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Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife


Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife


Brand: Spyderco
  EAN 716104010356
Weight: 77 g         53 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 53 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 53

  Fantastic knife. Highly recommended.  

  Knife Liker
13th August, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 53

  Phenomenal knife. Bought it as an EDC for a trip to North Carolina and it excelled. Shave sharp out of the box, brilliant edge retention, very solid mechanism, comfortable grip. Just a great knife that did everything I needed it to do with ease. It will be coming with me on every trip out to the woods now.  

  Chris Gibbons
9th August, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 53

  I would like to start by saying I am both a fan of Spyderco and Ray Mears. I have been using Spyderco knives since 1991 while serving as a boat crewman in the United States Coast Guard and am a heavy reader of books and videos on Bushcraft, many of which were produced by Mr. Mears. I am usually using a Enzo/Brisa PK75 with D2 tool steal as my normal carry knife around the farm and on the trail. Side by side the PK75 was beefier both in blade length and profile than the Wolfspyder. This is not necessarily a detractor, in that the Wolfspyder was easier to carry and tugged less on the clothes. The D2 was somewhat easier to sharpen, yet the Wolfspyder seemed to hold the edge longer. The stainless steal of the Wolfspyder is certainly a plus when working around salt water and in wetter climates. The cutting edge are both similarly crazy sharp, but the smaller blade of the Wolfspyder made it more adaptable for more fine work. The handles are equally comfortable for most pocket knife tasks; even using them as I do harder than I would most pocket knives. The only drawback from the Wolfspyder that I encountered was that the locking mechanism was a liner lock located on the spine of knife. This location made the knife difficult to close one handed. On the farm and in my various recreational pursuits, I frequently have to open and close the knife one handed. The liner lock mechanism on the spine is difficult to close one handed without a great deal of focus. My suggestion would be to move the liner lock to the front or use a Slip-joint lock mechanism. I am using the product in my trail running gear because of its low profile and lighter weight. I work my PK75 most of the time for my daily life. In general a great product and I recommend it for my friends who work in or around salt water or in exceptionally wet environments. Thank you for the opportunity to do the kit review.  

  Alexander White
6th November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 53

  This is more of an unusual knife from Spyderco sold exclusively through Woodlore, the quality is top notch as expected from a US Spyderco. It is a fun little knife with approximately the same cutting edge as a Spyderco Para3. It is extremely sharp and will cut very well. It will carve almost as well as a Mora knife, but is much more pocketable.  

  Nick Van Laar
26th October, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 53

  I have owned Spider co knives in the past and have been very impressed with their build quality and robustness of use. I work in a harsh environment so this is of upmost importance. The pivot point of the blade to handle is very strong and has a good feel on opening the knife. The blade retains a very good and workable edge and the handle seems small at first but this design works well in the hand. There’s only one thing that I would change and that’s the clip on the handle, I think in my humble opinion that it needs to be rotated 180 degrees, this would allow the transition from hand to jeans or trouser pocket storage. Over all I think this knife very much has earned its place in my working life, albeit on the expensive side but it all depends on your mindset to cost and value. I recommend this product.  

  Alistair Jackson
23rd October, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 53

  This is an amazingly well crafted knife. It has become my favorite EDC blade. Smooth one hand open with the classic Spyderco round hole, and to me it has the perfect amount of resistance when opening it. When it locks open it feels like a fixed blade its so sturdy. Very durable blade that keeps the razor sharp edge its shipped with. The G10 handle has a lightly textured grip that fits my hand perfectly. Forest green is my favorite color so when I was looking for my first Spyderco and saw this beauty, I just had to have it. Excellent product. I highly recommend buying this knife, you will not be disappointed. Cheers, Ray and Spyderco.  

  Chris M
28th August, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 53

  I had been looking for a Bushcraft folder for a while, the TK4 being top of my list, then I saw the Wolf Spyder, I don't know why I hadn't seen this before. Ray needs to do some publicity on this, I'd love to see a video or two of him putting it to use but maybe it's best to keep it as a well kept secret for true bushcraft initiates only. So I'd been mulling over the TK4 for months, then I saw this one, and it took around an hour to mull it over before hitting the buy button. The TK4 is obviously a great knife, and I may still get one at some point, but the Wolf Spyder just ticks all the boxes for me. First I already own the Spyderco bushcraft knife, I managed to get one on sale just as they announced it's discontinuation, brilliant knife, so it's a no brainer for me that a good pair for that would be this Spyderco bushcraft folder. Secondly, it's designed by Ray Mears, a real pro that obviously a lot of us hobbyists trust. Thirdly it's a scandi grind, and that is what I'm used to, so that is a real bonus for a folder. Fourthly it's called the Wolf Spyder, that has to be one of the coolest names for a knife ever, certainly for the Spyderco range. All in all it was an easy decision for me to make. The secondary bevel on mine was very slight, and has all but dissipated with just some occasional wipes on the white side of a CC4, I think the secondary bevel is just there so Spyderco can be sure it'll have that out of the box razor sharpness. I've put it through it's paces on a lot of the usual bushcraft tasks and it has proven to be very easy to use, giving great results every time and also feeling very satisfying in use. I wasn't using it constantly processing wood for hours or anything, if you were in that situation you'd want a fixed blade anyway. I've heard the Spyderco Paramilitary can get a bit sore in the hands, but this feels very good, the ergonomics are amazing, it even fits nicely with the pocket clip on, but I took that off as it feels even better without it, the pocket-clip would be good in the US or other countries where this could be used as an EDC, but here in the UK it's best to keep it tucked away until needed. When first looking at the knife I thought the design looked a bit non bushcrafty but now I see it as the most perfect shape for the woods. It now looks sort of ancient to me, like an artefact from Elven days. By the way, Wolf Spider in Quenya is something like Lianteraca which has a cool vibe a great choice as Glamdring would obviously have been a bit ostentatious for a humble folder.  

22nd June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 53

  I was quite impressed with this folder having seen my instructor Callum use one on my recent course. The knife comes sharp and is the traditional bushcraft grind so reasonably easy to keep sharp. The steel is a little harder than normal tool steel but not too much of a chore to work. Positives for me are the blade length, the weight of the knife, the secure feel of the handle and the very positive lock that holds with no play on the blade. My only negative is the edges on the handle are a somewhat harsh so using the knife for prolonged periods does make my hand ache a little. The look of the knife is quite original and a deviation from the classic Spyderco shape but no reduction in the quality for sure. Blade shape is really functional for camp chores but also nicely shaped for whittling with the added bonus of being rugged enough for larger woodwork. Very pleased with the knife overall.  

  Darrel Singh
16th June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 53

  Very well designed and superbly made piece of kit. Big thanks to the team for very speedy delivery.  

  Ross Serra-mercer
12th May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 53

  Top knife, highly recommended.  

  Andreas Helbach
21st April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

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