Spyderco Lifts MAP Restrictions for Limited Time

One of the magical mid-year surprises happened at midnight last night: Spyderco lifted its MAP restrictions for the next three days, meaning some pretty hot sales are on now through July 12th.

MAP (or minimum advertised pricing) is, as the name would suggest, a price limit beneath which dealers are not permitted to go. Spyderco’s MAP policy in particular is a pretty well-known one in the knife world, so when it gets lifted, however briefly, it’s big news for enthusiasts.

Prolific and creative as the company is, there are dozens of models worth mentioning – some of them, at this, so obvious that mentioning them is more of a formality than anything: if you don’t have a Delica, Endura, and/or Endela by now, what are you doing with your life? We know the full flat grind models are the most popular, and for good reason, but here KnifeNews HQ we’ve always been partial to the sabre grind Delica – still an ergonomic marvel of a workhorse and at this new discount it’s a no-brainer.

Looking at their premium stuff, we want to give a shout out to the Swayback, a design by Marcin Slysz, he of the Techno 2, which also comes recommended by the way. The Kapara, another high-end EDC piece, comes from Australian maker Alistair Philips and is another winner.

Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t give a shout out to the short kings, the backup/keychain type knives. The good old fashioned Ladybug is a steal at its sub-MAP price, but please don’t forget the Roadie. This one was designed for then-proposed TSA-approved knife dimensions, which never came to be, but even on terra firma the Roadie excels as a very Spyderco-style modern slippie. Get in the Official KnifeNews Orange color.

Knife in Featured Image: Spyderco Lil’ Native

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