C145 Zulu

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The C145 Zulu by Jens Anso was introduced in 2011 and is part of Spyderco's ethnic series.

Appearance in catalogs

The C145 Zulu appears in the following Spyderco catalogs:


Jens Anso

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"A Popular Mechanics article inspired Danish teenage Jens Anso to take a drill press and power tools to an old metal file and make his first knife. When Gretzky slapped his first puck or Jordan tried out for the junior-high basketball team, history was written as it was when years later, an older Jens started innovating and modernizing old school European knifemaking.

Anso's G-10 Zulu pioneers the process of chiseling out a G-10 handle scale to create a texture much like a topographical map. The peaks and ridges keep the knife firmly embraced in a gripping hand while offering a novel appearance. The handle houses a Michael Walker LinerLock® and is constructed using adjustable screws. A two-way: tip-up/tip-down right-hand clip is hourglass shaped lessening wear and abrasion in a pant's pocket.

Made with Crucible Steel's CPM S30V, the Scimitar- shaped blade has a large radius hollow grind and a tapered spine-swedge, stretching from the blade's tip along the spine to the enlarged Spyderco Round Hole.

Spyderco's second collaboration with Mr. Anso represents his modern interpretation of high-performance folder making with a time-honored reputation for Spyderco's quality."

The C145 Zulu by Jens Anso in Spyderco's online catalog


The C145 is made in Taichung, Taiwan and has

  • a Walker Liner Lock
  • Scimitar-shaped blade
  • tapered spine swedge
  • Anso-style chisel textured G-10
SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C145GP Anso-textured black G-10 PE CPM-S30V 2011-2012 194.95$ (2012) N/A Large radius hollow Dark chrome RH, TD/TU Main

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements of the C145 Zulu

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
175mm 101mm 77mm 73mm 13.7mm 3mm 96g
6.875" 4" 3.031" 2.875" 0.538" 0.125" 3.4oz



C145 Zulu