C23 Renegade

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The C23 Renegade and its' shorter-length variation, the C24 BlackHawk, both have a traditional clip point bowie blade and a Back Lock locking mechanism. They were designed together and are the first Spyderco knives designed without hump in the blade and a 50/50 choil to increase safety and comfort. The C23 and C24 were initially made to appeal to the "Biker" market.

The C23 an C24 can be viewed as the predecessor of the C41 Native.

Appearance in catalogs

The C23 Renegade appears at least in the following catalogs:

  • 1994 Spyderco Products
  • 1997 Spyderco Products

Designer

Sal Glesser [1]

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

In 2002 (?) there was a short run of the Renegade/BlackHawk based on original parts:

  • Posting in 2001 by "Sal" on the re-intro of the Renegade/Blackhawk.
  • Comments by "Sal" on the re-intro and a description of the changes from the original.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Not listed.

Variations

The C23 Renegade was originally produced in Golden, U.S.A. The 2002(?) re-intro was produced in Seki-City, Japan. The C23 has a

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C23 (?) Black Aluminum PE SE GIN-1/G-2 ? 117.95$ (1994) ? does this exist? N/A Hollow 3- screw old standard RH, TD
C23G Black G-10 PE SE GIN-1/G-2 1994-1997 117.95$ (1994) "USA Earth" on blade, subvariations with only "USA" on blade exist N/A Hollow 3- screw old standard RH, TD
C23G Black G-10 PS GIN-1/G-2 2002(?) re-intro ? single liner on clip side N/A Hollow 3- screw old standard RH, TD

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C23

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C23 Renegade:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C23G 220mm 130mm 102mm 89mm 11mm 3.2mm 105g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C23 Renegade:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C23G 9" 5 1/8" 4" 3 1/2" 7/16" 1/8" 3.7oz

References

  1. See Sal Glesser comment on Spyderco Forums [1]

Pictures

C23 Renegade is the top two knives in the picture
C23 Renegade is the top two knives in the picture

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