The Newport series by Pro-Tech is one of many automatic knife models they offer that blends the finest materials available with a supreme commitment to craftsmanship. Each small hand-crafted batch is built with the most modern high-tech manufacturing practices from the standard production models to their highly sought-after custom knives. This side open auto model opens with incredible speed and showcases a rock-solid lockup and offers a sleek and slim profile for a comfortable carry experience. This model, the 3415, features a black anodized aircraft aluminum handle coupled with a carbon fiber inlay, a spear point style blade in a stonewash finish and the pocket clip is statically designed for tip up carry only. Made in the USA. SPECIFICATIONS:
- Blade Length: 3"
- Overall Length: 7.125"
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Length: 4.125"
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum / Carbon Fiber
- Weight: 2.1 oz.
ProTech Newport Automatic Knife
The newest ProTech auto knife enters the world with a bang. Built larger than the Sprint knives, the Newport features a 3" blade that snaps open when the button is pressed. Like each ProTech knife, attention to detail and quality materials are obvious as soon as you get this delightful knife in your hands.
The blade on this model features a stonewash finish. Built of S35-VN, the blade gives you way more cutting edge than you expect on a small to mid sized knife. What I really like about the blade is the long, elegant shape. shape of the extended clip point. The slight curve to the actual blade edge gives it a nice slicing action and the fine tip also makes it great for piercing cuts.
The Newport handle is built of black anodized 6061 T6 aluminum. This knife features a carbon fiber inlay on the front scale which gives it a great upscale look. It always impresses me how much effort and care is put into making sure all the seams between materials are clean and crisp. This inlay is no exception. At 4.1" long, the handle gives you lots of room to hold. The base of the handle tapers nicely at the base so it still feels great in extra large hands.
SAFETY AND FIRE BUTTON
The fire button sits in an inset right near the spine of the handle near where it meets the blade. Like every ProTech I have ever had, and I have had more than a handful, the open speed is amazing. Push the button and the blade fires hard and fast. Lock up is perfect.
This is a great everyday carry knife that looks spectacular. Perfect for those of you who need a slim knife, it also features a deep carry pocket clip to make it more unobtrusive. Which is great for those who work in offices. This is a winner.