C18 Wayne Goddard Jr.

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Wayne Goddard

Wayne Goddard Makers mark

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

There is some disagreement as to wheter the C18 was sold through Spyderco or only through Wayne Goddard himself in this thread on the Spyderco forums. This thread also tells that the SE was indeed sold, although probably in low numbers.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C18PSWM:

"In the 1980’s Spyderco entered a collaborating arrangement on several knife designs with then, up-and-coming custom knifemaker, Wayne Goddard of Eugene, Oregon. Wayne’s custom knives were folding models and fixed blades with his signature: a drop point blade, shaped with a deep cutting belly for outdoor and everyday use. Everyone wanted them, for their high-performance steel and drop point blade shape. Today, he’s a Master Bladesmith, and cornerstone member of the American Bladesmith’s Society. He has authored several books on the art of knifemaking and is a contributing editor for a knife magazine. When the opportunity to collaborate again arose in 2008, Spyderco was on it.

The new C18PSWH has Wayne’s traditional drop-point blade but comes paired with a white Micarta handle. The blade is hollow-ground VG-10 steel available in a CombinationEdge. The handle is shaped so you can securely grip while preventing the fingers from sliding forward or backward. Ambidextrous clip." [1]

Variations

Variations of the C18 Wayne Goddard Jr.

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C18PS Black Micarta PS GIN-1/G-2 1992 - 1998 $116.95 Most common version ? Hollow sabre grind 3- screw old standard clip RH-TD ?
C18S Black Micarta SE GIN-1/G-2 1992 ? $116.95 Shown in 1993 brochure, does not appear in later catalogs ? Hollow sabre grind 3- screw old standard clip RH-TD ?
C18P Black Micarta PE GIN-1/G-2 1992 ? $116.95 Limited Production "non-catalog" item ? Hollow sabre grind 3- screw old standard clip RH-TD Yes
C18PSWM White Micarta PS VG-10 2008 $179.95 Sprint ? Hollow sabre grind Metal RH-TD ?

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C18

  • 1994 Catalog shows a PS C18 with no steel markings, do specimens like that exist in any edge type?

Answered Questions:

  • Was PE version made for and sold exclusively by Wayne Goddard? No. It was also sold by Spyderco, but in relatively low numbers
  • SE version appears in 1993 brochure, was it ever produced? Supposedly yes [2]

Technical information

Typical measurements (mm and grams) of the C18 Goddard:

SKU Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C18PSWM 175mm 105mm 71mm 67mm 11mm 3mm 78g

Typical measurements (inches and ounces) of the C18 Goddard:

SKU Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade length Weight
C18PSWM 6 7/8" 4 1/8" 2 13/16" 2 5/8" 7/16" 1/8" 2.7oz

References

  1. The C18 Goddard Jr. White Micarta in Spyderco's online catalog
  2. See this thread on the Spyderco forums

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