C24 BlackHawk

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The C24 BlackHawk and its' longer-length variant, the C23 Renegade, 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 and C24 can be viewed as the predecessor of the C41 Native.

The very early C24 Blackhawks were introduced in 1994 and featured a Aluminum handle, which soon after was replaced by G-10 handles.

C24 name variations: "Black Hawk", "Blackhawk"

Appearance in catalogs

The C24 BlackHawk 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:

  • Spyderco forum posting in 2001 by "Sal" on the re-intro.
  • Spyderco forum 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 C24 BlackHawk was originally produced in Golden, U.S.A. The 2002(?) re-intro was produced in Seki-City, Japan. The C24 has a

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C24 Black Aluminum PE SE GIN-1/G-2 1993-1994 99.95$ (1994) Checkered texturing on handle. N/A Hollow Silver 3- screw old standard clip RH, TD
C24G Black G-10 PE SE GIN-1/G-2 1994-1997 114.95$ (?) no liners; with and without "Earth" markings on blade N/A Hollow Silver 3- screw old standard clip RH, TD
C24G Black G-10 PS GIN-1/G-2 2002(?) re-intro ? single liner on clip side N/A Hollow Black 3- screw old standard clip RH, TD

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C24

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C24 BlackHawk:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C24 181mm 105mm 76mm 73mm 11mm 3.2mm ?
C24G 181mm 105mm 76mm 73mm 11mm 3.2mm 85g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C24 BlackHawk:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C24 7 1/8" 4 1/8" 3" 2 7/8" 7/16" 1/8" 3.1oz
C24G 7 1/8" 4 1/8" 3" 2 7/8" 7/16" 1/8" 3oz

References

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

Pictures

the Blackhawk is the bottom two knives in the picture
the Blackhawk is the bottom two knives in the picture

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