Spyderco Endura C10 Black Knife

Reviewed by corwin99 on June 20th, 2008

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Spyderco does not make a lot of black coated knives in regular runs like most of the big companies out there, and instead released them in small numbers for certain models only. Usualy only a few models are available in black at a time such as the Paramilitary, Native and Delica models. Even with their size, Spyderco has a grassroots feel to it because owner Sal Glasser is still very involved in the knife community.

This Spyderco Endura is a Generation 3 model, not the newer style with the somewhat more ergonomic handle and rounded tip. I personally prefer the look of these older models over the newer ones, but maybe that is my inability to accept change!

This knife is identical to a standard endura in every way, except for the black coating on the blade. Spyderco workhorse VG-10 steel is used for the blade, and Fiberglass reinforced nylon for the handle. Pocket clip on all these model is reversable for left side carry via the butt-end barrel bolt that can be removed with either a flat head or a phillips screwdriver.

Construction of the knife is riveted, so adjustments cannot be made. Locking mechanism is a lock back, with David Boye dent to prevent accidental release. Overall a great knife to use and carry with it’s slim profile, and above average lock security. You can’t go wrong with the Endura, whether it is black coated or not.

Specs:
Blade Length: 3-3/4″
Overall Length: 8-1/2″
Blade Steel: VG-10 Stainless, Black Coated
Handle Material: FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)

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