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The heart of the ARK is its deeply curved clip-point blade ground from H-1 steel. The curved edge and deep hollow grind ensure exceptional edge geometry and pack as much edge length as possible into the compact blade. Spyderco decided to invest in the tooling to mold a fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) handle directly onto the blade’s tang. An FRN handle allowed the use of Spyderco’s proven Bi-Directional Texturing pattern, which provides unparalleled grip control even when wet. To ensure convenient, universal carry with any style of clothing (including none at all) the logical choice was to equip the ARK with a neck sheath supports the weight of the knife and resists the force of a rapid drawstroke, but cannot be turned against the wearer as a choking weapon like the paracord lanyards found on many neck knives.
Blade Length: 2.5 inch
Overall Length: 4.98 inch
Blade Style: Clip-Point
Blade Material: H-1 Stainless Steel
Handle Material: G10
Weight: 2 oz.
Includes: Neck Sheath
ARK 2.56″ H1 Steel Plain FRN Handle With Sheath Black
MODEL NUMBER: FB35PBK
Length Overall: 4.98″ (126 mm)
Length Closed: N/A
Blade Length: 2.56″ (65 mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.080″ (2.0 mm)
Blade Steel: H-1
Cutting Edge: 2.10″ (53 mm)
Handle Material: FRN
Weight: 0.9 oz (26 g)
The ARK—or “Always Ready Knife—is a purpose-designed personal-defense knife conceived by U.S. Army combat veteran John Shirley and his friend Sam Owens. While deployed to Afghanistan, Shirley learned that an alarming number of U.S. personnel were falling victim to sexual assault, particularly while showering. Drawing from his knowledge of the Japanese martial arts and with the help of Owens’ skills as a craftsman, they developed the ARK as a lightweight self-defense tool that can literally be carried anywhere.
To ensure universal carry, the ARK includes an injection-molded polymer neck sheath with a breakaway ball chain. Best of all, the ARK and its sheath together weigh only 2.0 ounces (57 grams), so you’ll hardly know it’s there—until you need it.