C146 Szabo Folder

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The C146 Szabo folder was introduced in 2012 and was designed with defensive applications in mind.

Appearance in catalogs

The C146 Szabo Folder appears in the following Spyderco catalogs:


Laci Szabo

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"Laci Szabo is a law enforcement officer, a veteran U.S. Marine, and a world-class martial artist. He is also one of the most visionary knife designers in the industry, combining a unique flair for aesthetics with an in-depth understanding of function and defensive application.

The heart of Spyderco’s Szabo folder is its 4.60-inch CPM S30V scimitar-shaped blade. Its partial hollow grind creates excellent edge geometry while reinforcing the spine for increased strength. A Trademark Round Hole™ in the blade supports swift one-handed opening with either hand and, together with a subtle guard on the edge side of the blade, effectively protects the user’s hand during use. An unsharpened swedge on the back of the blade ensures an acute point and flows smoothly into a scalloped area on the spine that enhances the blade’s trapping potential when applied with reverse-grip skills.

The Szabo’s generously sized handle is constructed of full stainless steel liners capped by Gold Line carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales. This striking material consists of an outer layer of carbon fiber embedded with gold-colored wire that is laminated to a G-10 base layer. Visually stunning yet incredibly durable, it provides a secure, non-slip grip.

To cope with the extreme leverages associated with its longer blade, the Sazabo folder features Spyderco’s high-stength Compression Lock accompanied by an internal “self-close” mechanism. Nested within one of the handle halves, this mechanism uses a spring piston to engage a plate attached to the blade tang. When the blade is closed, the piston gains mechanical leverage to rotate the plate, keeping the blade nestled securely in the handle for safe carriage. A four-position clip supports tip-up or tip-down carry on either side of the body.

A dynamic synthesis of form and function, the Laci Szabo folder faithfully captures both the creativity and practicality of its designer."

The C146 Szabo Folder in Spyderco's online catalog

The C146 Szabo Folder Black in Spyderco's online catalog


The C146 Szabo Folder is made in Taichung, Taiwan and has

  • Compression Lock
  • Scimitar-shaped blade
  • Unsharpened swedge
  • A self-close feature
  • Gold Line carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales (regular version)
  • Black Cubic Check carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales (black version)
SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C146CF Gold Line CF/G-10 Laminate PE CPM-S30V 2012-Sept. 2013 299.95$ (2013) Discontinued and replaced by black bladed version N/A Partial hollow Dark chrome LH/RH, TD/TU Main
C146CFBBK Black Cubic Check CF/G-10 Laminate PE CPM-S30V Sept. 2013-Nov. 2016 299.95$ (2013) Black titanium-corbonitrate coated blade N/A Partial hollow Dark chrome LH/RH, TD/TU Variant

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Technical information

Measurements of the C146 Szabo Folder

Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
260mm 144mm 117mm 113mm 13mm 4mm 196g
10.25" 5.65" 4.60" 4.09" 0.51" 0.157" 6.9oz