C125 Ed Schempp Khukuri

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C125

The C125 Khukuri by Ed Schempp was introduced in 2008. The design is influenced by a commonly in Nepal used type of knife, the Khukuri, also spelled Kukri or Khukri (see e.g. here for more information about Khukuris in general).

Appearance in catalogs

The C125 Khukuri first appeared in the 2009 Spyderco product catalog.

Designer

Ed Schempp

Ed Schempp Makers mark

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

On the Spyderco forums:

  • Review by "Mr Blonde".
  • Posting by "Ed Schempp" about grip positions and edge length.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"Theories on when and where Khukuri blades originated are all over the board. Examples are so varied it’s probably accurate saying they might be the oldest cutlery style known. Today’s cutlery circles recognize it as the national knife of Nepal but we know similar blade shapes were found on Greek swords (or Kopis) 2500 years ago, on Macedonian cavalry swords, Mongolian knives, 4th century Indian cutting implements and even some Japanese swords have similarities to today’s modern Khukuri. In our world a Khukuri (also labeled a Khurkuri Gurkha or a Kukri) is used for a variety of everyday cutting chores and clearly associated with the country of Nepal. They’re commonly used in Nepalese households and carried by military personnel."

"Spyderco’s folding Khukuri is an Ed Schempp design with a semi-traditionally shaped VG-10 steel curving blade and deep drop-point belly offering impressive full-flat ground cutting power. Historically, the curve is synonymous with the valor of the solider carrying it. Our stylized version has a tapered hilt laying the foundation for dexterous control over the generous-sized blade. The handle is foliage green G-10 with left/right-hand tip up carry pocket clip. Inside the G-10 are full-length internal liners and a Michael Walker LinerLock®."[1]

Variations

The C125 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
C125 Foliage green G-10 PE VG-10 2008-2009 229.95$ (2008-2009) N/A Full Flat Metal LH/RH, TU Main

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C125

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C125 Khukuri

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
195mm 111mm 87mm 67mm 13mm 3mm 95g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C125 Khukuri

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
7 11/16" 4 3/8" 3 7/16" 2 5/8" 1/2" 1/8" 3.4oz

References

  1. The C125 Khukuri by Ed Schempp in Spyderco's online catalog

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