The Artisan Cutlery Centauri Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review



Today, we’ll take a look at a bigger-than-usual front flipper from Ray Laconico and Artisan Cutlery, the $266 (but actually $200) Artisan Centauri.

24 thoughts on “The Artisan Cutlery Centauri Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review

  1. Nick Macaluso says:

    I could be alone in this, but I wish these fancy knife makers would move away from using freaking frame locks! I hate those darn things. I'll take a back lock any day or any other locking mechanism.

  2. Robert Douglas says:

    Have not watched to many channels these days, very busy working, appreciate your videos,, from Canada, shout out to the cashiers, bank employees, , all front line employees, police, doctors, special services in your Country, too numerous to mention all, Take care Mr Nick, with high appreciation Sir.

  3. Eye of the Tiger says:

    G'day Nick, interesting piece, a bit different and probably the best design I've seen by RL. I really like it. I'd like it even more at $200 AUD. One thing though; I reckon it could do with a finger guard as it wouldn't take much for the hand to slide up onto the blade. Thanks for the review. Cheers Duke.

  4. stoneshank says:

    The logo just dont do it for me, at worst it makes 30's logos come to mind, at best it is just meh 🙂
    that knife design otherwise , had it been smaller at around the 6-7 cm that i am comfortable carrying id be sold on it becaue the blade shape is just gorgeous!

  5. Ice_Berg says:

    I'm really excited to see Laconico do something a little different; I can only stand so many gray titanium flippers with a drop point blade. This knife in particular just so perfectly matches my taste too: perfect size, perfect blade shape, nice looking CF scale, and an interesting deployment method. Though even at $200 it still feels like a bit much…

  6. Jack Waddell says:

    I'm not sure why, but I'm just not a fan of knives that don't have scales on both side of the handle. For instance my Spyderco Calypso Jr. from 20 years ago has smooth Micarta handles that are just a pleasure to hold. Tactile can be aesthetic, ya know.

  7. JacksonKnives says:

    Re: price, some details (clip, texture) really add up, and there might be some extra money tied up in distribution by the looks of things. It's actually only a little bit more than Ray's EZE, so the real question is how some collabs (like Ray's Gemini/Yorkie) get made for so cheap.

  8. Artisan Cutlery says:

    Thank you so much for the review Nick. You will be seeing the Centauri listed with a pricepoint closer to $200 with most of our major retailers, however the prices listed on our website are the MSRP, hence the $266 pricetag.

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