Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
Sleek gentlemens folder VG10 baby
This is my second Spyderco, and I got this knife as I liked the fact it was VG10 and had a little palladium silver spider insert, plus at this price... Palladium is part of the platinum group of metals and is pretty rare and inhert, mainly used in car catalytic converters for it's properties. Anyways back to the knife. This is a gentlemen's folder, the knife is sleek and the blade extremely thin (2mm) with a hollow grind, this is not a workhorse. VG10 is hard and can get extremely sharp, however it can be a little brittle. A very nice looking knife, the Centofante is not too easy to open with it's lock back, closing it can be a little tough at times and because it's so thin, I do worry about reducing the number of digits I have. The trick is to hold down the lock back and flick it open or shut, it's helluva fast and not many lock backs can do this. I know my Cold Steels can't. The pocket clip can be adjusted to tip up or down carry, I wouldn't use the Spyderco "cheap wave" mod on this blade (basically a cut zip-tie) as it may result in blade play or you may break the knife. The knife is held together by rivets and it's not moving, however with hard use it might. This is a slicer, not a stabber or hacking knife. Great with a suit and very small footprint, a decent gentlemen's knife at 78grams . 4 stars from me because of the opening with the thumb hole and the blade edges being a little too sharp for my liking. Thanks KnifeCenter for the great pricing and quick shipping.