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Handmade Butch Vallotton Engraved TRAP DOOR Auto w/Pearl & More

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Early Handmade BUTCH VALLOTTON "Trap Door" Liner Lock AUTO with Mother of Pearl, Engraved Bolsters, and File Work

 Butch Vallotton is considered one of the finest automatic knifemakers specializing in double action autos and for converting manual folders into automatic, many that we have offered in the past including the Al Mar SERE, Spyderco Sub-Hilt, and Emerson.

He started making knives full time in 1984, making his first auto in 1987. His assisted knife technology is in current use, or has been used by multiple knife companies including Gerber, & Timberline, and he has worked with Microtech designing the very collectible Chameleon Double Action. He recently passed and will be immensely missed, however his contributions to the Automatic Knife Industry will never be forgotten.

This is a early (mid late 90's era), Trap Door Auto which has a hidden release for the auto opening which is activated by pressing down on the top stainless engraved bolster, (like a trap door).  Measures 4 3/8" closed and features a 3 1/2" Mirror Polished Blade made of premium razor sharp ATS-34 stainless. Stainless Frame with Mother of Pearl inlays with Stainless Engraved Bolsters. Hand File work on the Blade and backspring. 

Blade is etched "BUTCH VALLOTTON RED HILL OR KNIFEMAKER", (this is an early blade etch), as Butch eventually moved to Oakland, OR.  Side opening piece operates via leaf spring. Leaf Spring is jeweled.  Features Superb auto Action with a Rock Solid Stainless Liner Lock. Overall length open is 8". Never used or carried.  90's era piece. Heavy duty piece that features superfast action and rock-solid lockup. Designed for heavy duty use. Weighs 6.6 oz.  .Beautiful Knife!.. Includes a custom zippered pouch. 



Overall Length:8"
Blade Length:3 1/2"
Blade Material:ATS-34 Stainless
Handle Material:Mother of Pearl
Lock Type:Liner Lock
Bolster(s):Stainless Engraved
Weight:6.6 oz.