C62 Navigator

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The C62 Navigator 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 1997 with a G-10 handle as the CX02 Experimental 2, in 1998 (?) this model was assigned the C62 SKU and given the name "Navigator". Variations with Almite coated Aluminum handles also exist.

A very similar model designed and introduced in parallel to the Navigator exists: The C61 Pegasus has a slightly different and smaller blade shape and a Stainless Steel handle.

A few years after discontinuing the C62 in 2003, the name "Navigator" reappeared with the C93 Navigator II.

Appearance in catalogs

The C62 Navigator appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 1998? Ironstone (IS-CX02, CX02)
  • 1999 Spyderco Products (C62G)
  • 2001 Spyderco Products (C62BL)
  • 2002 Spyderco Products (C62BL)

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Not listed.

Variations

The C62 Navigator is made in Seki-City, Japan.

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
IS-CX02 Steel Blue Almite coated Aluminum, solid SE GIN-1/G-2 1998 77.95$ (1998) Ironstone exclusive ? Hollow Metal RH, TD
IS-CX02 Steel Blue Almite coated Aluminum, solid PE GIN-1/G-2 1998 77.95$ (1998) Ironstone exclusive ? Hollow Metal RH, TD
CX02G Black G-10 PE GIN-1/G-2 1997-1998 ? experimental 2, Ironstone exclusive? ? Hollow Metal RH, TD
CX02GS Black G-10 SE GIN-1/G-2 1997-1998 ? experimental 2, Ironstone exclusive? ? Hollow Metal RH, TD Main
C62G Black G-10 PE SE GIN-1/G-2 1998-2000? 74.95$ (1998) production version of CX02 N/A Hollow Metal RH, TD
C62BL Gunmetal Blue Almite coated Aluminum, slotted PE SE GIN-1/G-2 2001 ? N/A Hollow Metal RH, TD
C62BL Gunmetal Blue Almite coated Aluminum, slotted PE SE VG-10 2002 ? N/A Hollow Metal RH, TD

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

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C62 Navigator:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
CX02 133mm 100mm 51mm 46mm 11mm 1.5mm 57g
C62G 134mm ? 52mm ? ? ? 56g
C62BL 137mm 84mm 54mm 47mm 12mm 3mm 56g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C62 Navigator:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
CX02 5 1/4" 3 5/16 2" 1 13/16" 7/16" 1/16" 2oz
C62G 5 5/16" ? 2 1/16" ? ? ? 2oz
C62BL 5 3/8" 3 5/16" 2 1/8" 1 13/16" 1/2" 1/8" 2oz

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