The mid-sized Spyderco Tenacious has a handle milled with prolonged fatigue-free cutting in mind. Tucked inside are skeletonized steel liners increasing the handle’s 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 blade’s 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.
Great knife especially for the price! Come sharp and love the spidey whole!
Great all purpose knife. Love the spidey hole. The handle is long enough for my hand and with a nice Paracord and bead makes for a great EDC knife!
This knife far exceeded the expectations I originally had before purchasing it. It is a solid, hard-work knife. I'm an outdoors guy and occasionally I help our building maintenance administrator at my job, so I'm always using a knife for cutting (rope, zip ties, envelopes, boxes, etc). Compared with my typical EDC Delica 4, this knife feels like a much stronger knife in hand. It's solid. There is no wobble or give in the blade, and the added width of the handle compared with the handle of the Delica gives a better purchase for heavy cutting. The blade came super sharp out of the box, and it retains a decent edge. I have no problem with 8Cr13MoV steel. It sharpens easy and has sufficient edge retention. The G-10 handle is perfect - not so grippy that it's going to tear up your hand or pocket, but not too Smooth that it's gonna slip out of your hand when wet. The jimping on the back of the blade helps give you added security and control when cutting. The liner lock also has jimping which makes it much easier to close the blade compared with some of my other knives without jimping on the liner lock. All in all, the knife just fits perfectly in your hand - not hot spots. Also, Spyderco is maximizing the blade to handle ration on the tenacious. The blade edge runs along the entire length of the steel until the G-10 handle, so you get a lot of blade and no "dead space" in your cutting edge. The Tenacious has become my EDC of choice, and I find myself grabbing it more often than my delica 4 or Cold Steel Recon 1. However, in order for it to be my favorite EDC, I had to make some very minor modifications. First, I had to change the pocket clip to a "tip up" carry. Otherwise, it doesn't sit right in my pocket and takes up too much space. Thankfully, Spyderco gives you the option of a 4-way adjustable clip. Second, I had to adjust the tension of my pivot pin. It had a smooth action, but it was just too stiff for me. I know with time it would have broken in, but I found myself avoiding to open the blade one-handed due to the force required; my thumb was raw by the end of a work day. It only took a fraction of a turn to make the blade much easier to deploy, and oh man is it fast and easy. Admittedly, this might have only been an issue with my knife and might not reflect an issue with every Tenacious knife. Lastly, my only dislike of the Tenacious (as well as with my Delica 4) is the lack of a deep-carry pocket clip. The pocket clip isn't bad, but a deep carry clip would help it ride much better in the pocket. Regardless, the Tenacious is now one of my personal favorites, and I think you would be hard-pressed to find a better hard-use EDC knife for under $50. highly recommend.
So I've gotta say that this little knife is super great. The brown / black coloration is fantastic looking, the steel doesn't dull too quickly, and sharpens up pretty easily. The clip is finished the same as the blade with the clean black coating, and is configurable in all four positions. The "spydie hole" opening tab is a joy, and the action is smooth! I can't recommend this enough! 11/10 AWESOME KNIFE.
One of the first knives I've bought, and it's the only one I carry anymore! It's built like a tank! I was showing it to one of my friends and he dropped it tip down onto concrete, but it deformed the tip a bit but everything else was completely fine. This knife has always been ready to go every time. The steel isn't bad, but it isn't great. I'm still learning how to make a good edge, so it's a good practice for me. I highly recommend this knife.
I’ve used quite a few spydercos so I decided to pick this one up for myself. It’s absolutely amazing for the price. The action is great and just an amazing knife. Just have to keep it sharp.
I really love Spyderco. ThisTenacious knife stays in my pocket at all times. I work on my car and bike using it for cutting, stabbing, and trimming everything. i will by another if I break or lose it. It's a keeper.
I love this knife, for my birthday this year my dad took me up to golden and let me choose a good budget knife. We finally decided on the Tenacious. I have been using it for about 6 months now and it could never be better. It came razor sharp out of the box and has no where on the knife, the action is still good and the G-10 is holding up nicely. Overall, GREAT KNIFE!
8cr13mov great steel for theb money , brown on black sexy as hell, I am the type to buy these sprintruns and use them until I snap the tip off sharpen the belly gone im on a fine budget making minimum wage so quality is key for me , this knife brings quality n value, I have blue green n Brown black of this knife I want to see red orange purple pink white aqua basically lots more colors n I would love different steel choices like vg10 s30v aus8 ect. And a deep loop over wire clip. fyi soon to be buyers always check ur screws make sure they are tigh (not pivot) you loose them the knife with fall apart had it happen couple times I learned my lesson. I hope this helps
What more can you say for the Tenacious? It's been tried and true for years now, and this version is no exception. You would be VERY hard pressed to get more knife for your money. The ergonomics are fantastic, once broken in its buttery smooth, rides very well in pocket and the pocket clip is wonderful to use. The only thing I would change about this knife is the blade steel that is used, but 8CR13 is fine for this price point. Bottom line is you could pay a lot more for a lot less knife elsewhere.
I bought this knife out of curiosity to see if I would like Spyderco and what they had to offer. I really like the blade shape and the handle design. The copper washers by the blade make for a very smooth opening and closing. I enjoying carrying this knife and I would recommend it!
Great knife if you have bigger hands. The size of the spyder hole makes it super easy to find if you wear mechanics gloves. Really sharp out of the box. Overall, amazing knife for the money.
So after handling a Delica 4 (bought it as a gift for a friend) and then an Endura 4 (bought that one for me), I just wasn't all that impressed with the Tenacious. The handle fit me ok but offered no real extra room to breathe. For some reason, the G-10 of my handle also felt and looked cheaper than what I expected. I received a Spyderco Resilience just a week or so later after spending a fair amount of money during National Knife Day, and I have to say that I prefer the Resilience even though it's fairly similar to the Tenacious. The blade on the Resilience is longer, in many ways more blade than I need, but the handle offers plenty of extra room for my hand. And I don't consider my hand to be really any larger than average. Anyway, I'd go Resilience for $8 more unless you really don't want the extra blade. Or if you can save up for the PM3 lightweight, that currently sells for just under $100, I'd definitely go that route. I just recently bought a standard PM3 (not the lightweight version) and love it. I can see why many consider it to be the perfect EDC.
if you have to have a knife this is a good price, but if you can wait save up $50 more and get a better 1
I've heard a lot of good things about Spyderco knives and saw this for a good price so picked one up. Let's start with the good. I like the G10. And now the bad. The detent was far too strong, it came dry as a bone with a gritty action, pivot was far too tight. I figured I'd be able to fix all this so I went to work bending the lockbar back a little so the detent was less severe, oiling the detent ball line, cleaning and oiling the brass washers and so on. None of this did anything aside from get rid of the grittiness on opening. I'll hold onto it and see if it breaks in by itself, but overall, I'm not impressed with this knife one bit.