C143 Bob Lum Large Chinese Folder

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The C143 Large Chinese Folder was introduced in 2010 and is a larger version of the C65 Bob Lum Chinese folder.

Appearance in catalogs

The C143 Large Chinese Folder appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Bob Lum, Based on a traditional chinese design.

Bob Lum Makers mark

History, mentionings etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C143G:

"Custom Knifemaker Bob Lum has done something no other knifemaker has done. He created a genesis fusing the ancient essence and design of a traditional Chinese fixed blade with features found in modern folding knives. This results in a knife with great historical beauty and modern cutting performance and manufacturing impeccability.

The large Chinese folder has a flat-ground VG-10 blade with a spine swedge and a PlainEdge cutting conformation. The black peel-ply G-10 handle incorporates a Walker LinerLock® and screw together construction for adjustment and cleaning. Phosphor bronze washers circling the blade's pivot, ensure smooth open/close action. A four-way tip-up/tip-down, left/right hand pocket clip settles the folder deeply in a pocket where it rides ready for use with great style. Bob Lum's Chinese Folder takes ancient knifemaking tradition to a higher level in sophistication and ergonomic usability.

Custom knifemaker Bob Lum passed away in 2008 and Spyderco is honored to continue producing his knife designs with the blessing of his widow Jean Lum."


The C65BKP Lum Chinese in Spyderco's online catalog.


Variations of the Large Chinese Folder

The C143 Large Chinese Folder is made in Seki-City, Japan and features:

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C143GP Black G-10 PE VG-10 2010-2012 $224.95 (2012) Full Flat grind Black 4-way clip LH/RH, TD/TU Main
C143GPNP Pink G-10 PE VG-10 2012 $224.95 (2012) JP Distributing exclusive Sprintrun ~800 Full Flat grind Black 4-way clip LH/RH, TD/TU Variant

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C143

Technical information

Typical measurements (mm and grams) of the C143 Large Chinese Folder:

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
217mm 128mm 95mm 87mm 14mm 3mm 123g

Typical measurements (Inches and ounces) of the C143 Large Chinese Folder:

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
8.563" 5.0312" 3.75" 3.438" 0.563" 0.125" 4.3oz

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