Second up in the Sage Series is the titanium Sage. The Sage Series manifests Spyderco’s three decades of pioneering knife crafting and innovating. The series reprocesses a similar shaped and sized folder, releasing a new version annually. Each rendition highlights a locking device or mechanism and credits that mechanism’s inventor.
The first Sage recognized knifemaker Michael Walker’s creation of the LinerLock® with a ball bearing detent method of keeping a folding knife closed. Sage number two focuses on knifemaking prime mover Chris Reeve’s embellishment of that original Walker LinerLock by his morphing it into his R.I.L. - Reeve Integral Lock. This modification uses the handle scale as the lock’s liner.
With the back portion of the handle doubling as both handle spring and lock, the need for internal liners is dispensed with and the knife can be manufactured lighter and slimmer while staying strong. The Spear-point shaped CPM-S30V is flat-ground and coalescence of Spyderco’s Caly3 and Native Models in shape and function. The handle is all screw constructed titanium. Inside are phosphor bronze washers for smooth open/close. Silhouette wire clip snugs down deeply in a pocket and adjusts for left/right-hand carry. Jimping covering the spine and finger choil stop slips and glides.