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Spyderco Centofante3 Folding Knife 3-1/8" VG10 Plain Blade, FRN Channeled Handles - C66PBK3

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Part Number: SP66PBK3
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Spyderco describes this item as follows:

If you move in custom knife industry circles and/or attend knife shows you will have heard of Frank Centofante. In addition to being a celebrated and longtime custom knifemaker Frank is a past President of the Knifemaker's Guild, a strong voice in the cutlery world and a revered and respected craftsman. Collaborating on knife designs with him is something Spyderco has been fortunate enough to do several times. Our latest offering is the Centofante3 gentleman's folder.

The Centofante3 has a thin-profiled, lightweight FRN handle. Two channels are furrowed out of the handle for better grip and a Palladium silver Spyderco bug is inlayed into its surface. For added security and convenience the back-lock is positioned midway on the spine and David Boye Dent is cut from the locking lever. The VG-10 blade has both a hollow-grind and swedge-grind with non-sharpened spine serrations to hold the thumb steady when cutting. A black steel pocket clip positions for tip-up/down, right-hand carry.

Specifications
  • Length Overall: 7 9/16" (192 mm)
  • Length: Closed: 4 1/2" (115 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 1/2" (13 mm)
  • Blade Length: 3 1/8" (79 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3" (76 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 5/64" (2 mm)
  • Blade Steel: VG-10
  • Weight: 2.5 oz. (71 g)
  • Handle Material: FRN*
  • Made in Seki-City, Japan
*Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN)
A nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber that is then injected into a mold for making lightweight knife handles.
Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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G
Denver
Nov 18, 2014
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Spyderco Brand
The name Spyderco came up in some material I was reading on every day carry. This particular model was designed in conjunction with the knife designer Frank Centofante. The blade is sharp and comes to a good point/ tip. It's easy to open with a little practice, locks into place nicely, and easier to close with the lock release being on the back of the handle as opposed to the thumb release under the blade models. The handle allows you to get a good firm grip and the ridged thumb rise gives you that extra firm solid hold on the knife. Overall, I'm very happy with this knife and since I work construction and use it on things I shouldn't really be. I went ahead and bought another one just for backup.
5 out of 5
Red
Iowa
Nov 02, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great Knife
I received this knife as a gift and have had it for at least 10 years now. I've used it camping, hiking, cooking, and for just about anything else. It's help up beautifully is and still incredibly sharp. The silver spider in the handle fell out about 3 years in but that's not a big deal to me. I still carry this knife and would recommend if to anyone.
5 out of 5
A.P.
Texas
Jun 09, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Large Gentleman's EDC
This is a nice looking, lightweight knife. The blade is thin (.078" thick) and hollow ground. The handle scales are made more for looks than for traction. That's why I consider it to be a light to medium duty gentleman's knife. It is NOT a hard use/tactical blade. It's great for opening packages, cutting a bit of cardboard, peeling an apple and chores like that. If you're needing a rough use knife and want a Spyderco this size and in the same price range, I'd recommend the Delica instead. Southpaws might feel a bit slighted since the clip is reversible for tip up/tip down carry, but right hand only. If you just want a knife to do those mundane little every day chores around the office, and one that looks good doing it, the Centofante 3 is it.
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