The handle design of the Cricket was inspired by two different concepts. The first was a river rock—a smooth, oval shape polished to perfection by the forces of nature. The other, which is most apparent when the knife is closed, is the Yin-Yang—the classic symbol of the duality of nature that is a core element of Asian philosophy.
All of these elements combined to make the Cricket an incredibly compact, convenient, and easy-to-carry tool that offers an exceptional balance of cutting performance and precision.
In 2012, Spyderco continued the evolution of the Cricket family by introducing a version featuring our dramatic Nishijin glass fiber handle scales. This handsome knife not only gave established Cricket fans a reason to rejoice, but has attracted many new aficionados of the design.
As one of Spyderco's most popular and enduring designs, the Cricket has inspired—and will continue to inspire—numerous variations of its classic theme. Its unique, minimalist design and steel pocket clip allow it to be carried conveniently and discreetly almost anywhere on your body and to function as an extremely practical money clip. When opened, its distinctive blade shape provides an outstanding balance of full-service cutting power and extreme control. An enigmatic blend of symbolism, compactness, and high performance, the Cricket is a unique reflection of Spyderco's manufacturing philosophy.