C46 Bob Lum

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The C46 Bob Lum is a custom collaboration model with a tanto-style blade designed by Bob Lum. The C46 was introduced in 1998 with titanium handles. Later variations have G-10 handles. In 2004 the C46 was discontinued.

Appearance in catalogs

The C46 Bob Lum appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 2000 Spyderco Products (C46TI)
  • 2001 Spyderco Products (C46G, C46GBK)
  • 2002 Spyderco Products (C46GBK)
  • 2003 Spyderco Products (C46GBK)

Designer

Bob Lum

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

  • Comment by Sal on the Spyderco forum: Lum folding Tanto switching to VG-10 steel.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Not listed.

Variations

The C46 Bob Lum is made in Seki-City, Japan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C46TI Ti PE, PS 60/40 ATS-55 1998-2000 ? Regular production Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH, TD/TU
C46G Black G-10 PE, PS 60/40 ATS-55 2001 165.95$ satin finished blade Regular production Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH, TU
C46GBK Black G-10 PE, PS 60/40 ATS-55 black 2001-2002 174.95$ black blade Regular production Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH, TU
C46GBK Black G-10 PE, PS? 60/40 VG-10 black 2002-2003 ? black blade Regular production, but less common than ATS-55 Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH, TU
C46GGY Gray G-10 PE VG-10 June 2011 $259.95 (2011) Sprintrun 700 Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH, TU Variant
C46GHAP40P Jade G-10 PE HAP40 core/420J2 cladding Feb. 27, 2018 $219.95 (street)/$329.95 (MSRP) BladeHQ Exclusive. Sold out in under 18 minutes. Limited (likely 600-1200) Hollow Chrome silver Hourglass RH, TU Variant

Most collectible variation

The PE Ti. version seems to be the most coveted by collectors.

Questions regarding collecting the C46

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C46 Bob Lum:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C46 223mm 127mm 97mm 88mm 12mm 3mm 145g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C46 Bob Lum:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C46 8 3/4" 5" 3 13/16" 3 7/16" 15/32" 1/8" 5.1oz

References


Pictures

C46GP Bob Lum, opened, front side
C46GP Bob Lum, closed, clip side



See e.g. in the "Tribute to Bob Lum. Post pics of your Bob Lum knives" thread on the Spyderco forum.

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