Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

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Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:08 am

When it comes to the Spyderco Centofante which has a blade thickness under 3 mm, and others, would you personally be afraid that the blade will shatter or break or chip under use, or not?

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby NoFair » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:41 am

No.

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby Evil D » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:46 am

Not even a little bit. But then I only cut stuff with my knives so I could be the minority.
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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:48 am

Nope. I would like to see some even thinner knives by Spyderco.
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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby ABX2011 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:58 am

Not at all. I like 2mm for the thinnest. Going even thinner doesn't have much appeal for me. You introduce blade flex. You can already have extremely good slicing at 2mm if the blade has the appropriate primary grind.

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby zhyla » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:02 am

Sub-3mm? Really? Asking a question like that makes me wonder if OP even uses knives for things. Or knows how large 3mm is. You know the Delica is 2.2mm, right?

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby GarageBoy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:31 am

The centofante and others have been around for so long that if it was a problem, we'd have heard of them by now. 2mm is border line thick by traditional standards

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby Evil D » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:09 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:31 am
The centofante and others have been around for so long that if it was a problem, we'd have heard of them by now. 2mm is border line thick by traditional standards

2mm may as well be a cleaver compared to what I grew up with.
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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby Enactive » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:21 pm

No. I don't have any folders with blade stock thicker than 3.1 or 3.2 mm.

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby setldown » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:33 pm

In perspective Opinel #8 blade is .066" or (1.67mm) thick and tens of thousands have been made and used hard. I don't recall ever hearing any complaints from users about blade failure. Then again they are not idiot proof. :eek:

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby TomAiello » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:42 pm

Nope. I use my Chaparral with no fear of breaking. And if I did break it, at this point I'd say I've gotten my money's worth out of it, and would immediately buy another.

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby Wartstein » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:02 pm

Funny you'd ask! By incident exactly today I decided to deliberately take my Chap (2mm stock) with me in the woods and test it in somewhat harder woodwork. Carving, whittling in hard and soft wood, cutting through nots, twisting the blade, feathersticking, fire making... absolutely NO problem there... i still wish for a Chap XL (exactly the same as the existing Chap, just half an inch longer), even started two threads about that not to long ago.
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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby Vivi » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:20 pm

No.

I used a Centofante that was reground to FFG by Tom Krein. Way thinner behind the edge than a stock Centofante. Had no durability issues with it....and I'm not as gentle with my knives as most folks here.

Anyone worried about this, buy yourself a Swiss Army Knife and an Opinel and go baton wood with them. It sounds dumb, but I've done it, with no ill effects on either knife. Steel is pretty durable stuff ;)

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby Cambertree » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:14 pm

No. I like even thinner stock.

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:22 am

for normal and even hard use cutting tasks, no worries at all. Wouldn't pry with them, though.
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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby RazorSharp86 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:30 pm

I best the crap out of my knives, when it comes to cutting. I do not pry with my knives, as they’re obviously not prybars.
I’ve had zero issues, and can only hope that Spyderco and other brands start manufacturing more knives with a thin blade stock and thin grind.

The Chapparel is an incredible knife. Mostly because it’s such a thin knife that cuts well because of it.

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:44 pm

In the wild west days, most folk were using thin blades and not breaking them.
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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby hmr170 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:35 am

If you manage to break a knife blade, then you did something stupid and the penalty for doing something so stupid is having to purchase a new knife. It's Darwinism for knife owners.

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Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:57 pm

Thank you. You all convinced me that the Centofante and also other Spyderco knives with blade thicknesses under 3 mm are durable.


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