C129 Cat

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The C129 Cat is a small folder using the same handle and blade shape as the Chicago, but slightly larger. It is part of Spyderco's Value Folders series.

Appearance in catalogs

The C129 Cat first appeared in the 2010 Spyderco catalog [1]:

  • 2010 Spyderco Products

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History, mentionings from the forums etc.

  • [2] and [3] reasons the carbon fiber Cat (and Chicago) were discontinued.

The Cat was first released using S30V steel and carbon fiber scales. The maker was unable to maintain high quality, however, leading to a swift discontinuation. It was brought back in 2011 using 440C steel and G-10 scales.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"Why do knife companies apply animal-like names and descriptions to their knives? In our defense, the Spyderco round hole and super sharp edge are reminiscent of eyes and claws.


Think cats. Cats represent a highly developed level of predatory resourcefulness, sleek sharp claws and efficiency. Our C129G Cat CLIPIT has a leaf-shaped 440C blade just under two-and-a-half inches in length that is flat-ground for hair popping sharpness.


Our cat is unique. We aimed for a high pinnacle of cutting adeptness but demanded it be polished and sophisticated in appearance. So, we combined cat-claw sharpness with a G-10 handle and Michael Walker LinerLock®. The black G-10 handle is shaped and sized ergonomically with full-length skeletonized liners inside for strength without bulky weight.


A deep silhouette wire clip burrows the knife down deeply in a pant's pocket with the tip facing up ready to carry left- or right-handed.


We believe the name is appropriate and think you might too.


The C129CF Cat CF in Spyderco's Online Catalog.

The C129G Cat G-10 in Spyderco's Online Catalog.

Variations

The C129 Cat is made in Taiwan and has a

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C129CF CF PE CPM-S30V 2009 74.95$ Discontinued due to quality issues N/A Full Flat Metal LH/RH, TU Main
C129G Black G-10 PE 440C mid 2011- 69.95$ (2011) N/A Full Flat Metal LH/RH, TU N/A

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C129

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C129 Cat:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C129CF 151mm 90mm 62mm 54mm 13mm 2.5mm 69g
C129G 151mm 90mm 62mm 54mm 13mm 2.5mm 71g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C129 Cat:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C129CF 5 15/16" 3 9/16" 2 7/16" 2 1/8" 1/2" 3/32" 2.2oz
C129G 5 15/16" 3 9/16" 2 7/16" 2 1/8" 1/2" 3/32" 2.5oz

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