives.
Good EDC
Tae S.
Awesome little EDC to open letters, boxes and whatever else. Mostly restricted to light tasks because it is a smaller blade.
Over all an awesome little folder
First Spyderco
Lucas A.
I live on campus at a University and I always like having a knife. Both for practical use and because I like collecting. However as move in approached I knew none of my current folders were within a length requirement that would not get me in trouble if found. I did not expect anything would happen but just in case ( and as an excuse to get another knife) I bought this knife. It is my first Spyderco and I love it. I did not want to spend too much so I am fine with the 8cr13MOV steel, it is also no problem because I do not give it hard use. I will definitely come back for more when I get more spare money Spyderco.
Good starter knife
tom b.
This knife was my first foray into "better" knives. Before I bought this I had several cheapo knives. I like this blade and it works well for an edc. Blade is easy to resharpen and holds an edge well
Nice little blade
Jason F.
Really nice little knife. Came very sharp. Excellent lock up. Centering perfect. Excellent value....
Great EDC kniife
Lawrence C.
As expected the Spyderco Ambitous arrived sharp right out of the box and the fit and finish is top notch for a knife made in China.

BladeHQ shipped fast and they threw in a set of Spyderco dice as they said they would. I will most definitely be doing more business with BladeHQ!
Great little blade.
Aaron L.
My friend and my wife that I bought this for both love it and it barely ever leaves there pocket. Great EDC blade for a budget and those who like a small blade.
Perfect utility knife!
Steven M.
Great knife to carry as back up for EDC! Very sharp and takes a good edge. Everything you love from tenacious line from Spyderco! Only thing to watch for is chubby hands possibly moving liner bar a little, depends on your grip preference. But still an awesome little knife!
Spyderco Ambitious 2.25 inch
Dale T.
I first took notice of the Ambitious when I saw it looked similar to the "Chubby" but was a fraction of the price. I got more compliments on this knife than any other I've carried, so I bought 6 of them and passed them out. It can be opened and closed with one hand, with some practice. I like the full, reversible clip, which is tight enough to stay put in pocket, but not so tight as to require major effort to get it into the pocket. It's made in China, 8Cr13MoV, great quality in every respect.