C116 SuperHawk

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The C116 SuperHawk features was introduced in 2008. It features a hawkbill blade and carbon fiber handle.

Appearance in catalogs

The C116 SuperHawk appeared in the following catalogs (older, newer):

  • 2008 Spyderco Mid-Year Product Supplement
  • 2009 Spyderco Products

Designer

Sal Glesser [1]

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C116:

"Nothing is more appropriately engineered for downward, pulling cuts than a Hawkbill blade. The tip’s curve holds what you're cutting against the sharp edge for failsafe, downward-motion cutting, done at arms length. On that same note, nothing says high-tech more than a carbon fiber handle and VG-10 steel blade. The outcome of paring state-of-the-art material components with the Hawkbill blade shape is the SuperHawk.

VG-10 blade steel holds court as one of the hardest performing knife steels in the industry today. A high percentage of carbon and cobalt earn its honors for cutting aptitude and edge retention. Full flat-ground, the blade is available PlainEdged. The handle is peel ply carbon fiber, an ultra light laminate with formidable tensile strength and a woven texture that sticks to the palm putting the brakes on forward or backward sliding. Left- right-hand wire clip is pocket friendly, clipping the knife to carry deeply while being easy on the fabric."[2]

Variations

The C116 SuperHawk is made in Seki-City, Japan and has a

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C116 Black CF PE VG-10 2008-2009 339.95$ (2009) N/A Full Flat Wire LH/RH, TU

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C116 SuperHawk:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C116 200mm 119mm 89mm 71mm 14mm 4mm 125g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C116 SuperHawk:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C116 7 7/8" 4 11/16" 3 1/2" 2 3/4" 9/16" 5/32" 4.4oz

References

  1. Sal Glesser's original comment can be found on Spyderco-Forums [1]
  2. The C116 SuperHawk in Spyderco's online catalog

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