C224 Lil' Sub-Hilt

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The C224 Lil' Sub-Hilt is a smaller version of the C149 Vallotton Sub-Hilt.

Appearance in catalogs

The C224 Lil' Sub-Hilt appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 2018 Spyderco Product Guide

Designer

Butch Vallotton

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Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C224 Lil' Sub-Hilt

"Designed by renowned custom knifemaker Butch Vallotton, the Lil’ Sub-Hilt is a more compact, pocket friendly expression of his first Spyderco collaboration, the Vallotton Sub-Hilt. Like the original, it features a beautifully crafted handle constructed with full skeletonized stainless steel liners and stainless steel bolsters. They are paired with contoured, polished G-10 scales and complemented by matching G-10 inlays in the bolsters. The result is a stylish sub-hilt-style handle with a custom-quality, seamless fit that accurately replicates Vallotton’s coveted custom knives.

The blade of the Lil’ Sub-Hilt is equally stunning. Painstakingly crafted from CPM® S30V® stainless steel, it features hollow-ground main bevels with contrasting flat-ground tip bevels for a superior balance of edge geometry and point strength. It proudly includes both Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ and Vallotton’s signature thumb stud/stop pin to ensure swift, fully ambidextrous, one-handed opening and an ultra-secure lock-up of the knife’s stout LinerLock mechanism.

To support all possible carry preferences, the Lil’ Sub-Hilt includes a four-position pocket clip that provides tip-up and tip-down carry on both the left and right sides. A remarkably refined folding knife, the Lil’ Sub-Hilt faithfully distills all the custom-quality features of its larger counterpart in a sleek, pocket-friendly format that is ideal for everyday carry."

The C224 Lil' Sub-Hilt in Spyderco's online catalog.

Variations

The C224 Lil' Sub-Hilt is made in Taiwan and has

  • Walker Liner Lock
  • Modified tanto style blade
  • Thumb Stud/stop pin
  • fully skeletonized stainless steel liners
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C224G Polished black G-10 with Stainless Steel Bolsters PE CPM-S30V Mar. 2017-Sept. 2019 $309.95 (2017), $310.00 (2019) Regular production Hollow Black chrome hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C224 Lil' Sub-Hilt:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C224G 188mm 107mm 81mm 71mm 12mm 3.5mm 147g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C224 Lil' Sub-Hilt:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C224G 7.42" 4.22" 3.20" 2.80" 0.47" 0.138" 5.2oz

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