C26 Snap-It

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C26PRD Snap-It

The C26 Snap-It.

Appearance in catalogs

The C26 Snap-It appeared in.

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Discussion on the Spyderco forums, with pictures of The Deacon's orange EMT version.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Pre-dates the Spyderco web catalog.

Was voted the 1993 Blade magazine "Overall Knife of the Year."

Sal's Patent for the C26.

The prototype originally had the snap on the back end, opposite the pivot, but was switched when it was discovered that this forced the user to rotate the knife 180 degrees before opening it, which could present a problem in an emergency.

Variations

The C26 is made in Seki-City, Japan and has

  • a Mar-McBurnette front lock
  • Built-in Wichard-style carabiner clip
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C26PBK Black FRN Black Kraton insert PE GIN-1/G-2 1993-???? 55.95$ (1994) N/A Hollow Black Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26SBK Black FRN Black Kraton insert SE GIN-1/G-2 1993-???? 55.95$ (1994) N/A Hollow Black Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26PRD Red FRN Black Kraton insert PE GIN-1/G-2 N/A Hollow Black Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26SRD Red FRN Black Kraton insert SE GIN-1/G-2 N/A Hollow Black Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26SBKEMT Black FRN Black Kraton insert SE AUS-8 Sheepsfoot blade EMT version N/A Hollow Black Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26S??EMT Orange FRN Black Kraton insert SE AUS-8 Ironstone sheepsfoot blade EMT version N/A Hollow Orange Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26PRD Red FRN Black Kraton insert PE AUS-8 A.G. Russell exclusive N/A Hollow Red Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26SRD Red FRN Black Kraton insert SE AUS-8 A.G. Russell exclusive N/A Hollow Red Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26?? Red FRN Black Kraton insert PE VG-10 2009-???? A.G. Russell exclusive N/A Hollow Red Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26?? Red FRN Black Kraton insert SE VG-10 2009-???? A.G. Russell exclusive N/A Hollow Red Wichard-style shackle RH TD
C26PYL Yellow FRN Black Kraton insert PE H-1 Mar. 2016-2017 $134.95 Salt Snap-It, screw together construction N/A Hollow Wichard-style shackle RH TD Variant
C26SYL Yellow FRN Black Kraton insert SE H-1 Mar. 2016- $134.95 Salt Snap-It, screw together construction N/A Hollow Wichard-style shackle RH TD Variant

Most collectible variation

The orange handled EMT version is highly sought after. There also appears to have been a variation of the regular version, but with a yellow handle with black inserts, made for Snow Peak.

Questions regarding collecting the C26

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C26 Snap-It:

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
175mm 130mm 72mm 60mm 12mm 3mm 68g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C26 Snap-It:

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
6 7/8" 5 1/8" 2 7/8" 2 3/8" 15/32" 1/8" 2.4oz

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