C111 Jason Breeden Captain

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The C111 Captain by Jason Breeden was introduced in 2006 and discontinued in 2010.

The C111 has a very uncommon blade shape with two opposing cutting angles. The lower half of the blade curves inward. Towards the tip of the blade it curves outward.

Appearance in catalogs

The C111 Captain appeared in the following catalogs (older, newer):

  • 2006 Mid-Year Spyderco Catalog Supplement
  • 2007 Spyderco Products
  • 2008 Spyderco Products
  • 2009 Spyderco Products

Designer

Jason Breeden

Jason Breeden Makers mark

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

On the Spyderco forums:

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C111G:

"All eyes were on knife designer Jason Breeden’s knives at a recent knife show; drawn to his folder with a blade shape unlike anything knife enthusiasts had seen before. The lower half of the blade was curved like a Hawkbill blade but its bulb-like tip was perched on top the curved portion, almost like a head on a neck. When someone asked the designer he replied, “My designs are born from need I’ve experienced. I live in the Appalachian Mountains and am regularly outdoors or in water. A recurve blade has cutting advantages in water but I also wanted a strong tip for outdoor applications.”

Spyderco included a Round Hole resulting in the Spyderco/Jason Breeden Captain. The blade’s unusual shape creates two opposing cutting angles, one curving inward, one out. The inward curve holds what you’re cutting in contact with the sharp edge, ideal for downward pulling cuts and for cutting rope and line. The outward curved cutting edge bulges out at the blade’s tip for close-in controlled cutting- a motion used when skinning, whittling and slicing horizontally in a wrist sweeping motion.

The blade is PlainEdge hollow-ground VG-10 with a weight reducing spine swedge. Its G-10 handle has a Walker LinerLock and two full-length steel liners tucked inside for rigidity and strength. Angularly shaped, the handle is comfortable in different grip positions and has a steel pocket clip designed for right/left-hand tip-down carry. Its appearance is unusual but the overall design defines ergonomics and versatility indoors and out."[1]

Variations

The C111 Captain 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
C111G Black G-10 PE VG-10 2006-2009 229.95$ (2009) N/A Hollow Metal LH/RH, TD Main

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C111

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C111 Captain:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C111G 183mm 105mm 78mm 75mm 13mm 3mm 136g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C111 Captain:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C111G 7 3/16" 4 1/8" 3 1/16" 2 15/16" 17/32" 1/8" 4.75oz

References

  1. The C111G Captain in Spyderco's online catalog

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Pictures

See e.g. The C-111 Captain: A Closer LOOK thread on the Spyderco forums.

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