C86 Spin

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The C86 Spin is extremely compact and is one of Spyderco's LBKs (Little Big Knives).

Appearance in catalogs

The C86 Spin appeared in the following catalogs:


Eric Glesser

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web


"The Spin may be the runt in Spyderco's Little Big Knife line of folders but scores points by combining compact size and workhorse attitude. Eric Glesser of Spyderco's engineering department created the Spin to be the smallest possible folder with the largest possible cutting performance and it had to be stylish. Its 1-13/16" (46mm) blade is high-carbon VG-10 stainless steel with a Wharncliffe profile. This shape offers a utilitarian long PlainEdge cutting surface and slightly rounded tip that works well when cutting with detail or even cleaning fingernails. The blade folds into a flat stainless steel handle that's laser engraved with a spider web. On the back of the handle is an Integral Lock®®. This LinerLock design modification was created by custom knifemaker Chris Reeve, using the handle scale as the lock's liner. With the back portion of the handle doubling as both handle and lock, the need for internal liners is eliminated and the knife can be manufactured incredibly slim yet strong. The Spin comes with a three-screwed stainless clothing clip that positions the knife tip-down in a pocket and also offers a way to money-clip your cash or attach to a necktie."

The C86 Spin in Spyderco's online catalog

See also:

C86 Spin Etched in Spyderco's online catalog

C86 Spin Nishijin in Spyderco's online catalog


The C86 is made in Seki-City, Japan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C86 Stainless Steel PE VG-10 2006-2009 79.95$ (2006) Web laser engraved on handle N/A Full Flat Chrome RH, TD Main
C86PET Etched Stainless Steel PE VG-10 2007-2009 94.95$ (2007) N/A Full Flat Chrome RH, TD Variant
C86GFBL Blue Nishijin Glass Fiber/Stainless Steel PE VG-10 July 2014 139.95$ (2014) sprintrun ~1200 Full Flat Chrome RH, TD Variant

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Typical measurements (mm and grams) of the C86 Spin:

SKU Length overall Length closed Blade length Cutting edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C86P 105mm 63mm 46mm 41mm ?mm 2.5mm 38g
C86GFBL 105mm 64mm 47mm 41mm ?mm 2.5mm 34g

Typical measurements (inches and ounces) of the C86 Spin:

SKU Length overall Length closed Blade length Cutting edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C86P 4.125" 2.438" 1.812" 1.625" ?" 0.093" 1.35 oz.
C86GFBL 4.12" 2.50" 1.86" 1.61" ?" 0.098" 1.2 oz.