The C140 SuperLeaf was introduced in 2010 and celebrates Spyderco's emerging trend towards folding knives with wide leaf shaped blades. The SuperLeaf is based on the C116 SuperHawk.
Appearance in catalogs
The C140 SuperLeaf appeared in the following Spyderco catalogs:
History, mentionings etc. from the forums
- An early discussion following a mention of the prototype development: Superhawk handle with a leaf shape blade?
- Prototype preview from the Amsterdam meet, with pictures, by Mr. Blonde: 2010 Amsterdam meet preview
- A review of the Superleaf: Superleaf:A true gem ignored by most what a shame
Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web
Original CLIPIT® knives from the early 1980s, set side-by-side against new models, reveal a definite trend in Spyderco's design history, the leaf-shape blade. It has emerged as a CLIPIT signature due to the blade shape which has proven it functions efficiently in nearly all cutting applications, while offering enough breadth-of-blade to accommodate the Spyderco Round Hole.
Requests for a super-sized Spyderco leaf-shaped blade keep coming and in response, the new SuperLeaf fills the order with its broad VG-10 PlainEdge flat-ground blade and black G-10 handle.
Located at the blade's spine and choil is jimping (texturing) which works in conjunction with an expanded pommel on the handle, coordinating grip on the handle and dexterous control over the sharpened edge while cutting. Tucked inside the scales is a Compression Lock® locking mechanism, skeletonized full liners, a piped lanyard hole, and a secure-attachment left/right-hand, tip-up wire clip.
Pretty may be an option. Sharpness and performance are not, making it a positive attribute that the SuperLeaf has both. 
The C140 is made in Seki-City, Japan and features a:
- Compression Lock
- leaf shape blade
- unsharpened spine swedge
|SKU||Handle||Edge||Steel||From/To||MSRP||Note||Number made||Grind||Clip||Clip positions||Collectors club|
|C140G||Black G-10||PE||VG-10||2010-2012||214.95$ (2012)||N/A||Full Flat grind||Stainless wire clip||LH/RH, TU||Main|
Most collectible variation
Questions regarding collecting the C140
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Measurements of the C140 SuperLeaf
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