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Spyderco Matriarch 2 Knife Emerson Black FRN (3.55" Black Full Serr) C12SBBK2W

Spyderco Matriarch 2 Knife Emerson Black FRN (3.55" Black Full Serr) C12SBBK2W Knife Image Thumb
Spyderco Matriarch 2 Knife Emerson Black FRN (3.55" Black Full Serr) C12SBBK2W Knife Image Thumb
MSRP: $185.00
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Item #BHQ-26834
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.55"
  • Blade Length:3.57"
  • Cutting Edge:3.27"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Hawkbill
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Serrated
  • Handle Length:4.98"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:FRN
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole, Wave Opener
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Matriarch 2
  • Model Number:C12SBBK2W
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.55"
  • Blade Length:3.57"
  • Cutting Edge:3.27"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Hawkbill
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Serrated
  • Handle Length:4.98"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:FRN
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole, Wave Opener
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Matriarch 2
  • Model Number:C12SBBK2W
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Spyderco makes knives like the Matriarch 2 for professionals. This model has the Emerson wave opening feature for the quickest possible opening and a titanium carbonitride (TiCN) coating for tactical applications!

The Matriarch 2 is built on the handle of the popular Endura design. It features full skeletonized stainless steel liners, providing an outstanding balance of strength and weight, while its injection-molded FRN handle boasts Bi-Directional Texturing for a superior grip. Screw-together construction and phosphor-bronze washers ensure maximum precision and smooth operation.

The blade of the Matriarch 2 is hollow ground from VG-10 stainless steel and features the signature Reverse "S" edge profile of the classic Civilian, which is designed to maximize cutting performance with all areas of its edge. Its point is thicker than the Civilian for increased strength and strategically shaped to nest discreetly into the handle in the closed position. The fully serrated SpyderEdge provides maximum cutting power. The trademark Spyderco Hole provides positive one-hand opening of the blade with either hand. The Matriarch 2 also offers unmatched carry options with the four-position hour glass pocket clip for left/right tip-up/down carry.

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Customer Reviews

Well suited for it's purpose.
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Mike H.
10-08-2020
This knife came a bit stiff for one handed opening. I spent some time breaking it in. At the point it became easy to open I found it had a small amount of side to side wiggle. A torx screw driver & some loctite fixed that completely. Now it is easy to open & locks firmly with zero play in any direction. I like the grip pattern on the scales & think it's very well thought out & provides a good grip.

The lockback is perfect for this blade. This knife doesn't give you super smooth free swinging action that you can flick open as easily as American Spydercos. (edit: you can flick it open but it takes a lot of practice with coordinated wrist & arm movement) You don't want this blade swinging around freely as it's likely to cut you pretty bad. The lockback keeps it under control. The wave feature works though it will be be tough on your pockets. I prefer to carry it totally concealed IWB, & for that it's very light weight & you forget it's there.

If you want a single purpose knife made only for self defense, I don't have anything negative to say about this, It's grippy, slim, & light weight. With some initial break in & adjustment, this knife is rock solid. Combined with pepper spray, I'd say it's a pretty good option where you can't carry a gun.

If this is your 1st Spyderco, it will make you want another one you can use as a regular knife, so factor in the cost of an American made knife, which I highly recommend. After getting a Manix 2 XL, now I "get it" about Spyderco. These knives are about top notch quality, function, & ergonomics, not so much looks.
lightweight and fast
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Cody M.
11-27-2019
I love the wave opening system on it. It can deployed faster than a switchblade. The blade on it is also incredibly sharp. It is a sturdy knife and hasn't let me down yet.
Stout, Tight, Lethal
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Chris P.
06-29-2019
The tip on this is sharper than anything I have. It is meant as a self defense weapon, and It's time to say prayers for the victim. Super sharp serrations will go through all types of clothing. It will open up with a bit of thumb force, but that is good as you don't want it opening unexpectedly. I carry this when I can't carry my gun.
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GDPR G.
03-12-2019
Spyderco Matriarch
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Michael L.
02-22-2019
I've carried this for years as a SHTF knife. I formerly carried the "civilian", a very similar, but bigger knife as well. The Civilian has aluminum scales and is fairly heavy in your pocket. The Matriarch, while only slightly smaller is very light and it's easy to forget you're carrying it. It's not a camping knife, skinning knife or even a box cutter. It's an "Oh Crap" knife. Slim, light and wicked sharp. Just deploying my old Civilian in a parking lot one afternoon had a questionable individual back peddling in a hurry. I've no doubt the Matriarch would have the same effect.........and perform as intended, if need be...........buy one, carry it as a second blade.......Great SD knife.
New EDC
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Ronny C.
12-20-2018
Carried the stainless police spiderco for 18 years and overseas. Itís now retired and this has taken itís place!
Soooo much thought went into this handle Iím blown away. The grip is molded so that it bites your thumb (from any side, top or bottom) no matter where the clip is placed while drawing the knife. The Emerson feature obviously propels this into a new dimension. Razor sharp, all black clip which is great for suits or having tucked in shirts. Not cheap feeling, razor sharp, tactical black for concealment and light and thin.
Like I said, my new EDC!!
(Whoever made the handle is genius!)
Had it since Iraq 2005
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Amos J.
11-28-2018
I originally Fell in love with this knife into health and 2005 on my first of many deployments overseas. I carried the G-10 and know I carry the Spyderco Matriarch 2 Knife Emerson Black FRN. I love this knife like a fat kid love's cake.
My 4th from bhq
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Jake K.
10-26-2018
The most sadistic flare and practical use blades of all time. My 4th spider from BHQ
got it like in 2 days of ordering. I even picked up the wise men co. Blue aluminum handles easy build instructions , locks up like ft. knox and the looks are amazing
Buy this thing right now!!!
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Patrick T.
10-18-2018
Love it! Now, this knife is strictly a slashing knife, stabbing is sub par but who cares? If you want a poker, there's plenty of them out there but you will have a hard time finding a knife that can open cuts like this one from slashing. Get a Wise men signet ring and rejoice in the glory of one of the best folding knives for combat ever made! If you don't want to spend the money just do it anyway and you will always be glad that you did.
Review of sorts
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Brian K.
10-12-2018
I have to say before I got this knife I hated serrated knives but it has changed my mind. It's the perfect size and shape for a edc protection knife.
Great Knife Overall
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Porter M.
10-12-2018
I personally love Spyderco's decision to take the civilian and tone it down. This is still an insanely sharp thin knife but not something I'm afraid will break just fro opening and box or making a quick cut.Great knife for someone show doesn't just want a self defense knife.P.S. And it looks sick in the DLC black coating.
Covert killer
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Ryan F.
06-30-2018
My favorite model of knife. Served me well in the service. Great ergonomics, tough, lightweight, razor sharp and very formidable.
Perfect Except for Two Disappointments
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Justin B.
05-29-2018
Pros:
-FRN handle is excellent. Very grippy and feels good in the hand.
-Emerson "wave" opener works well.
-Perfect self-defense knife

Cons:
-There is no jimping on the back of the thumb hole. This is my third Spyderco. The other two (PM2 & Salt 2) knives have the jimping, so I was surprised and disappointed to see it omitted in the Matriarch.
-The feel of the black blade coating doesn't feel high-end. It is well applied; however, it doesn't have a pleasing feel for me. It also picks up fingerprints which are hard to buff off. It feels more like a parkerized finish rather than the finish that's on a Glock slide or my Benchmade Stryker.

Overall:
-I'm glad I purchased the knife. The two cons listed are minor nit picks, and would not compromise the effectiveness of the knife in its intended purpose. So, overall I'm glad to have it in my pocket.
Do not wait.
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Brandon J.
02-13-2018
I have hesitated about buying this knife for a long time and Thanks to BladeHQ, my wait is over! This knife will save your life and that is all i am gonna say. When SHTF and my Glock 17 goes down, this knife is the Second to come to my rescue. THANKS BladeHQ for great prices, fair shipping, and Quality product assortment.
Great for defense
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Thomas D.
06-13-2017
It's razor sharp, light weight, and opens with ease. It will slice everything with ease. Like the other review, watch your fingers.
Super sharp
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Andrew B.
07-07-2016
I bought this knife a while back from BHQ. And it's razor sharp out of the box! The hook can really grab and bite deep. Watch your fingers.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Spyderco makes knives like the Matriarch 2 for professionals. This model has the Emerson wave opening feature for the quickest possible opening and a titanium carbonitride (TiCN) coating for tactical applications!

The Matriarch 2 is built on the handle of the popular Endura design. It features full skeletonized stainless steel liners, providing an outstanding balance of strength and weight, while its injection-molded FRN handle boasts Bi-Directional Texturing for a superior grip. Screw-together construction and phosphor-bronze washers ensure maximum precision and smooth operation.

The blade of the Matriarch 2 is hollow ground from VG-10 stainless steel and features the signature Reverse "S" edge profile of the classic Civilian, which is designed to maximize cutting performance with all areas of its edge. Its point is thicker than the Civilian for increased strength and strategically shaped to nest discreetly into the handle in the closed position. The fully serrated SpyderEdge provides maximum cutting power. The trademark Spyderco Hole provides positive one-hand opening of the blade with either hand. The Matriarch 2 also offers unmatched carry options with the four-position hour glass pocket clip for left/right tip-up/down carry.

Read More
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.55"
  • Blade Length:3.57"
  • Cutting Edge:3.27"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Hawkbill
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Serrated
  • Handle Length:4.98"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:FRN
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole, Wave Opener
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Matriarch 2
  • Model Number:C12SBBK2W
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Well suited for it's purpose.
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Mike H.
10-08-2020
This knife came a bit stiff for one handed opening. I spent some time breaking it in. At the point it became easy to open I found it had a small amount of side to side wiggle. A torx screw driver & some loctite fixed that completely. Now it is easy to open & locks firmly with zero play in any direction. I like the grip pattern on the scales & think it's very well thought out & provides a good grip.

The lockback is perfect for this blade. This knife doesn't give you super smooth free swinging action that you can flick open as easily as American Spydercos. (edit: you can flick it open but it takes a lot of practice with coordinated wrist & arm movement) You don't want this blade swinging around freely as it's likely to cut you pretty bad. The lockback keeps it under control. The wave feature works though it will be be tough on your pockets. I prefer to carry it totally concealed IWB, & for that it's very light weight & you forget it's there.

If you want a single purpose knife made only for self defense, I don't have anything negative to say about this, It's grippy, slim, & light weight. With some initial break in & adjustment, this knife is rock solid. Combined with pepper spray, I'd say it's a pretty good option where you can't carry a gun.

If this is your 1st Spyderco, it will make you want another one you can use as a regular knife, so factor in the cost of an American made knife, which I highly recommend. After getting a Manix 2 XL, now I "get it" about Spyderco. These knives are about top notch quality, function, & ergonomics, not so much looks.
lightweight and fast
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Cody M.
11-27-2019
I love the wave opening system on it. It can deployed faster than a switchblade. The blade on it is also incredibly sharp. It is a sturdy knife and hasn't let me down yet.
Stout, Tight, Lethal
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SSSSS
Chris P.
06-29-2019
The tip on this is sharper than anything I have. It is meant as a self defense weapon, and It's time to say prayers for the victim. Super sharp serrations will go through all types of clothing. It will open up with a bit of thumb force, but that is good as you don't want it opening unexpectedly. I carry this when I can't carry my gun.
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GDPR G.
03-12-2019
Spyderco Matriarch
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Michael L.
02-22-2019
I've carried this for years as a SHTF knife. I formerly carried the "civilian", a very similar, but bigger knife as well. The Civilian has aluminum scales and is fairly heavy in your pocket. The Matriarch, while only slightly smaller is very light and it's easy to forget you're carrying it. It's not a camping knife, skinning knife or even a box cutter. It's an "Oh Crap" knife. Slim, light and wicked sharp. Just deploying my old Civilian in a parking lot one afternoon had a questionable individual back peddling in a hurry. I've no doubt the Matriarch would have the same effect.........and perform as intended, if need be...........buy one, carry it as a second blade.......Great SD knife.
New EDC
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Ronny C.
12-20-2018
Carried the stainless police spiderco for 18 years and overseas. Itís now retired and this has taken itís place!
Soooo much thought went into this handle Iím blown away. The grip is molded so that it bites your thumb (from any side, top or bottom) no matter where the clip is placed while drawing the knife. The Emerson feature obviously propels this into a new dimension. Razor sharp, all black clip which is great for suits or having tucked in shirts. Not cheap feeling, razor sharp, tactical black for concealment and light and thin.
Like I said, my new EDC!!
(Whoever made the handle is genius!)
Had it since Iraq 2005
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Amos J.
11-28-2018
I originally Fell in love with this knife into health and 2005 on my first of many deployments overseas. I carried the G-10 and know I carry the Spyderco Matriarch 2 Knife Emerson Black FRN. I love this knife like a fat kid love's cake.
My 4th from bhq
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Jake K.
10-26-2018
The most sadistic flare and practical use blades of all time. My 4th spider from BHQ
got it like in 2 days of ordering. I even picked up the wise men co. Blue aluminum handles easy build instructions , locks up like ft. knox and the looks are amazing
Buy this thing right now!!!
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Patrick T.
10-18-2018
Love it! Now, this knife is strictly a slashing knife, stabbing is sub par but who cares? If you want a poker, there's plenty of them out there but you will have a hard time finding a knife that can open cuts like this one from slashing. Get a Wise men signet ring and rejoice in the glory of one of the best folding knives for combat ever made! If you don't want to spend the money just do it anyway and you will always be glad that you did.
Review of sorts
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Brian K.
10-12-2018
I have to say before I got this knife I hated serrated knives but it has changed my mind. It's the perfect size and shape for a edc protection knife.
Great Knife Overall
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Porter M.
10-12-2018
I personally love Spyderco's decision to take the civilian and tone it down. This is still an insanely sharp thin knife but not something I'm afraid will break just fro opening and box or making a quick cut.Great knife for someone show doesn't just want a self defense knife.P.S. And it looks sick in the DLC black coating.
Covert killer
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Ryan F.
06-30-2018
My favorite model of knife. Served me well in the service. Great ergonomics, tough, lightweight, razor sharp and very formidable.
Perfect Except for Two Disappointments
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Justin B.
05-29-2018
Pros:
-FRN handle is excellent. Very grippy and feels good in the hand.
-Emerson "wave" opener works well.
-Perfect self-defense knife

Cons:
-There is no jimping on the back of the thumb hole. This is my third Spyderco. The other two (PM2 & Salt 2) knives have the jimping, so I was surprised and disappointed to see it omitted in the Matriarch.
-The feel of the black blade coating doesn't feel high-end. It is well applied; however, it doesn't have a pleasing feel for me. It also picks up fingerprints which are hard to buff off. It feels more like a parkerized finish rather than the finish that's on a Glock slide or my Benchmade Stryker.

Overall:
-I'm glad I purchased the knife. The two cons listed are minor nit picks, and would not compromise the effectiveness of the knife in its intended purpose. So, overall I'm glad to have it in my pocket.
Do not wait.
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Brandon J.
02-13-2018
I have hesitated about buying this knife for a long time and Thanks to BladeHQ, my wait is over! This knife will save your life and that is all i am gonna say. When SHTF and my Glock 17 goes down, this knife is the Second to come to my rescue. THANKS BladeHQ for great prices, fair shipping, and Quality product assortment.
Great for defense
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Thomas D.
06-13-2017
It's razor sharp, light weight, and opens with ease. It will slice everything with ease. Like the other review, watch your fingers.
Super sharp
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Andrew B.
07-07-2016
I bought this knife a while back from BHQ. And it's razor sharp out of the box! The hook can really grab and bite deep. Watch your fingers.
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