Reasons Spyderco offers smaller knives are numerous but essentially people's hands come in different sizes and you may occasionally find yourself in social situations that dictate use of a smaller blade. Many think smaller versions of the same model are simply shrunk down. Not so. For every design to reach its utmost level of ergonomic comfort and maximum performance Spyderco often takes features and engineer/rework them into a more diminutive pattern. An example is the 79mm version of the Rescue Model.
A smaller equivalent of the C14 93mm Rescue, the Spyderco Rescue 79 mm Hunting Knife has a flat saber-ground, SpyderEdge, VG-10 blade that ends in a sheepfoot safety tip. For smoother thumb rotation they enlarged the Spyderco Trademark Round Hole, which in turn creates a prominent hump to position the thumb on while cutting. The FRN waffle textured handle is available in indigo blue, black and safety orange with an ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip.
- Length overall: 7 1/8 inches (181 mm)
- Blade length: 3 1/8 inches (79 mm)
- Blade steel: VG-10
- Length closed: 4 3/32 inches (104 mm)
- Cutting edge: 2 5/8 inches (67 mm)
- Weight: 2.25 ounces (64 g)
- Hole diameter: 9/16 inch (14 mm)
- Blade thickness: 1/8 inch (3 mm)
- Handle material: FRN