Centofante love?

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Re: Centofante love?

Postby ATC729 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm

I'm sitting here with a Centofante in my cart, and I had a thought. Why not just get fancy scales for my Delica? If the Centofante is similar to a Delica, I feel like I could just dress mine up a bit. I'm probably the most indecisive person on the planet! Haha. I like the look of the Centofante, but that hollow grind probably won't do as well on my apple. So with all of that being said, does anyone know where I can get some "gentleman"/fancy scales for a Delica?

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Re: Centofante love?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:38 pm

ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm
I'm sitting here with a Centofante in my cart, and I had a thought. Why not just get fancy scales for my Delica? If the Centofante is similar to a Delica, I feel like I could just dress mine up a bit. I'm probably the most indecisive person on the planet! Haha. I like the look of the Centofante, but that hollow grind probably won't do as well on my apple. So with all of that being said, does anyone know where I can get some "gentleman"/fancy scales for a Delica?
Don't know much about custom scales, but I DO know that the Centofante is NOT really "similar to a Delica"... ;)
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Re: Centofante love?

Postby ATC729 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:51 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:38 pm
ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm
I'm sitting here with a Centofante in my cart, and I had a thought. Why not just get fancy scales for my Delica? If the Centofante is similar to a Delica, I feel like I could just dress mine up a bit. I'm probably the most indecisive person on the planet! Haha. I like the look of the Centofante, but that hollow grind probably won't do as well on my apple. So with all of that being said, does anyone know where I can get some "gentleman"/fancy scales for a Delica?
Don't know much about custom scales, but I DO know that the Centofante is NOT really "similar to a Delica"... ;)

Too many different things to consider. Hahaha

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Re: Centofante love?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:53 pm

ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:38 pm
ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm
I'm sitting here with a Centofante in my cart, and I had a thought. Why not just get fancy scales for my Delica? If the Centofante is similar to a Delica, I feel like I could just dress mine up a bit. I'm probably the most indecisive person on the planet! Haha. I like the look of the Centofante, but that hollow grind probably won't do as well on my apple. So with all of that being said, does anyone know where I can get some "gentleman"/fancy scales for a Delica?
Don't know much about custom scales, but I DO know that the Centofante is NOT really "similar to a Delica"... ;)

Too many different things to consider. Hahaha

Maybe true. Still I'd rather have a Delica with perfect FRN scales AND a Centofante than JUST a fancy Delica... ;)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Centofante love?

Postby ATC729 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:57 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:53 pm
ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:38 pm
ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm
I'm sitting here with a Centofante in my cart, and I had a thought. Why not just get fancy scales for my Delica? If the Centofante is similar to a Delica, I feel like I could just dress mine up a bit. I'm probably the most indecisive person on the planet! Haha. I like the look of the Centofante, but that hollow grind probably won't do as well on my apple. So with all of that being said, does anyone know where I can get some "gentleman"/fancy scales for a Delica?
Don't know much about custom scales, but I DO know that the Centofante is NOT really "similar to a Delica"... ;)

Too many different things to consider. Hahaha

Maybe true. Still I'd rather have a Delica with perfect FRN scales AND a Centofante than JUST a fancy Delica... ;)
Hahaha. A bunch of enablers on here! Yeah, I'm sure I will end up with both. Looks like I have so more researching to do and we'll see what I get first. :)

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Re: Centofante love?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:06 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:38 pm
ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm
I'm sitting here with a Centofante in my cart, and I had a thought. Why not just get fancy scales for my Delica? If the Centofante is similar to a Delica, I feel like I could just dress mine up a bit. I'm probably the most indecisive person on the planet! Haha. I like the look of the Centofante, but that hollow grind probably won't do as well on my apple. So with all of that being said, does anyone know where I can get some "gentleman"/fancy scales for a Delica?
Don't know much about custom scales, but I DO know that the Centofante is NOT really "similar to a Delica"... ;)
The Centofante has noticeably more cutting edge than the Delica. It is also classy looking while I find the Delica to be simply utilitarian in appearance. Both look good but in different ways.
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Re: Centofante love?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:28 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:38 pm
ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm
I'm sitting here with a Centofante in my cart, and I had a thought. Why not just get fancy scales for my Delica? If the Centofante is similar to a Delica, I feel like I could just dress mine up a bit. I'm probably the most indecisive person on the planet! Haha. I like the look of the Centofante, but that hollow grind probably won't do as well on my apple. So with all of that being said, does anyone know where I can get some "gentleman"/fancy scales for a Delica?
Don't know much about custom scales, but I DO know that the Centofante is NOT really "similar to a Delica"... ;)
The Centofante has noticeably more cutting edge than the Delica. It is also classy looking while I find the Delica to be simply utilitarian in appearance. Both look good but in different ways.
Exactly. Plus, while I really like the Delica handle, the Centofante will fit more hands... plus the different grinds... plus two liners vs one-ish... Plus Ricasso vs no Ricasso... plus FRN pattern vs almost lack thereoff...
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Re: Centofante love?

Postby Evil D » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:25 pm

ATC729 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm
I'm sitting here with a Centofante in my cart, and I had a thought. Why not just get fancy scales for my Delica? If the Centofante is similar to a Delica, I feel like I could just dress mine up a bit. I'm probably the most indecisive person on the planet! Haha. I like the look of the Centofante, but that hollow grind probably won't do as well on my apple. So with all of that being said, does anyone know where I can get some "gentleman"/fancy scales for a Delica?

Definitely one of those "your mileage may vary" situations but there's a lot more to like about a Centofante than just being classier than a Delica, namely far better ergonomics and no wasted edge length taken up by the tang kick. If they brought out a new version of the Centofante 3 with two liners and 4 way clip I would be fine if they never made another Delica ever again. But again, YMMV lol.
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Re: Centofante love?

Postby Notsurewhy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:52 pm

Hollow grind + 2mm stock = best cheese knife ever. Crack open a beverage of your choice and get after a block of cheddar or gruyere with a centofante, then thank me later.

I also think it's the best looking Spydie under $200. Rafir Noble chap is its only competition.

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Re: Centofante love?

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:04 pm

OP, I was looking for an apple knife too for my lunchbox. I found a guy on BushcraftUSA who makes kydex sheaths for the 3-1/4” and 4” Victorinox paring knives. Perfect apple knife! I got the 4” Vicky. So go get in of those and order a Centofante! I myself am attracted to the wharnie version. A CQI update with screw construction, liners, and cf or micarta scales in cruwear would be outstanding!
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Re: Centofante love?

Postby ATC729 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:18 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:04 pm
OP, I was looking for an apple knife too for my lunchbox. I found a guy on BushcraftUSA who makes kydex sheaths for the 3-1/4” and 4” Victorinox paring knives. Perfect apple knife! I got the 4” Vicky. So go get in of those and order a Centofante! I myself am attracted to the wharnie version. A CQI update with screw construction, liners, and cf or micarta scales in cruwear would be outstanding!
I highly agree that micarta would be AWESOME!

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Re: Centofante love?

Postby Ez556 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:16 pm

Marbled CF would be amazing with this knife!
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Re: Centofante love?

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:22 pm

I wish to GOD that we could get the older Centofante C-50 model back. But Spyderco told me about 3 years ago that all of the tooling was destroyed some time ago. The C-50 and the C-25 both were great EDC work knives. That design was very close to the Phil Boguszewski "Spike" models.

I never was a big fan of the Starmate>> but it seems like about 90% of the people here really love that one.


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