The blade:handle is .75 (3/4.01). 78% of buyers rated it at 5 stars, citing ease of use and cost vs. value as top factors. They released three other knives in the line of varying sizes and people liked them a lot. I almost bought a tenacious but it felt a bit wide to me. The Efficient is an excellent blade and an exciting start to what looks like a banner year. But more than showing the age of other knives, this is a really great knife on its own. This is a damn good knife. The choil and jimping are very good. Performance With a more cohesive and put together design than the Tenacious, the Efficient is a great knife. Spyderco efficient Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Earl1, Jul 19, 2018. At the same time it comes across as a more refined Tenacious: skinnier, with a streamlined handle and narrower blade. The material transition on the backspacer is good. EFFICIENT VALUE FOLDER EDC Designed from the ground up as a member of Spyderco’s popular family of affordably priced full-service folding knives, the Efficient proudly includes all the high-performance features and benefits that savvy knife users have come to expect from Spyderco knives in a format that suits practically every budget. I've wanted to get a spyderco for awhile now . Includes a reversible hourglass clip configured for tip-up carry. It had the hole, the hump, and the clip, but it was more paint by numbers Spyderco knife than an organic, cohesive knife. It is lightyears better than the Tenacious and up there with some of the better knives on the market. It used to be knives north of the $330 “Sebenza Barrier” (the acclaimed Chris Reeve Sebenza knife) were rare. May 11, 2016. It's a very excellent addition slotting in between the Tenacious and Persistence, but with (to me) vastly superior ergonomics via the finger choil and a better handle; personally, I also prefer the cutout and no-jimping lockbar on the Efficient. There’s something distinctly old school about the Polestar. The only difference between Spyderco Tenacious and Spyderco Resilience is the size. Proudly offering all the features and benefits that define a Spyderco knife in a budget-friendly package, the Tenacious has long been the centerpiece of Spyderco's Value Folder line. This is a humpless Spyderco—a rarity, and a benefit. 433. Now there are hundreds of blades that cost more. There is a point between drop point (like a Lionsteel TRE) and modified wharncliffe (like the Spyderco Leafstorm) where the blade just looks flaccid and this is it. Thanks to some solid steel liners and a steel backspacer, the knife is portly. The Tenacious has an overall length of 7-3/4″, a 3 3/8″ blade, weighs 4.0 oz, and is made in China. But this is more than a bland, cost-friendly Spyderco (like the Tenacious). Our Knife Editor’s Top Choice, Form And Function: Choosing The Best Blade Shape. The blade shape is 100% awesome in terms of function. There are no written reviews. We test the Walmart exclusive to see what $10 gets you. He also authors the gear blog Everyday Commentary. As such, the performance ratios are thrown off a bit. As someone that has a bunch of knives and is curious, you might have an issue going back--why do I have so many more expensive knives that aren't that much better? $44.39. It is a broad, wide blade (which, thanks to good design, hides almost completely in the handle) with enough belly to do real work. Spyderco Tenacious Value Folding Knife with 3.39" Black Stainless Steel Blade and Durable G-10 Handle - PlainEdge - C122GBBKP 4.7 out of 5 stars 1,402 $54.60 The user can swiftly flick open the knife using this feature. As with all 8Cr, it holds an okay edge, but is not as corrosion resistant as AUS8. But...well...it looks a little limp. If Kizer and Reate are proof that the Chinese can run with the big dogs at the top of the price range for production knives, the Efficient is proof they can do so lower down the price spectrum, too. There is literally nothing that tells you this is a budget blade, except the steel designation on the blade. I have been looking at these for a bit. It runs 8Cr13MoV, a lesser steel on the market today, but besides that one major drawback it’s a solid everyday knife. Don’t mess around. Learn how to live, work, and play — and stay connected! The signature Spyderco hole is what this knife, among other Spyderco knives, is known for. They never appear on IG or Everyday Carry. If you find yourself carrying the Efficient you will almost never think--"Well, that's where they cut corners to get the price down." Jul 19, 2018 #1. In this crowded field, this model stands out in that it doesn't stand out. Earl1. The top of the range jumped from around $700 for a Rockstead, to $1,600 for the 3D-printed Lionsteel TM-1, to the jaw-dropping $2,400 Rockstead Nehan. Its implementation the Efficient continues a tradition of great utility. It uses 8cr13MoV steel, a … I found the knife to be an excellent cutter, doing well in food prep tasks and tougher chores like the aforementioned recycling prep. It has many of the design cues that make Spyderco knives beloved. Its handle is made of G-10, a composite made up of layers of gloss and epoxy resin, and has a sleek black color. Then Eric says: "Yeah, but I want a real finger choil." The Spyderco spoon style clip, like the Spyderhole is quite refined and very close to perfection. GearJunkie hits the road to get out of office for a new content series with Go RVing. Designed from the ground up as a member of Spyderco’s popular family of affordably priced full-service folding knives, the Efficient proudly includes all the high-performance features and benefits that savvy knife users have come to expect from Spyderco knives in a format that suits practically every budget. From next-gen tech to ingenious innovation, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. Of course, there is also the famous “Spyderco Hole”, which is a swift and incredibly efficient manual opening mechanism. Support us! The G10 is really perfect, hitting that grippy but not shreddy point dead on. Only the heavy butt end keeps it out of the top tier occupied by folders like the Dragonfly II, the Mini Griptillian, and the Caly3. Its right at the upper limit. Free shipping . It engages and disengages with fluidity and ease. To be exact, Spyderco Tenacious is equipped with a 3-3/8” blade, whereas Spyderco Resilience with a 4-1/4” blade. I was in a distinct minority when I proclaimed the Spyderco Tenacious to be a hohum blade. Even at making wood shavings for a fire, it did fine. — anywhere your wheels can roll. The Efficient is a solid EDC folder in Spyderco's Value family of affordably priced knives. Best Bushcraft Blade? The Efficient by Spyderco offers quality for a fair price. With a more cohesive and put together design than the Tenacious, the Efficient is a great knife. Doing a “best of” for a brand like Spyderco is a uniquely difficult challenge – we could easily list 15-20 knives here in a lengthy tribute to Colorado’s most famous purveyor of cutlery. Given its price, however, the more relevant comparison lies with the Delica and Endura. GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. But years later, there is not so much fanfare around the Tenacious. In this case, the access cutout works for both the Spyder-hole and liner lock itself, a clever design redundancy. Here the pronounced cutout that allows for access to the Spyderhole gives you a perfect place to register your fingers. This Efficient model has a plain edged black blade and a green G-10 handle. Spyderco: Reasons to Choose The very first reason to choose Spyderco vs Kershaw is the Spyderco Hole. Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife 3.38" 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade Green G10 Handle. There is simply no outward sign that this is a budget blade. The liners are clean and without sharp edges. You’ve heard of the Spyderco Tenacious, so check out the newest budget Spyderco- the sub $40 Spyderco Efficient. Read more…. Read more…. The Spyderco Persistence, also known as the C136 Persistence, is a smaller version of the company's TenaciousModel. With its homely lines and wide profile, it looks like one of those lumpy, charming Spyderco designs from the 90s. Kershaw Cryo 2 is praised for the design and features, most particularly the assisted opening mechanism. Other than the 8Cr13MoV steel, which honestly isn’t that bad, you get everything you’d want out of a blade from Spyderco. This is what the Tenacious should have been. Over time it bothered me less, but when I first got the blade I thought it was ugly. The concern here is simple--when the knife is opened and you pull on the blade, you can see the lockbar walk over. There is no group carrying the torch for them on the forums. Our modifications have grown significantly since the beginning and we wanted to get them on one page.