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The Harpy from Spyderco like the Harpy eagle's claw is shaped for controlled pulling cuts. The stainless hawkbill blade is fully serrated for the cutting of fibrous materials like rope, belts, etc. The stainless steel handle has a David Boye designed dent in the lock back lever to reduce the possibility of unintentionally releasing the blade. The Harpy comes with a pocket clip for ambidextrous, tip-up or tip-down carry.
I had a friend in a wheelchair who always kept this with him. He even took it on one of those "Australia Walkabout" trips. He said it proved invaluable.
My grandpa had one of these that he always let me use as a youngster. He gave it to me before he passed and being the immature teen I was at the time I lost it in a friends couch, we tore the couch apart but couldnt find the knife, eventually I made enough to buy another one, the first one didnt have the slits in the side, but the new one does and it seems a little lighter.. love the knife, insanely sharp, and looks scary but as long as you know what you're doing it will cut through almost anything and last forever while doing it
Many people don't get hawkbills without actually putting them to use. Once you understand how to use and how to sharpen they can't be beat. The harpy is compact, strong and cuts like crazy. I usually carry 2 folders on me. One that is EDC then SD and one that is SD then EDC. The harpy is the latter. However, many times I find myself reaching for it for tasks before a regular folder. I've bought 10+ karambits to try to knock this out of my pocket. 5 years later...still champ.