Pro-Tech has moved is primary facility from Santa Fe Springs to Artesia!
Please note our new address and phone number.
Awesome New SKULL LASER SCRIMSHAW based on the Art of Linda Karst Stone!
Dark Angel model 3231 introduced with Hard Anodize DESERT SAND handle and Stonewash Blade.
First Production Run of the NEWPORT AUTO is released!
Base models all the way up to incredible customs - click here to view the full lineup of this sleek, slender, and awesome new knife!
Half Breed Prototypes introduced and SOLD OUT at California Custom Show.
Long handle for easy grip (taken from our Newport) and a 2" CA Legal Blade (taken from our Sprint) and you have the Half Breed! A totally new concept in a small Auto Knife.
Full production run of these knives will be available in 2013.
Thanks to all the Suspects for another great Gathering! Custom laser engraved special edition knives for Military, L.E., and all special group events!
Awesome new limited edition Sterling Silver bucking horse. Click here for more information.
JULY 2012 First Production Run of the FLYFATHER
Our first butterfly style knife ever!
JUNE 2012 TR-4 Skull/Damascus Customs ready for Blade Show!
Awesome Limited Edition - Devin Thomas Damscus
Sterling Silver Shaw designed Skull.
APRIL 2012 DORU with SKULLS!
Bruce Shaw designed sterling silver skull added to the awesome Elishewitz DORU Auto Knife - Limited Edition, individually numbered.
MARCH 2012 New SPRINT AUTO, our newest Ca Legal 2" Auto.
FEBRUARY 2012 Tactical Knives FRONT COVER!!!
We are proud to have our Custom TR-4 on the cover of this current issue of Tactical Knives magazine - A nice feature article on our TR-4 knives is found inside the magazine.
FEBRUARY 2012 Custom TR-3 Manual Integrity Folders
Another awesome forum knife project completed for the folks at the JerzeeDevil.com forum. Awesome custom TR-3 manual Integrity folders.
JANUARY 17, 2012 NEW Spindrift Knife Model Introduced
Awesome new Elishewitz designed straight knife.
NOVEMBER 2011 Large Don Ultimate Custom!
Our first Julie Warenski engraved Large Don - Something to consider.
OCTOBER 2011 New EMERSON CQC7 "A" Blade Auto
Awesome Emerson/Pro-Tech collaboration Auto knife now available with Chisel Tanto or Spear Point blade!
September 2011 Sell out of USN knives at show!
G3 was a great success, thanks to all our loyal customers there.
We sold out of a special group of CQC7 Auto Tuxedo, TR-3, and TR-4 at the show.
August 2011 The FEEL OF STEEL
Tank-like steel frame TR-4 in limited numbers.
June 2011 First Custom engraved knives from Chris Malouf!
June 2011 DARK ANGEL PROTOTYPES
Sold out at the Atlanta Blade Show very quickly - very exciting new single action out the front auto knife. Dark Angel with 3.75" Blade. Full first production of this super new knife should be ready for shipping November of 2011. The first run will include custom steel frame pieces, aluminum handle pieces with safety and pocket clip.
APRIL 2011 STINGER Model Retired
From the basic aluminum models to titanium customs - the STINGER is a Pro-Tech Classic!
The final production run of this great -2" Auto Knife was built this week.
January, 2011 Incredible Emerson/Pro-Tech CQC7 Auto limited edition!
Solid 416 Steel Frame, black G-10 inlays, matching inlay push button, Chad Nichols stainless Damascus Blade, custom clip. Each individually serial numbered of only 25 made.
December, 2010 Masterpiece Godfather engraved by John Pease
Our first custom piece embelleshed by master engrver John K. Pease of MA is a stunner. Full coverage engraving on a steel frame, mother of pearl, Damascus Godfather. A true Masterpiece Auto Knife! Very limited. $4,800 Retail.
November, 2010 MAGIC Retired
The final pieces of our scale release auto designed by Mike Whiskers Allen sold this week. After almost a decade of this fantastic Auto Knife design, we have decided to retire the pattern. Have to let one go every once and a while to move forward with new designs.
October, 2010 New BREND Combat Companion Introduced.
Our newest fixed blade knife! The versitile new Brend Combat Companion is small and thin enough to wear as a neck knfie - or use the mini Tek-Lok to carry on a belt in many different ways. Made with Crucible Materials latest and greatest S35VN Steel! Find out more in our PRODUCTS section.
September, 2010 Emerson Protos sell out at USN Gathering.
ProTech Receives "Best Collaboration" Award
A very special limited prototype group of our new Emerson CQC7 AUTO Collaboration sells out in record time. See more about this great new Auto knife in the PRODUCTS Section.
August, 2010 Professional Knife Makers Assn Show
Pro-Tech Receives "Best of the Rest" Award for Brend Cusotm TR-3 Limited Edition.
August, 2010 Professional Knife Makers Assn Show
ProTech Receives "Best Collaboration" Award
The first prototype was shown and ProTech won an award for our new Emerson collaboration.
June, 2010 New TR-4 introduced at Atlanta Blade Show.
A special serial numbered group of our latest TR series knives (50 pieces) sold out quickly at the Blade Show. Click here to see a spread of this fantastic new knife.
August 20-22, 2010 Denver PKA (Professional Knifemaker Association)
Denver, Colorado - Crowne Plaza DIA More information...
July, 2010 Ultimate Gentleman's Auto Folder
New Small Brend auto with Deluxe Shaw Engraving
and 18kt Gold.
June 4 - 6, 2010 ATLANTA BLADE SHOW
Visit our booth #119 - Great selection of production and custom knives - we will also introduce a brand new knife model at the show. Click here for more info.
May 2010 GSA Approved!
Attention Government Buyers, Many Pro-Tech Knives are now available for sale through GSA contract #GS-07F-5489R - for more information contact our GSA distributor Potomac River Group: Jackie von Wodtke at 703-771-3003, or mailto:email@example.com.
April 2010 LEFT HANDED AUTOS introduced. New DORU in Left Hand specific Variation.
March 2010 See us @ Knife Expo 2010 Mark your calendar
Pasadena Convention Center www.scblades.com
January 2010 BREND #1 COMBAT Fixed Blade
Built Brend Tough! 1/4 Inch Steel - custom sculpted handles - Spec Ops Combat Mater Sheath. Our newest fixed blade offering.
January 2010 DORU - A New auto folder!
Our first collaboration with Allen Elishewitz. Huge response at the SHOT Show for this new model - All Prototype models sold at the show. First Production Run pieces shipping NOW!
June 1, 2009 New Defiance Double Action
BLADE SHOW 2009 Introduction Group SOLD OUT!!!!!!! We were proud to bring 50 of the hot new Defiance D/A auto knives to the Atlanta Blade show - each knife was individually serial numbered and specially marked for the show. The knives were well received and sold out quickly.
May 20, 2009 First Bruce Christensen engraved Pro-Tech!
WOW - ultimate DON with steel frame, pearl inlays, Damascus blade - fully engraved by Bruce Christensen (with gold inlays). Retail $2600 / this knife sold - taking orders. Custom Gallery.
April 29, 2009 Pro-Tech’s first knife with D2 Blade Steel!
Fantastic utility auto knife the TR-3 with D2 Blades now available.
April 15, 2009 DON Full first production Run and new CUSTOM STEEL Pieces
Check out the DON Product section to see all the new options!
April 1, 2009 Jersey Devil Forum Custom!
Another limited edition for the knife enthusiasts at the Jersey Devil Forum. Custom Medium Brend individually serial numbered.
January 2009 THE TR-2 is BACK!!!
Great new additions Diamond knurling patches on frame for extra grip, super clean spear point blade design, great value as shown Model TR-2.3 retail only $220. TR-2 GALLERY
December 2008 Limited Edition TR-3 Cut You
Pro-Tech was proud to build a limited edition TR-3 for the Jersey Devil forum. Aprox. 50 of these were made, satin red frames, black hardware, satin blade, individually serial numbered. See full size picture in the LASER ENGRAVED GALLERY
December 2008 Rare Opportunity
Walter Brend hand ground and Mirror Polished large auto blades are complete and being set into knives now. Our largest auto knife with solid 416 Steel frame and incomparable Brend hand ground blades. Shown here with Mastodon Tooth $2400 retail. See full size picture and other variation in the CUSTOM GALLERY
September 2008 New Custom TR-3 with solid 416 Steel frame
Exclusive machine finish, pearl push button, Norris “San Mai” Damascus Blade (S30v Core), and custom titanium pocket clip. Only 20 made - $800 retail.
August 2008 Denver PKA Show Mark your calendar Colorado! We will be in Denver August 15-17 for the P.K.A. Show, hope to see you there. I-70 & Chambers at the Hammond Convention Center.
July 2008 Medium Brend Prototype sell out at Blade Show!
100 units of the pre-production proto group were built just in time for the blade show. We sold out of them early in the day Saturday. Great 3.75" Blade Length. Full production of this great new knife expected November 2008.
May 2008 Blade Show 2008 Booth #78
Cobb Galleria Center
May 30- June 1
New Runt J4
Many variations Available
At The Blade Show!
Great new 2" Blade Auto
March 2008 Blade Magazine May 2008 Our Monaco knife made the cover shot of the Blade Magazine May 2008 issue! We are very proud of this outstanding knife. The cover depicts the Damascus prototype wiith Ponzio Damascus and cocobolo wood inlays.
February 2008 Blade Expo 2008 Mark your calendar for the Blade Expo 2008 at the Pasadena Convention Center February 15-17. We’ll have a great selection of Pro-Tech Knives for sale.
December 2007 New Website Launched This month our new website went live. Based on our customers' feedback, we have added larger photos of most of our knives, and have posted detailed specs on each family and model. We have also improved our newsletter signup. Be sure to join our mailing list!
November 2007 Runt Survives Fire Found among the charred remains of a fire due to a devastating lightning strike, the Runt pictured above is still fully operational, though the handle was originally blue!
September 2007 New Monaco Auto Knives. Pro-Tech is proud to introduce our new line of auto knives: the Monaco Autos featuring 3.4" satin finish blades.
About Pro-Tech Knives
Dave Wattenberg, President
Pro-Tech Knives, LLC is a family owned knife company that has been building high quality American Made knives since 1999.
Each Pro-Tech knife is a blend of the finest materials available and a commitment to craftsmanship. Our knives are built with the most current high tech manufacturing processes that include; CNC Machining, Wire EDM, Laser Cutting, etc. The high tech components are assembled and hand fit by dedicated and caring craftsmen here in our factory. Yes, we actually make them here!
We manufacture small batches of our knives so that we can take the time to individually hand fit and finish each knife to a level rarely seen in a factory knife.
Our production knife models offer the best design, function, and value of any knife on the market today. Our custom art knives are unique pieces of art. Each of our custom, limited-edition knives is a showpiece of heirloom quality. No matter which of our knives you choose, we are confident that you will be very satisfied with your purchase.
Our selection of knives is ever changing. New designs from collaboration partners, new variations of classic designs, inlay materials, Damascus blade choices, etc. Be sure to check with your favorite Pro-Tech dealer to see what the latest offerings look like.
Thank you for your interest in our fine knives.
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Pro-Tech Knives, LLC
17115 Alburtis Ave
Artesia, CA 90701