Spyderco Sage 3 Bolt Action Knife Carbon Fiber/G-10 (3" Satin) C123CFBAP

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  • Overall Length:7.25"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.31"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber, G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Sage
  • Model Number:C123CFBAP
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Spyderco Sage3 knife features a Bolt Action Lock collaboration with the late Blackie Collins. The lock operates by way of a button on the side of the handle connected to a steel bar which slides in and out behind the blade’s pivot. The motion of opening the blade moves the bolt, compressing a spring and propelling it forward into a space between the blade and the frame, locking the blade open. As envisioned by its inventor, the mechanism provides maximum strength and lightness.

This 2014 model Sage 3 has a black cubic check carbon fiber/G-10 laminate handle. It retains the flat ground CPM-S30V stainless steel blade and reversible wire pocket clip.


Customer Reviews

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Ryan W.
So I was really obsessed for awhile on getting the Sage 3. I'll be honest, I was kinda disappointed. Its still a good knife but not fantastic. Pros: The blade is slicing champion. Ergos are also good with the choil. S30V is no slouch. Wire clip makes this a good EDC. The bolt lock makes it fun and easy to use.

Cons: The detent on this knife is abysmal. The blade will not stay in the handle no matter how secure you tighten the pivots. The flick on it is too soft in my opinion. The laminate G10/CF just sucks. I really wanted the blue G10 version, but had to settle for this. I hate how Spyderco does this. It's both cheap and is just too slick.
Jorge C.
This sage is the best knife you can get from spyderco in the price range in my opinion. Imagine a manix2 but smoother, lighter, and just as ergonomic. I know what you're thinking, but no I'm not a spyder fanboy. I have plenty i prefer over these bug eyed blades but if you're looking for this type of lock and/or want a more compact version of your favorite manix. Picknone of these up. You wont regret it. Also they were just discontinued so they'll be gone and you'll beat yourself up for not getting one sooner! Worth every penny.
Mike k.
I love the lock on this knife its swift like the axis lock just different. The cf laminate that's on the g10 handle scales is awesome just like my Domino, it seems to be wear resistant they look just like the day I bought the knife and I take this thing everywhere. It just means it'll be pretty no matter the job. Such an awesome knife I'm eyeballing the other sages as well ergos are very comfy and it's a looker. Blade is a champ for its size as well.
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Phillip P.
BladeHQ really did it great for me. I bought this knife and it was shipped to me in record time. The knife came packaged well and buttery smooth. The centering was perfect and I'm very OCD about my knives so it's a big plus in my book. I will buy again from BladeHQ!