C243 Endela

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The C243 Endela is an in-house design and part of Spyderco's Signature lineup.

Appearance in catalogs

The C243 Endela appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Sal Glesser[1]

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C243 Endela

"Sized to literally split the difference between the iconic Endura® 4 and Delica® 4 Lightweights, the Endela proudly offers all the highly refined, time-tested features of each in a the perfect “in-between” format. Its full-flat-ground blade is crafted from VG-10 stainless steel and proudly sports a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™ for ambidextrous one-hand opening.

Available with either a PlainEdge™ or SpyderEdge™, the blade is supported by a sturdy back lock mechanism, skeletonized stainless steel liners, and injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales. Spyderco’s trademark Bi-Directional Texturing™ pattern ensures a non-slip grip and a four-position pocket clip offers a choice of tip-up or tip-down carry on both sides of the body." [2]

Variations

The C243 Endela is made in Seki City, Japan and features a:

  • Back Lock
  • Skeletonized stainless steel liners
  • Lanyard hole


SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C243BK Black FRN PE, SE Satin VG-10 2019 - $123.00 (2020) Regular production Full Flat Black hourglass clip LH/RH, TU Main
C243GYW Grey FRN PE Satin VG-10 2019 - $138.00 (2020) Features an Emerson Opener to deploy the blade in addition to the traditional round opening hole. Regular production Sabre Black Hourglass LH/RH, TU Main

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C243

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C243 Endela:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C243BK 206mm 119mm 87mm 76mm 13.1mm 3.0mm 88g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C243 Endela:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C243BK 8.10" 4.69" 3.41" 2.99" 0.52" 0.118" 2.4oz

References

  1. Spyderco Forum Discussion where Sal Glesser states he is the Endela's designer
  2. The C243 Endela in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

The C243 Endela, open and closed.


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