C219 Q Ball

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The C219 Q Ball is a small folder that shares some DNA with the Dodo and Scorpius.

Appearance in catalogs

The C219 Q Ball appeared in the following catalogs:


Eric Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Discussion on the ball bearing lock

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C219 Q Ball:

"Designed by Spyderco’s Eric Glesser, the Q Ball is a highly functional, all-purpose folding knife that reflects the unique style of his iconic early designs, like the Dodo™ and Scorpius™. It combines an unconventional approach to ergonomics with a compact, exceptionally capable blade design to create a stylish, easy-to-carry knife that cuts with impressive authority.

The Q Ball’s dramatic Wharncliffe-style blade is precision machined from VG-10 stainless steel. It combines a perfectly straight cutting edge with a beautifully executed full-flat grind to offer cutting performance far beyond its compact size. The blade’s index-finger choil allows a forward “choked up” grip for enhanced power and precision, while the fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™ offers outstanding leverage for one-handed opening with either hand.

The handle of the Q Ball features skeletonized full stainless steel liners, a solid stainless steel back spacer, and textured G-10 scales that work in concert with an advanced ergonomic profile to ensure a positive, non-slip grip. Linking the blade and handle is Spyderco’s Ball Bearing Lock—a patented mechanism that offers exceptionally smooth operation and extreme lock strength. In the Q Ball, this lock proudly showcases a white ceramic ball bearing, which is the inspiration for the knife’s name. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip offers a choice of discreet, left or right-side tip-up carry and keeps this remarkable cutting tool poised for action at all times."

The C219 Q Ball in Spyderco's online catalog.


The C219 Q Ball is made in Japan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C219G Textured black G-10 PE VG-10 Apr. 2017-Sept. 2019 $274.95 (2017), $275.00 (2019) Regular production Full Flat Silver deep pocket wire LH/RH, TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C219 Q Ball:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C219G 167mm 98mm 70mm 56mm 12.7mm 3.0mm 96g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C219 Q Ball:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C219G 6.59" 3.84" 2.75" 2.20" 0.50" 0.118" 3.4oz