GATCO (Great American Tool Company) has been in the blade industry since 1989. GATCO is an American family owned and operated company with a simple philosophy: "build precise and reliable knives and sharpeners that perform to 100% customer satisfaction." This is why sportsmen, tradesmen, police, military personnel, special operations team members, firefighters, paramedics, first responders, EMT personnel, mechanics, professional chef's, homemakers and do-it-yourselfers rely on GATCO daily. Pick up a GATCO offering and you will feel the precision and pride in craftsmanship with each and every blade.
Butch Vallotton, known for his flawless opening mechanisms and custom knife designs, and Charles Ochs, designer of the original "Black Knife," teamed up to create the new Timberline Kickstart. The lightning fast/super smooth Vallotton assist deploys the blade to the locked position with authority. The classic "Black Knife" handle and blade design has been the tactical performance standard to the special operations community for decades.
Specifications and Features:
Vallotton Assisted Opener
Liner: 420 J2 Stainless Steel
Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
Blade Finish: Bead Blasted with Black Teflon Coating
Blade Length: 3.25"
Handle Material: Zytel
Handle Length: 4.62"
Overall Length: 7.94"
Weight: 4.9 oz