The Spyderco Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder is a critically acclaimed custom collaboration between Butch Vallotton and Spyderco that demonstrates the kind of quality and innovation you can expect from two great entities.
The Vallotton Sub-Hilt folder features a 3.75-inch blade made from premium CPM S30V steel, which is known for its toughness, corrosion resistance, and ability to keep an edge. Its modified tanto blade has a hollow grind at the cutting edge with a convex grind at the tip.
Like all Spyderco folders, this knife comes with the iconic Round Hole for easy one-handed opening. However, unlike the other Spyderco knives, the Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder comes with ambidextrous thumb studs that double as blade stops.
The addition of the thumb studs is a nod to the maker of the knife, Butch Vallotton. Vallotton, who started making knives as a hobby and became a professional knifemaker in 1984, was a pioneer in thumb stud uses, including reusing them as stop pins.
If you get an international vibe from the handle, you're not off base. The modified coffin-shaped handle is inspired by Italian-style folders and features polished black G-10 with fitted stainless bolsters that make the whole knife elegant.
A four-position pocket clip, along with a lanyard hole, add to the overall versatility of the knife. This unique folder is the perfect addition to any collection.
- Butch Vallotton design
- Mild drop point 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 ounces (176 g)
- Made in Taiwan
|Blade Material||Stainless steel (cpm-s30v)|
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|
|Lock Type||Liner lock|
|Pocket Clip Include||True|
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From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, 'You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange.' True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
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