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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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SP149GP: C149GP Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder

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 LinerLockĀ® 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.
  • Butch Vallotton Design
  • Mild Drop Point with CPM-S30V Stainless Steel Blade
  • Smooth Black G-10 Handles
  • 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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The Duke Of Windsor
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 27, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Love it, but a couple questions...
Exceptional knife, etc & etc...A couple questions, though, Spyderco. How does "sub-hilt" and "modified coffin" come together in this handle? I don't get it, I guess, even though it's a fine handle by any measure. Also, the "modified tanto" blade? Also a mystery even though I like what seems to be a nicely done drop point with a unique double grind. And hey, the liner lock that protrudes into the region of the index finger: maybe put just a little jimping in there so it seems like something other than...well, a liner lock that protrudes into the region of the index finger. And did I mention I love this knife? Thanks!
5 out of 5
Belgium, Europe
Jul 21, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Outstanding, elegant and effective
Stunning example of Spyderco's quality: this thinly veiled homage to the classic italian stiletto, with small details recalling other traditional types of blades as well, is just a joy to handle. The beauty of the concept and the perfection of the execution are visible in every detail, from the polished G10 which reminds me of the best micarta, to the beautiful custom grind, which culminates in a tip design that you just have to admire. As with all things that possess real style, this blade does not trade function for beauty and possesses both in equal amounts: the feeling in your hand, slightly heavier than average pocket knives of this size and the incredibly smooth deployment tell a firmly clear tale of deadly engineering, from the very first second of you fondling it. The deployment is actually so smooth that rivals flippers, something of a real feat for a knife of this type. The liner lock is strong as you would expect in a hefty knife like this one. The hilt provides a vintage charm that is difficult to resist, especially with this design. The clip does its job although I always find myself thinking that a knife so beautiful, with such elegant lines, probably looks better after you remove the clip... but that is just me; I am not a big pocket clip fan. 10/10, worth every penny.
5 out of 5
Brian B
Bridgenorth, United Kingdom
May 27, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great Perfectly Built Knife
A superlatively built knife. I am sure if Rolls Royce cars ever started making knives they would not do a better job than this product. The whole feel of the knife is flawless. I use the knife for general cutting use but the knife is so attractive I do not use it for heavy work simply to retain the beauty of the knife. I have not sharpened the knife yet because it holds a good edge but I feel patience is needed when resharpening the blade owing to the unusual shape and grind of the blade on this knife. I enjoy sharpening knives so this is not a problem for me. I will finish by mentioning that I think Spyderco should always continue with the production of this knife if only as an example of a knife that is perfectly built for a moderate price
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