Peter Marzitelli Raizer Folding Knife

Reviewed by corwin99 on September 3rd, 2007

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Peter is the first knifemaker from Canada that I was aware of. I remember seeing his ads in magazines, and then when I found out he lived in Langley, BC, I was very interested in getting one of his knives! Unfortunately, it took several years before I was able to get one of his custom peices.


Before I received this custom from him, I had gotten one of his CRKT Prowler Knives, which was not to my liking. It actually turned me off buying a custom from him. The CRKT one did not do his work justice. Now having owned one of his custom peices, I really do appreciate the work. It is much more refined, and less clunky than the CRKT version.

The Raizer has a cool flat ground S30V sheepsfoot or wharncliffe blade. Those that know me know that I love the flat sheepsfoot blade shape because it is especially useful for urban and suburban chores such as opening boxes, envelopes and cutting paper or other various office chores that I throw at it. The perfect cubicle EDC. Not that I work in a cubicle, but I do work in an office environment.

The machined thumbslot is also really nice, and not only works great, but looks great too. The flats of the blade are bead-blasted while the grind is given a hand rubbed finish. The dinosaur bones and antiqued micarta may not be to everyone’s taste, and Peter’s tendancy to use spacers gives a somewhat less streamlined look this his knives, but I love it the way it is. It is not untasteful, and gives it a character all it’s own.

Bolsters on this one are Carbon Fiber, and the pocket clip is heat colored Titanium. No backspacer, just stand-offs. This knife would have looked much better with a full backspacer but I don’t think Peter does too many backspacers in his stuff. The overall shape of the knife kind of reminds me of an Audi TT convertible car, with its round bubbly look. I think his designs would benefit a lot from the addition of a Spyderco Hole. I know that I would definately buy more of them if that were the case!

Blade Length: 3 1/8″
Overall Length: 7 1/4″
Bolsters: Carbon Fiber
Blade Steel: CPM S30V
Handle: Micarta

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