Spyderco's popular Sage Series is a distinctive family of folding knives that uses a single design theme to showcase influential lock designs and honor their inventors. Highlighting their own patented Compression Lock, the Sage 5 is so popular they decided to take it a step further by offering it in a lightweight format. Its injection-molded FRN scales have a Bi-Directional Texture pattern for a non-slip grip and are home to nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners, and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip. This model features a satin-finished Maxamet tool steel blade with gray FRN handles. Weighing 13 percent less than the standard Sage 5, the Lightweight version also sports a special bushing that ensures precise pivot tensioning and an ultra-smooth action.