C187 Rubicon

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The C187 Rubicon was introduced in 2014 and is based on the Peter Carey custom by the same name.

Appearance in catalogs

The C187 Rubicon appeared in the following catalogs:


Peter Carey

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C187 Rubicon:

"The Rubicon™ faithfully captures all the qualities of Peter Carey’s meticulously crafted custom folders in one of the most refined production knives ever made. Its blade is precision machined from premium CPM® S30V® powdered metallurgy stainless steel and features an integral flipper. This feature—pioneered by the late Kit Carson—generates leverage to open the blade when powered by pressure from the user’s index finger. It works in concert with special ball-bearing washers around the pivot to provide swift, remarkably smooth opening of the blade. Once open, the blade’s deeply hollow ground primary bevel and flat-ground swedge offer exceptional edge geometry and point utility to effectively tackle practically any cutting chore. The blade also features a Trademark Round Hole™, proudly identifying it as a Spyderco product and offering additional one-hand opening options.

The Rubicon’s handle is built on a framework of skeletonized full titanium liners that provide exceptional strength to the knife’s LinerLock mechanism. The thick liners are covered with three-dimensionally-machined solid carbon fiber scales that are polished to a high finish to reveal the multi-layered matrix of this premium material. The special three-lobed blade pivot is accented by circular orange G-10 inlays on both sides of the handle and balanced by a matching orange G-10 spacer in the handle. A broad, contoured titanium pocket clip supports right-side, tip-up carry and ensures that the knife is always readily accessible when you need it."

The C187 Rubicon in Spyderco's online catalog


The C187 Rubicon is made in Taiwan and has:

  • Kit Carson flipper
  • ball-bearing washers
  • Flat ground swedge
  • Full skeletonized Ti liners
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C187CF 3D milled polished black CF/Orange G-10 PE CPM-S30V Nov. 2014-Nov. 2016 499.95$ (2014) Comes in a zippered pouch. Orange G-10 pivot ring and 3D backspacer, custom pivot pin. N/A Hollow Custom Ti RH, TU Main
C187CFP2 Textured black CF/G-10 laminate PE CPM-S30V Dec. 2016-Oct. 2018 349.95$ (2016) Rubicon 2. Orange G-10 flush-finished backspacer. N/A Hollow Black chrome hourglass LH/RH, TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C187 Rubicon:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C187CF 188mm 111mm 77mm 71mm 11mm 3.5mm 122g
C187CFP2 188mm 111mm 77mm 70mm 11mm 3.5mm 116g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C187 Rubicon:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C187CF 7.40" 4.36" 3.04" 2.75" 0.435" 0.138" 4.3oz
C187CFP2 7.40" 4.36" 3.04" 2.75" 0.435" 0.138" 4.1oz