C149 Vallotton

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The C149 Butch Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder was introduced in 2011.

Appearance in catalogs

The C149 Vallotton appeared in the following catalogs:


Butch Vallotton

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

  • Winner of the "Imported Knife of the Year" at Blade Show 2011.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C149G Vallotton:

"Butch Vallotton, like most knifemakers, started making knives as a hobby, had to start selling knives to pay for his hobby and before he knew it became a professional fulltime knifemaker in 1984 with a waiting list of customers at the age of thirty. A self-proclaimed gadget freak, a good part of his business comes from automatic knives and he is credited with inventing the ambidextrous blade thumb stud.

His collaboration with Spyderco called the Vallotton Sub Hilt Folder features an ambidextrous thumb stud that both opens the blade (in addition to the Spyderco Round Hole) and doubles as a stop pin keeping the blade from rotating open beyond the locked position.

A long time fan of Italian-style, heavy-stock folders the Sub-Hilt bears an international flavor with a modified coffin-shaped handle of polished black G-10 with tongue-and-groove fitted stainless bolsters. Further complementing the handle is a Michael Walker LinerLock® a four-way: tip-up/tip-down, right- or left-handed steel clip and screw-together scale construction.

Crucible Steel Inc. of New York produces the CPM-S30V powdered steel used for the modified Tanto-shaped blade. The blade is hollow-ground at the cutting edge with a convex-grind at the tip and is offered PlainEdged for the best available cutting performance." The C149G Vallotton in Spyderco's online catalog.


The C149G Vallotton is made in Taiwan and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C149G Polished black G-10 with Stainless Steel Bolsters PE CPM-S30V 2011- 299.95$ (2011) Regular production Hollow Black chrome hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C149 Vallotton:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C149G 221mm 127mm 95mm 90mm 13mm 4mm 176g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C149 Vallotton:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C149G 8 11/16" 5" 3 3/4" 3 9/16" 1/2" 5/32" 6.2oz