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Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife


Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife


Brand: Spyderco
  EAN 716104010356
Weight: 77 g         28 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.

"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

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Product Reviews

Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife is rated 5/5 based on 28 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 28

  There is no getting around that this knife looks odd. As for performance, this is the most impressive little folder I have ever owned and I own alot. Handle is comfy, easy to sharpen and edge retention is amazing, probably the sharpest I own. Spent a few hours stripping bark and carving knots off some Australian hardwood and it could still shave hairs with no effort. The s30v worked alot better than expected with a scandi grind. This knife has definitely become a must carry for the outdoors. It is a versatile and very well thought out knife and I can critically recommend this to anyone. This little gem can punch well above its weight. I genuinely love this little guy and after a few outings, couldn't imagine going outdoors without it. 17 out of 10. Highly recommended.  

11th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 28

  I bought the Wolf WolfSpyder knife a few months ago, when I first opened the box I almost sent it back as it looked to futuristic ( for someone who is 64 ) but it grew on me. The only thing I have done is remove the pocket clip as it dug into my had on prolonged use. I fitted a small loop to the lanyard hole in very bright Paracord, with it being dark green if dropped it may be lost for ever. If the blade is going to be taken out overnight or longer I fit a small LED so it glows in the dark, this way there is no chance of it being lost. It sharpens very well on a Fallkniven DC4 Diamond/Ceramic Whetstone, it holds a terrific edge once stropped and it opens and closes like a Rolls Royce, there's no blade play and has a good solid lock. This is my EDC and would never want to be parted from it. Well done to all involved in it's making, this is worth every penny. Get one on your first chance, you have been told. Charlie.  

  Charlie Bower
23rd July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 28

  Beautifully designed knife and extremely well made. It is absolutely the sharpest knife I’ve ever owned right out of the box. Ray Mears is a legitimate knife designer.  

  Dana A Rowsey
20th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 28

  It's a lovely knife, seems very sturdy & practical. Might be a tad expensive for the size, but given the price a Paramilitary II costs these days, it's probably about right. If I could improve on anything, I'd make the blade stock swell out a little around the thumb hole and make the thumb hole a bit wider in diameter more like a standard Spyderco knife. As it is, it's a very distinctive no nonsense folding knife. It has phosphor bronze bushings on the pivot and a compression lock that locks up really tight. The blade has a Scandi grind with a flat ground spine and decent steel with good blade centering. There is no blade play in any direction and has an excellent fit & finish. It was designed by Ray Mears! Ace!  

20th March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 28

  Awesome product. Really surprised how light weight it is and still has a really strong lock up.  

20th February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 28

  This knife is smaller than I thought it would be, but then again, I was not looking for something HUGE to place in my pant pocket either. The knife is robustly constructed, and the blade material is highly durable with excellent edge retention. Solid performer! I live in Canada and this item was shipped promptly. I received it much quicker than I thought I might. Great experience with Ray Mears Bushcraft with this purchase.  

  Richard Johnston
7th February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 28

  Utterly fantastic knife, very nice ergonomics. Will cut feather sticks like nobodies business. Excellent forest green G10, not too abrasive for the pocket either. I hope to get many years out of this knife.  

  The Snacks
18th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 28

  Excellent service and a great product from Spyderco and Woodlore. The knife is a little smaller in person than you would expect from the pictures, but it is built to abuse and will surely be a hand-me-down many years from now.  

  Evan Heggestad
11th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 28

  Nice rugged knife, very different style, it will be a keeper here in the USA.  

  Thomas E. Hively Sr.
30th October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 28

  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

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