Pro-Tech BR-1.51 Whiskers Magic Bolster Release Tuxedo AUTO Folding Knife 3.1" 154CM Stonewashed Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles with Ivory Micarta Inlay. Each Pro-Tech knife is a blend of the finest materials available and a commitment to craftsmanship. Pro-Tech 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 in their Artesia, California facility. They craft small batches of their knives so that they can take the time to individually hand fit and finish each knife to a level rarely seen in a factory knife. Their production knife models offer the best design, function, and value of any knife on the market today. Their custom auto knives are unique pieces of art. Each of the custom, limited edition knives is a showpiece of heirloom quality. No matter which of their knives you choose, we are confident that you will be very satisfied with your purchase.
Pro-Tech and Mike "Whiskers" Allen have been friends for over 20 years. Back before the Pro-Tech days when Dave used to buy and sell a lot of custom knives, many a Whiskers custom autos did he sell. It's great that all these many years later they are able to offer this fantastic Pro-Tech/Whiskers collaboration knife! Upon first glance, there is nothing about the BR-1 to make you suspect it's an auto (no button of course). In our experience, 9 out of 10 people that you hand it to will NOT be able to open it until you show them where the trick spot is. The bolster slides upward and this very deliberate movement is what fires the blade open and also unlocks it from the open position. The Magic BR-1 is a fantastic addition to Protech lineup - the moment you handle one you will see why it's a great selling knife!