MeerKat, BURGUNDY FRN / PlainEdge
This one is no mere cat. The Spyderco C64 MeerKat folding knife rates high on the ‘fidget-factor’ scale. You’ll pick it up once, then mysteriously find it in your hand all the time without reason, explanation or remembering how it got there. It’s fun, addictive and has claws- Spyderco’s trademarked sharpness. The handle is textured fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) offering exceptional grip. Tucked inside the handle is a pressure release locking system called the Phantom Lock. The opened blade unlocks by placing your thumb on one side of the handle, fingers on the other and simultaneously scissoring the handle scales in opposite directions. The mechanics of the lock are unusual, adding greatly to the previously mentioned ‘fidget factor’. A heavy-duty wire pocket clip fastens on either side of the handle for a left or right-hand carry option and positions the knife to ride tip-down in the pocket.