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Artisan Cutlery?

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by TechandTactical, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. TechandTactical

    TechandTactical

    69
    Apr 2, 2018
    Hello BF,

    I recently reviewed an Artisan Cutlery Interceptor. I really like it. Has anyone picked up an Artisan Cutlery knife? What are your thoughts?

     
  2. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey with special platinum powers Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    your video is way too long. sorry 18+ minutes. cut it down to 4 or 5 minutes and stick to the important stuff and I'd give it a watch. as is I watched about 2 minutes and clicked off. lost my interest. if you are interested in feedback and critisism....if not ignore this^ paragraph.

    that aside i have a waistline in d2. its okay for the money.
     
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  3. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    I have some of their knives, they are well made. A Ti framelock shark in s35v has become a regular edc.
     
  4. TechandTactical

    TechandTactical

    69
    Apr 2, 2018
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  5. TechandTactical

    TechandTactical

    69
    Apr 2, 2018
    I've never had the chance to look at one of their higher-end knives. I feel like their D2 knives are quite good for the price.
     
  6. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Very ugly knives. Specific look for some people. I don't see mass appeal.

    Heard good and bad from them thus far. Not anything out of the norm though. They just need better designs and better descriptions of materials. As there cf is g10 with cf layer.

    The guy that goes to all the shows is really cool and informative.

    Prices are fair it would seem. They have some unique items also.
     
  7. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    Yup, better descriptions are needed. And they do have some knives that only their mama would love, but the quality is there. Long term use will decide how good they really are, but since at their price range there is plenty of competition, they know they have to put out a good product. As for the Ti framelock, I just got a helluva good deal here on the exchange, otherwise I really doubt I would have paid retail.
     
  8. Sir_slice

    Sir_slice

    6
    Mar 4, 2014
    I just got a zumwalt in ti a few days ago and quality is there. fit and finish is there just a very early lockup i hope migrayes a bit to lock deeper. I like early lockup but this borders on return. I will keep it and use it tho cuz hard palm whacks dont disengage the lock and it will get better with use.
     
  9. Sir_slice

    Sir_slice

    6
    Mar 4, 2014
    I just got a zumwalt in ti a few days ago and quality is there. fit and finish is there just a very early lockup i hope migrayes a bit to lock deeper. I like early lockup but this borders on return. I will keep it and use it tho cuz hard palm whacks dont disengage the lock and it will get better with use.
     
  10. GCG199

    GCG199

    Apr 26, 2001
    I have picked up five of their knives so far and plan on getting more in the near future too.
     
  11. TechandTactical

    TechandTactical

    69
    Apr 2, 2018
    The designs are definitely out there. I think that is what actually drew me in. I have quite a few knives at this point so having a few that are downright weird kind of appeals to me.
     
  12. TechandTactical

    TechandTactical

    69
    Apr 2, 2018
    They are definitely jumping into a market with lots of competition. If they make it long term, I think it will be because of the unique designs.
     
  13. TechandTactical

    TechandTactical

    69
    Apr 2, 2018
    Mine is breaking in nicely. At first it was very stiff.
     
  14. TechandTactical

    TechandTactical

    69
    Apr 2, 2018
    Nice! Any favorites out of the ones you have had?
     
  15. GCG199

    GCG199

    Apr 26, 2001
    So far I have gone with their G10 handles with linerlocks with D2 blades.
    The Littoral is a Modified Wharncliffe with bent back blade that opens it up for a lot more tasks than a traditional straight Wharncliffe blade shape (in my experience). This is the one I have carried to work and used the most so far. The rectangle handle shape is fairly ergonomic because of the finger grooves and angled handle end. A great cutting machine!
    The Shark is a dagger-style/drop point blade shape. The liners are left slightly over-sized, so they stick up over the handle scales. The low-carry pocket clip sticks into the palm of my hand when holding it in a standard saber grip. But I usually use a chef's grip when using it, so that goes away. Blade stock is fairly thick, it cuts okay, but it is more of a wedge.
    The rest I haven't gotten around to carrying to work yet:
    The Tomahawk Is a clever-style Wharncliffe with a finger choil at the base of the blade.
    The Apache has a wider, slightly modified Wharncliffe blade that bends up a bit at the front of the blade.
    The Falcon has a narrower, slightly modified Wharncliffe blade that bends up a bit at the front of the blade.
    I have decided on three more knives from Artisan Cutlery:
    The Zumwalt with a modified spear point blade. (I liked it better than the blade shape of their Tradition model.)
    The Osprey is another clever-style Wharncliffe with a wide blade.
    The Immortal is another modified Wharncliffe with a Fuller/blood groove.
     

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