C184 Firefly

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The C184 Firefly was introduced in 2015 and is based on a Peter Carey design. It had lengthy production delays due to quality issues with the manufacturer.

Appearance in catalogs

The C184 Firefly appeared in the following catalogs:


Peter Carey

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C184 Firefly:

"The Firefly is a compact, extremely capable gentleman’s folder designed by renowned custom knifemaker Peter Carey. Its full skeletonized stainless steel liners define the handle’s profile and provide a foundation for its high-strength LinerLock mechanism. They are joined by stainless steel standoffs to create an open-backed construction that reduces the knife’s weight and makes it easy to clean and maintain. The liners also support precision-machined orange G-10 scales and handsome solid carbon fiber bolsters that are painstakingly contoured, polished, and fitted to yield a seamless, extremely ergonomic handle.

The Firefly’s stout drop-point blade is saber ground from VG-10 stainless steel to produce a full-thickness spine and robust point, while ensuring low-friction edge geometry and superior cutting performance. Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ sits proud above the blade’s spine, ensuring easy, ambidextrous access and excellent leverage for swift one-handed opening.

To keep the Firefly readily accessible, its handle includes a very compact stainless steel pocket clip that can be configured for right-side tip-up or tip-down carry."

The C184 Firefly in Spyderco's online catalog


The C184 Firefly is made in Japan and has:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C184GPOR Black CF bolsters/polished orange G-10 PE VG-10 Nov. 2015-end 2017 349.95$ (2016) Unlike most Spydercos, the steel stamp is not located on the front side of the blade, but the reverse side, next to the location of manufacture. Regular production Sabre grind Custom Stainless Steel RH/TD/TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C184 Firefly:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C184GPOR 157mm 88mm 70mm 65mm 12mm 3.0mm 82g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C184 Firefly:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C184GPOR 6.19" 3.45" 2.74" 2.54" 0.473" 0.118" 2.9oz