The Centofante 3 has a thin-profiled, lightweight FRN handle. Two channels are furrowed out of the handle for better grip and a Palladium silver Spyderco bug is inlayed into its surface. For added security and convenience the back-lock is positioned midway on the spine and David Boye Dent is cut from the locking lever. The VG-10 blade has both a hollow-grind and swedge-grind with non-sharpened spine serrations (jimping) to hold the thumb steady when cutting. A black steel pocket clip positions for tip-up/down, right-hand carry.
Frank Centofante is well known in the custom knife industry, a celebrated veteran knifemaker, past president of the Knifemaker’s Guild, and respected voice in the cutlery community. Innovative knife company Spyderco has collaborated with Centofante several times, with this model being the latest result.
The Centofante 3 offers a sleek profile with lightweight fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle. Two channels are furrowed into the handle for improved grip, and an eye-catching palladium silver Spyderco bug is inlayed into the handle’s surface. For convenience and improved security, the back-lock is positioned at the midpoint of the blade’s spine, with a clever David Boye dent cut from the locking lever. The razor sharp VG-10 steel blade has both a hollow grind and Swede grind for versatile use, and — when it’s time to be on the move — a black steel pocket clip offers a variety of carrying configurations.
- 7.56-inch open length
- 4.5-inch closed length
- 3.125-inch VG-10 steel blade
- Three-inch cutting edge
- 0.5-inch blade hole
- 0.08-inch blade thickness
- 2.5-ounce weight
- FRN handle material
Sypderco knives include a limited manufacturer’s warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
Thinking beyond established knife industry practices has allowed Spyderco to introduce new innovations, including one-hand opening, serrations on a folder, and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket. Spyderco remains dedicated to researching and developing improved, better-performing materials with function and reliability, and its unique cutlery line is a result of designing ergonomic, functional tools. The company puts its new products through rigorous testing prior to release, examining edge retention with a CATRA machine, looking for rust development with Q-FOG, checking the force needed to open and close a knife, and analyzing numerous other technical details.
FOLDING KNIVES – Locking folding knives are safe, compact, and easy to carry. They also happen to be where the Spyderco revolution began.
FRN HANDLE – Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon is a polymer mixed with glass fiber then injection molded into formed and textured lightweight high-strength knife handles.
HOLLOW GRIND – It comes with bevels that are ground with a concave radius. The bevels may extend the full width of the blade (full hollow grind) or only a portion of its width.
PLAINEDGE BLADE – This knife has a sharpened blade with no serrations or teeth sometimes referred to as a smooth blade.
SPECIFICATIONS – Closed Length (Inches): 4. 5, Overall Length (Inches): 7. 64, Blade Length (Inches): 3. 14, Blade Steel: VG-10, Grind: Hollow
Collaboration between innovative cutlery company Spyderco and renowned knifemaker Frank Centofante
Sleek profile with lightweight fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle; two channels furrowed into handle for improved grip, and palladium silver Spyderco bug is inlayed into handle’s surface
Back-lock is positioned at midpoint of blade’s spine; VG-10 steel blade has both hollow grind and Swede grind for versatile use
7.56-inch open length and 4.5-inch closed length; 3.125-inch VG-10 steel blade with three-inch cutting edge, 0.5-inch hole, and 0.08-inch thickness; 2.5-ounce weight; FRN handle material
Includes limited manufacturer’s warranty; details included with purchase