Drop + Terzuola ATCF Tanto Folding Knife
The Classic Shape that Shaped an Industry
We’re proud of every design we launch and grateful to the partners who make them possible. However, in the case of the ATCF, I felt a great sense of personal responsibility to Mr. Terzuola because of the significance of the design and its place in the history of the cutlery industry.
Bob’s design gave way to a whole new category of folding knife - the “tactical folder” - that now dominates the folding knife market. That’s why the ATCF (Advanced Technology Combat Folder) is known as “the classic shape that shaped an industry.” With a storied history and field-tested design, there wasn’t a lot we needed or even wanted to change. The biggest difference between the original handmade knife and our production version is the blade profile - the original is a drop point, and this knife has a tanto blade.
This project actually didn’t start with asking Bob if we could make the ATCF, it started when we asked if Bob would design a knife with a tanto blade because we...
Jul 22, 2019