C99 Volpe

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The C99 Volpe which was first introduced in late 2005 is a Collaboration model made by Fox cutlery in Italy. The C99 was discontinued in 2007.[1] The model was produced in Fox cutlery's factory in Maniagi in Italy.

Appearance in catalogs

The Volpe appears in the 2006 Spyderco catalog [2] and The 2007 catalog [3]

Designer

Designed by Gabriele Frati and Gianni Pauletta, also known as G&G Design. Their makers mark can be found here.

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

A Volpe review by Zenheretic on Spyderco forums [1].

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

The name Fox Cutlery is well known throughout Europe. Fox started manufacturing knives in the 1970s in Maniago, Italy. They swiftly gained a reputation for pairing traditional materials with quality construction and pioneering designs. After they opened for business they collaborated with another knife company in Maniago called Lion Steel Knife and began using high-grade finishing and CNC machining. Recently the Fox and the Spyder were introduced. The outcome is a Spyderized knife designed by Gabriele Frati and Gianni Pauletta (also known as G&G design) that is manufactured in Maniago. We call it the Volpe (fox in Italian). As expected from Spyderco the C99 has a Round Hole and calculated ergonomics. These contemporary Spyderco features are striking when set alongside a more traditional European stainless handle that is overlaid in blonde olivewood. The blade is available flat-ground in a PlainEdge configuration. It is made of N690Co, a cobalt additive steel manufactured in Europe. Positioned forward of the Spyderco Round Hole sits an indentation, ready to hold the index finger securely on the blade, boosting control. The backside of the handle doubles as an integral Chris Reeve-style LinerLock and has a Spyderco bug laser cut in detail out of the steel scale.

Variations

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C99P Stainless Steel with Olive wood onlays. PE N690Co 2005-2007 169,95$ 1200? Volpe- clip RHTD Main

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C99 Volpe

Technical information

Typical metric measurements in mm and grams. Again, a table is the preferred method:

Length overall Length closed Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
189 110 84 12 3 110

Typical imperial measurements in inches and ounces. Same as above:

Length overall Length closed Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
7 7/16" 4 5/16" 3 5/16" 15/32" 1/8" 3,9 oz.

References

  1. List with 2007 discontinued models
  2. 2006 Catalog can be found here
  3. 2007 Catalog can be found here

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