C203 Mantra 2

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The C203 Mantra 2 is an in-house flipper design combining classic Spyderco styling with state-of-the-art materials and design.

Appearance in catalogs

The C203 Mantra 2 appeared in the following catalogs:


Eric Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C203 Mantra 2:

"Mantras are meant to be repeated. In the case of the Spyderco Mantra 2, that repetition takes the form of a truly advanced flipper-style folding knife design that shares many of the same qualities as its brother, the Mantra. These include a precision-machined ergonomic handle with twin solid titanium scales, a robust Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism with a hardened stainless steel interface, and a lightweight, easy-to-clean, open-backed construction style.

The Mantra 2’s unique blade is crafted from high-performance CPM® M4 tool steel—a powder metallurgy steel specially formulated for toughness, superior wear resistance, and edge retention. The blade’s narrow, utilitarian, drop-point profile is somewhat reminiscent of a filet knife, but is ideally suited to a broad range of cutting tasks. Although it includes a Trademark Round Hole™ that proudly identifies it as a Spyderco product, the Mantra 2’s blade is designed only for flipper-style opening. An integral flipper at the base of the blade and special ball bearing washers in the pivot allow the knife to be swiftly and easily opened with a stroke of the index finger of either hand. For convenience and ease of carry, the Mantra 2 also includes a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that supports both left and right-side tip up carry. A portion of sales of the Mantra will be donated to The National Parkinson Foundation."

The C203 Mantra 2 in Spyderco's online catalog


The C203 Mantra is made in Taichung, Taiwan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C203TI Matte stonewashed Ti PE CPM-M4 Dec. 2015-Sept. 2019 $279.95 (2015), $290.00 (2019) N/A Full Flat Silver deep pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C203 Mantra 2:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C203TI 187mm 105mm 82mm 82mm 6mm 3mm 79g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C203 Mantra 2:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C203TI 7.36" 4.14" 3.22" 3.22" 0.239" 0.118" 2.8oz