C06 Tusk

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The C06 Tusk was formerly known as the Yachtsman, which was originally put on hold due to the perceived decline of the yachting market.

Appearance in catalogs

The C06 Tusk appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Eric Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

2005 pricing issues keep production from being viable

2010 Maker/material compatibility issues

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C06 Tusk:

"The Tusk is both a state-of the art mariner’s tool and part of Spyderco’s history. The original design dates back to the early days of Spyderco’s beginning with Sal Glesser’s desire to produce a high performance mariner’s tool. The technology at the time was not available for the visionary concept. That’s all changed today, redesigned by Sal’s son Eric Glesser more than 25 years later has brought to light the original Tusk with new modern twists. Made from all highly rust resistant materials the Tusk features a blade made from LC 200 N and full titanium scales including a Reeve Integral Lock. The 300-series stainless steel marlinspike has round-to-square cross section to loosen knots efficiently with a high strength Ball Bearing Lock TM made with a ceramic ball bearing. The marlinspike includes one small sized shackle key in the marlinspike and another lager shackle key created when the marlinspike is closed. Both can effectively manage many different sized and types of shackles. Reversible Clip carry and lanyard hole give a variety of carry options. Thankfully, technology caught up with Spyderco’s early vision and the Tusk’s time is now."

The C06 Tusk in Spyderco's online catalog

Variations

The C06 Tusk is made in Taiwan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C06TIP Ti PE LC 200 N Feb. 2014- $399.95 (2014) Marlinspike includes one small sized shackle key in the marlinspike and another larger shackle key is created when the marlinspike is closed. N/A Hollow Dark chome Hourglass LH/RH, TD Main

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C06

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer: Q: The Yachtsman/Tusk was originally supposed to feature an "undefeatable" new lock. So why wasn't this new lock used? A: Because of a sick attorney.[1]

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C06 Tusk:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C06TIP 166mm 106mm 60mm 55mm 11mm 3mm 119g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C06 Tusk:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C06TIP 6.55" 4.17" 2.38" 2.17" 0.43" 0.118" 4.2oz

References

  1. http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?238-Model-number-question

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