This was originally put together by Wayne Goddard. Here is the history, as he remembered it.
Wayne’s handmade prototype of the C-16 was delivered to Sal Glesser in April of 1990. First production models delivered November 1991. The C16 had black Micarta handles and was available in full and partial serration. The full serrated was discontinued in 1996.
The C-18 “Junior” Goddard prototype was delivered to Spyderco in April 1992. The first production models of the Junior Goddard Clip-It were made in November 1992. It was available in full serrated or 50-50 edge. The full serrated was discontinued in 1996.
In June 1993, Phyllis Goddard purchased a limited edition of 500 plain edge Junior Goddard Clipits from Spyderco. These were received in November 1993.
The “Baby Goddard” (C-22) key chain size folder pattern was sent to Spyderco in November 1992. Spyderco shipped the first “Baby Goddard Spyderco’s” in June 1993. It was made only with the 50-50 edge and being a key-chain-sized knife, it does not have the Clipit clip. The last Micarta handled Goddard in production was the Baby, C20PS, It was discontinued in November 2001.
We received the prototype of the GRN (Zytel type material, Black) handled C-16 on January 17, 1997. It was a good looking knife with a cast handle and the new, right/left changeable clip. It also had the new steel ATS-55. The Lightweight Goddard was the first Spyderco Clipit to feature the ATS-55 and the changeable Clipit clip. We received the first production Lightweight Goddard’s in May of 1997. These were partially serrated. The first Lightweight Goddard’s with plain edge were delivered in May 1999. The Lightweight was well received and sales were very good.
Spyderco did a sprint run of 1200 Lightweight Goddard’s with a gray handle in early 2004. We received the first shipment May 21, 2004. It was available in both partially serrated and plain edge.
In May 2006, Spyderco did another sprint run of 600 knives on the Lightweight Goddard with a burgundy handle, C16PSBRG. Only partially serrated were made, no plain edge like with the Black and Gray Lightweight Goddard. Approximately 60 of these were numbered for the Spyderco collectors.
We received the first shipment of Junior Goddard Clipit with white Micarta handles and partially serrated blade in May 2008. This is a sprint run of 1200 knives.
In 2009, another sprint run of Baby Goddard was created with Brown Micarta Handles.
(This is as far Wayne’s notes take us. We will try to get the rest of the history entered, so that it will be complete.)
The last sprint run was a Lightweight Goddard in Olive Drab Green. This run was created in 2013(?).