Spyderco Autonomy Automatic Knife (3.75" Black Serr) C165GSBBK

Item #BHQ-14709
MSRP: $396.00
Our Price: $277.20
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  • Overall Length: 8.625"
  • Blade Length: 3.75"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.625"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: H1
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Serrated
  • Handle Length: 4.875"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.52"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 5.35 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Automatic
  • Opener: Push Button
  • Lock Type: Button Lock
  • Brand: Spyderco
  • Model: Autonomy
  • Model Number: C165GSBBK
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

The Autonomy was developed to meet demanding mission requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard’s rescue swimmers. The SpyderEdge rescue-style blade is the first American-made knife to be ground from H-1 steel, a nitrogen based steel that is completely immune to saltwater corrosion. Its automatic opening is powered by a coil spring nested within a unique removable shroud that allows the spring to be serviced without disassembling the entire knife.

An oversized firing button enables quick indexing by tactile sense—even while wearing gloves or suffering diminished dexterity due to cold. The button passes through both stainless steel handle liners, stabilizing it and increasing the blade’s lock strength. The button’s spring is also integral to the stainless steel liner, providing increased tension and eliminating any cavities within the handle that could retain water. The knife’s open construction allows it to be easily cleaned and dried, making it the ideal tool for waterborne rescue operations.

The Autonomy features black G-10 scales, a non-reflective black coating on the blade and all hardware and a secondary safety to prevent unintentional operation of the opening button.

Winner of the prestigious “Most Innovative American Design” award at the 2012 Blade Show.

Customer Reviews

What a BEAST!
Robert C. on Dec 28, 2018

So I've tried to find my perfect EDC for years! I own Shirogorovs, Protechs, Microtechs, Kershaws, etc., etc.... This knife is all that and more! It has the best locking mechanism I've ever seen, and it is PERFECT for law enforcement use (hint, hint). I will tell you without a doubt that my $1,500+ knives aren't even close as far as blade centering, comfort, overall build, etc... I will say the only downfall is the wire pocket clip, but it's a trivial issue at best. The fit, finish, POSITIVE liner lock, POSITIVE blade lock (which I find uselees on any knife, but this one is actually POSITIVE and not mushy), and overall bestiality of this knife are awesome!!! If you're looking for a stabber, look at the Protech Godfather. If you're looking for a workhorse, look no further...

Great Automatic from Earth
Jeff D. on Aug 30, 2017

Well I didn't really want an orange knife so I waited. Seemed like forever. I was just about to pull the trigger on a few cheap automatics for the guys at work, but something told me to check the spyderco stuff. I have a para 2, native 5 and have purchased several spydies for family. All from earth. Anyway, it was available in black and I bought it. it's more than I expected. Especially for a blade type like this. I usually don't like serrated blades. It is everything that buyers say it is. I like my knifes in sheaths on my belt. Not in my pocket. So I will search for a good sheath. I like the protech ones. Get one before it's gone. It's a beast! Very happy with spyderco autonomy

Unique auto
corey m. on Mar 12, 2016

It's just so different than any other auto I own. You just have to buy one to understand. I bought mine for collectible reasons but It's built like a tank. Made for very hard use.

crabbing accident
Ivo W. on Sep 12, 2021

i was on my first day crabbing commercially, bad weather accident and this knife helped me open the locker with the survival suits in it, with the rolling of the waves and boat and me smaking around the locker had a inner tube rubber from a bicycle holding it closed and I could not get it un hooked by hand. This thing served it's design purpose to help fishermen and first responders, plus cool thing the coast guard in the chopper had the same one in orange. will cut anything and opens one handed with a nice swing and snap.

Perfect Missing Item For U.S. Military Collection
Michael S. on Aug 12, 2016

I have wanted one of these to go in my U.S. Military collection for a very long time. I was told that the U.S. Coast Guard had first priority and none would be sold until that first contract was filled. I think I have waited several years to get one. It was well worth the wait and lives up to the hype. This automatic has many unique features not found on other knives. The salt water resistant H1 steel is only one of them. The large oversized firing button is another, but not just because it is easily accessible. This knife is also designed so the the back-plate on the button can be removed to replace a broken spring without disassembling anything else. It makes it field repairable vs only doing it at home due to the small Torx screws and parts that can fall out and get lost unless working on a well lit table. The action is very strong and what you would expect coming from anything Spyderco. No blade play is present and it locks up like a bank vault. Although originally developed for the U.S. Coast Guard, it fits very well in any U.S. Marines personal collection. This is one cool knife for sure! Semper Fi~

Buy one before they're sold out
Clifford S. on Jan 21, 2016

This is a big Spyderco automatic, Endura sized, wth a great oversized button. The skeleton pocket clip is tip up only, right or left hand carry.Beautiful, all business looking knife. Get one before they're gone.

Very Sweet
Ken B. on Feb 27, 2016

Very well made, great snap, super tight lock up. Made to fit every need from EDC to tactical. As always there is also spydeco's famous serrated blade.This is a knife built to handle any need. I would have gave it 6 stars if it came with a sheath. Very Awesome....

Ninja knife
SEAN L. on Jul 10, 2015

Spyderco does it again! Love this knife! Excellent automatic knife. The action is super fast and smooth. The blade comes out with authority. The deployment button is extra large and works well with gloved hands. The detent has a nice secure snap. Super sharp. Made out of H1 Steel which is perfect for salt water environments. The grip/scales G10. Fits well in the pocket. Not too heavy. Made in the USA. Overall 5 Stars. BladeHQ shipped it out fast!

Daily Carry
Romeo S. on Sep 18, 2017

The construction is solid. Good grip. Made in USA (earth). You know it's in your jean pocket. Superb apple peeler. The action alone ought to swat away any onlookers from your personnel belongings. Not TSA friendly but you already knew that. BladeHQ has super fast shipping. I ordered on a Saturday morning and received it Monday afternoon. You can't go wrong with this saber on your person.

Best Knife I've Ever Owned!!
Josh L. on Nov 26, 2015

This knife is by far the best knife I've ever owned! First off, this knife is so sharp! Plus, the button is very easy to push with gloves on. I work construction, and have yet to find a more practical knife. I hope this knife is never discontinued.

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