Spyderco Frank Centofante Vesuvius (yes/no)

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Spyderco Frank Centofante Vesuvius (yes/no)

Postby liquid » Sat Mar 02, 2002 1:00 am

well i am in the market for my first quality knife that i can carry and rely on. i was considering getting an endura but then cam across the vesuvius. how do these compare. i like it more because of the blue inlay, do these fall out? its about $20 more. i am going to get plain edge and i intend on using it as my ever day carry and possible for defense if the need should arrive. also it says it has a compression lock can someone tell me how it works or post a pic if your have. also how is the strength and reliable compared to a lock back and at times i like flicking a knife open is there any problems doing this with the compression lock? the steel is ats 34 vs. ats 55 on the endura is there any main difference. also is the endura going to come out in the new v-10 steel?

here is a link

www.1sks.com/store/spyderco-frank-cento ... uvius.html

thanks

james

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Postby AllenETreat » Sat Mar 02, 2002 10:59 am

Dear liquid ;
I am the proud owner of
this particular model ; It is sturdy, and
I have not encountered any of the
problem(s) you mention. Other than it's
TIP UP carry, which was rectified by the
SFO to TIP DOWN, as the blade slipped
open in this carry modality.

ATE ( alias A.E.T. )

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Postby kraziekurtis » Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:58 am

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Edited by - kraziekurtis on 3/2/2002 10:59:22 AM

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Postby yog » Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:18 pm

If you want a burgendy Vesuvius, hold on a little longer and the forum model should be out pretty soon.

Is that a <img src="http://spyderco.com/forum/spyder.gif"border=0> in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me ?

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Postby BladeMaster » Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:26 pm

I just bought a Vesuvius w/ the shell inlay yesterday at my local <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> dealer. Its one sweet knife (and I mean REALLY sweet!).
I like it better then my stainless Endura. The Vesuvius,IMO,has a better steel, is lighter, looks classier (the way that blue shell catches light is amazing), and is made right here in the good 'ole U.S.ofA.

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Postby Blades » Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:42 pm

Yes!
I carry a plain edge, blue in-lay as an EDC. Mine is either tip-up or tip-down. My choice. A very nice knife. Get one.


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Postby sam the man.. » Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:38 pm

Dude ~ The Vesuvius is an AWES<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>ME knife.. But I won't recommend "flicking" to open it.. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Sam

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Postby Carlos » Sat Mar 02, 2002 10:12 pm

Hi James,

Welcome to the Spyderco Forum.

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Postby Pachucko » Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:09 pm

Welcome aboard, Pachucks

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Postby liquid » Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:21 am

well thanks guys i think i will go ahead and order it. does anyone know wher ei cna get it cheaper then $67.

james

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Postby Alan2112 » Mon Mar 04, 2002 2:16 am

I got ours through Bayou Lafourche Knife Works for $58.49. I usually don't get emotionally attached to a knife unless it's a fixed blade with stag handles and a 440C or AST-34 4" drop blade, or a Stockman with the same handles & carbon blades. I am as emotionally attached to our Vesuvius as any knife in our collection. RKBA!

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Postby The Stare » Tue Mar 05, 2002 12:05 am

Couple things. The Vesuvius is the first Spydie that has been truly disappointing to me. But, can understand why others like it so well. Since I much prefer tip up, am concerned to learn it may not stay closed in that position. Thankfully, mine has the ability to choose.

Roger at Bayou LaFourche always has good prices. Right now he has some closeout prices that are pretty good on Spydies as well as some other brands.

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