C168 Battlestation

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The C168 Battlestation by Alexandru Diaconesc (Dialex) was introduced in 2014 and is Alex's third collaboration with Spyderco.

Appearance in catalogs

The C168 Battlestation appears in the following catalogs:


Alexandru Diaconesc (Dialex)

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

Alexandru Diaconescu, better known to the knife community as “Dialex,” is an economist, a talented graphic designer, and an information specialist for the Romanian police. He is also a lifelong knife enthusiast with a deep passion for Spyderco knives. The Battlestation is his third collaboration with Spyderco and represents his concept of a personal-defense knife.

The Battlestation is an extremely stout folding knife built on a framework of solid stainless steel handle liners. They are capped by textured G-10 scales that feature meticulously machined relief cuts for easy access to the blade’s Trademark Round Hole™ when opening the knife. The blade of the Battlestation is a unique hybrid profile that features a slightly curved, Americanized tanto-style point and a strong saber-ground PlainEdge™ cutting edge. Ground from VG-10 stainless steel, it also features twin fullers (grooves) in the blade flats and a beveled swedge at the tip to ensure a strong but capable point. An index-finger choil at the heel of the blade allows the user to choke up for extra control and features carefully machined jimping (textured grooves) for extra grip security. For swift, one-handed opening, the blade includes a 13mm Trademark Round Hole that also unmistakably identifies the Battlestation as a Spyderco design. A reversible wire clip attached to the butt end of the handle supports left or right-side tip-up carry and complements all the other features of the knife to make its carry and operation completely ambidextrous.

The C168 Battlestation in Spyderco's online catalog


The C168 is made in Seki-City, Japan and has:

  • a Back Lock
  • tanto-style blade
  • twin fullers
  • finger choil
SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C168GP Black G-10 PE VG-10 May 2014-Nov 2016 319.95$ (2014) N/A Sabre grind Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C168 Battlestation:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C168G 183mm 107mm 75mm 62mm 13mm 3.5mm 128g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C168 Battlestation:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C168G 7.20" 4.23" 2.97" 2.44" 0.51" 0.138" 4.5oz



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