C179 Spy-DK

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The C179 Spy-DK was introduced in 2014 and is designed to comply with Danish laws.

Appearance in catalogs

The C179 Spy-DK appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C179 Spy-DK:

"The Spy-DK is based on the platform of the UK Penknife. Its blade is full-flat ground from Böhler-Uddeholm’s premium N690Co stainless steel, but its length is reduced to comply with Danish law. The Trademark Round Hole clearly identifies it as a Spyderco knife and provides a handy purchase for two-handed opening, but the hole is purposely small to prevent one-handed blade-opening methods. Its stout notched-joint mechanism is also powered by a strong spring that helps hold the blade securely in the open and closed positions, supporting its safe use as a cutting tool while precluding one-handed opening.

The Spy-DK’s lightweight handle is constructed of injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales attached directly to the stainless steel back spacer/spring. The molded checkered pattern on the scales and a textured index-finger choil at the juncture of the blade and handle ensure a secure grip and allow the user’s index finger to serve as a natural stop to prevent unintentional closure during use. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip provides both left and right-side tip-up carry, keeping the knife accessible for immediate use while naturally blending with virtually any color of clothing.

Although created to conform with Danish knife laws, the Spy-DK’s highly functional design and socially friendly demeanor make it a perfect choice for knife users everywhere. It combines convenient clip carry and a purposeful two-hand-opening into a design that redefines the non-locking pocketknife."

The black C179 Spy-DK in Spyderco's online catalog

The orange C179 Spy-DK in Spyderco's online catalog

Variations

The C179 Spy-DK is made in Italy and has

  • Slipit Notch Joint non-locking mechanism
  • Small, non-functional Spyderhole requiring two-handed opening
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C179PBK Black checkered pattern FRN PE N690Co May 2014-Nov 2016 79.95$ (2014) N/A Full Flat Deep carry silver Wire LH/RH, TU Main
C179POR Orange checkered pattern FRN PE N690Co May 2014-Nov 2016 79.95$ (2014) N/A Full Flat Deep carry silver Wire LH/RH, TU Variant

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C179 Spy-DK:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C179P 160mm 91mm 68mm 58mm 5mm 2.8mm 57g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C179 Spy-DK:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C179P 6.29" 3.60" 2.69" 2.30" 0.20" 0.110" 2.0oz

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