C218 Opus

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The C218 Opus is Spyderco's second collaboration with Ulrich Hennicke.

Appearance in catalogs

The C218 Opus appeared in the following catalogs:


Ulrich Hennicke

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C218 Opus:

"Designed by noted German knifemaker Ulrich Hennicke, the Opus is a versatile, all-purpose folding knife that harmoniously balances Hennicke’s distinctive personal design style and Spyderco’s unmistakably classic lines. Its broad, PlainEdge™ blade is crafted from premium CPM® S30V® particle metallurgy stainless steel and features a full-flat grind that offers both strength and low-friction cutting performance. The blade’s oversized Trademark Round Hole™ is fully accessible with either hand and allows quick, positive one-handed opening. An impressive blend of style and function, the handle’s advanced ergonomic design and textured G-10 scales support a variety of grip styles and ensure superior control and comfort, even during prolonged use. Its open-backed construction and skeletonized full stainless steel liners keep the knife’s weight to a minimum while providing a sturdy foundation for the high-strength LinerLock mechanism. To allow convenient carry and keep the knife poised for immediate access, the Opus features a four-position hourglass clip that supports both left and right-side tip-up and tip-down carry."

The C218 Opus in https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C218G/1071 Spyderco's online catalog].


The C218 Opus is made in Japan and has:

  • Walker Liner Lock
  • Open back construction
  • Skeletonized full stainless steel liners
  • Lanyard hole

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C218G Textured black G-10 PE CPM-S30V Sept. 2017-Sept. 2019 $334.95 (2018), $335.00 (2019) Regular production Full Flat Black hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C218 Opus:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C218G 225mm 129mm 95mm 90mm 14mm 3.0mm 119g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C218 Opus:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C218G 8.84" 5.09" 3.75" 3.53" 0.55" 0.118" 4.2oz



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