Widely recognized as the father of handmade tactical folding knives, Bob Terzuola is one of the most influential figures in custom knifemaking. He was also the first custom knifemaker to work with Spyderco on production versions of his handmade designs and helped pioneer the concept of factory-made custom collaborations.
Spyderco is proud to announce the return—and evolution—of one of Terzuola’s most popular designs: the C55 Starmate. Originally released 1999, the Starmate captures all the critical qualities of Bob’s most coveted handmade knives in an affordable, accessible package. The new version of the Starmate features a saber-ground blade made from VG-10 stainless steel. Its improved handle construction includes full skeletonized stainless steel liners that provide the ideal balance of light weight and superior strength and textured G-10 scales for a secure grip.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of a Bob Terzuola design is his improved Walker LinerLock mechanism, which features a concave ramp on the blade’s lock face. This lock geometry, pioneered by Terzuola in his custom knives, provides greater strength and security than conventional flat lock ramps and is proudly featured in the new Starmate.
To ensure convenient, versatile carry, the Starmate also features a new four-position clip with a broad triangular base for security and extreme strength. The new clip can be easily configured for tip-up or tip-down carry on either side of the body, allowing you to tune your carry to meet your personal needs and preferences.
The Starmate is an outstanding full-service folding knife and a reflection of Spyderco’s rich collaborative history with one of knifemaking’s most talented and innovative craftsmen. MSRP $299.95
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Widely recognized as the father of handmade tactical folding knives, Bob Terzuola is one…
by Personal Defense World / Feb 11, 2013