C92 Kopa

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Kopa


The Kopa is a semi-custom gentlemens pocket knife conceived by Spyderco to add to its Clip-It range. With 17 variations initally slated for production, and each variation limited to 600 units and each with a different material for its inlay. The Kopa has often been described as a younger sibling to the clipless Kiwi. With its various inlays, limited production numbers, and being of a more diminutive size, the Kopa is a great collector's knife.


Appearance in catalogs

The Kopa makes appearances only in Sprint Run catalogues or flyers as it is not a regular production model.

Designer

Unknown at this time, probably Sal Glesser

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

The following info has been tranposed from the Spyderco web catalog and is specifically from the page showing the Kopa Cocobolo - the first of the Kopa releases which made its debut in early 2005.

"The Kopa CLIPIT is the newest model in Spyderco's canon collectible gentleman's folders. Two debuting models launch the coming series,which highlight stainless handles inlayed with exotic materials: The first is manufactured with Cocobolo wood,and the second with black linen Micarta insets. Quantities are limited to 600 pieces per handle material and new models are scheduled for release regularly throughout 2005.

Standard on all Kopa models are stainless handles painstakingly and ergonomically engineered for the human hand. Fitted individually,each inlay is set between brushed steel bolsters creating a custom-finished appearance. Expansion points wave out alone the handle keeping the user's hand in constant contact for cutting precision and greater safety. Patterned in a leaf-shape,the utilitarian blade is VG-10 flat-ground with a PlainEdge cutting surface. Positioned just above the Spyderco Round Hole is a spine cusp;just below the hole is a small finger choil. The cusp and choil work in concert keeping the hand stabilized while cutting. A back-lock positioned mid-way on the spine has a David Boye cutout from the lock bar as an additional safety feature. It carries right-handed tip-down with a silhouette steel pocket clip." [1]

See also: C92BMP[2], C92BQP[3].

Variations

The Spyderco C92 Kopa is a Spyderco that has been made in several variations. All made in Seki City in Japan.

When the Kopa line was conceived and slated for production as a sprint run of 600 per inlay variation, only 17 variations were scheduled to be produced. However, due to collectors demands on certain late models in 2008, Sal Glesser/ Spyderco had announced the possibility of investigating realeasing another 10 more variations - making the total Kopa variations amounting to 27 by the time the C92 model comes to a close. With between 3-4 variations produced each year, this could take production of the Kopa out to approximately the year 2013. Releases of the Kopa have been limited to around 3 to 4 per year to suit the production schedules of the Seki City factory.


Variations of the Kopa

C92CBP Kopa Cocobolo wood C92BMP Kopa Black Micarta C92EVP Kopa Evrina C92TCP Kopa Tiger Coral C92ACP Kopa Apple Coral C92GPP Kopa Gold Pearl C92TQP Kopa Turquoise C92BQP Kopa Black Quince C92PAP Kopa Pearl/Abalone C92JBP Kopa Honey Jigged Bone C92SWP Kopa Stacked Wood C92PBP Kopa Pacific Blue Bone C92PBP Kopa Pacific Blue Bone C92AWP Kopa Abalone/ Black & White Pearl stripes

SKU Handle Edge Steel MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Year of Release
C92CBP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Cocobolo Wood inlay PE VG-10 179,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2005
C92BMP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Black Micarta inlay PE VG-10 179,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2005
C92EVP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Evrina inlay PE VG-10 179,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2005
C92TCP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Tiger Coral inlay PE VG-10 209,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2006
C92ACP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Apple Coral inlay PE VG-10 199,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2006
C92GPP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Gold Pearl inlay PE VG-10 299,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2006
C92TQP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Turquoise inlay PE VG-10 299,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2007
C92BQP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Black Quince inlay PE VG-10 159,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2007
C92PAP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Pearl & Abalone inlay PE VG-10 239,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2007
C92JBP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Honey Jigged Bone inlay PE VG-10 189,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2008
C92SWP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Stacked Wood inlay PE VG-10 239,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2008
C92PBP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Pacific Blue Bone inlay PE VG-10 209,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2008
C92AWP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Abalone with Black & White Pearl stripes inlay PE VG-10 239,95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2008
C92GBP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Giraffe Bone inlay PE VG-10 249.95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2008
C92SQP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Squash Bone inlay PE VG-10 219.95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2009
C92CFP Stainless Steel with S/S bolsters and Carbon Fiber inlay PE VG-10 214.95$ N/A 600 Full Flat grind Polished Stainless Steel "paperclip style" Kopa clip 2009
C92P Stainless Steel with no inlay PE VG-10 $179.95 (2018) 600 Full Flat grind No clip 2018

Most collectible variation

Being a sprint run, each Kopa variation has inherent rarity and collectible value. Each Kopa sprint run is limited by Spyderco to only 600 pieces.

The most sought after variations of the Kopa would probably be the first 2 that were released - being the Cocobolo and the Black Micarta versions. This is only by virtue of their originally released status and not by material cost or rarity as later preceding models had much more expensive inlays and their MSRP were higher. Cocobolo and Black Micarata models were released almost simultaneously on the market in early 2005.

Some private collectors have embellished their own Kopas by way of engraving of bolsters, scrimshawing and replacement of inlays with various other materials. These are of course customised work done by their respective owners and are rare by virtue of their customised nature.


Questions regarding collecting the C92

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

  • Is the Kopa the best gent's/ office knife ever conceived?
  • Will there be a clipless Kopa released in the future?
  • Will there be a Boye Dent-less Kopa in the future?
  • Will there be a left handed Kopa in the future?
  • Will there be a stainless steel Kopa or a Carbon Fibre Kopa in the future?

Questions with an answer:

  • Is the Kopa the best gent's/ office knife ever conceived?? YES! :)
  • Will there be a clipless Kopa released in the future? YES! 2018 release with stainless steel handles
  • Will there be a Boye Dent-less Kopa in the future? Probably not -Sal Glesser has slated the possibility of this, but the Kopa series has been completed as of this time.
  • Will there be a left handed Kopa in the future? Probably not -Sal Glesser has slated the possibility of this, but the Kopa series has been completed as of this time.

Technical information

Typical measurements (mm and grams) of the C92 Kopa:

Length overall Length closed Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
148 mm 87 mm 49 mm 11 mm 3 mm 70 g

Typical measurements (Inches and ounces) of the C92 Kopa:

Length overall Length closed Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
5 13/16" 3 7/16" 1 15/16" 7/16" 1/8" 2.5 oz.

References

  1. The C92CBP Kopa in Spyderco's online catalog
  2. The C92BMP Kopa in Spyderco's online catalog
  3. The C92BQP Kopa in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

C92PBP and C92SWP

Kopa wheel.jpg

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