C205 Lil' Lum Chinese

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The C205 Lil' Lum Chinese is a smaller design based on the medium and large Lum Chinese models.

Appearance in catalogs

The C205 Lil' Lum Chinese appeared in the following catalogs:


Bob Lum

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C205 Lil' Lum Chinese:

"Inspired by the timeless work of the late custom knifemaker Bob Lum, Spyderco’s Lil’ Lum translates one of his most popular and enduring ethnic designs into an extremely compact folding knife optimized for everyday carry. Like Spyderco’s classic medium and large-sized Lum Chinese patterns, the Lil’ Lum traces its history back to a generations-old traditional Chinese folding knife called a “Shilin Cutter.” And like all of the members of our elite Ethnic Series of knives, it translates the classic cultural style of the original into a modern, state-of-the-art cutting tool.

The Lil’ Lum’s iconic “bamboo-leaf-shaped” blade is crafted from VG-10 stainless steel and features a full-flat grind and a full-bellied PlainEdge™ cutting edge for exceptional edge geometry and low-friction cutting performance. The blade’s Trademark Round Hole™ provides a purchase for swift, one-handed opening and a sturdy LinerLock mechanism in the handle locks the blade securely in the open position. The handle’s full skeletonized stainless steel liners and open-backed construction ensure superior strength while minimizing the knife’s overall weight. Textured black G-10 scales ensure a positive, non-slip grip and a reversible pocket clip configured for right or left-side tip-up carry guarantees immediate access. Straddling the line between tradition and reliable high performance, the Lil’ Lum is a truly unique cutting tool with deep ethnic roots."

The C205G Lil' Lum Chinese in Spyderco's online catalog

The C205GFBL Lil' Lum Chinese blue Nishijin in https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C205GFBL/1024 Spyderco's online catalog]


The C205 Lil' Lum Chinese is made in Japan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C205G Black textured G-10 PE VG-10 Apr. 2016-Oct. 2018 219.95$ (2016) regular production Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TU Main
C205GFBL Blue Nishijin Glass Fiber PE VG-10 Feb. 2017 219.95$ (2017) Sprintrun 1200? Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant

Most collectible variation

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C205 Lil' Lum Chinese:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C205G 137mm 79mm 59mm 56mm 10mm 1.9mm 54g
C205GFBL 137mm 76mm 61mm 55mm 10mm 2mm 51g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C205 Lil' Lum Chinese:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C205G 5.41" 3.10" 2.31" 2.21" 0.392" 0.075" 1.9oz
C205GFBL 5.39" 2.99" 2.40" 2.18" 0.392" 0.079" 1.8oz