C56 Tim Zowada

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The C56 was introduced in 1999 and has dual liners, Spear Point Blade and black beadblasted Micarta scales. The knife was reissued in 2001 this time with a VG-10 blade and in PE and with a ever so slightly thicker blade (3mm as opposed to 2.5mm).

Appearance in catalogs

The C56 Zowada appears in the following catalogs (Downloadable here):

Designer

Tim Zowada

Tim Zowada Makers mark

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the 2002 Spyderco dealer catalog

Info on C56 Zowada second run from 2002 from the 2002 dealers catalog:

Reminiscent of the archetypal dirk, the C56, designed by custom knifemaker Tim Zowada, has a prominent unsharpened top swedge, hollow ground pear point blade and a linerlock. The knife's tapered look is enhanced by the downsized hole and coffin shaped handle of bead-blasted Micarta. -The blade steel is hollow-ground VG-10. -Available in PlainEdge. -Black metal clip with gold bug provides tip down -right handed carry. -Batch item only, availability subject to demand.

Variations

The C56 Zowada is made in Seki City, Japan and has

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C56BMPS Black beadblasted Micarta PS AUS-8 1999-2000 146.95$ (1999) First run C56. 1200? Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH TD Main
C56BMP Black beadblasted Micarta PE VG-10 2001-2002 146.95$ (2001), 154.95$ (2002) Second run C56. ? Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH TD N/A
C56CFP CF PE VG-10 2010 219.95$ (2010) Sprintrun 1200? Hollow black 3- screw old standard clip RH TD Variant

Most collectible variation

The original PE variant seems to be the most collected, although the CF one is pretty sought after as well.

Questions regarding collecting the C56

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C56 Zowada:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C56BMPS 195mm 113mm 81mm 75mm 8.5mm 2.5mm 88g
C56BMP 195mm 113mm 81mm 76mm 8.5mm 3mm 88g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C56 Zowada:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C56BMPS 7 11/16" 4 1/2" 3 3/16" 3" 11/32" 3/32" 3.1oz
C56BMP 7 11/16" 4 1/2" 3 3/16" 3" 21/64" 1/8" 3.1oz

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