Spyderco Endura C10 Black Knife

Reviewed by corwin99 on June 20th, 2008


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.

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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