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Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife


Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife


Brand: Spyderco
  EAN 716104010356
Weight: 77 g         19 reviews
The WolfSpyder Knife is an exclusive collaboration between Ray Mears and the prestigious Colorado-based knife makers Spyderco. It is the first ever folding knife to be designed by Ray Mears, and is available exclusively through Woodlore.

"I designed the WolfSpyder Knife to be the perfect pocket companion to the more heavy-duty tools of the bush." - Ray Mears
The WolfSpyder has been designed to distil the power and versatility of a classic fixed-blade bushcraft knife into a pocket-sized folding knife; compact and light enough to be kept on your person, yet strong and comfortable enough to tackle the woods. Its traditional flat-bevel blade means that it will perform well at woodworking and other fundamental bushcraft tasks, while its carnassial nature makes it ideal for butchering and the field dressing of game.

The heart of the WolfSpyder lies in its premium 76 mm blade made from CPM-S30V stainless steel. Produced by the powder metallurgy process, this advanced alloy offers a superior balance of edge retention, corrosion resistance, toughness, and ease of maintenance — all highly prized qualities in a survival tool. The blade comes equipped with Spyderco's trademark Round Hole for one-handed opening.

Linking this robust blade to its handle is Spyderco's high-strength Compression Lock mechanism. Located on the spine of the handle to prevent unintentional release, this patented mechanism locks the blade securely open when in use and allows it to be safely and easily closed with only one hand. All folding knives should always be used with caution.

The WolfSpyder's handle consists of two durable G-10 scales joined by stainless steel spacers, creating a lightweight, easy-to-clean, open-backed structure. The handle's highly refined ergonomic contours provide a firm grip while helping to minimise fatigue during prolonged use, and incorporate an integral hand guard as an additional measure of safety. A sleek pocket clip allows for convenient right-side, tip-up carry and keeps this folding tool instantly accessible.

"As one of the world’s pre-eminent authorities on wilderness survival, Spyderco was honoured to have the opportunity to work with Ray on the production of a knife specifically designed for his discipline." – Spyderco
Spyderco is an American manufacturer renowned for its unrivalled craftsmanship and superior quality. Spyderco's designs have pioneered many features that are now common in folding knives, including the pocket clip, serrations, and the opening hole. The WolfSpyder Knife will be proudly made at Spyderco's Golden, Colorado factory.

  • Designed by Ray Mears
  • Manufactured by Spyderco
  • Blade length: 76 mm
  • Edge length: 70 mm
  • Total length (opened): 172 mm
  • Total length (closed): 106 mm
  • Blade thickness: 3.2 mm
  • Blade style: Drop point
  • Blade grind: Flat bevel
  • Edge type: Plain
  • Steel: CPM-S30V stainless steel
  • Highly corrosion resistant
  • Handle material: G-10
  • Stainless steel liners
  • Thumb ramp jimping for improved grip
  • Handle colour: Dark Green
  • Lock type: Compression lock
  • Opening mechanism: Round Hole
  • Pocket clip: Right-handed, tip-Up
  • Lanyard attachment hole
  • Weight: 77 g
  • Made in Golden, Colorado, USA
  • Model #: C197GP

  Under UK law, this item can only be sold to persons over 18 years of age. Please note that Woodlore will need to verify your age before your order can be dispatched.


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  Delivery in 1-2 days (within UK)
  Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
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Product Reviews

Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife is rated 5/5 based on 19 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  1 of 19

  My wife bought me a Ray Mears Spyderco knife for my birthday recently. Pro’s. The build quality is excellent strong, precise and robust. The blade shape configuration is ‘Woodlore knife familiar’ and a superb shape. The mechanism and lock are both positive and were easy to use one handed, this was safe for opening and closing. The hand scale shape is ergonomically very well thought out including the shape of clip which in my size 9 hand fitted perfectly with the contours of the hand. Con’s. I used the knife to make feather stick and found a section of the blade close to the handle ‘dragging’ slightly during cutting. I decided to remedy and sharpen the knife using all the recommended Waterstones exactly in compliance with Ray’s video – sharpening a knife at camp. After sharpening I discovered that the tips of the G10 scales (top of the blade) had caught on the sharpening stones and worn two significant dents into the scales. These scales slope, significantly, about 45 degrees across the end of the blade for good hand ergonomics. This feature differs to the ‘Woodlore’ / Wilkinson Sword type and other knives so, I recommend CAUTION and modification to sharpening technique (To avoid catching the angled scale tips) if using Waterstones for sharpening. The G10 scales are so light in material I did not feel any drag on them during sharpening (my fault!). I’m not yet convinced that the G10 scale material which look similar to plastic at the unintentional dents/wear is going to be a long term robust enough material. I am allocating 4 stars as Spyderco do not offer scale replacement.  

  Zbigniew Majchrzak
12th September, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  2 of 19

  Great 'little' folding knife. A very ergonomic handle with an efficient and non aggressive blade. The lock (compression - lock) is very strong and efficient too. I am fully happy with it. It is not a surprise regarding the quality of Spyderco products and as far as it is based on a Ray Mears' design, it can only be a success. Most of all, I want to mention the quality of the service provided by your company. A fast postage and information for tracking were a complete surprise. Thank you.  

  Combe Frederic
17th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 19

  Awesome knife. Feels comfortable in your hand and is the right size for most uses along with woodcarving. Exceptional build quality.  

3rd April, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 19

  I couldn't be happier, I'm a loyal spyderco fan. This is such a great addition to the spyderco family. Simple and efficient, a purposeful blade made from great steel. Whether your out and about or edc this knife is a gem. I'd buy another with the quickness. Oh the g-10 handle is Fantastic, no hand fatigue after long use, easy to clean. A real users knife. A classic  

  Damon Kirby
21st March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 19

  At last I bit the bullet and bought one of these knives. A select model indeed. After all it will never be a common EDC. The specs on this one are all top quality. The S30v steel is a good choice and takes a razor edge. It maybe a different shape from other folders, but it is unique I have used it already around the garden and woods A functional design that works well. Thanks Ray for designing this one.  

  Paul Dannatt
8th February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 19

  If you didn't know, Spyderco are one of the worlds most reputable pocket and field knife manufacturers, as well as the most innovative. This collaboration between Ray Mears and Spyderco has created a unique tool that works well and can be trusted. Made in USA of a very good stainless steel, and with remarkable precision. Not cheap but exceptional.  

  Chris In Hove
1st February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 19

  Light and easy to flick, if you have the right wrist action.  

  Robert Hanrahan
9th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 19

  Amazing small carving knife ....this in not a knife to baton a wood (even though I did it with a small piece of wood and it worked great!) Its' an amazing little carving knife. I personally don't like the jimping on the bushcraft knives, but the jimping on this blade is just perfect and it gives you the perfect grip. Edge retention is AMAZING and the locking system is one of the best you can find in filing knives. All in all its' a great knife and I can not say anything bad about it. I wish the price was slightly lower but I know that Woodlore team do their best to keep the pricing at the minimum they can.  

  Reza Etemad
28th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 19

  This is a very good backup knife for bushcraft, camping, fishing, hunting, etc. It is well built, sturdy and has just the right blade size. The handle may look a little odd but its very ergonomic and a pleasure to hold. This is a no nonsense tool that is designed for use and not for looks. S30V steel is very abrasion resistant, the edge holds very well, you should use diamond sharpening tools though because trying to sharpen this knife on a normal stone would be a strenuous task. This is the right kind of knife for people who actually use the knifes they buy.  

  Gerhard Resl
18th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 19

  This knife is top notch. The collaboration between Spyderco and Ray needs to continue! While it is smaller than I expected, it fits nicely in the hand. It is also very easy to work with and cuts through everything I have thrown at it like butter. The scales have a nice texture to them, not too rough and not too smooth, just right. My favorite feature is the locking mechanism and its placement on the knife as it is out of the way while you are working with the knife. If you are looking for a solid EDC/Bushcraft folder, this is the knife to have. Ray designed one heck of a knife.  

  Anders Dybdahl
7th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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