The Foundry™ is a truly unique collaborative effort between Spyderco® and Carpenter®, an industry leader in the manufacture of high-performance steels and other alloys. Designed as a highly functional, utilitarian knife that is also suitable for outdoor use, the Foundry is proudly made in Spyderco’s Golden, Colorado factory exclusively with Carpenter alloys specifically suited to the various components of the knife.
Meticulously machined from CTS™ XHP particle metallurgy steel, the Foundry’s broad clip-point blade features a full-flat grind for strength and superior edge geometry and a Trademark Round Hole™ for convenient one-handed operation. It is supported by a handle that is also crafted from premium Carpenter materials. The scales are machined from Custom®465 Stainless and joined by a back spacer made of BioDur®316LS Stainless. One of the scales proudly displays an expression of Carpenter’s iconic logo, while the opposite scale forms the foundation of the knife’s sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism, which locks the blade securely in the open position. To ensure that the Foundry is always accessible, it also features a wire pocket clip formed from Custom®465 Stainless that supports right-side, tip-up carry.
The Foundry is more than just a knife; it is a symbol of the spirit of innovation and deep American pride that define Spyderco, Carpenter, and the dedicated people of both organizations.