Pro-Tech Malibu Operator Reverse Tanto Button Lock Flipper Knife (3.3" DLC)


  • Reverse tanto blade with a black DLC finish made from CPM 20CV steel.
  • Flipper opener with a ball-bearing pivot.
  • Black-anodized aluminum handle.
  • Button lock with a tritium lamp that facilitates easy one-handed operation.
  • Deep-carry pocket clip that is flush to the handle.


The Pro-Tech Malibu has taken the knife world by a storm. It features all of Pro-Tech's quality and functionality, but in a manual knife package, making it extremely accessible. It's lightweight, has a quality American build, is assembled from top-shelf materials, and is easy to use with one hand—what more could you want in an EDC knife? Put the cherry on top of your collection with the Pro-Tech Malibu and experience what everyone's been talking about.

The Pro-Tech Malibu is available in two blade shapes and in several colors.

Item #BHQ-147058
MSRP: $400.00
Our Price: $320.00
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  • Overall Length: 7.50"
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.25"
  • Blade Width: 1.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Material: CPM 20CV
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.25"
  • Handle Width: 1.125"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.48"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.10 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Button Lock
  • Brand: Pro-Tech
  • Model: Malibu
  • Model Number: 5203-OPERATOR
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

No problems here!
Moses P. on Jun 25, 2023

Despite the above review, my Malibu operator was perfect. Knife is well balanced, the flipper tab is silky smooth and button lock works like it’s supposed to. Can’t get enough of the fidget factor. The all black stealth looks looks better in person. The icing on the cake is the tritium lighting on the button lock. It’s good looking and sleek with minimal branding. Those who know, know. All in all, the price and quality of the item is stellar. It’s a shame Cali has such asinine laws. Limits the fun. Definitely recommend this knife. Protech for life!

Lock Stick!!
Tristin G. on May 26, 2023

This knife was delivered with tons of lock stick. Button lock takes so much pressure to unlock the knife once opened that it almost becomes impossible to close. Beautiful knife with Pro-Tech quality but in my opinion this is unacceptable. Blade HQ processed the return no questions asked with fantastic Customer Service! 5 Stars to Blade HQ, 1 to Pro-tech.

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