Spyderco Frank Centofante Vesuvius – C66


Model Name: Vesuvius
Model Reference: C66
Designer: Frank Centofante
MSRP: $89.95
Description: The Frank Centofante designed Spyderco Vesuvius is a beautifully contoured knife that has become a great reliable permanent knife in the Spyderco line-up with four different generations already. The fourth generation Vesuvius has the Wharncliffe blade and is not meant to replace third genertaion models, but offer an alternative blade shape. The first generation of this popular folder was designed with a compression lock, which was functionally problematic due to the design of the FRN handles, prompting a change to a lockback design after two years, making the first generation compression lock Vesuvius a collectible knife. Generation 1 folders were also available with a Shell insert on the handle.

Generation 2 folders were similar to Generation 1 folders with the change of the lock type. Generation 3 folders added an addition groove chanel to the handle, a switch to VG-10 steel and an adjustment to the location of the back lock.

Blade Length: 3 1/8″
Closed Length: 4 1/2″
Overall Length: 7 9/16″
Weight: 2.5oz, 3.4oz (Gen1)

Blade Material:ATS-34, VG-10
Blade Finish: Satin Finish
Blade Grind: Hollow Ground
Handle Material: FRN w/Silver Inlay Bug
Locking Mechanism: Lock Back, Compression Lock

Years Produced: 2001-Current
Manufacture Location: Golden, Colorado (Gen 1, 2), Seki-City Japan (Gen 3,4)

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