I had never had the pleasure of using a GT automatic knife before we got these knives into stock a couple of weeks ago. My favorite things about this GT knife are the quality workmanship and the button. First, the quality--the CNC milled handles have a really nice texture to them and are definitely in the top of the class. I would rank them near a ProTech auto knife or even a Microtech OTF knife as far as the finish and the quality of the workmanship on the handles and the blade. The blade is ATS34 steel with a nice titanium nitride finish. The handles are T6-6061 aluminum (as you would expect from a really great knife). I don't love the pocket clip. It looks good and works great. I just feel it is a little big for the knife. Not really a huge issue, no pun intended. This would not keep me from buying one of these fantastic knives. Next, the button. I love how the logo gold colored button is also the pivot point for this auto knife. I think this is a great way to design and build a knife. It looks good and it works fantastic. When you push the button, it depresses slightly into the handle and the blade just snaps out. The blade locks up very tight. I would recommend this knife to anyone looking for a top notch, high quality automatic knife that isn't just your run of the mill auto knife. It is different--and different, at least in this case, is good.
Blade: 3.25" Overall: 8.5" Steel: ATS-34 Handle: 6061 T6 Aluminum Weight: 4.7 oz Button Lock Action - Locks in the open and closed position. Solid Brass Button. Blade - ATS-34 1/8" x 3-5/8" heat treated 60 Rc. Custom machined knurled grip - 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum. Single handed open and close. Made in USA - Lifetime Guarantee.