C93 Navigator II

From Spydiewiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The C93 Navigator II is a small knife with a short blade designed for travel by air and business carry. It is a direct descendant of the C61 Pegasus/C62 Navigator and can also be viewed as an indirect descendant of the C09 CoPilot.

The C92 was introduced in 2005 and produced as a "Limited Run"[1].

Appearance in catalogs

The C93 Navigator II appeared in the following catalogs (older, newer):

  • 2005 Spyderco Products Catalog Supplement
  • 2006 Spyderco Products Catalog

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

  • Review of the Navigator II by "Mr Blonde".
  • "Limited run navigator II?" thread on the Spyderco forums ("Limited Run" explanation and possibilities for a future Navigator model).

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"We live in a world today where using a full-sized pocketknife in public can at times create notice. Spyderco has invested effort in developing a small-stature folder with ample blade strength and handle leverage for full-sized and large cutting jobs. The C93 Navigator II focuses on three features found in larger, hard-use pocketknives: A strong lock, robust blade and ergonomically advanced handle. Combined, these features convey the tactile sensation and performance features of a full-sized knife packing significant cutting power yet the Navigator II’s blade is just 2-1/4" long. Made from VG-10 stainless the blade is available SpyderEdged or PlainEdged. Its cutting edge is saber-ground on both sides of the blade for superior cutting capacity. Positioned above the Spyderco Round Hole a spine cusp forms a stable leveraging point on which the thumb rests. On the underside of the all-steel handle are a series of sculpted angles cut away to optimally settle the hand and fingers into grip position. The pocket clip carries the folder tip-down or can be used unobtrusively as a money-clip or tie tack."[2]

Variations

The C93 Navigator II is made in Seki-City, Japan.

There seems to be at least three minor variations of the C93 that differ in clip screw sizes and thumb ramp shape[3].

The 2005 catalog supplement describes the blade shape as "flat-ground" whereas it's listed as "full flat" in the 2006 Spyderco catalog. The grind could be best described as a very high flat saber.

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C93 Stainless Steel PE SE VG-10 2005-2006 ? N/A Flat Saber, very high Metal RH, TD

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C93

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C93 Navigator II:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C92 138mm 83mm 57mm 49mm 12mm 2.5mm 76g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C93 Navigator II:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C92 5 7/16" 3 1/4" 2 1/4" 1 15/16" 15/32" 3/32" 2.7oz

References

  1. The "limited run navigator II?" thread in the Spyderco forums
  2. The C93 Navigator II in Spyderco's online catalog
  3. The "There seem to be two versions of the SS Navigator II?" thread in the Spyderco forums

Pictures

Categories