PK109 | Spyderco | C75BMOP - Kiwi - Black Mother Of Pearl / Satin Blade / PE
MODEL NAME - Kiwi
MODEL NUMBER - C75BMOP (A.G. Russell Dealer Exclusive)
DESIGNER - Sal Glesser
BLADE LENGTH - 2.375"
CLOSED LENGTH - 3.1875"
OVERALL LENGTH - 5.4375"
BLADE THICKNESS - .094"
BLADE STEEL - VG-10
BLADE GRIND - Hollow Grind
BLADE EDGE - PlainEdge
HANDLE MATERIAL - Stainless Steel with Black Mother Of Pearl Inlays
BOLSTER / GUARD MATERIAL - Stainless Steel
LINERS - Stainless Steel
SPACER(S) - Stainless Steel
BLADE FINISH - Satin
LOCK MECHANISM - Front-Lock
CLIP - N/A
THUMB STUD(S) - Spyderco Round Hole
WEIGHT - 1.7 oz.
SHEATH - Brown Leather Pouch
BOX - Original Gray Spiderweb Box
SERIAL NUMBER - N/A
ORIGIN - Japan
PRODUCTION DATE - 2004
DESCRIPTION - The Kiwi is a regular production Spyderco model intended to appeal to those who favor the more traditional appearance of a slipjoint pocket knife, but want the convenience of one hand opening and the added security of a lock. Although its model numbers bear a C prefix, it lacks the clip common to almost all other models with that designation. It also lacks the "hump" in the blade common to most of Spyderco's "in house" designs. Instead, the Spyderhole opener is contained within the rather narrow modified Wharncliffe pattern blade. It has been offered in two basic formats, bolster and scales construction with both front and rear bolsters which was introduced in 2002, and all stainless steel which was added in 2003. Like Spyderco's first model, the C01 Worker, and many other models over the years, the Kiwi incorporates a Mar/McBurnette style front lock.
Its two-inch VG-10 blade has a Wharncliffe profile and pronounced hump created to accommodate the Spyderco Round Hole. Position of the hole on the blade is important (especially for smaller knives) in finding the spot with the most comfortable/natural pivotal rotation when opening one-handed. Dual finger choils cutaway on the underbelly of the handle deposit the fore- and middle fingers in alignment for optimal control. Amber-colored jig bone scales set next to brushed stainless bolsters are reminiscent of more traditional cutlery. In the manner of a true gent's folder, it is clipless."
The "hump" referred to in the catalog would more accurately be called a brow. The spine of the blade never rises above the level of the backstrap, but dips in front of the Spyderhole opener making the blade even narrower from that point forward.
COMMENTS - Kiwi 4th Edition, Made 2004