Spyderco Watu Compression lock Knife Carbon Fiber (3.25"Satin) C251CFP

Item #BHQ-106195
MSRP: $299.00
Our Price: $209.30
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  • Overall Length: 7.35"
  • Blade Length: 3.26"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.88"
  • Blade Width: 1.13"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: CPM 20CV
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.17"
  • Handle Width: 1.125"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.41"
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber, G-10
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.00 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type: Compression Lock
  • Brand: Spyderco
  • Model: Watu
  • Model Number: C251CFP
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

The Spyderco Watu is inspired by the traditional knife of Central and Southern Africa. It features a CPM-20CV super steel blade, a carbon fiber/G-10 handle, and a reversible, deep carry, tip-up wire clip.

Customer Reviews

Watu WOW
JEFF K. on Jun 25, 2020

This is my first Spyderco knife. This knife will be my EDC for a while. Right out of the box I was completely impressed. The fit and finish is way beyond what I was anticipating. The action needs zero break in. If you’re looking for a knife that’s a little out of the ordinary look no further. Buy this knife you won’t regret your decision.

Hugh D. on May 6, 2020

This is a knife like no other. I ordered this as my first pre-buy. The pics do not do this knife any justice. The blade action is so buttery smooth it literally falls open when released in down position. Fit and finish is on the same level of Wilson Combat. My favorite Knife in my collection at the moment.

Wow Just Wow
An N. on May 12, 2020

Love the scales. Ergos are just great for my hands. Pics are a bit boring, but in-hand is another story. It's so premium feeling. New favorite EDC knife.

Another Success from Spyderco!
Marco R. on Jul 16, 2020

IMHO, bang for your buck, you simply cannot beat Spyderco. I own several. To the Watu, this is made in Spyderco's Taichung, Taiwan facility, and they do this thing right! The Watu fits in my L/XL hands very well. The Spyder Hole deployment is very smooth. Lock-up is perfectly tight. Big fan of the compression lock. The CF/G10 scales are classic and functionally they are nice and grippy. Overall ergos are darn near perfect. Deep setting pocket clip/wire. Very concealable but not a small knife. CPM-20CV blade steal make this an excellent knife for the money.

Favorite EDC of all time
Jacob L. on Dec 3, 2021

I have a decent collection from multiple Benchmades, Fox, MMK, and other Spyderco. Without a doubt the Watu is my favorite EDC (Mini Bugout is pretty great too). I say this for two reasons. It's stunning to look at and hold, but it's also very practical in that the blade is great for every kind of cutting imaginable. It makes a great chef knife when camping, but also performs great in day to day tasks. In my experience the edge retention of this CPM 20SV is significantly better than 30SV. I'm not sure if that's what BHQ tests show, but in real world use for me it's definitely the case. This is a knife where I feel like the price is justified. Highly recommended.

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