In the 1990s
Spyderco was approached by a specialized branch of U.S. law enforcement about
making a knife for their undercover agents. These plain-clothes LEOs found
themselves in situations where they often could not carry a firearm but
carrying a knife was not a problem. Most had no formal training in self-defense
tactics or MBC but as a last resort could use a blade to protect or extricate
themselves from a life-threatening situation. This was how the Civilian model
came to be.
has a patented reverse "S" blade that's intended to be used like an
oversized claw. The tip is ground to an ultra-thin profile. Deeply curved and
full at the belly, the VG-10 ground blade excels in slicing and is available
fully SpyderEdged. Because of its distinctly specialized features it is not
intended or designed for general utility or everyday use. Curved in all the
right places for ergonomic use and retention of the knife, the handle is black
G-10. A two position clip supports discreet tip-up or tip down carry on the
right side. One of the most specialized CLIPITS® in the Spyderco line-up,
the Civilian is available in limited quantities.
Length 9.188" (233mm)
Length 5.188" (132mm)
Edge Length 3.75"
Thickness .125" (3mm)
Lock Type Back