C72 Pride

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The C72 Pride was introduced in 2002 and was designed without a lock to meet stringent world-wide restrictions. This was Spyderco's first non-locking folder and uses the Navigator pattern. It can be customized with flag inserts for states, clubs, or customer logos. It was intended to be sold in airports, but 9/11 put an end to that market.

Appearance in catalogs

The C72 Pride appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 2003 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2004 Spyderco Product Guide

Designer

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Sal explains the idea behind the Pride. C72 Pride review by Mr. Blonde.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C72:

"In several countries throughout the world, folding knives which lock open have come under scrutiny and are being legally restricted. We've developed our C72 Pride to accommodate these restrictions.


Politically and socially friendly it has a 2 1/4" slip-joint blade of AUS-6 steel and a handle of brushed aluminum. Inlayed Into the handle is an embedded cloisonné enamel flag of your choice: USA, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, France, Mexico, Israel, Sweden, South Africa, Diver or the Spyderco bug. Special order flags can also be produced for any country, state, city, corporate or group logo (minimum order 350). The Pride's lightweight cutout clip carries tip-down."

The C72 Pride in Spyderco's online catalog.


From a Spyderco Press release:

"Many countries of the world do not legally allow the carry of a folding knife with a blade that locks open. Prompted by this restriction Spyderco unveils the Pride, the first one hand open non-locking folder. Similar in function to traditional pocketknives of the turn of the century, the 2 _” (57mm) blade opens with a click and offers 10-20 pounds of resistance to closing. All resemblance to old-timer penknives ends there as the Pride blade has a modern modified-skinning shape, is made of premium AUS-6 stainless steel and available in a Plainedge or SpyderEdge configuration. The blade comes paired with a handle of brushed aluminum that has an embedded cloisonné enamel flag. Aptly named, the Pride is a showpiece of patriotism and available with flags from different countries. It is in the works for Spyderco to offer special order Pride models with personalized cloisonnés representing company and group logos. Handgrips in the handle offer ergonomic comfort and manipulation over the blade while cutting. A framed 3-screw clip, positions the folder for tip-down carry. Overall length is 5 5/8” (143mm), overall weight just 1.5 oz (43g) and the Manufacture’s Suggested Retail cost is $49.95. A creative gift-item, show your nationalistic pride and collect them all. For more information please contact Spyderco at P.O. Box 800, Dept____. Golden, Colorado 80402-0800. Phone: 800-525-7770, Fax: (303) 278-2229, Email: custsvc@spyderco.com"[1]

Variations

The C72 Pride is made in Seki-City, Japan, and features:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C72P Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) USA Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-AUS Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Australian Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-CAN Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Canadian Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-COL Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Colorado Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-DEN Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Danish Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Diver Down (aka Scuba) Flag (red with white stripe from top left to bottom right) N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-FRA Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) French Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-GER Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) German Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-ISR Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Israeli Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-JAP Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Japanese Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-MEX Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Mexican Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-SPY Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Spyderco Bug logo N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-SWE Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) Swedish Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-ZA Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) South African Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-UK Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 2002-2004 49.95$ (2002) British Flag N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P-TNK Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 49.95$ (2002) True North Knives logo. N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD
C72P Brushed Aluminum PE AUS-6 49.95$ (2002) Confederate flag logo (this was a custom order). N/A Hollow Silver RH, TD

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C72

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Were any of these produced with custom logos?

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C72 Pride:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C72 149mm 88mm 57mm 49mm 12mm 2.5mm 62g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C72 Pride:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C72 5 5/8" 3 7/16" 2 1/4" 1 15/16" 15/32" 3/32" 2.2oz

References

  1. [1]Press release

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