The Pro-Tech SBR is a smaller, lighter, and more pocketable version of the popular Rockeye, hence the name SBR, or Short Bladed Rockeye. It's designed by Les George, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and master craftsman of tactical knives. The blade features a useful drop point with a patch of jimping that gives you superb control of the knife. The handle is simple and clean, with just enough contouring to make it comfortable. For ease of carry, the pocket clip, and its screws, are recessed into the handle, making sliding it in and out of the pocket easy.
The Pro-Tech SBR comes in several colors, and sometimes comes in custom models. Pro-Tech knows how excellent this knife is, and they are committed to making the perfect one for you!
The way Pro-Tech gets all the little details right is unbelievable. The blade is perfectly ground, the action is strong, all hardware is finished in the same bead blast. The counter sunk screws on the mini deep carry pocket clip is the pinnacle of fine details. Dave Wattenberg and company really do know how to put together a fine knife.
This is exactly the knife I thought it was going to be. I am very happy with it and recommend it. Snappy auto opening, fits hand well for the size, good grip with design on the handle and jibbing on the blade. Closes easily and stays closed. Light, easy to carry around all day. My only complaint is that it is not very sharp. A knife of this quality should be razor sharp out of the box. For whatever reason, it isn't and I'll have to do that myself.
What can you say about Protech knives that hasn't already been said? They fire reliably in the most adverse conditions. This particular model was just a bit smaller than I was even imagining, but it's been a while since I purchased a knife with a blade under 3 inches. Generally speaking, this model would be more of a fancy utility blade, but maybe that's all you need it for. I went for the knurled handle because I keep my keys in the same pocket...just something to consider when dealing with metal handles, as the scales WILL get scratched up. The deep carry pocket clip is nice and will accommodate even the thickest material. It's disappointing that the full-size Rockeye doesn't seem to be available any longer, but that's life in the big city. This is a solid alternative if you had an eye for the larger version.