The C147 Navaja by Ed Schempp was introduced in early 2011 and is part of Spyderco's ethnic series.
Appearance in catalogs
The C147 Navaja appears in the following Spyderco catalogs:
- 2011 Spyderco Product Guide
- 2012 Spyderco Product Guide
- 2013 Spyderco Product Guide
- 2014 Spyderco Product Guide
History, mentionings etc. from the forums
- Some thoughts on the Navaja  by Ed Schempp.
Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web
Unique to the Navaja is the Carraca or ratcheting sound it produces when the blade opens and closes. Carraca ratcheting generates a reaction similar to the sound of chambering a round in a firearm, distinctively announcing the knife’s presence and has been attributed to deterring a criminal or criminal behavior.
American Knifemaker Ed Schempp built a reputation on comingling Ethnic cutlery with the modern folder. His Spyderco Navaja collaboration incorporates the mystique of the Carraca with a traditional-shaped handle made with textured carbon fiber and stainless steel bolsters. The blade is Crucible Steel CPM-S30V with the customary Navaja concave blade shape.
Inside the handle is a Michael Walker LinerLock with a textured liner. Outside the handle is an hourglass pocket clip with four-way compatible positioning, enabling the knife to be carried and drawn from the pocket tip-up/tip-down and/or left/right handed. The Spyderco Navaja showcases a form of historical and cultural cutlery made using modern materials and design engineering. The C147 Navaja by Ed Schempp in Spyderco's online catalog
The C147 is made in Taichung, Taiwan and has
- a Walker Liner Lock
- customary Navaja concave blade shape
- Carraca ratcheting sound
|SKU||Handle||Edge||Steel||From/To||MSRP||Note||Number made||Grind||Clip||Clip positions||Collectors club|
|C147CF||Twill Carbon Fiber and SS Bolsters||PE||CPM-S30V||2011-2014||249.95$ (2011)||Some of the early run had a problem with the Carraca spring breaking||N/A||Full Flat||Dark Chrome Hourglass||LH/RH, TD/TU||Main|
Most collectible variation
Questions regarding collecting the C147
Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:
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Measurements of the C147 Navaja
|Length overall||Length closed||Length blade||Length edge||Hole Ø||Blade thickness||Weight|
|8 5/84"||4 3/4"||3 7/8"||3 5/32"||1/2"||1/8"||5.1oz|
Spyderco Designer's Insight Series video interview with Ed Schempp on the design of the Navaja.