Spyderco Tenacious Liner Lock Knife G-10 (3.39" Black) C122GBBKP


  • Black-finished drop point blade made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel.
  • Thumb hole for classic Spyderco opening action.
  • Textured black G-10 handle.
  • Stainless steel liner lock.
  • Four-way reversible pocket clip.


The mid-sized Spyderco Tenacious has a G-10 laminate handle, milled with prolonged fatigue-free cutting in mind. Tucked inside are skeletonized steel liners increasing the handles rigidity and strength without adding non-functioning weight or bulky thickness. The 8Cr13Mov stainless blade is ground flat from spine to cutting edge for cutting performance. The blades shape coupled with an over sized Spyderco Round Hole and textured spine jimping allow you to open the blade and position your thumb on the spine in slip-proof confidence ready for work. A Walker Linerlock (with jimped liner) and a 4-way pocket clip lets you set your carry and draw preference.

Item #BHQ-10961
MSRP: $92.00
Our Price: $64.40
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  • Overall Length: 7.76"
  • Blade Length: 3.39"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.45"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.47"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 4.10 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Spyderco
  • Model: Tenacious
  • Model Number: C122GBBKP
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Paul W. on Feb 22, 2022

I love to carry this one. It's great for everyday carry and stays sharp even when whittling hardwood. Think I might get another more expensive one next time just to see if it's better than this one.

Amazing knife for the price.
Laura m. on Sep 9, 2021

This has been my first “real” pocketknife and I couldn’t be happier. Quality was better than expected, no complaints from shipping and great ergonomics. There is definitely a little learning curve opening it if your coming from a more traditional pocket knife. With that being said it’s not a problem it will be mussel memory in a couple weeks.

Joshua R. on Sep 19, 2020

Feels great in the hand. Opens perfectly every time. Great retention on the pocket clip. low grade steel but easy to sharpen. Overall great beater knife.

Great EDC
Matthew H. on Jul 27, 2020

I love the Spyderco Tenacious. As with every new knife, it needs to be broken in a bit but with the Tenacious that break in period was relatively nonexistent. Smooth opening for two hand and excellent flicking motion for single hand opening (Love it for fidgeting). The grip on this is sturdy and the handle fits well in my hand. Overall, an outstanding knife to have.

Amazing customer service.
Sasha V. on May 13, 2020

Knife arrived today and I am very pleased with it, however the thing that stuck with me is how nice the Bladehq customer team is. I called them twice, as I'm in Canada the delivery was maybe a month late and I thought the knife would never come however I called the department and everything was sorted out immediately and I will be buying here again for sure.

Kurtis D. on Dec 18, 2019

I've never bought a Spyderco before, but my buddy lost his and I got him one for Christmas. Of course, I had to take it out of the package and mess with it first. This is an incredibly smooth and sturdy knife. I like it so much that I'm pretty sure I'm going to get one for myself.

Every day carry
Jeffery M. on Aug 12, 2019

I only had a Knife for a couple weeks and I love it .It is a good all around Working my knife fruits and vegetable knife and it belong to me.

Spydie Flick
Robert P. on Feb 22, 2019

The good old budget spyderco

Hunter L. on Feb 22, 2019

I have this one and the multi-cam as well. Love them both. Carry at least one at all times and while on duty as a LEO I keep one in my pocket and one in my vest just in case. Easy flip and keeps its edge. 10/10

Great for the price!
Brandonn S. on Feb 22, 2019

I really can not complain, it may not be the higher brand for spyderco but it has held up very well. Also very easy to sharpen and stays sharp unless I am really using hard. This knife Is my EDC and I never leave without it!

Best budget knife
Jessie F. on Jan 25, 2019

Best budget knife you can find. Spyderco is great. It was my first one and started the addiction fir spyderco. Must have for your collection.

Great EDC
Jonathan J. on Jan 2, 2019

This was the first spyderco I ever bought and it is what got me addicted. I still maintain that the majority of Spyderco knives are ugly but boy so they work! This knife handles whatever I throw at it and is really easy to sharpen. I carried this exclusively for almost 2 months and love the size, weight and cutting power it provides

Little Long for my taste
John H. on Dec 6, 2018

I love the action, feel, and look of Spyderco. This knife does them justice. My only complaint (personal preference so not hurting the rating) is it's blade is a bit long for my taste. The Persistence is a better size for me, that being said, the Tenacious deploys much easier with the added blade weight.

My favorite knife I own to this day.
Ben M. on Nov 10, 2018

Overview: Aesthetics - Great Ergonomics - Good Edge - Excellent Traction - Excellent Clip - Excellent Lockup - Excellent Blade centering - Good Size - Perfect Weight - Average I've had this knife for a while now and its still my go-to, favorite knife. Its the perfect size for edc. The edge was razor sharp out of box, the side of my finger can vouch for that. The blade shape is ideal for most cutting tasks. The clip is nice and strong. Its reversible and for left and right hand carry and for tip up or tip down carry. Its not deep carry but it still gets a pass. The construction oozes quality. And for under $50 its hard to beat. I really wish spyderco offered the tenacious in other steels than 8Cr13MoV. I know it would add to the price, but id be willing to pay it. I know they make other similar knives, but I like the liner lock, the size and that it doesn't have a finger choil. Unfortunately, all the knives I know of that spyderco makes with better steel is missing those features. That's not to say that 8Cr13MoV is bad, its just that it doesnt hold a razor edge very long and needs to be touched up frequently. Although its fairly easy to sharpen. Overall though, this knife is a perfect starter knife. If you are only going to own one pocket knife, this would be a good one. Its also good as a beater knife if you want something to use at work so you dont put unnecessary wear on more expensive knives.

Gateway Knife
Joe H. on Oct 16, 2018

This is the gateway knife to the Spyderco realm. This knife is hands down my favorite budget EDC knife out there, and after carrying this knife you will want to explore the entire Spyderco line. This is my go to recommendation for anyone looking to get into knives.

great deal!
Jason P. on Oct 14, 2018

This knife is perfect for everyday carry. Its a good blade that keeps an edge and isnt hard to resharpen. For the price this is perfect.

Best bang for buck
Barak P. on Oct 13, 2018

This knife has served me well for many years. It's a perfect size and shape for everyday use. Also the black coating is tough and still looks good. If you're looking for a hard working budget knife you won't be disappointed!

the gateway drug
Ethan C. on Oct 13, 2018

If you're unsure about buying an expensive high end knife but you still want quality this is the knife for you. decent blade steel with smooth action. this is a fantastic all around knife. I bought one and liked it so much i asked myself "if this 50$ knife is this nice how good is the 150$ pm2?" and long story short I ended up with 6 spydercos in 2 months.

Favorite edc
Gabriel G. on Oct 12, 2018

By far one of my favorite blades for simple reasons. It works well. Very ergonomic handle and easy to put an edge on and holds the edge pretty well. Also the pocket clip has great tension. Good user knife.

My first EDC Spyderco... And it's wonderful!
Troy P. on Oct 12, 2018

I grew up seeing my dad always having a Spyderco in his pocket or a Manbug on his keychain, but I was never a big fan of the weird circle in place of the normal thumb stud cause I just thought it looked silly. Then about a year ago, my coworker convinced me to finally get a Tenacious and I couldn't be happier. Once I learned how to really use the "Spydie hole," as my coworker called it, it's true design brilliance was revealed to me. It's been my EDC ever since I got it (I'm so sorry, my old composite Leek), is still sharp to this day, and is a blast to open with the thumb hole. Another thing that really surprised me when I got mine, and especially after a few months of use, was the absolute rock-solid build quality. There's still no blade play whatsoever and I've never had any sort of hitch with the locking mechanism. This entry-level knife will most certainly not be my final Spyderco purchase; I can't really call myself a knife guy if I don't own a Para 2!

Awesome Budget Knife!
Zach B. on Oct 12, 2018

The quality your getting for the price is awesome! It feels great in the hand and I have had I for 2 years now. It’s really a great knife!

Fantastic knife for the price.
Mack K. on Oct 12, 2018

It’s is an awesome budget friendly edc knife. I have carried it for 2 years now of and on. It’s normally the knife in my pocket.

Pleasant surprise
Aubrey S. on Oct 12, 2018

I recently purchased this knife as a gift for a close friend. I carried it a month, as a test so I didn’t gift him a cheap knife. I was wrong to question Spyderco. This is hands down an excellent knife for the price point, and a great starting point for anyone new to knives. Steel ain’t great, but hey, IT’S 50 BUCKS.

A awesome budget knife
Wesley f. on Oct 12, 2018

I cared this knife for about a year and feel Ino love with it. It a great slicer that likes to go to work. If your looking at this knife you should definitely buy it you won't be disappointed

Must Have!!
Josh T. on Oct 12, 2018

Wonderful knife, my edc anywhere and everywhere... Except for when I went to Paris, they said that was a no no ;) #lowkeywantthataxe

Do it
Emmanuel O. on Jul 12, 2018

There isn't much to say. Its compact. Its sharp. It's built well. And its inexpensive. Honestly one of the best under $100 knives you can have. Just buy it.

Great Quality Buy
Richard G. on Feb 4, 2018

I really didn’t like Byrd knives because I really dislike the deployment hole. I think Spyderco really knocked it out of the park when they started making value knives under the Spyderco name rather than under the Byrd brand name. This knife is a great value knife! Need a beater knife but want something visually similar to other Spyderco knives? This knife has you covered. The Tenacious fits the medium size in this line of knives (it’s siblings being the Resilience, Persistence, and Ambitious). Build quality: 4 stars Materials: 3 stars Aesthetics: 3 stars Personal likability: 4 stars

My husband LOVES it!
Emily R. on Feb 2, 2018

I got this knife as a gift for my husband because he wouldn't stop talking about how much he desperately wants a spyderco. It certainly didn't disappoint!

Good value.
Tristan I. on Jan 21, 2018

I have bought this as a gift for a friend and ended up getting another for myself. It’s an awesome knife for the money. Easy to use and carry.

May be spiderco's "budget" knife but is some serious luxory
Alex A. on Jan 19, 2018

Oh my god do I 100% reccomend this knife. Ive never spent this much on a knife before, I know its really not that much compared to other peoples standards but I am so happy I bought it. It feels amazing in the hand, opens a bit tough at first but then gets real nice as you use it. Locks up great with absolubtly zero blade play. This is some serious luxury ive never had in a knife in the past. Where has this thing been? Buy it, love it, enjoy being impressed every day by it. Totally amazing. Details: Shapness is great, when I say hair shaving sharp I mean it. I hate it when people say it is and it isnt but this thing is fully capable of shaving hair. Just lightly stroke it against hair and its gone. I got a coffee and decided to try cutting the card hand protectors that keep them from getting too hot, stood it up on its side and just pressed down slightly and it was one amazingly clean cut. So satisfying! This is my pride and joy so I dont know about how long the sharpness lasts but it seems to be holding up really well, no signs of losing that out of box punch.

Quinn C. on Jan 19, 2018

I have had this knife for about 4 years now and it has gotten beat up. This is the knife i use when i am working and it's one of the most reliable knives i have ever owned.

Daniel S. on Jan 19, 2018

I LOVE THIS KNIFE!!! My first Spyderco and it will not be my last. I have recommended this knife to everyone I know now! I was impressed with the quality for the money.

Stephen O. on Jan 9, 2018

This is such a good knife for what you pay it's easily comparable to your 80 or 100 dollar knives. I have two actually lol.

Great working knife
Mike B. on Jan 8, 2018

Great for not caring about how bad you beat this up. All black is excellent too

Good to go!
Tae S. on Jan 7, 2018

Outstanding knife for the price. Came very sharp out of the box, with a slightly sticky deployment, but became very smooth like all spyderco's typically are. The steel is easy to maintain and sharpen, (8Cr13Mov), and does most tasks very well without damage to the knife/blade itself. Awesome EDC/ light Outdoors knife

First Spyderco
Scott B. on Jan 6, 2018

This was the knife that introduced me to Spyderco. I was hesitant at first but wanted to see what the hype was all about. It was inexpensive but well worth the money. It’s a quality blade that has served me well. The fit and finish is top notch with smooth operation and I can truly say I wouldn’t change a thing. Do not hesitate to buy this knife.

The little engine that could
Christopher D. on Jan 5, 2018

I use this knife all the time. It's my go to medium duty edc blade. It's easy to sharpen and it stays sharp.

Great value
Trevor R. on Jan 5, 2018

The tenacious is perfect for an everyday carry or as a work knife. The blade holds a edge for a good amount of time and is very easy to put a razor edge on. It has a very smooth opening action and locks up very well. Only a slight amount of side to side blade play which is expected. The G10 provides a good amount of grip without being so sharp it destroys your pocket. Great purchase for anyone who loves knives. I have much more expensive ZTs and Benchmades and still enjoy carrying this knife

Best Budget Beater
Jared s. on Jan 5, 2018

I bought this excellent knife back in May and it hasn’t left my pocket since. I use it every day and even though I’ve purchased new knives since then, the Spyderco Tenacious is always in my pocket. I’ve put some hard use into it and i have only touched up the edge once or twice. Great knife.

New favorite
Peter R. on Jan 5, 2018

This is my first spyderco, my wife got it for me as a gift for Christmas. I've been very impressed. I've had a few knives in this price range that all have quirks that made me quit carrying them, but after about a month of this one I can gladly say I have zero issues. A new favorite and great price from bladehq.

Good Budget EDC Knife
Evan D. on Jan 5, 2018

If you want an EDC knife without breaking the bank this is a good choice. Even though it is made in China, it is a Spyderco and I trust their quality. The blade material is not the best out there, but for the price it is good. It sharpens with ease and holds an edge pretty decently. I love the feel of the G-10 handles, they fit in the hand well. I love the black finish on the blade paired with the blacked out hardware and handle. I would recommend this knife to anyone that wants a good EDC or another knife for their collection. I love that a company like Spyderco will take the time to make a great budget EDC. It can be hard to find an EDC that is budget friendly and quality.

Excellent Knife
Tyler K. on Dec 30, 2017

This knife came sharp, solid lock up and super smooth! It’s a little larger than my persistance but still a good size to carry in my pocket. Holding it feels so good in the hand it cuts like butter! I don’t think I’ve had a better knife for this price point

Perfect liner lock carry, perfect company
Eric C. on Jun 10, 2017

I daily a spyderco paramilitary 2, and my girlfriends little brother (15) collects knives but didn't have a good edc. I toyed with a few other options in the Kershaw and Ontario lineups, but ultimately decided to go with the spyderco. The knife was delivered in 3 days (way less time than the shipping predicted), and I put in the notes to write a birthday note for him. They did one better and drew balloons and big block letters on the package. I'm extremely satisfied with the knife ( spyderco is always a good choice) and with the company. Needless to say I will be ordering everything I can from bladehq.

Back in Black.
Aaron L. on Sep 20, 2016

Best work knife I've ever had.

Exceptional for the $
USA #. on Mar 1, 2016

Is the steel the best? No. Is it made in China? Yes. That being said, I don't own a 45 dollar knife that even comes close to this knife. Quick deployment, solid lockup and very sharp out of box. The quality on this knife really is good. Even the affordable Spyderco knives are outstanding. They aren't "cheap." To me cheap means quality has been sacrificed. Nothing was sacrificed with this knife. If you don't want to spend a lot of money but you want a quality knife, buy it. It shocked me at how good this knife is for the money.

A safe choice
Khiem David T. on Nov 6, 2015

Hey guys, This is the very first pocket knife I've bought and carried. I've since bought several, a Kershaw Shuffle, a Spyderco Ambitious, a Kershaw Cryo II, a Benchmade Triage, a CRKT GSD, etc.. And yet the one that is still in my back pocket on a daily basis is the Tenacious. It is cheap, discreet, solid (dropped it blade opened several times). I don't know much about the blade steel but I'm not a hardcore user so anything sharper than a butter knife works for me. For a 1st or 10th knife, I would recommend the Tenacious in a heartbeat as an inexpensive folder. Cheers.

Aiden T. on Mar 13, 2022

It has a really good handle and blade quality, and the locking mechanism is nice too. It's not insanely sharp, but it cuts through boxes like butter. The only complaint I have is the super stiff action, but it's already started to break in and get smoother. Overall it's a great buy, this is all you need for EDC. Update: I've realized after more use that ergonomics are terrible on this knife, the action is absolutely great still, but the 8Cr13MoV steel is already dull. When I first got the knife, it would cut through paper and cardboard like butter. But a few boxes later, it doesn't have near the edge that it once did. I see now why people go for higher quality blades.

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Brian H. on Oct 12, 2019

It's a solid knife. Great price. It's my first Spyderco knife, and it won't be my last.

Seems good
Allen V. on Nov 13, 2018

A friend let's me use his, it cut well just not my cup of tea

Excellent knife
David o. on Oct 12, 2018

Bought this knife earlier this year, it is my first Spyderco. Wanted to test them out without spending too much money in this fit the bill. Excellent knife, now just have to figure out what Spyderco I want next.

My first Spydie
Ben B. on Oct 12, 2018

Great starter knife can't go wrong

Great knife
Justin S. on Oct 12, 2018

I bought this for a friend for her birthday and I couldn't help playing with it a little before she got it. It came with a razorsharp edge and performed beautifully. Now my friend carries it every day and loves it

The budget EDC
dale o. on Jan 19, 2018

Great size shape fell. Lockup is great steel is ok but its definitely the hook that gets you in to spyderco blades!

It's a decent EDC.
Denis H. on Jul 29, 2020

Don't get me wrong, 3 stars isn't high but it's not a perfect knife. I've carried this for almost a month straight. It cuts well, but the steel isn't great, it dulls out fast. The handle is not too grippy, I'd like a little more grippy handle for harder tasks, it's rather comfortable though. The clip is great for the price, and isn't flashy. I wouldn't buy another because of the sharp spydie hole, and the extremely strong detent. When you try and open the knife it flies out because of the detent, I've dropped it tons of times, and cut myself before simply because it's too stiff at most times. I paid 100$ for the knife because of shipping, taxes, and CAD is a lot different than USD, I'm not extremely happy with the purchase but it's honestly one of the best EDC's. As long as you don't get a bad one of the batch you'll love it.

Great performance, not so pocket friendly.
Westley H. on Oct 12, 2018

This knife has a lot of good things going for it. I love the ergonomics and performance that this knife offers. Only problem is that I rarely carry it because it is so wide when closed that it doesn’t carry well when clipped on a pocket.

Dane T. on Mar 1, 2020

My tenacious was extremely stiff upon arrival I took it apart and cleaned and lubed it and it is still extremely stiff opening and closing. I wanted to love it I own two pm2s and two pm3s and a safe 5 and I wanted a beater for work. Very disappointed. I emailed Spyderco and they said to ship it back to them for inspection....which I thought was pretty poor customer service....but damn I do love me some Spyderco

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