C127 Urban

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The C127 Urban is a non-locking folder (SLIPIT) that was introduced in 2009. The Urban is available with different blade shapes and handle colors. The Urban is part of the Non-Locking series.

Appearance in catalogs

The C127 Urban appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 2008 Spyder Mid-Year Product Supplement
  • 2009 Spyderco product catalog

Designer

Spyderco

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C127FG:

"Laws and guidelines for carrying pocketknives are changing in countries all over our world. Several countries have enacted restrictions and parameters on folding knives, specifically on blades that lock open. Spyderco addressed this by developing a series of non-locking folders we call Slipits. Slipits are traditional Spyderco folding and clip knives (we’ve always called them CLIPITS) but have non-locking blades. Slipit blades are safely held open by a notched or slip-joint located at the knife’s pivot. Closing the blade, the notch produces resistance functionally similar to traditional slip-joint penknives. Heightening control and safety, a deep finger choil positions the index finger behind the blade directly under the thumb. This allows choking up nearer the cutting edge with comfort and dexterity. Positioning the index finger in the choil additionally keeps the blade from closing while cutting.

The Urban Slipits feature G-10 handles: C127OR Urban Wharncliffe Blade with safety orange G-10 handle and C127FG Urban Leaf-shaped Blade with Foliage Green G-10 handle. Both have screw together handle construction for adjusting and cleaning and feature a left/right-hand tip up silhouette wire pocket clip. Their blades are flat-ground VG-10 available PlainEdged with slip-resistant jimping at the blade spine and along the finger-choil."[1]

See also: C127OR[2].

Variations

The C127s are made in Seki-City, Japan and have a

  • non-locking blade with a Notch Joint and a
  • screw together construction.

The C127 lightweight is made in Italy

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C127GPFG Foliage green G-10 PE VG-10, Leaf Shaped Blade 2009-2011 149.95$ (2009) N/A Full Flat Stainless wire clip LH/RH, TU Main
C127GPOR Orange G-10 PE VG-10, Wharncliffe Blade 2009-2011 149.95$ (2009) N/A Full Flat Stainless wire clip LH/RH, TU Variant
C127PBK Black crosshatch FRN PE N690Co Leaf Shaped Blade 2015- $89.95 (2016) lightweight version N/A Full Flat Stainless wire clip LH/RH, TU Variant
C127PGR Dark green crosshatch FRN PE Elmax Leaf Shaped Blade May 2016 £57.50 (2016) British Blades forum exclusive with logo laser etched next to the bug, lightweight version. The custom "dark green" on the handle is similar to British Racing Green. ~300 Full Flat Silver, deep-carry Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C127PGY Grey crosshatch FRN PE K390 Leaf Shaped Blade Feb 2017 $109.95 (2017) lightweight version. Sprintrun Limited Full Flat Stainless wire clip LH/RH, TU Variant
C127PBN Coyote brown crosshatch FRN PE AEB-L Leaf Shaped Blade June 2019 $100.00 (2019) lightweight version. Sprintrun 600-1200? Full Flat Silver deep carry Stainless wire clip LH/RH, TU Variant

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C127

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C127 Urban

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C127FG 154mm 89mm 65mm 57mm 12mm 3mm 58g
C127OR 154mm 89mm 65mm 57mm 12mm 3mm 57g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C127 Urban

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C127FG 6 1/16" 3 1/2" 2 9/16" 2 1/4" 15/32" 1/8" 2.05oz
C127OR 6 1/16" 3 1/2" 2 9/16" 2 1/4" 15/32" 1/8" 2oz

References

  1. The C127FG Urban in Spyderco's online catalog
  2. The C127OR Urban in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

Urban variations: foliage green handle with leaf blade and the orange handle with wharncliffe blade
Urban variations, closed

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