To manufacture such a lethal knife, the company must require Government permissions. But Spyderco’s reputation got itself a request from the government to make such knives. Yes, that’s right, sometime around the 1990s a dedicated branch of U.S Law Enforcement agency approached Spyderco to manufacture a knife that could be used by their undercover agents.
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These officers who mingle themselves as commoners, face life-threatening situations when on fieldwork. These officers were not allowed to use firearms to avoid suspicion, however, the knife was an option. Hence Spyderco was asked to design and make a knife that could prove to be life-saving for these officers, thus Civilian came to be. The design was successful enough, that the company rolled out a trainer version for the general public.
Kershaw 1605CKTST Knife Specs
|Blade Length||4.125inch (105mm)|
|Knife Overall Length||9.188inch (233mm)|
|Knife Length When Closed||5.188inch (132mm)|
|Total Weight||4.75ounces (134gm)|
|Materials Used in The Blade||VG-10 Steel|
The civilian features a patented reverse S-shaped blade, this ergonomic design gives a perfect edge while using it for self-defense. The VG-10 blade used in this knife is capable of cutting through most of the things, however, the short size doesn’t allow certain methods of cutting.
This VG-10 stainless steel is known for its sharpness and strength. Coupled with the knife’s design for tactical use, the blade is razor sharp and is deadly. That’s why this knife is not recommended for general purpose or everyday usage.
The blade can be made even sharper with tools, but it’s not necessary as the blade doesn’t lose its sharpness soon. The micro-thin tip is sharp enough to pierce the outer coat –denim and then penetrate the flesh. The blade’s deployment is rocket fast, which is needed in most situations.
The Black G-10 handle is a real fit for the blade, making a perfect flawless product. The handle comes with curves at right place making it safer for the person to hold it while using for defense. The textured surface on the handle gives a proper grip, even while having wet hands or while wearing gloves.
The sleek design of the handle makes the knife to fit inside the pocket without making an impression on the outside. The handle also comes with two position clip that helps in discreet carry. When the knife is closed, the product gives a comfortable feel as if it was designed for our palm, concealing the knife inside.
The Locking Mechanism
The locker provided is stronger than the lockers that feature in other Spyderco knives. The washer holds the blade tight to the handle and provides smooth deployment of the knife, also while closing.
Pros & Cons
This knife is clearly made for self-defense and for no other reason. People buying Spyderco Civilian for any other purpose other than self-defense are paying money for getting hurt. It is against the law to use this knife in a certain state. But the knife used for the right purpose can save someone’s life. Even people without any kind of training can do a lot of damage. The knife is designed to cut deeper and go deeper. However, this Civilian model available for general purpose slightly differs from the military model. But the company kept most of the design and function unchanged to attract customers. This knife is suitable for all kinds of people living in a dangerous neighborhood or indulged in business that poses a threat to their life or anyone else’s. For other knife lovers, this piece of art will add extra beauty to the showcase.