Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #17 Spyderco Polestar

TOP 25 BEST SELLING BLADES OF 2017: #17 Spyderco Polestar
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Spyderco’s 2017 lineup saw a renewed attention to their value blades, with the appropriately named Polestar guiding the way. Designed by Sal Glesser, the Polestar represents a refinement of the features that made the previous Spyderco budget blades, like the Tenacious, so popular. There is no finger choil, just the accommodating, subtly curvaceous handles and the proven leaf-shaped blade.

The biggest improvement over the Tenacious budget line are materials that make the knife feel like it ought to be in a higher price bracket. Spyderco chose CTS BD1 and actually ships the material to China for a boost in edge-holding performance. Also debuting on the Polestar are semi-translucent G-10 gray handle scales, with a unique herringbone-esque pattern embedded in the material.

The Polestar’s blade is a substantial 3.3-inches. If you like the Polestar but prefer a smaller blade, then the Polestar’s little brother, the new Spyderco Alcyone and its 2.9-inch blade, might be the knife for you.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #16 on our countdown of the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017.

The TOP 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017 is based on a ranking of year-to-date dollar sales per day of all non-kitchen cutlery at The Virginia-based dealer stocks the largest catalog of cutlery in the world and serves the most diverse customer base of any knife retailer.

We chose to remove knives available only at from consideration. Exclusives that would have otherwise made the list include:
the HAP40 Spyderco Delica in Mahogany Pakkawood
the HAP40 Spyderco Endura in Mahogany Pakkawood
the s35vn Orange Southard Positron
the s35vn Tanto Andre De Villiers Beast Flipper
the Svord Peasant Knife Exclusives

Certain knives available for pre-order, namely the ZT 0055, Benchmade 87, and DPx HEST/F Urban were also purposefully excluded even though based on pre-orders it’s clear they are among the year’s most popular.

Knife featured in image: Spyderco Polestar

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#21 We Knife Co. 708 Karambit Flipper
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#19 Steel Will Cutjack
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#17 Spyderco Polestar
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