C105 Ed Schempp Persian 75mm

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The C105 Persian 75mm by Ed Schempp was introduced in 2006, the same year its larger version, the C83 Ed Schempp Persian Folder was discontinued. In 2010 also the C105 was discontinued.

Appearance in catalogs

The C105 Persian appeared in all annual Spyderco product catalogs since 2006 (older, newer).

Designer

Ed Schempp

Ed Schempp Makers mark

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"Custom knifemakers are more than simply steel junkies. Ed Schempp is a wheat farmer, metallurgist and celebrated knifemaker whose Persian Folder introduces Classic Western with Exotic East. Persian knives traditionally are fixed blades but Ed integrates this indigenous shape into a folding knife. Comprised of graceful curving lines, the new smaller Persian Folder 75mm is eye-catching with black Micarta handle scales capped by polished stainless bolsters. On the handle a series of finger choils position the hand for complete control over the cutting edge. Its Eastern inspired blade arches into a curving belly and ends in a graceful upswept tip. The 2-15/16” (75mm) blade is made of high-performance VG-10 steel (hollow-ground) with a prominent hump positioned above the hole as a thumb leveraging spot. The pocket clip positions the folder to carry right-handed tip-up. A small portion of steel removed from the locking lever offers additional lock safety and is called a David Boye Dent. It permits tightly gripping the handle without grasping with enough force to inadvertently disengaging the lock during use."[1]

Variations

The C105 is made in Seki-City, Japan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C105BMP Black Micarta, Stainless Steel Bolsters PE VG-10 2006-2009 169.95$ (2009) N/A Hollow Black Metal w/ Yellow Bug RH, TU Main
C105GP2 Black G-10 PE VG-10 2011-2012 209.95$ (2012) N/A Full Flat Black Metal w/ Yellow Bug RH, TU

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C105

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C105 Persian 75mm:

Model Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C105BMP 175mm 100mm 75mm 64mm 11mm 2.5mm 99g
C105GP2 175mm 103mm 75mm 62mm 11mm 2.5mm 83g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C105 Persian 75mm:

Model Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C105BMP 6 7/8" 3 15/16" 2 15/16" 2 1/2" 7/16" 3/32" 3.5oz
C105GP2 6 7/8" 4 1/16" 2 15/16" 2 7/16" 7/16" 3/32" 2.9oz

References

  1. The C105 Persian 75mm by Ed Schempp in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

See e.g. The Persian Army thread in the Spyderco forum.

The Persian 75mm is pictured on the far right, next to the Persian (middle) and the Kris (left)
The Persian 75mm and friends in the closed position

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