Just a month ago I put up a post that I was trying out one of the new Castillo Torre C3 knives. Just a quick review, the knife is made in Spain, measuring 4″ OAL closed and 7″ open. Blade steel is Sandvik 14C28N.
How did it hold up?
During the past month, I’ve cut everything from cardboard, fiber tape to opening envelopes and slicing apples. In other words, it’s gotten a decent all around work-out. The blade hasn’t been touched up in that time and it needed to be dressed. It only took a few strokes on the Edge Pro to bring it back to factory sharp. After using some of the powder steel blades you forget how much harder it is to touch up. The 14C28N doesn’t hold an edge like the Fallkniven or S30V, but it sure is a dream to sharpen! And in all fairness, the fact it held as good an edge as it did for the past month speaks well of the steel quality.
It’s an incredibly comfortable knife to use. The handle fits my oversized hand to a “T”. Just a tad wider then a lot of folders in this size class, it just plain feels good in my hand.
The jimping on the blade makes it super controllable. When you’re pushing through tougher material, you have a non-slip surface to help you out.
Would I buy another one?
Overall, I’m still impressed. Sometimes first impressions can lead to disappointment but not in this case. I’m impressed enough with the Castillo Torre that I placed another order in different handle materials and another size in the same pattern.
This was one of the first ‘newer’ knives that caught my attention and I’m glad I followed up on it. There have been so many knives coming out of China lately that it’s nice to see another high quality, reasonably priced EDC knife coming from somewhere else.