The Mantra 3 takes the proven style and functionality of Spyderco’s original Mantra design and expresses it in a practical, everyday carry format that combines a flipper-style opener with Spyderco’s patented Compression Lock. The heart of the Mantra 3 design is its full-flat-ground, leaf-shaped blade, which is precision machined from CPM S30V particle metallurgy stainless steel. Engineered to open equally well with either its index-finger flipper or its fully accessible Round Hole, the knife’s opening action is further enhanced by specially designed ball-bearing washers between the blade and the handle’s stout stainless steel liners. In addition to providing structural strength for the handle, the liners also form the foundation of the Mantra 3’s high-strength Compression Lock mechanism. They are nested within handsome carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales that have a subtle texture to ensure a positive grip.
The butt end of each scale has machined recesses to accept a reversible deep-pocket wire clip, which offers a choice of discreet, left or right-side, tip-up carry. The Mantra 3 faithfully maintains all the key qualities of its predecessors in a practical, affordable format that is ideally suited for everyday carry.
- FOLDING KNIVES - Locking folding knives are safe, compact, and easy to carry. They also happen to be where the Spyderco revolution began.
- CARBON FIBER - Graphic fibers (the size of a human hair) woven together then fused with epoxy resin. Lightweight with a high level of tensile strength it is three dimensional in appearance.
- G-10 - An epoxy filled woven glass fiber that is rigid, non-slip, and impervious to temperature changes and chemicals.
- FULL-FLAT GRIND - This knife features a blade ground with flat bevels that extend from the spine all the way to the cutting edge. This grind reduces drag during cutting and decreases overall weight.
Spyderco Mantra 3 Premium Flipper Knife Specifications
- Overall Length 7.26" (184mm)
- Closed Length 4.17" (106mm)
- Blade Thickness 0.118" (3.0mm)
- Carry Tip-Up Ambi
- Blade Length 3.24" (82mm)
- Edge Length 3.24" (82mm)
- Handle Material Carbon Fiber/G-10
- Lock Type Compression
- Steel CPM S30V
- Weight 2.9oz (82g)
- Grind Full-Flat
- Clip Position Ambi
- Series Flipper
- Origin Taiwan