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Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife


Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife


Brand: Spyderco
  EAN 716104010356
Weight: 77 g         43 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

  Under UK law, this item can only be sold to persons over 18 years of age. Woodlore will need to verify your age before your order is dispatched. From January 2020 age will be checked on delivery. This item cannot be delivered to a locker.


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
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  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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


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Product Reviews

Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife is rated 5/5 based on 43 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 43

  The WolfSpyder is every bit an every day carry work knife, yet urban friendly and oh so Robin Hood. Love it.  

  Jamieson D.
6th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 43

  The first specialty of the WolfSpyder knife is the distribution. You can only buy it from Woodlore Ltd. For the blade. The decision to make this with CPM S30V surprised us as the knife is promoted as follows. The extraordinary tool distils the high-performance and multi functional versatility of a classic fixed blade bushcraft knife into a compact folding knife ideal for everyday carry. Should this mean Bushcraft S30V wouldn't have been our first choice. As a precautionary measure against chips or rolling, a compromise has been made in the geometry of the design. The Scandi grind is not a real one there is a microbevel which lives up to its name. You can not see it with the naked eye. The knife has outstanding cutting properties in wood that you don't want to put it down. The handle lies comfortably in the hand and is well suited for longer term work. Carving, feather sticks, delimbing, peeling bark, filigree work or rough cuts are all fun as this knife is easy to handle. It's amazing what qualities are in such a small knife. After a day of use the knife's sharpness did naturally decrease. This is where the type of steel and the blade geometry prove their worth as after a brief honing on a ceramic sharpening rod, the edge was restored to razor sharpness. At some point in the month to come we will of course restore the Scandi grind. We really like this combination on the knife. This is a good and well thought through design compromise of steel type, rust resistance, ability to re sharpen and suitability for everyday use whilst having strong performance. Closing the knife is special too. The detent usually sits in the compression lock arm at the front. If you want to close a Spyderco Kapara you press the lock, the blade swings freely and can easily be put back into the handle. This does not happen with the Wolfspyder because the detent sits on the opposite side under permanent spring tension which slows the blade drop all the way back into the handle. Ray obviously had security in mind when designing the knife as it is not a fidget toy, but a tool in the outdoors. In order to avoid injuries far away from home and a hospital, the handling of a knife should always be controlled and conscious which this knife ensures. With a little practice the knife can of course also be opened and closed with one hand but using two hands is always the safest solution. On to the Wolfspyder leather sheath, it is advisable to remove the clip when using the leather holster so that the case fits like a tailor made suit. We really like that it is very flat and not bulky and we are very impressed with the price to performance ratio. Really good classic craftsmanship. Upon conclusion the WolfSpyder is an excellent pocket knife or woodworking tool with every day carry qualities and a focus on safety. It is small and flat with a good hand position and a well-stowed blade. A very good tool and a pleasure use.  

  W. Ludwig
26th February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 43

  Love it. Unique blade. Big Spyderco fan and to combine a scandi grinder in a Spyder folder is something special.  

  Chris Hunter
17th February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 43

  This knife has quickly become my default choice over two other fixed blade knives I frequently use because of it's ease of use. It is very comfortable in the hand, really light and easy to carry on your person. It can't completely replace a larger fixed blade knife but it comes damned close to. I've found the shape of the blade to be optimum for wood carving, shaving feather sticks and many general tasks. I've even started reaching for it to use in the kitchen because it makes a perfect vegetable knife. I think the only thing I wouldn't use it as first choice for would be batoning logs. It appears to be very strong and sturdy despite its light weight and folding construction. The scales and grip they afford are of particular merit. This is definitely designed as a right handed knife though. Even though I've owned this knife for just a few weeks I wouldn't be without it now and I can see it becoming a cherished friend.  

  Lex Rylands
25th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 43

  A really well designed and thought out knife. One of the few knives which has been designed with fresh thinking given to its shape. The blade is ultra sharp and the grind reminds me a lot of the mora knives so it should be easy to sharpen. To date I haven’t had much chance to use the knife heavily but for me its helped me make a picnic by slicing up tomatoes and hard boiled eggs without leaving any mess. It helped with a little greenwood carving and I shaved some small twigs up really fine to help start a fire. The opening is smooth and easy, even with gloved hands and the handle shape makes it what I is think the safest knife I have to use with both control and pressure. It’s a compact knife, my hands are medium and its a prefect fit for all my fingers.  

  Ian Davies
22nd October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 43

  Excellent quality and good value knife. Small enough to forget it is in your pocket. The more I use it the more I like this knife.  

  Ken Welch
10th May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 43

  An exceptionally well made locking knife with a small but substantial blade. I have fairly large hands so I found the grip to be a little on the small side but I see this as a compromise generally. A good knife to use on balance for most tasks including small game and can be carried on your person discretely.  

  Tom Wilson
1st January, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  8 of 43

  The knife is easy to operate with one hand, easy to sharpen with DC4, whittles like my larger tollekniv knives. The ergonomics is exceptional for a small knife, including when using a firesteel. Suprinsingly, it also work as a handle for my Alessi 9090 when taking the lover part of the stove for mounting the filter and upper part when the water temp is optimal. The hole in the blade is used for this.  

  Cato Hals
9th November, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 43

  Excellent. First I'd like to say how good the customer service is. Item was posted and to my surprise it arrived the next day which was my birthday. I purchased the knife as a birthday gift for myself. It's a quality little item and should last for ever so in my eyes its money well spent. It's a solid little knife and very sharp too. It just fits in the palm of my hand when folded up. The pocket clip is great. It has a lanyard hole for which I need to get a lanyard for. I believe the action on these are a bit tighter than normal but thats how they have been designed for the UK. Still, one handed operation can easily be done and thats for both opening and closing. The knife has steel liners which sit into the G-10 scales keeping it slim yet very stiff. The spine of the blade is thick for a stronger blade. I thought this would be an ideal first Spyderco knife for me in the UK. It's not too big and has a purpose that is being for bushcraft. It does of course has the compression lock which is a very safe and a strong lock. Weighs 77grams on my scales as per the description. Comes in a nice box with a fold out leaflet. My thoughts on the price are about right for what you're getting. Of course these are not cheap knives yet they're not the most expensive by a long way either. I'm sure in time it will seem like a bargain. I want to buy the leather pouch as soon as I can afford it. Hopefully I can update this review with how my knife is performing once I've had time to use it. Thank you.  

  Mark Leaf
12th July, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 43

  Lovely size folding knife to fit in the hand, a treat to myself rather than a working tool in my case as the blade lock renders it unlawful to carry in public in the UK. I met Ray Mears on an experience as a gift and he briefly discussed the design of this knife and I have no doubt that it is a very capable folder, I understand that the primary design briefs were breaking down medium to larger sized game and firelighting.  

9th June, 2019

Rated: 5/5

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