C124 Ed Schempp Barong

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The C124 Barong by Ed Schempp was introduced in 2008. The design is influenced by a leaf shaped blade knife used in the Philippines (see e.g. here for more information about Barongs in general).

Appearance in catalogs

The C124 Barong first appeared in the 2009 Spyderco product catalog.


Ed Schempp

Ed Schempp Makers mark

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

On the Spyderco forums:

  • Posting by Ed Schempp about grip positions and edge length.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"Civilizations create knives. Derived cutlery styles are individual and linked to the culture, ethnicity and geographic domain of the people. The Philippines’ vibrant cutlery history is as varied as its indigenous people. A Filipino knife of the Moro people is a Barong. Barongs are wide, leaf-shaped blades. They come in all sizes, long and short, but commonly have thick curving bellies angling downward and aligning the wrist with the cutting edge.

Championing ethnic-influenced knifemaking is artist Ed Schempp. A curious world wanderer, Ed is also an esteemed metallurgist, Damascus maker, wheat farmer and knife designer. He’s crafted several stylized ethnic folders with Spyderco, the latest based on the Barong. A pronounced spine-cusp and choil indent give great control over the wide and stable blade, designed originally for controlling vegetation and personal safety. The blade is VG-10 and ground fully-flat. Its G-10 handle is foliage green with a Michael Walker LinerLock®, full- length internal liners and an ambidextrous tip-up clip."[1]


The C124 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
C124 Foliage green G-10 PE VG-10 2008-2009 249.95$ (2008-2009) N/A Full Flat Metal LH/RH, TU

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C124

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C124 Barong

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
225mm 125mm 100mm 76mm 13mm 3mm 120g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C124 Barong

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
8 7/8" 4 15/16" 3 15/16" 3" 1/2" 1/8" 4.2oz


  1. The C124 Barong by Ed Schempp in Spyderco's online catalog