C16 Wayne Goddard

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The C16 Wayne Goddard is a collaboration model and the design is unique and goes back to a custom model of Mr. Wayne Goddard, called “Odin’s claw”.


Appearance in catalogs

The Wayne Goddard with Micarta handles appears in the 1993 product guide[1], the 1994 product guide[2], the 1997 product guide[3] and the 1998 product guide[4]. The Wayne Goddard with black FRN handles appears in the 1997 product guide[5], the 1998 product guide[6] and the 2000 product guide[7].

Designer

American Bladesmith Society Mastersmith Wayne Goddard of Eugene, Oregon, USA

Wayne Goddard Makers mark

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Wayne Goddard's infos about the C16 (with permission of W. G.):

The prototype Goddard/Spyderco folding knife was delivered to Sal Glesser during May 1990. The first production models were delivered November 1991. These C-16 knives came with black Micarta handles and full serrated or partially serrated blades. The full serrated blade was discontinued in 1996.

We received the prototype of the GRN (Zytel type material) handled C-16 on January 17, 1997. It was a good looking knife with the cast handle and the new, right/left interchangeable clip. It also had the new steel, ATS-55. The Lightweight Goddard was the first Spyderco Clipit to feature ATS-55 and the changeable Clipit. We received the first production Lightweight Goddard's in May of '97; these were partially serrated. The first Lightweight Goddard's with plain edge blades were delivered in May '99. The Lightweight was well received and sales were very good.

Spyderco did a sprint run of 1,200 Lightweight Goddard's with a gray handle in early 2004. These blades featured VG-10 stainless steel. We received the first shipment May 21, 2004. Most of that shipment was partially serrated, but some were plain edged.

In May 2006 Spyderco did a sprint run of 600 knives on the Lightweight Goddard with VG-10 steel and a burgundy handle, #C16PSBRG. Only partially serrated blades were made, no plain edge like with the Black and Gray Lightweight Goddards. Approximately 60 of these were numbered for the Spyderco collectors. [8]


Sal's funny info about the grey FRN sprint run's colour from Spyderco Forums:

The FRN handle is gray instead of black. The gray color was selected by Wayne. He picked up pieces of forged steel flakes when we were at the Ed Schempp "Hammer in" and said "match this". We send the steel flakes to Seki to be matched. [9]


Joyce Laituri about the OKCA Goddard on Spyderco Forums:

They were made for the Oregon Knife Collectors around the time of the 1998 OKCA Show. One more bit of information, they were Micarta handled Wayne Goddard models (C16) that we sent to Santa Fe Stone works for embellishment. It is probable they vary slightly from one knife to another, as the wood inlays are all hand finished by the amazing artist(s) Bill Wirtle and his crew at Santa Fe Stoneworks. [10]

Information from the Spyderco catalog

Over thirty years ago, Wayne Goddard set out to create a heftier, stronger knife that would hold a better edge. Today Wayne is a historian of the folding knife and creator of this Spyderco/Goddard collaboration series. This design is a composite of hundreds of different Goddard folders and is available in three sizes. The 50/50 combination blade incorporates the Spyderco Trademark Round Hole and eliminates the “hump” just above the hole. The blade has just enough belly to be effective, and the tip is reinforced to accommodate heavy-duty work. The slim scales are made of Micarta to provide strength, lightweight handling and attractive styling. The handle includes a built-in “guard” to provide optimum protection against sliding up on the blade, and the clip is positioned high on the knife for convenient carry (note that the Baby Wayne Goddard does not have a clip). Each of the three sizes performs well in a variety of situations, and each makes a great utility tool.[11].

The knife in itself features a sturdy drop-point blade, hollow saber grind, Mar-McBurnettte front lock, clip and opening hole. The designer’s signature is etched onto each blade. The micarta handled knives have the standard clip for tip-down, the FRN variations offer ambidextrous clip for tip-up carry.

Variations

All are made in Seki city, Japan and the lock is a Mar-McBurnette front lock.

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C16PS Black Micarta PS GIN-1/G-2 1991-1998 129,95$ black clip, no boye dent N/A Hollow sabre grind 3- screw old standard clip Right hand tip-down
C16S Black Micarta SE GIN-1/G-2 1991-1998 129,95$ black clip, no boye dent N/A Hollow sabre grind 3- screw old standard clip Right hand tip-down
C16PSBK Black FRN PS ATS-55 1997-2000 68,95$ black clip, no boye dent N/A Hollow sabre grind Barrel bolt clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C16PBK Black FRN PE ATS-55 1997-2000 69,95$ black clip, no boye dent N/A Hollow sabre grind Barrel bolt clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C16PS Custom (Black Micarta + wood inlay beaver) PS GIN-1/G-2 1998 Club price of 125,-$ OKCA Club Knife. 60 Hollow sabre grind
C16PSGY Gray FRN PS VG-10 2004 74,95$ Sprintrun 600 Hollow sabre grind Gray Barrel bolt clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C16PGY Gray FRN PE VG-10 2004 74,95$ Sprintrun 600 Hollow sabre grind Gray Barrel bolt clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C16PSBRG Burgundy FRN PS VG-10 2006 89,95$ Sprintrun 600 Hollow sabre grind Barrel bolt clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C16POD Olive Drab FRN PE VG-10 2013 124,95$ (2013) Sprintrun Full Flat Black Barrel bolt clip Ambidextrous tip-up

Other known variations

Other known variations in collaboration with Mr. Wayne Goddard: C18 Wayne Goddard Jr. and C20 Baby Wayne Goddard.

Most collectible variation

The 1998 OKCA knife, wich was ordered by the Oregon Knife Collectors Association as their 1998 Club Knife, is seen by some as the most collectible variation. Limited to 60 knives, these were made by Santa Fe Stoneworks with a special wood inlay on the front representing a beaver with a lake/wood scenery. SFSW used only woods from Oregon.

Questions regarding collecting the C16

- Was there ever a micarta C16 Goddard made in plain edge version?

Technical information

Typically measurements (mm and grams) of the C16 Wayne Goddard:

SKU Length overall Length closed Hole Ø Blade length Cutting edge Blade thickness Weight
C16 222 130 12 92 89 3,2 108
C16BK 222 131 12 92 87 3 91
C16GY 222 131 12 90 87 3 90
C16BRG 222 131 12 90 87 3 90

Typical measurements (Inches and ounces) of the C16 Goddard:

SKU Length overall Length closed Hole Ø Blade length Cutting edge Blade thickness Weight
C16 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
C16BK ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
C16GY 8 3/4 5 1/8 15/32 3 5/8 3 1/2 1/8 3.2
C16BRG ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Web links

The Wayne Goddard with grey FRN on Spyderco's website.

References

  1. Spyderco's product guide from 1993 is available for download here
  2. Spyderco's product guide from 1994 is available for download here
  3. Spyderco's product guide from 1997 is available for download here
  4. Spyderco's product guide from 1998 is available for download here
  5. Spyderco's product guide from 1997 is available for download here
  6. Spyderco's product guide from 1998 is available for download here
  7. Spyderco's product guide from 2000 is available for download here
  8. In personal email to author
  9. Thread containing original comment can be found here
  10. Comment can be found here
  11. From the Spyderco's catalog "All God's Critters Have Knives", available for download here

Pictures

Library - 0633.jpg C16 OKCA Goddard's handle closeup

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