John D’Allara was a New York City police officer and knife enthusiast who gave his life to save those of others during the 9/11 attacks. To honor his memory, over the years Spyderco has produced several versions of a signature D’Allara folding knife. The latest addition to this elite family is the Spyderco D’Allara 3, which maintains the noble spirit of the original first-responder styling while offering an updated style and construction ideal for all-purpose use. Its full-flat-ground blade is crafted from CPM® S30V® particle metallurgy stainless steel and has a utilitarian drop-point profile and PlainEdge™ cutting edge.
The slim handle features skeletonized full stainless steel liners, a stout stainless steel back spacer, and high-traction textured G-10 scales. It is home to Spyderco’s patented Ball Bearing Lock™ mechanism which uses a ceramic ball bearing to provide extreme strength and smooth, easy, ambidextrous operation. To ensure convenient carry and immediate access, the D’Allara 3 includes a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that supports left or right-side tip-up carry.
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