Spyderco’s A.T.R.—or “At the Ready”—is a knife that truly lives up to its name. A cult classic when it was originally released, it is now back and better than ever as the A.T.R. 2. The heart of this full-service folding knife is its stout CPM® S30V® stainless steel blade, which features a saber grind, a dramatic swedge (unsharpened back bevel), and both Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ and a Cobra Hood™ for swift, positive, one-handed opening with either hand.
The blade is housed in an ergonomic handle shaped to “bracket” the hand and ensure a rock-solid grip in even the most demanding conditions. Full stainless steel liners provide exceptional structural strength and are the basis of the knife’s Compression Lock® mechanism. They also serve as the foundation for textured black G-10 scales and a reversible hourglass pocket clip that supports tip-up carry on either side of the body. Both the liners and scales are skeletonized with a matching series of holes to reduce weight and increase grip security. This detail complements the handle’s lightweight, open-backed construction style to optimize the balance of the knife and simplify cleaning and maintenance.
One of the most advanced folding knives ever produced, the A.T.R. 2, like its predecessor, is destined for greatness.