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Spyderco Civilian Vs Matriarch Vs Matriarch 2

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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.


The Civilian 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.


This knife can take a hand off, it's able to amputate a hand, arm at a elbow joint and such, you slip it into a artery and it will slice it like it was not there, a twisting motion and it will go deep and do massive damage & if you know anatomy it's even more dangerous......


We have several of the Matriarch's and several of the Matriarch 2's as they are smaller and fit within more local/state laws than the Civilian, plus they are cheaper.....and all of them have the Wave feature, that makes opening them fast, stupid fact actually and they can be opened faster than a switchblade....


If you truly expect to use your knife in self-defense then the first time you use it you will have it taken away by the cops or you'll throw it away so it's not evidence. The Matriarch costs about 1/2 what the Civilian does, but maybe money's not a concern. Still the Matriarch is better since you'll carry it more due to its light weight and slimmer profile.


Check out the reviews........







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