The Spyderco Spydiechef knife is a high-tech folding knife. Even though the name suggests a pure kitchen knife, it is intended for all-purpose use. This knife distills the ergonomics and geometry of a high-end chef’s knife into a folding framelock design.
The Spydiechef is an extremely versatile cutting tool. It is convenient and compact enough for everyday carry. The most prominent feature of this knife is the full flat ground blade. It is precision machined from LC200N steel and has a graceful curve to the edge.
LC200N is a nitrogen alloyed steel tool, specifically formulated to offer extreme toughness and superior corrosion resistance. The state of the art LC200N (nitrogen-based alloy) is actually used by NASA in demanding aerospace applications.
The profile of the blade and the full flat grind create an efficient cutting edge that will have very low drag when cutting through food and other materials.
Handle and Ergonomics
The open-backed handle is constructed with two (precision-machined) titanium scales. This optimizes balance, reduces weight, and simplifies cleaning.
The subtlety of the handle design becomes apparent when you hold it in your hand. The ergonomic design of the blade and handle offers a cutting advantage in the kitchen, and makes it easy to hold, even for prolonged periods.
The integral lower guard and refined ergonomics of the handle ensures a comfortable and secure grip. The handle gives maximum control when you use this knife.
When stowed in your pocket, the Spydiechef remains comfortable and discreet thanks to its slim handle and deep carry wire clip. The clip is reversible for left or right side carry and matches the matte gray look of the titanium frame.
Lockup and Deployment
The round hole is a classic design that makes the Spydiechef blade easily accessible. Spyderco implemented the Reeve Integral Lock (framelock) on this model which ensures solid lockup without the need for any additional moving parts on the knife.
At the end of the handle, you’ll find a lined lanyard hole so you have the option of attaching your favorite fob or lanyard.
The Spyderco Spydiechef knife is excellent. The amazing fusion of custom quality craftsmanship, advanced design, and state of the art materials make it a must-buy. If you are looking for serious cutting performance in your everyday carry as well as in the kitchen, the Spydiechef knife is an ideal choice.
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This is my most costly spyderco knife yet and most worth the price. Compared to the sebenza it holds its own in craftsmanship and functionality. I use it in the kitchen and prefer it to my wusthof butcher knife. It’s fun to use and easy to clean. Also, stays as sharp as the wusthof. You will not be sorry if you buy it.