The Spyderco Ouroboros is named after a ancient Greek symbol depicting a serpent eating it's own tail. When the knife is closed the blade does look to be eating the handle. This Japanese made knife has been designed by automotive engineer Paul Alexander to have a large wide blade in a very compact form.
The Blade: Broad leaf shaped blade features a full flat grind with a satin finish. A prominent finger choil and the large thumb hole opener dominate the landscape. Quality Japanese steel has a high carbon and chromium content that gives the blade both edge holding ability along with excellent corrosion resistance.
The Handle: Curved down handle shape and the use of a compression lock leave most of the blade exposed for easy thumb hole access. To keep things compact, the blade choil acts as part of the handle and keeps fingers from straying into the cutting path. Reversible tip up carry wire pocket clip and handy lanyard hole add to the convenience of carry.
Compression Lock: A lock mechanism that uses a leaf-like spring from a split liner in the handle to wedge laterally between a ramp on the blade tang and the stop pin (or anvil pin). Developed and patented by Spyderco, it provides extreme lock strength and ease of use.
|Handle Material||Black G10|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|