18 Spyderco Models Still Due to Ship in 2018

Keeping track of Spyderco’s yearly releases is a Herculean task, even for hardcore fans – but thankfully you don’t have to do it. Spyderco forumite RamZar creates, curates, and maintains an up-to-date list of each year’s new Spyderco products, documenting what has released and what is still to come. This year’s list has been updated over 60 times as the new product hit the market, and remains one of the very best resources on the Spyderco forum, a site full of great resources.

In terms of releases, Spyderco is about halfway through the new stuff, but there’s still plenty to look forward to. Check out RamZar’s thread for the full list of 46 items, but here are the folding knife and fixed blade highlights of what’s still to come in 2018:

Kevin Smock’s SK23 remains one of the most sought-after custom knives today, so this collaboration version could help sate some of that desire. Many of the signature details, including the button-operated Compression Lock, have made it through to the production model.

Like the Smock, the Subvert fulfills the wishes of many knife collectors by presenting the Black Snow Customs Sabotage in an affordable format. Bold orange scales compliment the unforgettable pocket machete-style blade on the Subvert.

Techno 2
The first Spyderco Techno became an enduring cult classic. Marcin Slysz’ sequel carries a simpler sheepsfoot blade and green anodized standoffs. But like its predecessor, the stubby titanium frame lock Techno 2 embodies the “tiny tank” mentality.

File the Tropen under the ‘Weird and Wonderful’ category. This knife, designed by Javier Vogt, can be opened via flipper tab, Spyderco Round Hole, or Emerson Wave, and gets big cutting chores done with a massive, sweeping blade.

Nobody turns heads quite like Paul Alexander, and the Parata is his most audacious knife yet. Its robust, big-bellied blade locks up with the Stop Lock, a patented Spyderco original that makes its production debut on this knife.

The Amalgam joins the relatively new category of Spyderco flipper knives. It takes some doing to make a drop point look unique but designer Brian Lai managed just that on this mid-size folder.

Fans of small, utility-driven knives should keep an eye on the Brouwer. A slim profile, ergonomic forward choil, and friendly sub-3 inch blade size should make the Brouwer a popular choice for EDC.

2018 marked the first time that Dmitry Sinkevich and Spyderco teamed up, and the result was the Drunken. A stylish, high-end folder with all the fixings, the Drunken should appeal to collectors as well as users, with a modified sheepsfoot blade made from S90V.

Alistair Phillips may have designed the Kapara for cutting up food, but its appeal goes well beyond the culinary. This slender knife’s quirky look and unquestionable usefulness have put it high on the wishlist of many fans.

Mantra 3
Spyderco’s Mantra is back in this threequel, which shrinks the flipper tab, adds G-10/carbon fiber scales, a Compression Lock, and opts for S30V steel instead of the M4 semi-stainless seen on the first two Mantra knives.

Designer Jonathan McNees’ popular micro folder will reach more customers than ever in this production version. When it releases the McBee will become the smallest frame lock in Spyderco history.

Peter Rassenti’s latest production integral, the Paysan, rises from the ashes of the well-known but discontinued Nirvana. Premium in every way, the Paysan’s integral construction keeps it slim and means the only visible hardware on the show side is the pivot screw.

Autonomy 2
Spyderco’s iconic auto gets a facelift, with refined ergonomics, a new leaf-shaped blade, and rustproof LC200N steel.

Custom knife maker Darrin Sanders and steel guru Jim Ankerson teamed up for the Province, a burly new outdoor cutting tool. The duo chose CPM-4V steel to maximize the performance of the Province’s broad bowie blade.

With the Zoomer, Spyderco implements a hamaguri grind on the production level. This special, full convex grind is difficult to execute but offers extreme cutting performance. The Zoomer also brings a 3D contoured handle and 20CV steel to the table, making it the complete bushcrafting package.

Sal Glesser himself drew up this assertive outdoors bowie. Designed for big knife tasks, the Respect comes equipped with a contoured, 360 degree G-10 handle and long-lasting, easy to service CPM-154 steel.

Spyderco continues showcases another talented forumite with the Waterway. Lance Clinton, known as Surfingringo online, created a rustproof fixed blade based on his experiences in the outdoors and on the water.

Bow River
Phil Wilson drew up the Bow River, which establishes a new category for Spyderco: the budget fixed blade. The full tang Bow River straddles the line between big and small knife, and comes complete with G-10 handle scales and a leather sheath.

Sprint Runs and Line Extensions
2018 has proven to be a particularly bountiful year for Sprints and variants, too. Among those still in the offing are the hotly-anticipated V-Toku2 knives. The Delica 4, Dragonfly 2, Stretch 2, Ladybug and Manbug are all getting Sprints in this unusual steel. Fans of the Salt Series are waiting for two major additions to the lineup. The Native 5 and Delica 4 Wharncliffe will both be joining the rustproof series. The Native 5 will be in LC200N steel, and the Delica 4 Wharncliffe in H-1. Finally, 2018 will mark the return of several discontinued models as Sprints. The Kopa, Calypso Jr., and Shabaria are all due for an encore later this year.

Knife featured in image: Spyderco Smock