Spyderco Police Model 4 Review
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One of the most recognisable and enduring folding knives ever made, the iconic Spyderco Police model has been a mainstay of Spyderco’s product line since its introduction in the 1980’s, and a conistant strong seller at Heinnie.com®. It has also been the subject of years of relentless Constant Quality Improvement (C.Q.I.) that ultimately led to this, the fourth-generation version of the design the Spyderco Police 4.
The Police 4’s broad, full-flat-ground, PlainEdge blade is precision machined from Böhler-Uddeholm K390, an advanced particle metallurgy tool steel enriched with high volumes of vanadium, tungsten, and cobalt. This advanced alloy composition allows it to offer exceptional edge retention and toughness; however, since it is not a stainless steel, care should be taken to maintain it properly to protect it from corrosion.
Spyderco knives are known for their Trademark Round Hole which and allows ambidextrous, one-handed opening. It also features a textured index-finger choil and thumb ramp for maximum control with a “choked-up” forward grip.
The handle construction of the Spyderco Police 4 includes skeletonised full stainless steel liners, a solid steel back spacer, and textured G-10 scales that collectively ensure maximum structural strength and a secure grip in even the most demanding conditions. A mid-positioned back lock locks the blade securely open when in use, but is easily operated one-handed with either hand. This ambidextrous theme is further supported by a black, four-position hourglass clip that allows all possible carry preferences, tip up or down, left-or-right-side carry.