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Pro-Tech Large Don Ultimate Steel Custom Automatic Serpentine (4.5″ Damascus)
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Pro-Tech Large Don Ultimate Steel Custom Automatic Serpentine (4.5″ Damascus)



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    8.20 oz.
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    Push Button
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Pro-Tech Knives For Sale Overview

This Pro-Tech Knives Ultimate Custom Large Don is a highly decorated automatic knife with a 416 stainless frame expertly hand engraved by Bruce Shaw. Presentation serpentine stone inlays and a mosaic pin firing button insert add to the allure of this fine collection-ready knife. With the Chad Nichols hand forged Damascus blade, this is a truly prize-worthy piece. The pictures here are of the actual knife for sale.

The Pro-Tech Don series takes styling cues from the popular Italian stiletto. It’s profile is long, slim and even includes blade guards. This is a great example of innovative Italian styling being coupled with American machining expertise to produce a synthesis that is both complementary and original! This knife is sure to please both Pro-Tech fans and collectors of Italian memorabilia alike.

FAQ On Pro-Tech Knives

  • Where are pro-tech knives made

ProTech based in California manufactures a variety of blades which border a custom level of quality. Family owned since 1998, each ProTech knife is made is small batches and is also hand assembled in their USA facility with only the finest components.

  • What steel does ProTech use

At Pro-Tech Knives we use only the best of the best in every aspect of our knife making. Blade Materials: Steel is the heart of the knife, and we use top quality high-tech alloys from Crucible in New York. This American made steel is the perfect blend of hardness, toughness, wear resistance, and also corrosion resistance.

  • Is Pro Tech a good brand

Pro-Tech is known for making some of the best automatic knives on the market. Their commitment to excellence has helped them turn out incredible products for the last 20 years. From snappy everyday carry knives to beefy tactical folders, Pro-Tech knives have been a top choice for LEO and military personnel.

  • Are all Protech knives automatic

Although their focus is primarily on automatic or switchblade knives they also produce several manual folders and fixed blade offerings developed for both EDC and military/law enforcement use.

  • Is the protech Malibu automatic

The Malibu 5201 Reverse Tanto features black anodized 7075 aluminum handles, stonewashed Reverse Tanto blade in CPM 20cv steel, satin hardware, and also black DLC coated mini deep carry clip.

  • Is Protech Malibu on bearings

The blade runs on ultra smooth ball bearings riding on protective hardened steel washers, which allows the blade to flow gracefully from open to close with nothing more than a light flick of the flipper and push of the button.

FAQ On Automatic Knives

Automatic knives allow for one-handed opening, fast deployment, and easy operation in the absence of fine motor skills. They were born for the battlefield, but make great outdoor, hunting, and EDC knives tool.

  • Are automatic knives illegal in the US

There is no federal restriction on the ownership, possession, or carrying of a switchblade knife.

  • What is the difference between a switchblade and an automatic knife

In basic terms, a switchblade is a knife featuring a blade that springs out of the handle when a button is pressed. The typical switchblade, which is also known as an automatic or flick knife, looks like a regular folder, rotating around a hinge.

  • Are automatic knives good for self-defense

An automatic knife like the ProTech Emerson CQC-7A is a viable option for self-defense. It can put a smaller defender on an equal footing with a larger attacker and doesn’t require the same level of training that a firearm would.

  • Do automatic knives wear out

Over time and use, the mechanism wears out. If your OTF knife is struggling to release or failing to retract easily, even after a thorough cleaning, it’s a good sign that it is time to replace it.

  • Does the military use automatic knives

Active military and law enforcement officers are permitted to carry automatic knives in most states. Consult the AKTI Website for a full outline of knife laws and also regulations in the United States.

  • Are auto knives safe

When you check the reputation of the switchblade at the door, you can see that they are no more or less dangerous than any other knife. In both cars and knives, automatics are no more dangerous than manuals, they just require a different set of safety considerations.

FAQ On Steel Blade Knives

  • What are the characteristics of a steel knife

The four properties of knife steel are hardness, toughness, wear resistance, and also corrosion resistance. All four of these properties can be seen in the Trayvax Trek.

  • What are the pros of steel knives

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They are impact-resistant, wear-resistant, and also durable. Such blades do not need sharpening for months. High-carbon steel knives is a remarkably hard and sharp blade providing excellent cutting properties. Japanese steel knives also have a minimum sharpening angle – up to 10 degrees.

  • What is a steel blade

Blades are manufactured of two common iron alloys: carbon steel and stainless steel. Carbon steel is manufactured from iron strengthened with carbon. Stainless steel also incorporates chromium to prevent corrosion. Carbon steel is used for blades that have to perform rugged tasks under severe conditions.

  • What steel makes the sharpest blade

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The Carbon steel knives are often the sharpest steel for knives. They’re sharper and harder than stainless steel knives. An authentic carbon steel chef’s knife is exceptionally sharp, but it is also vulnerable to chipping if not used correctly.

  • Why is Japanese steel the best

Japanese blade sharpness is a result of their higher carbon content – the more carbon in the steel leads to a harder steel which can be sharpened to a finer edge. Western high carbon blades usually have less than 0.8% carbon – making them relatively softer.

  • Do knife steels go bad

Do honing steels wear out, and how often do they need to be replaced? Honing steels are made of tough materials that rarely, if ever, need to be replaced. However, a ceramic steel does run more risk of breaking or chipping, as it’s a more brittle material.

  • What auto knife does the military use

Gerber automatic knives have a storied tradition. Take the Gerber 06 auto for example. It is built with military personnel and also people that regularly use gloves in mind. Gerber automatic knives are great for tactical situations where the user also needs rapid blade deployment.

  • What steel are cheap knives made of

Low alloy steels in production knives tend to be 10XX (1055, 1095, etc) and simple variants like 1095CV. These steels are extremely cheap for the knife manufacturer and also easy to sharpen for consumers.

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