Spyderco’s best is yet to come: the eleven new knives still to ship in 2015

To the delight of Spyderco fans, 2015 has been a record setting year for Spyderco model releases. The company is on pace to ship more than 2 new models a month.  Excluding limited edition ‘sprint runs’, Spyderco presented 16 new models in the company’s 2015 catalog, and added 13 more in May’s mid-year supplement.

With only 3 months left in the year and less than 2 months before the unofficial kick off to the holiday shopping season, Spyderco fans are brimming with anticipation to get their hands on one or more of the 11 new models (see below) still on tap for 2015.

None of the new knives will be made in Spyderco’s brand new Golden, Colorado factory.  The Taichung, Taiwan operation faces most of the pressure – 9 of the 11 remaining models still due this year will be made there, with the balance coming out of Seki City, Japan.

“Historically, knife companies have had difficulty meeting their estimated shipping dates.” says Howard Korn, the owner of KnifeCenter, one of the internet’s busiest knife retailers. “Recently, Spyderco has exceeded our expectations and we look forward to adding their newest products to our line up in time for the holidays.”

STILL TO COME: SPYDERCO 2015 CATALOG:

Firefly: This colorful gentleman’s folder is designed by knife maker Peter Carey.

Mike Draper: If you’ve ever wanted more ‘spider’ in your Spyderco, this is the knife you’ve been waiting for. Mike Draper’s web-covered folder was originally revealed back in 2014.

STILL TO COME: SPYDERCO 2015 MID-YEAR SUPPLEMENT:

Positron: A new flipper designed by Brad Southard. It’s a smaller, more ‘gentlemanly’ folder from the designer of Spyderco’s first flipper.

Gayle Bradley 2: A streamlined version of Gayle Bradley’s popular folder, still sporting his favored CPM-M4 blade steel. It’s not clear whether this folder will be sold alongside the original Gayle Bradley or replace it.

Vrango: Designer Michael Henningsson conceived of the Vrango’s dramatic recurve tanto blade for pure utility, but the anodized titanium handles with inlaid carbon fiber give the knife a dressy look.

Mamba: This big, bold flipper comes from designers Walter Brend and Joel Pirela.

Myrtle: From Filip de Leeuw, the designer of the just-released Spyderco friction folder, comes this titanium frame lock with an unusual blade shape.

Tighe Stick: The elaborate machining on this titanium framelock is the hallmark of designer Brian Tighe.

HAP40 Delica & Endura: A sprint run of Delicas and Enduras wearing a stainless-clad blade of Japanese ‘super-steel’ HAP40 was due to go on sale this month – many retailers are already offering pre-orders so look for it in stock any day now. The steel and ‘burnt orange’ FRN handles should be arriving on the Stretch, Dragonfly, and Ladybug sometime next year.

Sprig: Designed by Phil Wilson, the Sprig bears some similarities to his other Spyderco collaboration, the Southfork. The Sprig is thinner and smaller overall, but will be made in the same wear-resistant CPM-S90V steel.

Spyderco Still to Come

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