C32 Spur

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The C32 Spur is based on the C04 Executive and has black kraton inlays added to the handle as well as a modified blade. The Spur was introduced in 1994 and discontinued shortly afterwards. In 2004 a Sprint run of the Spur was produced with gray kraton inlays.

Appearance in catalogs

The C32 Spur appeared in the 1994 and 1995? annual Spyderco product catalogs.

The naming of the C32 was defined after printing the 1994 catalog, which shows the C32 as "unnamed".[1] The C32 is the only Spyderco knife to appear as such.


Designer

Spyderco

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

  • Information about C32PS Spur varieties by "The CoPilot" posted on the Spyderco forums.
  • Announcement of the Spur Sprint in 2004 by "Sal" on the Spyderco forums.
  • The C32 Spur is the only Spyderco knife ever to have been presented in a catalog as "unnamed"

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C32 Sprint run in 2004:

"The Spur is back. Spyderco introduced the Spur in 1995, then in due course discontinued it to make room in our line for new incoming knives. Rising phoenix-like, we've made a 2004 version only for a short time and limited in number. Akin to it's predecessor, the new Spur is small, stainless and well equipped to cut.

What made the first generation well-liked is here in the second round. Its diminutive size make it comfortable to handle and use, but having a stainless handle adds enough weight to give it some substance. The blade is a short thick, piece of VG-10 that's hollow-ground. Technically called a drop-point, the blade's belly is modified, (curving outward a little closer to the tip than a traditional drop-point) then meeting the tip, coming together to a sturdy point. Inset with slip-stopping gray Kraton, its handle is capped with a backlock with the David Boye Dent. A real low-rider, it attaches deeply in the pocket with a tip-down metal clip."[2]

Variations

All Spur variations are made in Seki-City, Japan, and have a

The change from "G-2" to "GIN-1" blade stamps happened during the time the Spur was in production.

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C32PS Stainless Steel with black Kraton inlays PS GIN-1/G-2 1994-1995 109.95$ (1994), 124.95$ (1995[3]) left hand version existing? N/A Hollow 3-screw Kraton inlaid RH, TD
C32P Stainless Steel with gray Kraton inlays PE VG-10 2004 99.95$ (2004) Sprint 600 Hollow Metal RH, TD
C32PS Stainless Steel with gray Kraton inlays PS VG-10 2004 99.95$ (2004) Sprint 600 Hollow Metal RH, TD

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C32

  • There are open questions marked with '?' above and below. Any answers?

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C32 Spur:

Variations Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C32 Spur ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
C32 Spur 2004 Sprint ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C32 Spur:

Variations Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C32 Spur 5 5/8" ? 2 3/8" 2" ? 1/8" 3.1oz
C32 Spur 2004 Sprint ? ? 2 1/16" ? ? ? ?

References

  1. 1994 catalog found here
  2. The C32 Spur 2004 Sprint run in Spyderco's online catalog
  3. 1995 price list information posted in the Spyderco forums.

Pictures

See e.g. the "C32PS Spur varieties" thread in the Spyderco forums.

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