Sub-Hilt Folder - G-10 / PlainEdge
Butch Vallotton like most knifemakers started making knives as a hobby, had to start selling knives to pay for his hobby and before he was aware of it became a professional full-time knifemaker in 1984 with a waiting list of customers at the age of thirty. A self-proclaimed gadget freak, a good part of his business comes from automatic knives and he is credited with being the first to use an ambidextrous blade thumb stud that doubles as a stop pin. His collaboration with Spyderco called the Vallotton Sub Hilt Folder features this innovation in addition to the Spyderco Round Hole. The handle features polished black G-10 with tongue-and-groove fitted stainless bolsters. Further complementing the knife is a Michael Walker Linerlock and a four-way pocket clip and screw-together construction. CPM-S30V powdered steel is used for the modified tanto-shaped blade. The blade is hollow-ground at the cutting edge with a convex-grind at the tip and is offered PlainEdged for the best available cutting performance.