FB34 Reverse

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The FB34 Reverse is Spyderco's first fixed blade design collaboration with custom knife maker Gayle Bradley.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB34 Reverse appeared in the following catalogs:


Designers

Craig Douglas & Michael Janich

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB34 Reverse

Craig Douglas, aka “Southnarc,” and Michael Janich are both highly respected personal-defense instructors with very different approaches to knife tactics. Despite their differences of opinion, the two are in fact good friends who decided to co-design a knife that would work equally well with both their methods. The result of that collaboration is the Reverse™.

The defining characteristic of the Reverse is its unique reversible handle that allows the orientation of the blade’s edge to be changed from Douglas’ preferred edge-in orientation to Janich’s edge-out style while maintaining the same highly evolved handle ergonomics. The handle consists of two textured G-10 scales machined to create a hollow cavity for the blade tang. Removing the three bolts in the handle with a Torx® T-8 wrench (included) allows the scales to be easily removed and mounted to the tang with the blade’s edge in either orientation.

The Reverse’s blade is precision machined from CTS® BD1 stainless steel. Its slightly concave edge profile and full-flat grind give it a very acute point and an extremely aggressive low-drag edge geometry. To facilitate convenient carry and quick access, the Reverse includes a custom-molded Boltaron® sheath that is specially designed to allow the knife to fit securely with both handle configurations. An angle-adjustable G-Clip™ attachment provides both belt and inside-the-waistband carry to support a broad range of carry preferences.[1]

Variations

The FB34 is made in Taiwan and features:

  • a modified Wharncliffe Blade
  • G-10 handle scales designed to be taken apart to set the handle up for either an edge-in or edge-out grip
SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Sheath Clip Collectors club
FB34G Black G-10 PE CTS-BD1 2015 - 2017 $154.95 (2017) Full Flat grind Boltaron G-Clip Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB34 Reverse, complete with original box and papers in mint condition, is likely to be the most collectible version.

Questions regarding collecting the FB34

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB34 Reverse:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB34G 197mm 88mm 79mm 3.4mm 102g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB34 Reverse:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB34G 7.74" 3.47" 3.10" 0.135" 3.6oz

References

  1. The FB34 Reverse in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

The FB34 Reverse
The FB34 Reverse, shown with the handle fastened in both positions, in its sheath.
The FB34 Reverse, shown with its handle scales disassembled and the supplied torx driver.

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