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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.

  • 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.
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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5 out of 5
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.
1 out of 5
Sargent S.S
May 21, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Blade broke in 3 weeks
I bought this knife from here and I am hard on knives but that is why I bought a spyderco blade broke after 3 weeks before that the clip stripped boxed knife back up sent it back to spyderco and still have heard nothing. It's been 2 months. Don't buy spyderco get benchmade at least they stand behind their product.
5 out of 5
Fort Wayne, IN
Sep 18, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Exellent knife, very versatile.
I have been using it as a work knife, and it's worked rather well. Now it's my everyday carry knife. Although I'm not a fan of Spyderco, really just because I don't like the design of most of their knives, this one makes me have to give them a second chance. Have had this knife for 2 months now, and it hasn't failed me yet.
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