The HoneyBEE Micro Sized Key-Chain Folding Knife
As part of my ongoing quest to perfect my EDC Kit, I have got my hands on a Spyderco HoneyBee C137 folding knife and thought I would share my views on it with you.
The Honey Bee folding knife sits in the middle of Spyderco’s range of micro stainless steel key-chain knives. Sandwiched nicely between its siblings, the smaller Bug, and Larger GrassHopper. All three can also be purchased as a Complete Set.
All three of these Syderco knifes would make a great addition to your EDC and whilst I will probably find myself owning all three at some point I decided on the HoneyBee because I felt its dimensions would give me greater flexibility. Kind of a not too big and not to small approach to EDC.
HoneyBEE C137 Features
The HoneyBee is a fully functional and impressively sharp folding knife and comes with its trademark round hole feature for easy opening. Constructed of stainless steel with a satin finish It can be kept in a pocket or attached to a key-chain.
I’m going to make up a small knife lanyard for mine as I intend to carry it in a Wazoo Survival Cache Belt . Its stainless steel handle is great for engraving to add that personal touch. It’s also UK carry friendly due to its blade length and nonlocking feature.
HoneyBee C137 Specs
- Overall Length : 3.625 (inch) (92 mm)
- Blade Length : 1.625 (inch) (41 mm)
- Closed Length : 2.063 (inch) (52 mm)
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel
- Blade Material: Steel 3Cr
- Blade Thickness: 078 (inch) (1.9 mm)
- Edge Length : 1.375 (inch) (35 mm)
- Weight: 56 oz (16 g)
- Lock Type: Non-Locking Slip Joint
- Grind: Full-Flat
- Sheath: No
- Pocket Clip: No
Unboxing The Spyderco HoneyBee C137
Spyderco HoneyBee C137 Unboxing Conclusion
Spyderco’s reputation for their micro-sized slip joint folding knifes precedes them and attracts many positive reviews on prepper forums. Whilst there are more expensive knife brands such as Boker and Haywood that come highly recommended. The Spyderco HoneyBee is a good quality knife and you can pick one up for a reasonable price. At the time of writing £19 -23 depending on where you purchase.
It feels very comfortable to hold and is so light you hardly know you are carrying it. Oh, and did I already mention its sharp so be careful with it. Personally, I’m glad I opted for the HoneyBee over the Bug, I definitely feel the Bug would have been too small for me. As mentioned earlier I didn’t go for the GrassHopper because I wanted a folding knife that I could carry stealthy in an EDC belt.
In my opinion, If you’re looking for a good quality and affordable keychain pocket knife you can’t really go wrong with the HoneyBee.
That’s all, for now, I hope you found my review helpful and good luck in your search for a small folding knife to add to your EDC kit.