Spyderco Vallotton G-10 Review
The design of the Spyderco Vallotton is a result of the collaboration of Spyderco and renowned custom knife designer, Butch Vallotton. He is known for his revolutionary method in converting a manual knife to automatic knife. It is an incredible move of the company which produced an amazing result.
Features of the Spyderco Vallotton
The S30V blade of the knife has a thickness of approximately 4mm with an interesting lateral length in spite of the slim profile. The hollow grind which is relatively deep provides the excellent utility which is supported with the convex-tanto edge. This optimal combination provides the knife with unmatched performance for cutting and slicing without compromising the durability of the product. The bevel is somehow coarse, yet the texture is even which put an emphasis to the various angle of the equipment nicely. It has a thumb hole close to the tang that is positioned strategically near the handle that makes it very convenient to deploy the blade.
There is something unique with the Spyderco Vallotton that you will not be able to see with the other line of products of the company. The stop pin is interestingly incorporated as a portion of the blade, which gives the knife a contemporary style. People may think that the thumb hole is odd, but the designer clearly thinks about the design not only for an easy deployment but also as reinforcement.
When it comes to the handle of the Spyderco Vallotton, it is partly backspaced that is held together with a screw. It is considerably thicker when compared to the various designs of Spyderco. Stainless steel materials have been drilled out in order to minimize the weight of the knife. It is coated with a G10 polished which gives that sub-hilt appearance. The handle has a fair resemblance on the conventional Italian knives that is a mix of silver and black shade. The ergonomic feature of the handle has been enhanced through the finger groove and the belly at the inner edge.
Despite some of the factors aforementioned, the Spyderco Vallotton is still a unique piece of equipment. There are individuals who will see this as an elegant piece, and there are others who will question the interesting design of the folding knife. The position of the locking leaf may become an issue for some users, and yet others may find it convenient. With the unique finish and design that makes it quite attractive and the blade geometry that provides a convenient deployment, this will be a great utility folder for those people who do not mind the thick and bulky design.