C74 Ocelot

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The C74 Ocelot was introduced in 2005 and designed as a general use hunting and field-dressing knife.

Appearance in catalogs

The C74 Ocelot appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 2006 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2007 Spyderco Product Guide


Designer

Tim Wegner

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C74:

"In reality, knives made specifically for hunting get used for cutting much more than just what you bag. It holds equally true that generic outdoor knives often find their way into the hands of the hunter field-dressing their success. The Ocelot seamlessly covers both bases crossing from sport to field and back. The blade's drop-point tip is thick at the end and its curved full-belly makes short work of both hunting and field chores. It's constructed with cobalt enriched VG-10 that stays sharper longer in the field where sharpness matters most. Various spots on the hollow-ground blade are textured: At the base of the spine, along the finger choil area and again behind the Spyderco Round Hole. This texturing offers tactical resistance when in contact with the thumb or index finger optimizing grip and providing slip resistance when cutting and caping. The ergonomic G-10 handle is machined with paw prints (pugs) housing full steel liners inside. An ambidextrous tip-up or tip-down clip offers multiple carry options. Centered mid-spine, a back lock features a David Boye dent, minimizing the opportunity to inadvertently release the lock while forcefully gripping the knife. A thong or lanyard can be strung through the steel lined lanyard hole for backup attachment when using the knife in water or brush. Available with PlainEdge or CombinationEdge blade."

The C74 Ocelot in Spyderco's online catalog.

Variations

The C74 Ocelot is made in Seki-City, Japan, and features:

  • Back Lock
  • Drop Point Blade
  • David Boye Dent
  • Milled out paw prints in the G-10 handle
  • Gold-colored Spyderco Bug (changed to black sometime in 2006)
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C74 Green FRN PE BG-42 Compression lock. "Unauthorized" Prototype N/A Hollow Silver 3-way LH/RH, TD/TU
C74 Green over Black G-10 PE BG-42 Compression lock. Blade is numbered and engraved with "Spyderco Prototype". 30 Hollow Silver 3-way LH/RH, TD/TU
C74GPS Black G-10 CE VG-10 2005-2007 199.95$ N/A Hollow Black 3-way LH/RH, TD/TU Main
C74GP Black G-10 PE VG-10 2005-2007 199.95$ N/A Hollow Black 3-way LH/RH, TD/TU Variant

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C74 Ocelot:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C74 192mm 113mm 83mm 67mm 13mm 3mm 116g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C74 Ocelot:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C74 7.563" 4.438" 3.25" 2.625" 0.5" 0.125" 4.1oz

References


Pictures

C74GPS Ocelot.

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