Artisan Cutlery Corsair S35VN Cleaver Knife
Artisan Cutlery Corsair S35VN Cleaver Knife
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Product Description
Cleaver-style knives are taking the EDC world by storm. The Corsair from Artisan Cutlery is on the more aggressive end of the spectrum ... Read More
Carbon Fiber, Titanium & S35VN Steel

Cleaver-style knives are taking the EDC world by storm. The Corsair from Artisan Cutlery is on the more aggressive end of the spectrum. Featuring a razor-sharp tip with a scalloped spine, it’s a nasty piercer. However, at just under 3 inches long, the S35VN blade has plenty of edge for slicing, too. When you need to get up close and personal, put a finger in the choil and choke up. The handle is a sight to behold as well. Made from carbon fiber with a titanium frame lock, it’s both lightweight and impressively strong. If you like pocket carry, the Corsair has a right-handed tip-up clip; if you prefer to tether, attach the anodized metal loop and tack it onto a pack or lanyard.

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A Closer Look at S35VN

Developed by Crucible Industries (one of the leading manufacturers of specialty steels for the cutlery industry) and Chris Reeve (pioneer of the integral frame lock, featured on the Gent), S35VN is perhaps the most balanced blade steel ever created in terms of all-around performance. It’s made through a process known as Crucible Powdered Metallurgy, which results in near perfect consistency in the distribution of carbides. Compared to conventional melting practices, the CPM process produces a steel characterized by superior dimensional stability, grindability, and toughness.

Model Options
  • Artisan Cutlery 
  • Blade Material: S35VN stainless steel
  • HRc: 58–60
  • Finish: Satin
  • Grind: Flat
  • Handle: Titanium/ Carbon Fiber 
  • Clip Material: Titanium
  • Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Ball Bearing
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Blade Thickness: 0.15 in (3.8 mm)
  • Blade Length: 2.95”(7.5 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3.9 in (10 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.9 in (17.5 cm)
  • Weight: 3 oz (85 g)
  • Anodized titanium loop for carry

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is June 17, 2019 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

Recent Activity
Apologies for the late reply, life took priority. Below is a overall rundown of my experience and 'research'(I'm hesitant to buy Chinese-anything without looking into it). Please let me know of you would like more in depth info on the blades I've owned. I had an Apache for a bit, currently own a Falcon, and am interested in the copper Tomahawk series. I'm a cheap ass, so the Ti variants never made their way to my pocket. Overall I think AC has decent quality for the dollar, but at the end of the day it's a Chinese knife brand with a ~$200+ high end line. Their lower end shit ain't gonna be top notch, and you get a standard warranty AFAIK. However, you do get D2, caged bearings, decent handle materials(many of which are aluminum, which I personally prefer), and a company that seems to be in touch with it's consumer base. Personal Experience: Mis-Milled lock cutout on my Falcon. This was not a major issue as it's not very noticeable in the vast majority of lighting, I like the look, and it gives a bit of texture. Way too much loctite on the falcon backspacer screws. The Apache came apart with ease, and so did the Falcon for the most part, there were just a couple of screws with way too much loctite. This required some TLC with a proper bit set. Blade alignment is not 100% on point. The Apache was more out of whack as apparently liner/frame locks can cause a bit of an issue with heavier blades. I don't care for perfect middle alignment vs smooth deployment and lockup, but this was cutting it really close. I'm sure breaking it in would have made this a bit less of an issue, but we're talking maybe a 1/4th of a turn being the difference between a really stiff deploy, and the blade riding the inner scale. Although, this did improve greatly when I disassembled and reassembled the blade with a wedge of sorts between the blade and scale. I was still not comfortable with it though. Blades came sharp and usable out of the box. They were not razor worthy(the Apache and Falcon have fairly thick stock so slicey is a bit more difficult, but they certainly could shave without much issue!), but they could work through any day to day task I needed an EDC blade for. The grind was pretty damn even as far as I could tell. From what I've researched, there's definitely the regular QA misses on scratches and assembly, but nothing that is above and beyond what I normally see from similar brands. As always, check what you buy!
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