Spyderco FB35PBK ARK "Always Ready Knife" Fixed Blade - 2.56" H-1 Plain Edge Blade - Black FRN Handle

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Spyderco FB35PBK ARK (Always Ready Knife) - H-1 Blade - Black FRN Handle

The ARK—or “Always Ready Knife™ is a purpose-designed personal-defense knife conceived by U.S. Army combat veteran John Shirley and his friend Sam Owens. While deployed to Afghanistan, Shirley learned that an alarming number of U.S. personnel were falling victim to sexual assault, particularly while showering. Drawing from his knowledge of the Japanese martial arts and with the help of Owens’ skills as a craftsman, they developed the ARK as a lightweight self-defense tool that can literally be carried anywhere.

The heart of the ARK is its deeply curved clip-point blade ground from H-1® steel—a nitrogen-based alloy that is completely immune to rust. The curved edge packs impressive cutting power into the compact blade and the clip-point profile ensures a strong, extremely sharp point. The ARK’s fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle is molded directly onto the tang and features Spyderco’s proven Bi-Directional Texturing™ pattern and an index-finger groove to guarantee a secure grip—even with wet hands.

To ensure universal carry, the ARK includes an injection-molded polymer neck sheath with a breakaway ball chain. Best of all, the ARK and its sheath together weigh only 2.0 ounces (57 grams), so you’ll hardly know it’s there—until you need it.

  • Category End Use: Military/Rescue/Fishing
  • Blade Steel: H-1
  • Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
  • Blade Length: 2.56" (65 mm)
  • Edge Length: 2.10" (53 mm)
  • Length Overall: 4.98" (126 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .080" (2 mm)
  • Handle Material: Black FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon)
  • Sheath Material: Polymer
  • Weight: 2.0 oz. (57 g)
  • Made In: Japan

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  • 5
    Spyderco ARK H1

    Posted by Andrew on Jan 13th 2022

    Spectacular neck knife! Very slim and petite in stature but no ergonomics have been sacrificed whatsoever. Sheath is very nice and secure, and half the time I forget it’s even dangling from my neck. Thank you Cutlery Shoppe for prompt and top notch service! The included “Stay Sharp” decal, tootsie pops, and pen were a very nice gesture and you have certainly won my business.

  • 5

    Posted by Alex on Apr 20th 2019

    Amazing little piece of steel