Second up in the Sage Series is the titanium Sage. The Sage Series manifests Spyderco's three decades of pioneering knife crafting and innovating. The series reprocesses a similar shaped and sized folder, releasing a new version annually. Each rendition highlights a locking device or mechanism and credits that mechanism's inventor.
The first Sage recognized knifemaker Michael Walker's creation of the LinerLock® with a ball bearing detent method of keeping a folding knife closed. Sage number two focuses on knifemaking prime mover Chris Reeve's embellishment of that original Walker LinerLock by his morphing it into his R.I.L. - Reeve Integral Lock®. This modification uses the handle scale as the lock's liner.
With the back portion of the handle doubling as both handle spring and lock, the need for internal liners is dispensed with and the knife can be manufactured lighter and slimmer while staying strong. The Spear-point shaped CPM S30V is flat-ground and coalescence of Spyderco's Caly3 and Native Models in shape and function. The handle is all screw constructed titanium. Inside are phosphor bronze washers for smooth open/close. Silhouette wire clip snugs down deeply in a pocket and adjusts for left/right-hand carry. Jimping covering the spine and finger choil stop slips and glides.
National Alzheimer's Association
Spyderco will donate approximately 5% of sales of the Sage to the National Alzheimer's Association Denver, Colorado Chapter. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Contributions to the Alzheimer's Association provide care and support to families in Colorado coping with Alzheimer's disease as well as fund national programs and research to ultimately find a cure. Visit www.alz.org/co to learn more about how your support makes a difference.