Spyderco C36GPE Military Model - 4.0" CPM-S30V Plain Edge Blade - Black G-10 Handle - CUTLERY SHOPPE

Spyderco C36GPE Military Model - 4.0" CPM-S30V Plain Edge Blade - Black G-10 Handle

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Spyderco C36GPE Military Model - CPM-S30V Blade - Black G-10 Handle

The Military Model, or affectionately called the "Millie" by collectors is the cornerstone of Spyderco's "Save and Serve" line up. The Military Model came about after someone asked Spyderco's owner Sal Glesser, "If your son were going into the military what folding knife would you send him with?" That started the wheels turning, and Sal developed the Military Model to fit that need, as it had to meet the requirements of a high-performance, light-weight folder designed for hard use.

Since the blade steel is the spirit of the knife, Spydeco chose CPM S30V as the logical choice for the blade, given S30V's reputation for long-term edge retention and rust resistance. The 'Millie' has a modified clip-point blade laser cut with a 14 mm Spyderco Round Hole for quick deployment and for use with gloves. Texturing above the hole holds the thumb in contact with the blade's spine during cutting for confident control over the sharpened edge. The handle scales are G-10 with the lock's liner nested directly into the scale, pumping up lock strength without the addition of bulky liners. Spacers between the scales create a gap running the handle's full length exposing the inside workings for inspection and cleaning. The handle flares slightly at the front end creating a finger choil and at the butt end, which keeps the knife from slipping forward or backward in the hand while sawing or making tough or aggressive cuts. A contoured black metal clip is set for right-hand tip-down carry. Each Military Model Clipit is proudly made in the USA.

  • Category End Use: EDC/Military/LE
  • Blade Steel: CPM-S30V
  • Blade Grind: FFG (full flat grind)
  • Blade Length: 4.0” (102 mm)
  • Length Open: 9.50” (241 mm)
  • Length Closed: 5.5” (140 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .145” (3.7 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: .55" (14 mm)
  • Lock Type: LinerLock
  • Handle Material: Black G-10
  • Tip Carry: Tip-Down
  • Clip Position: Right Hand
  • Weight: 4.5 oz. (128 g)
  • Made In: U.S.A.

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    Spyderco Military

    Posted by Gadget Guru on Feb 21st 2010

    I have amassed a fairly decent collection of knives over the last 20 years. Anything from custom handmade knives to mass produced knives costing less then $50.00. The Military, more often than not, is the knife that I'll carry. It's the perfect blend of size, weight, strength and functionality. The flat ground blade is a great design for many tasks and large Spyder hole make the knife very easy to open even while wearing light gloves.