C38 Jess Horn Lightweight

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Jess Horn Lightweight

The C38 Jess Horn Lightweight was introduced in 1997. A Sprint Run in burgundy FRN was released in 2006.

Appearance in catalogs

The C38 Jess Horn Lightweight first appeared in the 1997 small consumer catalog. It remained in the catalog until 2000. The 2006 Sprint Run appeared in a Sprint Run brochure.

Designer

Jess Horn

Jess Horn Makers mark

History, mentionings from the forums, etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Description from the 1997 consumer catalog...

"This affordable folder from Spyderco and Jess Horn provides functionality in a custom design. The handle is made from lightweight fiberglass-reinforced nylon resin and includes the name "Jess Horn" in a continuous pattern across the front scale for grip. A black stainless steel clip with a gold Spyderco logo compliments the handle. The hollow-ground blade is formed in a spearpoint style, and the hole in the blade combines with a precision front lock to facilitate smooth one-hand opening action. A high-tech gentleman's knife, the Jess Horn lightweight is appropriate for daily use and special affairs."

Variations

The original release of the C38 Jess Horn Lightweight was available in both plain and combo (part serrated) edge. The 2006 Sprint Run version was plain edge only.

All C38's was made in Seki City in japan and has:

Variations of the C38 Jess Horn Lightweight

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C38 Black FRN PS, PE AUS-8 1997- 2000 $69.95 Unknown Hollow sabre grind machined stainless steel 3 screw TU Yes - PS Main
C38 Burgundy FRN PE ZDP-189/420J2 Laminate 2006 $104.95 1200 Hollow sabre grind machined stainless steel 3 screw TU Yes - Variant

Most collectible variation

There is collector interest in all versions, but as with most collectible Spyderco knives, the PE version is most favored by collectors.

Questions regarding collecting the C38 Jess Horn Lightweight

Technical Information

Typical measurements (mm and grams) of the C38 Jess Horn Lightweight:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C38 Jess Horn Lightweight 183mm 102mm 79mm 73mm 11mm 2.4mm 49g

Typical measurements (Inches and ounces) of the C38 Jess Horn Lightweight:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C38 Jess Horn Lightweight 7 1/4in 4in 3 1/8in 2 7/8in 7/16in 3/32in 1.75oz

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