Spyderco Sage 2 Titanium Frame Lock Knife (3" Satin) C123TIP

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  • Overall Length:7.125"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.625"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.19"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.60 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Sage
  • Model Number:C123TIP
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


A Sage is someone wise in judgment and experience. It’s reasonable assuming they achieved that title through trial, error and extending their best effort at every opportunity. If that definition can be applied to something tangible it would be an item created from experience and striving for quality and performance at the highest level. If said item were a pocketknife we could call it a Sage.

The C123 Sage represents Spyderco’s 30-year pledge to knife crafting and learning to make better knives at every available opportunity. The plan is to offer an ongoing series of Sage Folders with many of the different and ingenuous locking devices and mechanisms the knife industry has to offer.

While the knife is made in Taiwan, the flat-ground blade is produced with USA made CPM-S30V. It is paired with a slick titanium handle with Chris Reeves frame lock. Categorized as a mid-sized folder, the blade is flat-ground and PlainEdged. Designed for comfort and in-the-hand-ergonomics. The titanium handles contributes to the lightweight feel but substantial look. A silhouette wire pocket clip adjusts for left- or right-hand carry.


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Folder that got me interested
Bruce F.
This is a great folder that got me interested in looking at more knives. The shape and weight are very nice and solid. It has that thumb hole that is very easy to use and the secure lock on it. I like the titanium as it gives it a good weight on carry. The blade is awesome because it is more unique than others and works great for the simple tasks I do.
Sage 2 vs small Sebenza
Daniel J.
Spyderco designed this to be a tribute to Chris Reeve's framelock as seen on the Sebenza, and it's a nearly perfect translation of that mechanism into a Spyderco-signature design.

Mine is from the first run; enthusiasts were so happy with the quality that Spyderco's Taiwan manufacturing partner asked if they could add "Taichung" to future runs as a point of pride.

I measure thickness behind the edge at 0.025 inches, same as my small Sebenza. (Comparison: PM2 is 0.029, ZT 0462 is 0.029, Benchmade 851 is 0.023)
If I was Thor, this would be my hammer
william s.
There is one simple reason I prefer this knife over a sebenza. I actually USE it. Yes the Sebenza is great but after paying that much for it I never want to use it or carry it. so once in a while i get to show someone the amazing knife I keep stored away. But with the sage 2 I actually edc this beautiful knife without feeling like i need to baby it. Besides that reason its just fantastic in every way. the steel, the full flat grind, the action after a coulple drops of lube is smooth as butter. the titanium gets an sorta bead blasted look to when its in your pocket with coins and stuff which adds character to it. its just got a minimalistic elegance to it. if you want to carry a beautiful knife and not just look at it in a drawer or on display get this over the sebenza.
One of my favs
Jesse V.
Sharp, simple, high quality materials, perfect size for edc. Came a little stiff and was difficult to ' flick' open without a lot of wrist action. After about a month of carrying it, it's a lot better. Still doesn't free drop when closing like my benchmade 707, but it has loosened up a bunch. Easy to take apart and clean and puts together again very easy with perfect blade centering.
First EDC purchase
Benjamin D.
This was my first EDC knife purchase, and, at the time, my first Spyderco. This knife sparked my interest in knives and is now responsible for my growing collection. Near weightless in the pocket, beautifully made and comfortable in the hand. Having recently purchased a small Sebenza 21, I'd say this a Spyderco homage to that level of simplicity and quality.