FB12 Vagabond

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The FB12 Vagabond is a compact fixed blade designed for on-the-go food preparation, such as picnics or packed lunches.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB12 Vagabond appeared in the following catalogs:


Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB12 Vagabond

"The Spyderco Vagabond is designed for the wanderer. If you backpack, camp or picnic, chances are you've at some point needed a lightweight fixed-blade. The strong point of a fixed-blade knife is that they are manufactured from a single piece of steel with no folding parts to fail or break- ideal for use outdoors. A fixed-blade's weak point is they require a separate carry sheath for safe transport. The Vagabond's unique plastic sheath is made from part of the underside of the handle. A plastic cover pivots out/upward, snapping-over and safely covering the cutting edge eliminating the need for a bulky carrying sheath.

Sized to toss in a backpack or picnic basket, the FB12 is 7-7/8 inches (200mm) long tip to toe. Its blade is 3-1/8 inches (79mm) of AUS-6 stainless steel honed in a PlainEdge configuration, then ground-flat on both sides creating a powerful high-performance edge. The FRN handle is injection molded in a series of valleys and expansions providing ergonomic purchase to wrap your hand around. It comes covered with a slip-free Bi-Directional Texture™ pattern that latches onto your palm keeping the hand and handle connected even when wet or cold. A generously sized lanyard hole allows a cord or thong to be strung through the handle for security around water, in deep brush or attaching the knife to a pack, basket or duffle." [1]


The FB12 Vagabond features:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Sheath Collectors club
FB12 Black FRN PE AUS-6 2005 - 2006 $39.95(2006) The Vagabond doesn't have a sheath but a blade cover that folds into the handle. Regular production Hollow grind N/A N/A N/A Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB12 Vagabond complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB12 Vagabond:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB12 200mm N/A 79mm 73mm N/A 4mm 79g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB12 Vagabond:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB12 7.875" N/A 3.125" 2.875" N/A 0.156" 2.8oz


  1. The FB12 Vagabond in Spyderco's online catalog


The FB12 Vagabond



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