Spyderco Civilian G-10 Folding Knife 4.125″ Satin Serrated C12GS


In the 1990s Spyderco was approached by a specialized branch of U.S. law enforcement about making a knife for their undercover agents. These plain-clothes LEOs found themselves in situations where they often could not carry a firearm but carrying a knife was not a problem. Most had no formal training in self-defense tactics or MBC but as a last resort could use a blade to protect or extricate themselves from a life-threatening situation. This was how the Civilian model came to be.

The Civilian has a patented reverse “S” blade that’s intended to be used like an oversized claw. The tip is ground to an ultra-thin profile. Deeply curved and full at the belly, the VG-10 ground blade excels in slicing and is available fully SpyderEdged. Because of its distinctly specialized features it is not intended or designed for general utility or everyday use. Curved in all the right places for ergonomic use and retention of the knife, the handle is black G-10. A two position cliip supports discreet tip-up or tip down carry on the right side.  One of the most specialized CLIPITS in the Spyderco line-up, the Civilian is available in limited quantities

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Overall Length: 9.19″
Blade Length: 4.125″
Cutting Edge: 3.75″
Blade Thickness: 0.125″
Blade Material: VG-10
Blade Style: Hawkbill
Blade Grind: Hollow
Blade Finish: Satin
Edge Type: Fully Serrated
Handle Length: 5.19″
Handle Thickness: 0.41″
Handle Material: G-10
Handle Color: Black
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Weight: 4.75 oz.
Pocket Clip: Right Hand, Tip-Down
Knife Type: Manual
Opener: Thumb Hole
Lock Type: Lock Back
Brand: Spyderco
Model: C12GS
Country of Origin: Japan
Best Use: Tactical

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