C198 Tighe Stick

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The C198 Tighe Stick was introduced in 2016 and is a collaboration with custom knifemaker Brian Tighe.

Appearance in catalogs

The C198 Tighe Stick appeared in the following catalogs:


Brian Tighe

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Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C198 Tighe Stick:

"Custom knifemaker Brian Tighe crafts folding knives that are an impressive blend of sophisticated design and meticulous craftsmanship. His first collaboration with Spyderco faithfully captures the magic of his handmade knives and translates it into a truly exceptional factory-made folder called the Tighe Stick.

The Tighe Stick’s dramatic upswept blade is ground from high-performance CPM® S90V stainless steel—a vanadium-enriched powder metallurgy steel that offers exceptional resistance to wear and corrosion. Its saber grind offers both strength and low-friction edge geometry and is accentuated by a faceted tanto-style point and a scalloped swedge on the blade’s spine. Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ in the blade stands proud to provide exceptional leverage for quick one-handed opening with either hand.

This knife’s distinctive handle consists of two solid titanium scales that are precision CNC machined to create an intricate sculptured 3-D pattern. The reverse scale forms the foundation of a high-strength Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism that locks the blade securely when opened. Stainless steel standoffs join the handle halves to create an open-backed construction that reduces the knife’s weight and simplifies cleaning, while a reversible clip provides immediate access and a choice of left or right-side tip-down carry."

The C198 Tighe Stick in Spyderco's online catalog


The C198 Tighe Stick is made in Taichung, Taiwan and has:

  • Reeve Integral Lock
  • Open back construction
  • Upswept blade with Tanto-style point
  • Scalloped swedge
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C198TI 3D milled Ti PE CPM-S90V Feb. 2016-end 2017 479.95$ (2016) Comes in a padded Spyderco pouch Regular production Full Flat Matte grey custom RH, TD Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C198 Tighe Stick:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C198TI 234mm 134mm 100mm 99mm 13mm 3.5mm 170g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C198 Tighe Stick:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C198TI 9.21" 5.28" 3.93" 3.90" 0.513" 0.136" 6.0oz