C61 Pegasus

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C61P Pegasus

The C61 Pegasus is a small knife with a short blade designed for travel by air and business carry. It can be viewed as a descendant of the C09 CoPilot and shares very similar design goals.

Initially introduced in 1996 as the CX01 Experimental 1, in 1998 (?) this model was assigned the C61 SKU and given the name "Pegasus".

A very similar model designed and introduced in parallel to the Pegasus exists: The C62 Navigator has a slightly different and larger blade shape and a G-10 handle.

Appearance in catalogs

The C61 Pegasus appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 1998? Ironstone (CX01)
  • 1999 Spyderco Products (C61)

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

The Pegasus bears the distinction of beeing the first model to have a CX- Sku assigned to it, before becoming a regular production item.

The Pegasus is one of the lesser known Spyderco models and in comparison to many other models is only discussed rarely on the forums.

  • See e.g. the "Any Pegasus Fans Out There?" thread on the Spyderco forums.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Not listed.

Variations

The C61 Pegasus is made in Seki-City, Japan.

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
CX01 Stainless Steel PE SE GIN-1/G-2 1996-1998 69.95$ (1998) experimental, Ironstone exclusive? ? Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH, TD
C61 Stainless Steel PE SE GIN-1/G-2 1999 ? production version of CX01 ~1200 (together with CX01?) Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH, TD

At least one prototype of a variation with CF handles exists.

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C61

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C61 Pegasus:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C61 130mm 81mm 51mm 42mm 12mm 2.5mm 80g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C61 Pegasus:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C61, CX01 5 1/8" 3 3/16" 2" 1 5/8" 15/32" 3/32" 2.75oz

References


Pictures

C61P Pegasus, opened, front side
C61P Pegasus, closed, clip side

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