Spyderco Sage 5 Lightweight Compression Lock Knife Mint FRN (3" Black M4) BHQ

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MSRP: $240.00
Our Price: $164.00
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  • Overall Length: 7.13"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Width: 1.125"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.75"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: CPM M4
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.17"
  • Handle Width: 1.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.375"
  • Handle Material: FRN
  • Color: Green
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.92 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 Lightweight
  • Model Number: C123PGRM4BK
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

The Spyderco Mint Sage 5 gets a Blade HQ Exclusive makeover with mint green FRN handle scales and a black M4 steel blade!

  • Black finished spear point blade made of CPM-M4 steel.
  • Ambidextrous thumb hole opener with washer pivot.
  • Compression lock mechanism.
  • Mint green FRN handle scales.
  • Reversible tip-up deep carry wire pocket clip.


Spyderco made the Sage Series to combine decades of knife experience into one knife. The end product was built to be ergonomic, practical, and good-looking. The handle enables the user to choke up for control, or back for leverage. The leaf-shaped blade is thin and slicy, perfect for EDC. We here at Blade HQ love this knife, so we worked with Spyderco to present this model with a mint green FRN handle and a CPM-M4 blade.

Spyderco Folding Knives come in all shapes and sizes, and are some of the best knives out there.

Customer Reviews

Jason Z. on May 21, 2022

Very comfortable in hand. The action is impressive right out of the box. Love the wire pocket clip, and M4 is an amazing steel.

Nothing but good things
Bradley H. on Jan 13, 2022

I used to carry a para 3 as my edc but this will be taking over my pocket for the foreseeable future. There really isnt anything negative to say about this knife. Full milled liners, compression lock, perfect centering, m4 steel, great ergonomics and excellent fit and finish from spydercos taiwan factory. The color combination might be hit or miss for some people but I tend to like to have a little color in my gear. Considering this is basically the same price as a standard para 3 I don't think you can go wrong.

Best compression lock Spyderco out of the box
ANTHONY M. on Dec 28, 2021

This is by far the best compression lock Spyderco out of the box that I've ever had, on my other compression lock knives its taken months for them to feel as smooth as this one did the first time I used it. On top of that this blade shape is great for breaking down cardboard, and M4 is quickly becoming one of my favorite blade steels. And the TiCN coating on the blade looks awesome, its way more reflective than the DLC and seems to resist getting marked up a lot better. This is my first Spyderco from Seki City, Japan but the fit and finish is so good I will not hesitate to pick up another from there. Being the lightweight model I knew it would be light, but I didn't expect it to disappear in my pocket so easily. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite Spyderco knives, if you are looking at it just buy and you will not be disappointed. They did a great job on this one for sure.

This thing rocks!!
Scott T. on Feb 6, 2022

Big fan of this knife, its very light and a solid EDC. It also looks really good to me!

New minty green Sage 5
WILLIAM C. on Jun 29, 2022

Just received my new Sage 5 with mint green scales and M4 black coated blade. All I can say is WOW! I have over a dozen Spyderco knives but this is my new pocket pal.

Best Action Hands Down
Cooper D. on Jul 1, 2022

It's hard to describe, but the action on this knife is the smoothest I have ever felt. Compared to my Para 3 and Para 3 Lightweights it's a totally different feel. Those knives sort of slam open, which is good, but this one feels like it just slides into place. Ergos are great also. I was thinking of dyeing the handle but I don't want to risk ruining the action, so that might have to wait.

The perfect Compression lock
Pearce S. on Mar 10, 2022

Perfectly sturdy, no flexing, doesn't feel like a bugout, overall a really great cutting tool. Scales are kinda meh, but there's a workaround for that. The blade came to me ultra-sharp out of the box, damn near all the way to the heel, unlike Golden.

Great EDC
Darren H. on Dec 19, 2021

I own a handful of Spyderco knives, and this model has very quickly risen to be one my favorite that I own. If you are in the market for a good knife that feels great, slices well and carry’s well, I’d highly suggest this knife in any of their configurations.

I love everything about this knife!!
Jason P. on May 18, 2022

Light but yet still very solid. Full skelotonized liners, great steel, buttery smooth action, perfect centering, drops closed right from the box. I could go on and on about this knife. I have a lot of knives, and I have my favorites, but this is one I'll just never part with and would buy again in a heartbeat. It's probably going to be my most carried knife and I'm working on adding a few choice EDC items to go with the minty goodness.

I love it but hate it at the same time
Peter P. on Feb 22, 2022

Ok, so I will start off by saying it’s a great knife and I love the blade shape, compression lock, action of the pivot system and M4 is solid steel. I knew that going into this purchase and I took out my Delica and endura and was like “you know what I don’t mind these scales. I’ve beaten the crap out of these for years and they are still solid knives.” VG-10 vs M4. That being said this FRN handles on the Sage 5 with a compression lock just don’t belong. They are ultra-thin where the compression lock is and I feel them bend every time I go to close the knife. Is this a bad knife? No, not at all. In fact, I really genuinely like the ergonomics and blade shape of this over my PM3. Even if it was S35VN/S45VN. I’ve started I don’t know how many fires and made feather sticks with my PM3 and that isn’t happening with this knife with the FRN scales. It’s not built to be able to and I get that. I just feel like they will crack in due time where the compression lock is.

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