Spyderco Watu

Spyderco Watu

Drawing inspiration from the traditional knife of the Chokwe people of Central and Southern Africa, the original Spyderco Chokwe was a revered member of the Ethnic Series of blades.

The Watu continues this proud tradition, translating the original ethnic pattern into an even smaller, handier form. Its distinctive triangular blade is full-flat-ground from CPM® 20CV stainless steel.

It is paired with an open-backed, coffin-shaped handle with full, skeletonized stainless steel liners, a high-strength Compression Lock® mechanism, and stunning carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales. These features are complemented by a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that offers a choice of left or right-side tip-up carry.

Traditional ethnic knives of Central Africa inspired the Watu, so Spyderco is honoured to give something back to its homeland by donating a portion of the receipts of each one sold.

For more information on this worthy charity, please visit

Overall Length - 7.35" (187mm)

Blade Length - 3.26" (83mm)

Steel - CPM 20CV

Closed Length - 4.17" (106mm)

Edge Length - 2.92" (74mm)

Weight - 3.0oz (85g)

Blade Thickness - 0.098" (2.5mm)

Handle - Carbon-Fibre/ G10 Laminate 

Clip Position - Ambi

Tip Carry Position - Tip-Up

Lock Type - Compression

Grind - Full-Flat

Sheath - N/A

Origin - Taiwan

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