Spyderco Howard Viele – C42


Model Name: Howard Viele
Model Reference: C42
Designer: Howard Viele
MSRP: $139.95
Description: Master knifemaker Howard Viele’s collaboration with Spyderco is truly a masterpeice and beautifully constructed knife. Signature Viele styling cues including his three hole mark are evident on the blade. This knife is discontinued but was brought back in a smaller version with the C97 Viele II.

Blade Length: 3 3/8″
Closed Length: 4 3/8″
Overall Length:7 3/4″
Weight: 3.8oz

Blade Material: AUS-8, VG-10
Blade Finish: Satin Finish
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Handle Material: Micarta
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock

Years Produced: 1997-2002
Manufacture Location: Seki-City Japan

C42P – Plain Edge
C42S – Serrated Edge

9 Responses to “Spyderco Howard Viele – C42”

  1. Spyderco Howard Viele C42 Knife - Knife Reviews Says:

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  2. Spyderco Howard Viele II – C97 Knife Model Says:

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  3. Steve Elliott Says:

    Do you have a Spyderco Howard Viele C42 for sale?

  4. spyderco source Says:

    Unforutunately no.

  5. Alex Bohner Says:

    I do have one for sale. I bought mine back in 2001 for 180 Euros in Germany. Since then it’s mainly been lying in a drawer. I had the blade polished once. If you are interested please contact me via e-mail.
    Best regards

  6. Lonnie O'Mary Says:

    I got my Viele C42 in the time frame of 1999 to 2000. I did something stupid (pried with the tip of the blade) and broke approximately 3/8 of an inch off the blade. Is it possible to get another blade installed? If so, who can do it.

  7. spyderco source Says:

    I don’t think you’ll be able to get a replacement blade… Spyderco usually does not have these hanging around. If you send it in to them, they will probably regrind it so it looks a bit better for you.

  8. Maurizio Says:

    If anyone is interested I have a C42S for sale. New old stock.

  9. Lara Says:

    Sto cercando spyderco. C 42s ,qualcuno Sa dove acquistarlo?

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