ArtisanCutlery Centauri Front Flipper Knife 3.46" VG-10 Damascus Drop Point Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles - 1839G-DCF

$199.99

MSRP* : $266.66 | You Save* : $66.67 (25%)
Part #: ACU1839GDCF | Artisan Cutlery
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Description
ACU1839GDCF: Damascus Centauri 1939G-DCF Front Flipper Knife - Carbon Fiber
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The Centauri front flipper, designed by Ray Laconico, is a simple yet highly versatile design that really gets a lot of things right. It reminds us of the Jens Anso Solo design with its similar overall profile and clean lines offering surprisingly sophisticated ergonomics. You can really bear down on this knife hard and it will remain comfortable for an extended period of time, under a number of different grips. The drop point blade has a very sharp tip for stabbing and puncturing and a small amount of belly for slicing. The thin handle makes it easy to carry while the jimped thumb ramp and hidden lanyard post add to its usability. It's a nice combination of everything that makes for a good EDC blade and we look forward to more collaborations with Ray coming down the line.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.46" (88 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.30" (84 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.59" (117 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.05" (204 mm)
  • Blade Material: VG-10 Damascus
  • Blade Thickness: 0.126" (3.2 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Acid Etch
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber with Titanium Lock
  • Handle Thickness: 0.42" (10.7 mm)
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Material (Tip-Up/Down, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 3.60 oz. (102 g)
  • Designer: Ray Laconico
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 193125006733

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
Damascus Steel
Damascus Steel A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
ArtisanCutlery Centauri Front Flipper Knife 3.46" VG-10 Damascus Drop Point Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handlesrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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ArtisanCutlery Centauri Front Flipper Knife 3.46" VG-10 Damascus Drop Point Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Will
Oklahoma
Jun 12, 2020
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Near Perfect
If your looking for a larger front flipper, with slim carry, that rides well in the pocket, and has beautiful materials, this is it. I have only had this for a day and I can't stop look at it. It's beautiful. There are a few down sides. I don't like their logo so having it on the blade is a bummer. The action is good but it is a little gritty, so it will need taken apart cleaned and lubricated after. Not uncommon for ceramic bearing knifes to need a break in. The jimping on the front flipper is too smooth for the relatively stronger detent. This causes your thumb to slip off during deployment. I'm gonna do 4 stars for a knife that will end up being 5 after it breaks in and I do few tweaks. I'm almost certain you will not be able to beat it for $200.
ArtisanCutlery Centauri Front Flipper Knife 3.46" VG-10 Damascus Drop Point Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dave
Farmington, Me
Jun 07, 2020
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Surprisingly nice
This knife came and I was quite surprised overall. The fit and finish is on point. Action is a nice hydraulic shut. The damascus looks great. Its nice and thin in the pocket. Love it!

 

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