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Spyderco C149GP Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folding Knife 3-3/4" S30V Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: SP149GP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP149GP: C149GP Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder
Spyderco

This knife won the Blade magazine Imported Knife of the Year for 2011!
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 inventing the ambidextrous blade thumb stud. His collaboration with Spyderco called the Vallotton Sub Hilt Folder features an ambidextrous thumb stud that both opens the blade (in addition to the Spyderco Round Hole) and doubles as a stop pin keeping the blade from rotating open beyond the locked position. A long time fan of Italian-style, heavy-stock folders the Sub-Hilt bears an international flavor with a modified coffin-shaped handle of polished black G-10 with tongue-and-groove tted stainless bolsters. Further complementing the handle is a Michael Walker LinerLock® a four-way: tip-up/tip-down, right- or left-handed steel clip and screw-together scale construction. Crucible Steel Inc. of New York produces the CPM-S30V powdered steel 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.
Features
  • Butch Vallotton Design
  • Mild Drop Point with CPM-S30V Stainless Steel Blade
  • Smooth Black G-10 Handles
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3-3/4" (95 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8-11/16" (221 mm)
  • Weight: 6.2 oz. (176 g)
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104009114

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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5 out of 5
Chuck D
St. John, In
Jul 21, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Well done Spyderco!
Took a gamble on this knife for I had never seen one in person. I was not disappointed when it arrived. A lot thicker and heavier than expected but I did not buy this for EDC. I bought this just to build my Spyderco collection but this is a great choice for any collection. The quality is amazing. Great detail throughout the entire knife. Nice hollow ground and convex grind blade in CPM-S30V steel. Beautiful polished G-10 scales with stainless bolsters to add a nice touch. The grip is a little too smooth for tactical use but that's not what this was designed for. If I could change anything about it, I would eliminate all the holes for multiple pocket clip locations. To me, it takes away from the beauty of the handles. If you do not want a large blade, heavy, thick knife, then this might not be for you but if you are really into Spyderco knives and are looking for an amazingly well built quality show piece for collector's purposes, this is a huge win! Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Dietmar
Germany
Dec 25, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Pocket Clip
A fantastic (though not practical) knife!
If you are a collector, you owe it to yourself to get this knife! The level of quality is amazing. The knife is very solid, well-made, you're getting lots of hardware for your buck. The handle feels awesome, very comfortable, and looks great too! The locking mechanism looks rock-solid, must more reliable than some other liner locks I've seen. The clip is repositionable in 4 different locations, but I removed it, because it makes a large knife even larger. Also, the knife is quite heavy, so maybe not for EDC use. Anyways, an absolutely awesome knife, highly recommended!
5 out of 5
Mario S
San Juan, PR
Dec 21, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath, None
I LOVE IT!
I can't say enough about my new Spyderco C149GP Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folding Knife 3-3/4" S30V Plain Blade, G10 Handles. I'ts a greate piece! only thing is that I CAN' T FIND A QUALITY SHEATH FOR IT, Preferably a quality ballistic or canvas one with the SPYDECO logo... PLEASE HELP!!! A super lock-back @ a great price. Keep up the good work guys & gals!!
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