C178 Kiwi4

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The C178 Kiwi4 is the 4th generation of the C75 Kiwi.

Appearance in catalogs

The C178 Kiwi4 appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C178 Kiwi4:

"The Kiwi™ is one of the most unique and enduring knives in the Spyderco product line. Originally released in 2002, the Kiwi has been produced in a number of different variations, all basically the same size. The Kiwi 4 takes the proven ergonomics and cutting performance of the original design and amplifies them by increasing the knife’s scale by about 20 percent. It also adds full-length G-10 scales, a full-flat grind, and, for the first time, a pocket clip.

The Kiwi 4 features a full-flat-ground VG-10 stainless steel blade. Its wharncliffe profile features a perfectly straight edge for impressive cutting power and dexterity, and Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ provides convenient one-handed opening with either hand. Its handle has skeletonized stainless steel liners layered with textured black G-10 scales. Along with the knife’s signature double finger choil, this construction provides an extremely secure grip and outstanding control during use. It is also home to a sturdy back lock mechanism and a reversible, deep-pocket wire clip that provides left or right-side tip-up carry."

The C178 Kiwi4 in Spyderco's online catalog

Variations

The C178 Kiwi4 is made in Japan by Moki and has:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C178GP Black G-10 PE VG-10 Aug 2014-Nov 2016 199.95$ (2014) N/A Full Flat Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Main

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C178 Kiwi4:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C178G 172mm 98mm 75mm 62mm 11mm 2.5mm 54g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C178 Kiwi4:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C178G 6.78" 3.84" 2.94" 2.45" 0.43" 0.098" 1.9oz

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