Spyderco Matriarch2 Emerson Open Serrated Folding Knife - C12BK2W

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Spyderco Matriarch2 Emerson Open Serrated Folding Knife - C12BK2W


The Matriarch2 combines the extraordinary cutting power of our Reverse “S” blade profile and SpyderEdge serrations with the blindingly fast deployment speed of the patented Emerson Opening feature. The result is an amazingly swift and potent cutting tool that is ready for anything.

The original Matriarch was inspired by a request from Spyderco’s South African distributor for a more economical version of our iconic Civilian. The standard Matriarch2 is an evolution of that concept, combining the Civilian’s aggressive blade shape and Reverse “S” edge profile with the lightweight handle construction of the best-selling Endura4 to provide extreme cutting performance in a convenient, lightweight package. By adding an Emerson Opener—a small integral hook on the spine of the blade—the latest version of the Matriarch2 raises the bar even further by offering the ultimate in high-speed deployment. As the knife is drawn from tip-up carry, the Emerson Opener snags on the mouth of the pocket and automatically opens the blade as it clears the pocket. Originally developed by renowned knifemaker Ernest Emerson, Spyderco is licensed to incorporate this remarkable feature into selected Spyderco designs.

Offering completely ambidextrous operation, the Matriarch2 features a four-position clip, a sturdy back lock mechanism, skeletonized stainless steel liners, and a Bi-Directional-Textured™ fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle.


  • Overall Length - 8.55 in (217mm)
  • Length Closed - 4.98 in (126mm)
  • Blade Thickness - .118in (3mm)
  • Blade Length - 3.57 in (91mm)
  • Cutting Edge -3.27 in (83mm)
  • Blade Steel - VG-10
  • Weight - 3.5oz (99g)
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