There are holes in the blade of the Artisan Cutlery Cygnus. Yep. Holes. Of course, Artisan says they represent the constellation of the same name – and something about a swan being adopted by Zeus, but there are are holes in the blade, and we kind of love it. In fact, the Artisan Cutlery Cygnus may be joining the ranks of the Cobra and Osprey, as one of Artisan Cutlery’s best looking knives.
The Cygnus features a 3.54” D2 tool steel, reverse tanto blade with triangular cutouts (that Cygnus constellation pattern). As expected from Artisan, this manual flipper opens quick and easy. Just give that flipper a pull and the ceramic ball bearing pivot assembly does what it does best.
This linerlock has plenty of straight lines, just not all going in the same direction. That’s fine, because we think it gives this knife a sweet, futuristic style. Its carbon fiber handle scales are smooth and sculpted for a comfortable fit, and feature an anodized orange pivot ring that add a touch of color. The handle essentially comes to a point and has an ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip and a lanyard hole.
- D2 Tool Steel, Stonewash Finish
- 3.54” Reverse Tanto
- 1/8” Blade Thickness
- Flipper Opener
- Carbon Fiber Handles
- Ambidextrous Tip-up Pocket Clip
- 4.23 oz.
- 4.92” Closed
- 8.46” Overall
This Artisan Cutlery Cygnus has impressive design and great action for less than $70. Get this Artisan by clicking any link in the article or the button down below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.