Spyderco Lum Chinese Folder C65 BLP

Reviewed by corwin99 on January 31st, 2008

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The legendary Bob Lum has designed several folders for Spyderco, and the Chinese Folder C65 is probably the most elegant of them. This is the limited edition Blue Lum Chinese Folder, which was produced in very limited numbers – The standard edition folder is Green. These things can sell on the secondary market for over $300… not bad for a production Spyderco!

I received this knife in trade for a Blue Limited edition Benchmade 690, which is also a very nice knife, but I made the trade since I knew the Blue Lum would appreciate quite a bit more and would be harder to get… I was right. Limited Edition Spydercos often have a tendancy to appreciate with time.

This particular one has a VG-10 stainless steel blade in Plain Edge, with a Blue Aluminum handle with Liner lock. The handle and blade combination is such a graceful design with obvious Asian influences from master knifemaker Bob Lum. One of my pet peeves with this watch and several other Spyderco creations are the phillips screws, however. I believe that they make the knife look cheaper than it is. If this weren’t such a limited knife I would have swapped those screws out for some Torx head ones.

Bob Lum’s familar signature graces the blade which is made in Seki-City, Japan, like many of Spyderco’s knives. A pocket clip sits on the back, with the option to switch it to tip down carry as well as tip up. I prefer tip up personally. Shaving sharp out of the box, like all Spydies. The liner long on this one is inset into the aluminum handles, rather than being an entire liner.

Blade Length: 2 7/8″
Blade Steel: VG-10
Overall Length: 7 1/8″
Handle Material: Aluminum

One Response to “Spyderco Lum Chinese Folder C65 BLP”

  1. Matthew Says:

    That is a lovely knife, and lovely pictures of it. I saw one on a forum and became interested in them, although the one I saw had already sold. I did a search and made my way here. I had about decided to settle for a regular production model, but as a direct result of seeing your pictures, I promptly searched again, found, and bought a Blue Lum Chinese folder from a fellow on another forum. I look forward to owning such an elegant piece.

    I am also inspired to do a better job of my own photography!

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