Spyderco Sage 5 Compression Lock Knife Carbon Fiber/G-10 (3" Satin) C123CFPCL

MSRP: $229.95
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Item #BHQ-36444


  • Overall Length:7.20"
  • Blade Length:3.03"
  • Cutting Edge:2.64"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.17"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber, G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.20 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Compression Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Sage 5
  • Model Number:C123CFPCL
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Spyderco Sage 5 highlights Spyderco's own patented Compression Lock, which uses one of the handle's stainless steel liners, the stop pin, and an upward-facing ramp on the blade's tang to create an incredibly strong and user-friendly lock mechanism. This addition to the Sage Series features a full flat ground CPM-S30V blade, carbon fiber/G-10 laminate handle scales, and a reversible wire pocket clip.

  • Full-flat ground blade tackles slicing tasks with ease.
  • Compression Lock mechanism provides rock solid lockup.
  • Deep-carry wire pocket clip allows comfortable, discreet carry.

Customer Reviews

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One of Spydercos best models
Joshua L.
Such a great design..... Disappears in the pocket....a little pricey but still a great knife
Bring on a exclusive!
Robert J.
I'm waiting on an upgraded steel - I'm spoiled by some of the other Spydercos.
Simply Amazing
Justin G.
Currently my absolute favorite knife that I own. It is beautiful, comfortable in hand, perfectly sized (for my hands, at least), smooth, and simply enjoyable to use. This was my first Spyderco (and compression lock) and I am thoroughly impressed.
Very close to perfect
Hutch F.
I have owned my Sage 5 for a little over 8 months. The handle and finger choil make this knife super comfortable to hold on to. The blade is FFG so it slices like no tomorrow. The deep carry pocket clip isn't my favorite but it gets the job done. The only issue I have ever had with this knife is all pivot. It came with red loctite on it so that was a pain to heat up and get the pivot screw out. And the action was rather stiff. I took the washers out and polished them and threw them back in with a little oil and now I have a dropping blade. And it's smooth as glass when you open it.
Perfect except for one little thing
Jake A.
This knife was perfect for EDC and carried well in almost anything. It was fast, smooth, sharp OOTB, and beautiful. The only downside is the wire clip that caused the knife to be lost after only a few weeks. It will be missed
Fantastic Sage 5
Eduardo J.
I have the Sage 5 from Blade HQ as my dressy knife. Couldnít be happier. Action is great. The CF is smooth and classy looking. And the blade was super sharp out the box.
Best knife
Harrison H.
I bought this knife because I got a new job working in a warehouse and I wanted something that would hold a good edge and I could open and close with one hand easily with a strong lock up. I did a lot of research and the Sage 5 came up a few times and was within budget for me. When I got the knife I was very impressed with the initial feel and look of the knife. Itís beautiful and feels amazing in hand. I love it. I carry it every day and have no problems with it whatsoever! Cuts through anything and everything and is easy to sharpen. Just an amazing knife
Very impressive
Joe M.
Just like the rest of these reviews this is an excellent knife. I will say from Blade HQ this knife came perfectly done between fit finish to blade centering and I like the scales. Feels nice in hand, I might like the carbon fiber better than the pm2 and that is saying something, since I'm a big fan. If you have been thinking about getting one go for it. Ps. thank you Chelsea you rock👍
Lets keep this simple.......
Ed L.
If you don't have one, get one!

BHQ delivered again on OUTSTANDING service!

The Sage 5 just may well be on a short list of "perfect" EDC knives........yes, it is that good!
Gerardo P.
If you like the PM2 but feel it's to large for EDC in town or in an office envio torment this is your knife. 3" leaf shape blade in S30V with a deep carry clip and the PM2 or Para 3 compression lock. In my opinion a better option than the Para 3 if you like the blade length and a more discreet EDC. The G10 scales with an overlay of carbon fiber makes it feel and look elegant. Depending on my clothing and mood I usually rotate knives between the Slysz Bowie, ZT 0450 in titanium and the Sage 5. Very happy with the purchase.
Sold on Spyderco
Graham S.
I've always carried Benchmades on me and never owned a Spyderco. I decided to pull the trigger and get the Sage 5 as my first Spyderco. Needless to say that I am sold. This is an amazing knife. A beautiful design and perfect for any EDC tasks. I've been carrying it non stop for about a month now and it is flawless. For what you get with material and build, you can not beat the price either. The deployment is smooth and the lock up is tight. I am also left handed and the compression lock was a little difficult at first to close. After using it for a while now I can just as easily close it as if it was my right hand. I'd recommend this knife to anyone. No complaints. Definitely more Spyderco purchases for me in the future. Paramilitary 3 perhaps?!
Maybe better than the PM2
Dwayne S.
Well I love my PM2's. But they were missing one thing that Spyderco does right, but they didnt put it on the PM2. And that is the best clip out there. Spyderco's wire clip is perfection. So this Sage is a PM2 but with a better clip, and a leaf shaped blade. I for one think this Sage 5 is just as good as the PM2, if not better. But for the price, you should buy 2. You can not go wrong with this blade.
Dream come true for compression lock fans.
Joey B.
Got the Sage 5 as soon as BHQ had them. Perfect little brother to the PM2.
Pretty much the same action but a little lighter blade and much shorter.
One-hand opening and closing is smooth. I had to loosen the main torx screw as it was definitely too tight from the factory. Still now wobble after I loosened it a little. The blade drops by itself all the way down and bounces back when unlocked at parallel to the ground.

The blade came razor sharp from the factory. The finish is just perfect.
I did use a red scotch brite to deburr the hole. Absolutely perfect now with no bite.

Great "little" EDC knife. I like it more than my Manix 2 b/c of the compression lock. I like it more than my Sage 2 as well. I'll buy the Titanium handle version if it comes out .
"The" best Sage
Oscar B.
The dream is here. One "Para 2" in a small package. The perfect EDC and by far the best in the Sage series (I have all of them in my collection).
Thanks Spyderco for this dream came true. Thanks BladeHQ and specially thanks to Sal Glesser for the perfect compression lock in EDC world.

Might be the perfect Spyderco
Ryan R.
Love this knife so far. Lightweight, extremely smooth, and rock solid lock up. Almost like a miniature Paramilitary 2. Handles are grippy and lock is easy to disengage. Nicely done Spyderco!