C30 Remote Release

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The C30 Remote Release is a medium-sized folding knife that features a spring-loaded shackle clip on the tail-end of the handle. This allows the user to clip the knife to a ring on a belt, strap or pack without using a clip.

Appearance in catalogs

The C30 Remote Release appeared in the following catalogs:

  • C30: 1997 - 2001 Spyderco catalogs
  • C30BK2: 2008 - 2010 Spyderco catalogs


Designer

Sal Glesser [1]

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

On the Spyderco forums:

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Remote Release 2

There are sports and activities where attaching a folder above the waist makes sense (think spray skirts, buoyancy belts and overloaded duty belts). The Remote Release's spring loaded shackle clip fastens to a carabiner, belt loop or ring and releases by pulling back on the textured release pin. The model permits releasing and one hand opening without having to rotate the knife in the hand. Kraton handle insets inhibit skidding in the hand. Lanyard hole for backup/secondary cord attachment.

The C30 Remote Release 2 in Spyderco's online catalog.

Variations

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C30SBK Black FRN with black Kraton insert SE GIN-1/G-2 1995 $62.95 (1995) G-2 marking on blade. Came in a thin black box. Regular production Hollow Spring loaded Shackle-clip TU Main
C30PBK Black FRN with black Kraton insert PE AUS-8A 1995-1996 $69.95 (1995), $39.95 (1996 close-out special) Came in a thin black box. Regular production Hollow Spring loaded Shackle-clip TU
C30SBK Black FRN with black Kraton insert SE AUS-8A 1995-2001 $69.95 (1995), $61.95 (1996), $64.95 (2001) Came in a thin black box. Regular production Hollow Spring loaded Shackle-clip TU
C30SOREMT Orange FRN with black Kraton insert SE AUS-8 2000? Ironstone Exclusive. Sheepsfoot Blade. Larger opening hole. Came in a thin black box. Limited Hollow Spring loaded Shackle-clip TU
C30SBKEMT Black FRN with black Kraton insert SE AUS-8 Sheepsfoot Blade. Larger opening hole. Came in a thin black box. Limited Hollow Spring loaded Shackle-clip TU

Remote Release 2

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C30SBK2 Black FRN with black volcano grip Kraton insert SE VG-10 2006-2010 $74.95 (2006), $79.95 (2007), $84.95 (2008), $93.95 (2009) Regular production Hollow Spring loaded Shackle-clip TU

Most collectible variation

One of the most collectible variations of the C30, is the EMT version, also referred to as the Orange "Ironstone" Remote Release Knife. A picture can be found at this webpage of Spyderco collector 'Spyderwa', and in this thread on the Spyderco Forums from Spyderco collector 'The Deacon'.

Questions regarding collecting the C30

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

  • Has there been a variation of the C30 with a red FRN handle and black kraton inlay?

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C30 Remote Release:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C30 200mm 124mm 76mm 67mm 12mm 3.2mm 74g
C30SxxEMT 200mm 124mm 76mm 67mm 15mm 3.2mm 74g


Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C30 Remote Release:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C30 7.875" 4.875" 3.000" 2.625" 0.469" 0.125" 2.5oz
C30SxxEMT 7.875" 4.875" 3.000" 2.625" 0.591" 0.125" 2.5oz


Measurements (mm and grams) of the C30 Remote Release 2:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C30SBK2 198mm 122mm 76mm 67mm 14mm 3mm 70g


Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C30 Remote Release 2:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C30SBK2 7.813" 4.813" 3.000" 2.625" 0.551" 0.125" 2.5oz

References

  1. Sal Glesser's original comment can be found on Spyderco-Forums [1]

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