PK116 | Spyderco | C92TQP - Kopa - Turquoise / Satin Blade / PE
MODEL NAME - Kopa
MODEL NUMBER - C92TQP
DESIGNER - Sal Glesser
BLADE LENGTH - 2.438"
CLOSED LENGTH - 3.438"
OVERALL LENGTH - 5.812"
BLADE THICKNESS - .125"
BLADE STEEL - VG-10
BLADE GRIND - Full Flat Grind
BLADE EDGE - PlainEdge
HANDLE MATERIAL - Stainless Steel with Turquoise Inlays
BOLSTER / GUARD MATERIAL - Stainless Steel
LINERS - Stainless Steel
SPACER(S) - Stainless Steel
BLADE FINISH - Satin
LOCK MECHANISM - Lock-Back
CLIP - Silhouette Stainless Steel Clip - RH - TD
THUMB STUD(S) - Spyderco Round Hole
WEIGHT - 2.5 oz.
SHEATH - N/A
BOX - Original Gray Spiderweb Box
SERIAL NUMBER - N/A
ORIGIN - Japan
PRODUCTION DATE - 2006
DESCRIPTION - The Kopa is a semi-custom gentleman's pocket knife conceived by Spyderco to add to its Clip-It range. With 17 variations initially slated for production, and each variation limited to 600 units and each with a different material for its inlay. The Kopa has often been described as a younger sibling to the clipless Kiwi. With its various inlays, limited production numbers, and being of a more diminutive size, the Kopa is a great collector's knife.
Standard on all Kopa models are stainless handles painstakingly and ergonomically engineered for the human hand. Fitted individually, each inlay is set between brushed steel bolsters creating a custom-finished appearance. Expansion points wave out along the handle keeping the user's hand in constant contact for cutting precision and greater safety. Patterned in a leaf-shape, the utilitarian blade is VG-10 flat-ground with a PlainEdge cutting surface. Positioned just above the Spyderco Round Hole is a spine cusp; just below the hole is a small finger choil. The cusp and choil work in concert keeping the hand stabilized while cutting. A back-lock positioned mid-way on the spine has a David Boye cutout from the lock bar as an additional safety feature. It carries right-handed tip-down with a silhouette steel pocket clip.
Being a sprint run, each Kopa variation has inherent rarity and collectible value. Each Kopa sprint run is limited by Spyderco to only 600 pieces.
The most sought after variations of the Kopa would probably be the first 2 that were released - being the Cocobolo and the Black Micarta versions. This is only by virtue of their originally released status and not by material cost or rarity as later preceding models had much more expensive inlays and their MSRP were higher. Cocobolo and Black Micarta models were released almost simultaneously on the market in early 2005.
Some private collectors have embellished their own Kopas by way of engraving of bolsters, scrimshawing and replacement of inlays with various other materials. These are of course customised work done by their respective owners and are rare by virtue of their customised nature.
COMMENTS - Kopa 7th Edition, Made July 2006