The Spyderco Sage is an incredible pocketknife. One of the best we have ever seen. It is light, durable and extremely strong. It locks open nice and tight. The grip is fabulous. The carbon fiber handle is twill-woven--you can actually feel the texture of the weave which adds to the knife's gripability. The blade is flat ground and plain edged. We love this knife!
The following is right from Spyderco.com:
A Sage is someone wise in judgment and experience. Its reasonable assuming they achieved that title through trial, error and extending their best effort at every opportunity. If that definition can be applied to something tangible it would be an item created from experience and striving for quality and performance at the highest level. If said item were a pocketknife we could call it a Sage.
The C123 Sage represents Spydercos 30-year pledge to knife crafting and learning to make better knives at every available opportunity. The plan is to offer an ongoing series of Sage Folders with many of the different and ingenuous locking devices and mechanisms the knife industry has to offer.
This model is in recognition of knifemaker Michael Walkers contribution to the knife industry with his creation of the LinerLock® and ball bearing detent method of locking open a folding knife. While the knife is made in Taiwan, the flat-ground blade is produced with USA made CPM-S30V. It is paired with a twill-woven carbon fiber handle and LinerLock. Categorized as a mid-sized folder, the blade is flat-ground and PlainEdged. Designed for comfort and in-the-hand-ergonomics, the carbon fiber handle is vibrant with multi-colored fibers bonded together when manufacturing the carbon fiber. The weaving runs deep, making ridges and textures for the palm to adhere to while gripping and cutting. A silhouette wire pocket clip adjusts for left- or right-hand carry.
Length overall: 7 1/8"
Blade length: 3"
Blade steel: CPM S30V
Length closed: 4 3/16"
Cutting edge: 2 5/8"
Hole diameter: 1/2"
Blade thickness: 1/8"
Handle material: Carbon Fiber