Artisan Cutlery Archaeo M390 Folding Knife
Artisan Cutlery Archaeo M390 Folding Knife
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Made from the best of the best, the Artisan Cutlery Archaeo is all business. Aesthetically speaking, it looks like something you could take out at a dinner banquet and no one would bat an eye Read More

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Kizer
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Oct 25, 2019
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I've just ordered the small archaeo in D2 (and a small orthodox). They look great. The small is a better carry size for me, and lighter 70gm
Oct 25, 2019
14themoney
924
Apr 25, 2019
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Here's an alternative. for half the price @ BHQ
  • Overall Length:7.00", Blade Length:2.875", Cutting Edge:2.75", Blade Width:0.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12", Blade Material: Bohler M390, Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat, Finish:Stonewash, Edge Type:Plain, andle Length:4.125"
  • Handle Width:0.875". Handle Thickness:0.50", Handle Material:FRN
  • Color:OD Green, Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel , Weight:2.59 oz., Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual , Opener:Thumb Stud, Lock Type:Liner Lock, Brand:Giant Mouse
  • Model:Iona, Designer:Jens Anso, Jesper Voxnaes, Country of Origin:Italy

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Apr 25, 2019
bookworm13
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Apr 21, 2019
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"...it looks like something you could take out at a dinner banquet and no one would bat an eye." Yeah, not likely. One summer I was using a field knife (only knife I had at the time) to cook dinner with in a dorm kitchen and the floor resident assistant acted like I was about to commit mass murder. And that was over 20 years ago before mass murder became an everyday thing. What I was supposed to cut my food with? A butter knife?
Apr 21, 2019
14themoney
924
Feb 18, 2019
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If this is a gentleman's knife, gentlemen must have tiny hands. Ever since I have gotten the Falcon and the Dao (I really love this knife, despite a number of things that I don't like about it including the skinny handle), I have become very sensitive to scrawny handles. This looks like it qualifies. With a fatter handle, I just might bite.
Feb 18, 2019
SinisterCain
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Feb 19, 2019
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funny enough i do have small hands lol! its about .75" inside height, and width of the handle is a little over .50' and contoured
Feb 19, 2019
Kavik
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Feb 25, 2019
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I often think of that as one of the attributes of a "gentleman's knife". Looking back historically, those knives tend to be long and slender. Easily slipped into your suit pants or jacket without being obvious and heavy, classy enough to pull out at the table, long enough to be formidable if needed...
But at the same time, delicate enough to show that you aren't "working class" in need of a workhorse of a blade. Thinking things like Le Thiers, Laguiole, Texas Toothpicks, Navajas if you're in Spain, etc
Feb 25, 2019
Jim74
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Feb 17, 2019
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I'm sorry, I'm in on the grey. I don't see any downsides, incredible piece for the price. It's sleek, it's clean (no pocket clip or carbon fiber screws showing) It's going to take up little to no real estate in my pocket, and there's no abrasive scales to tear up my trousers. I'm all in on this one!!!
Feb 17, 2019
RayF
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Feb 17, 2019
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You're all crazy. I don't care what it's made out of or who made it--none of these things are worth half what you're all paying for 'em--and that's before you consider the damn QC issues!

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Feb 17, 2019
RayF
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Feb 18, 2019
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You left out Patsy Cline!
Feb 18, 2019
14themoney
924
Feb 18, 2019
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Holy do-do. I must be nuts.
Feb 18, 2019
Kavik
4387
Feb 17, 2019
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This got buried way down, because I was trying to rely to a previous conversation with @SinisterCain. Just wanted to bring this to the surface before I go through with writing up my review. Can anyone who got one from the last drop comment on whether or not they're seeing the same issue with theirs? https://www.massdrop.com/buy/artisan-cutlery-archaeo-m390-folding-knife/talk/2347057?utm_source=linkshare&referer=94FC7J

@Erhon maybe? You're the only one I've seen comment so far after the last drop :)
Feb 17, 2019
Josh_Baskin
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Feb 16, 2019
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Needs a much shorter version with a plain titanium option without the carbon fiber inlay. Don't get why a knife with such a sleek gent's knife profile is so huge. The carbon fiber and extra machining for the inlay just add unnecessary costs. There's a real winner in here somewhere. This iteration just ain't it for people like me.
Feb 16, 2019
awk
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Feb 16, 2019
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The small version is available now at a couple places including white mountain: https://whitemountainknives.com/artisan-small-archaeo-knife-blue-ti-carbon-fiber-handle-plain-m390-1821gs-bum/ But I'm waiting for a G10 version of the big one.
Feb 16, 2019
Kavik
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Feb 16, 2019
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Daaaaammmmn, that price though! Glad to see it made it to production though, hopefully we get a better deal on here at some point
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Feb 16, 2019
Erhon
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Feb 15, 2019
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Hey how is the quality control of the knives people have received? I can’t get my blade centered (I think there is something wrong with the area the bearings go in as it is uneven at the pivot as well) and the blade grinds don’t match on mine. Is mine an outlier? I don’t have any experience with other artisan knives.
Feb 15, 2019
SinisterCain
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Feb 17, 2019
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I agree with you 100% on the QC and at the price point. im glad you got it centered. I hope you you enjoy using it!
Feb 17, 2019
SinisterCain
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Feb 17, 2019
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Also thank you for buying!
Feb 17, 2019
Bullhaulerz
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Jan 21, 2019
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Your a idiot if you think it looks like a Nazi swastika, and to be honest i wouldn't care if it had a swastika on it that symbol was stolen from my people by the natzis it was a thunderbird symbol and was painted on to the sides of lodges and peace pipes used by our ancestors
Jan 21, 2019
57Medic
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Jan 27, 2019
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You are 100% correct. In fact the US 45th infantry division patch included this symbol, which was changed after the Third Reich coopted it.
Jan 27, 2019
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