C220 Polestar

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The C220 Polestar is part of Spyderco's Value Folders series and based on the Byrd Raven design.

Appearance in catalogs

The C220 Polestar appeared in the following catalogs:


Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Sal mentions some thoughts behind the design

Sal mentions keeping the Boy Scouts in mind when designing this knife.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C220 Polestar:

"Designed specifically for budget-conscious knife users, the Spyderco Polestar is hands down one of the best values on the market. Inspired by the design of the best-selling byrd® Raven™ 2, it is also a shining example of “reverse evolution” in the Spyderco product line.

The Polestar’s leaf-shaped blade is crafted from American-made CTS® BD1 stainless steel and features a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™ for quick, ambidextrous, one-hand opening. Its full-flat grind, PlainEdge™ cutting edge, and distal taper give it an exceptional combination of edge geometry, point utility, and low-friction cutting performance. Unlike the Raven 2, its edge extends the full length of the blade and does not include an index-finger choil. This maximizes the usable length of the cutting edge and allows powerful cuts with the heel of the blade.

The Polestar’s lightweight, ergonomic, open-backed handle features full, skeletonized stainless steel liners that provide outstanding structural strength and form the foundation of a stout LinerLock mechanism. To ensure a secure, hand-filling grip, the liners are capped with non-slip, textured gray G-10 scales. A strategically placed relief cut in the obverse side scale allows easy release of the lock mechanism and makes one-handed operation of the knife simple and intuitive. The handle also includes a four-position hourglass clip with a broad, triangular base that offers a choice of tip-up or tip-down carry on either side of the body.

Boasting all the defining qualities of a Spyderco knife in a wallet-friendly package, the Polestar sets a new standard in affordable high performance."

The C220 Polestar in Spyderco's online catalog.


The C220 Polestar is made in China (same maker as the Raven) and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C220GPGY Textured gray mesh G-10 PE CTS-BD1 Feb. 2017- 99.95$ (2017) Regular production Full Flat Chrome silver hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C220 Polestar:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C220GPGY 198mm 115mm 84mm 80mm 3.2mm 111g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C220 Polestar:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C220GPGY 7.81" 4.51" 3.30" 3.15" 0.126" 3.9oz