Pro-Tech Knives

Pro-Tech Knives, LLC
Privately held company
Industry knives
Founded Santa Fe Springs, CA (2001)
Headquarters Santa Fe Springs, CA
Key people
Dave Wattenberg
Products automatic knives
Number of employees

Pro-Tech Knives, Inc. is a knife manufacturing company based in Santa Fe Springs, California, famous for its automatic knives. Pro-Tech was founded in 2001 by Dave Wattenberg. The company produces about 12,000 knives per year and its most famous models are the Godfather, Godson, and the Runt J4. Pro-Tech has designed models for the U.S. Military and several police departments, including the secret service and US Marshall's Service.[1]

Pro-tech has collaborated with famous knifemakers such as Ernest Emerson, Walter Brend, and Allen Elishewitz on various designs.[2][3]


  1. "ProTech knives". American Handgunner. 9/1/2008. Retrieved 14 September 2011. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Searson, Mike (2011-04-01). "The Best Knives of G2". Blade. FW Media Inc. 37 (5): 80–84.
  3. Kertzman, Joe (2011). Knives 2012: The World's Greatest Knife Book (32 ed.). Krause Publications. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-4402-1687-9.
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