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Review of Spyderco Sage 2

Spyderco Sage 2No other brand of knife pays tribute to legendary knife makers of the past like the Spyderco Sage series. The latest in that great line-up is the Spyderco Sage 2, which pays homage to the Reeve Integral Lock (RIL) invented by Chris Reeve. Titanium is featured prominently in both the design of the knife and the lock, which puts the Sage 2 in some very good company indeed, albeit at a price that is much more affordable than the higher end pieces it is comparable with.

The Unique Blade

The 3-inch long blade of the Sage 2 is made of 6a14V titanium and CPM S30V steel, with the thickness of the blade coming in at a svelte .125 inches. It’s a lightweight knife at just 3.5 ounces and the overall look is extremely pleasing to the eye. The centering of the blade on the handle is pretty close to perfect, which is something that it is able to maintain well after months of regular use. Bronze washers are employed when opening the blade, which locks up nice and tight when not in use.

The overall design of the knife has a great flow, thanks in large part to the spacers used to screw the scales together. All of the screws have been countersunk into the handles to maintain that smooth, even flow. If there is one weak point it would be the wire clip, which seems to have been added for aesthetics over pure functionality. A good knife pouch would be a wise investment.

Spyrderco Sage 2 and Flashlight

The Handle

The Sage 2 is an EDC knife that has a blade equipped to handle all that is thrown at it. It has the well-know Spyderco leaf shape and maintains a really good edge, even after repeated use. The combination of a fine tip with the big belly means that the Sage 2 is perfect for all kinds of different tasks, from precision work to big slices. You may find that that opening and closing of the blade is a little stiff and resistant at first, but that soon disappears with repeated use.

Those looking for an American made knife may be dismayed to learn that the Sage 2 is manufactured in Taiwan. That should not get in the way of you purchasing it, though, as you would probably not see the same level of affordability if it were made here. Do not let the price fool you, though, as this is a knife that displays quality craftsmanship throughout. Simply put, you need to forget about origin and simply trust in the Spyderco name.

Would We Recommend Buying It?

You bet your sweet mother’s jam we would. There are very few knives on the market today that can match the quality and functionality of the Spyderco Sage 2. This is an everyday carry knife that you can take with you on a camping trip and then use in your home for all manner of different tasks. In short, the Sage 2 definitely checks all the right boxes in what you would look for in an EDC knife. Spending just a few moments in the review section of Amazon will tell you that just about everyone who has handled the Sage 2 ranks among the top edc knives under $200, many easily place it at the top of that list.


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