C202 Mantra

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The C202 Mantra is an in-house flipper design combining classic Spyderco styling with state-of-the-art materials and design.

Appearance in catalogs

The C202 Mantra appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Eric Glesser

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Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C202 Mantra:

"The Mantra is a highly evolved flipper-style folding knife that combines classic Spyderco styling with state-of-the-art materials and advanced design features. Its iconic leaf-shaped blade is precision machined from high-performance CPM® M4 tool steel—a powder metallurgy steel specially formulated to offer outstanding wear resistance and edge retention. The extremely homogenous structure of this steel offers superior dimensional stability, grindability, and toughness, however, as a tool steel, it must be maintained properly to avoid corrosion. The PlainEdge™ blade is full-flat ground for optimal edge geometry and includes both an index-finger flipper and Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ to support both flipper-style openings and conventional one-hand opening methods.

The Mantra’s ergonomic handle consists of two precision-machined solid titanium scales with a handsome matte stonewashed finish. The reverse-side scale houses a sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism with a hardened stainless steel interface that provides steel-on-steel contact of the lock and blade tang. This guarantees solid, reliable lock engagement and a long service life. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip ensures that the Mantra is always poised for immediate use and allows discreet, ambidextrous, tip-up carry.

In addition to offering exceptional cutting performance and reliability, the Mantra also helps support a very worthy cause. A portion of the sales of the Mantra will be donated to The National Parkinson Foundation."

The C202 Mantra in Spyderco's online catalog

Variations

The C202 Mantra is made in Taichung, Taiwan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C202TI Matte stonewashed Ti PE CPM-M4 Dec 2015-Oct 2018 279.95$ (2015) N/A Full Flat Silver deep pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C202 Mantra:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C202TI 186mm 105mm 81mm 80mm 12mm 3mm 85g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C202 Mantra:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C202TI 7.34" 4.14" 3.20" 3.16" 0.475" 0.118" 3.0oz

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