C140 SuperLeaf

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The C140 SuperLeaf was introduced in 2010 and celebrates Spyderco's emerging trend towards folding knives with wide leaf shaped blades. The SuperLeaf is based on the C116 SuperHawk.

Appearance in catalogs

The C140 SuperLeaf appeared in the following Spyderco catalogs:


Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Original CLIPIT® knives from the early 1980s, set side-by-side against new models, reveal a definite trend in Spyderco's design history, the leaf-shape blade. It has emerged as a CLIPIT signature due to the blade shape which has proven it functions efficiently in nearly all cutting applications, while offering enough breadth-of-blade to accommodate the Spyderco Round Hole.

Requests for a super-sized Spyderco leaf-shaped blade keep coming and in response, the new SuperLeaf fills the order with its broad VG-10 PlainEdge flat-ground blade and black G-10 handle.

Located at the blade's spine and choil is jimping (texturing) which works in conjunction with an expanded pommel on the handle, coordinating grip on the handle and dexterous control over the sharpened edge while cutting. Tucked inside the scales is a Compression Lock® locking mechanism, skeletonized full liners, a piped lanyard hole, and a secure-attachment left/right-hand, tip-up wire clip.

Pretty may be an option. Sharpness and performance are not, making it a positive attribute that the SuperLeaf has both. [1]

Variations

The C140 is made in Seki-City, Japan and features a:

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C140G Black G-10 PE VG-10 2010-2012 214.95$ (2012) N/A Full Flat grind Stainless wire clip LH/RH, TU Main

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements of the C140 SuperLeaf

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
202mm 119mm 87mm 71mm 14mm 4mm 122g
7.938" 7.938" 3.438" 2.812" 0.562" .156 " 4.3oz

References

  1. The C140 Spyderco SuperLeaf in Spyderco's online catalog

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