Here at Blade HQ we argue that knives are for everyone—you just need to find the right one. Introducing the Spyderco Urban. This small slip joint folding knife boasts all of Spyderco's flare and quality, but in a non-locking, small package, making it perfect for those intimidated by large, loud folding knives, or those with small hands. It's also an ideal pick if you're looking to save some pocket space, or there are restrictions on locking knives in your area. If you're looking for a simple, accessible, and lightweight pocket knife, the Spyderco Urban just might be the knife for you!
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Sal Glesser designed this knife and it reflects his commitment to excellent ergonomics. In hand, it feels like an extension designed for precise cutting and slicing. Slicing is enhanced by a thin blade geometry and the precise point allows the user a neat and tidy piercing option, and the beautifully ground Bohler 690 steel is easy to keep that edge and point ready for most EDC jobs.. This is a slip joint, The half stop is a welcome feature and walk and talk hint at fine construction. Love the handle texture; gives the user a sure grip. Light and agile, with a wire pocket clip, it is a discrete carry with endless function. Each of the Spyderco slip joints have much to recommend them. They are a classy addition to any knife lover’s collection.
This itsy bitsy spider has a sweet sharp little bite. So sharp it could split atoms. If you're holding it right, even if it were to close, your finger ends up being the stop for blade (as unlikely as it may be). Love it.
Razor sharp out of box, though it is a slip joint it's fairly hard to close and if feel safe using it. Very light knife I hardly remember I'm carrying it sometimes
I live in NY and since I don't feel like going to jail for carrying something I use to slice apples and open boxes I've become a fan of slip joints. This Urban from Spyderco is the perfect EDC for my needs. Can be opened one handed, came razor sharp out of the box and has a very positive "walk and talk". The finger choil and gimping ensure when holding it in the open position and cutting you won't close the blade on yourself. It's Italian made and really light. Disappears in my pocket.
Acknowledge this knife for what it is - a "restricted" EDC. If you live in an area that restricts blade size or does not allow locking knives this one is perfect. Great steel, capable blade, easy cleanup and very simple design. Deep pocket carry clip and an excellent choil! Gimping! I feel the price is a little on the high end for such a simple knife, but you are buying it for years of service, the price difference is negligible