When asked what knife he would send with his own child in deployment, Spyderco's chief designer considered three important factors. First, the blade had to offer exceptional cutting performance and maintain its sharpness for a long time. Second, it needed to be lightweight and practical to handle. Lastly, it had to be incredibly durable and reliable for field use. After careful consideration, the designer chose CPM-S30V steel for the blade due to its reputation for retaining its edge and resisting rust.
The 'Millie' knife features a modified clip-point blade that can be quickly deployed using the 14 mm Spyderco Round Hole, even while wearing gloves. The area above the hole is textured to ensure a secure grip and control over the sharp edge while cutting. The handle scales are made of G-10 material, with the lock's liner directly embedded into the scale to enhance the strength of the lock without adding unnecessary bulk. Spacers between the scales create a gap along the handle, allowing for easy inspection and cleaning of the internal components. The handle also has a slight flare at both ends - a finger choil at the front for added control and a flared butt end to prevent the knife from slipping during tough or aggressive cuts. The knife is designed for right-hand tip-down carry and includes a contoured black metal clip.
In summary, the 'Millie' knife is a reliable and high-performing tool that meets the demands of durability, functionality, and ease of use in various field situations.