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Spyderco C12GS Civilian - 4.13" Serrated Edge VG-10 Blade - Black G-10 Handle

Spyderco C12GS Civilian - 4.13" Serrated Edge VG-10 Blade - Black G-10 Handle


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Spyderco C12GS Civilian - VG-10 SpyderEdge Blade - Black G-10 Handle

One of the more unique and specialized knives that Spyderco has ever offered, the Civilian has an interesting beginning. Back in the very early 90's 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 (martial blade craft) 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 first came to be.

Sporting a patented reverse "S" blade that's intended to be used like an oversized claw, the Civilian's blade 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 clip 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.



  • Category End Use: LE/Self Defense
  • Blade Steel: VG-10
  • Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
  • Blade Length: 4.13” (105 mm)
  • Length Open: 9.19” (233 mm)
  • Length Closed: 5.19” (132 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .125” (3 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: .5" (13 mm)
  • Lock Type: Back Lock
  • Handle Material: Black G-10
  • Tip Carry: Tip-Up/Tip-Down
  • Clip Position: Right Hand
  • Weight: 4.75 oz. (134 g)
  • Made In: Japan
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