Design by Bob Terzuola

ATCF Original Gangster

FX-ATC-OG01 LMB

Blade Steel: Magnacut

Hardness: HRC 59-61

Blade Coating: satin

Handle: Black Micarta

Clip: bronze anodized titanium

Spacer: G10 black

Screws: bronze anodized titanium

Sheath: Nylon®

Blade Length: 9 cm - 3.54"

Overall Length: 22 cm - 8.66"

Blade Thickness: 4 mm - 0.16"

Made in Italy
  • Description
    “I designed the ATC in 1986-87 inspired by my experience with military and security personnel in Central America and the United States.
    I wanted to create a unique knife that was lightweight but strong, easily accessible and conveniently carried on various parts of clothing, completely corrosion proof, ambidextrous to open and close and operable with one hand.
    The ATC was the first tactical knife to be completely assembled with screws rather than pins and rivets.”


    Bob Terzuola 
  • Designer
    Bob Terzuola
    "I always design my knives to be functional but graceful. Utility is always the main factor in my designs as a knife should be perfectly useful and comfortable in a variety of positions and cutting situations”.
    Robert terzuola is a highly respected American knife maker and designer, known for his exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs. Born in 1947, he grew up with a keen interest in tools and craftsmanship, which eventually led him to the world of knives.
    Terzuola's career began in the late 1970s when he started making custom knives, showcasing his exceptional skills in forging and creating unique blade designs. His knives gained attention for their exceptional balance and structural integrity, setting the stage for his long and successful career in the industry. Throughout the years, Terzuola's designs have become iconic in the knife world. He introduced the Tactical Folding Knife concept in the early 1980s, revolutionizing the way knives were perceived and used. His designs emphasized practicality, reliability, and ergonomic grips, making them highly sought after by military personnel, law enforcement agencies, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Apart from his knife-making expertise, Terzuola is also recognized for his contributions to the field of knife design. His book, "The Tactical Folding Knife," published in 1998, delves into the history and development of folding knives, providing valuable insights into his own design philosophy and techniques. Terzuola's legacy continues to live on as he continues to create masterpiece knives that blend functionality with artistry. His dedication to precision and quality has earned him numerous awards and accolades, solidifying his place as one of the most influential figures in the knife-making industry. Today, Terzuola's knives are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide, with his creations considered not only as functional tools but also as pieces of art. His passion for his craft, combined with his innovative designs, has left an indelible mark on the knife-making world, making Robert Terzuola a true master in his field.

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  • Blade
    Blade Coating: satin

    Blade Steel: Magnacut
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“I designed the ATC in 1986-87 inspired by my experience with military and security personnel in Central America and the United States.
I wanted to create a unique knife that was lightweight but strong, easily accessible and conveniently carried on various parts of clothing, completely corrosion proof, ambidextrous to open and close and operable with one hand.
The ATC was the first tactical knife to be completely assembled with screws rather than pins and rivets.”


Bob Terzuola 

Designer

Bob Terzuola

"I always design my knives to be functional but graceful. Utility is always the main factor in my designs as a knife should be perfectly useful and comfortable in a variety of positions and cutting situations”.
Robert terzuola is a highly respected American knife maker and designer, known for his exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs. Born in 1947, he grew up with a keen interest in tools and craftsmanship, which eventually led him to the world of knives.
Terzuola's career began in the late 1970s when he started making custom knives, showcasing his exceptional skills in forging and creating unique blade designs. His knives gained attention for their exceptional balance and structural integrity, setting the stage for his long and successful career in the industry. Throughout the years, Terzuola's designs have become iconic in the knife world. He introduced the Tactical Folding Knife concept in the early 1980s, revolutionizing the way knives were perceived and used. His designs emphasized practicality, reliability, and ergonomic grips, making them highly sought after by military personnel, law enforcement agencies, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Apart from his knife-making expertise, Terzuola is also recognized for his contributions to the field of knife design. His book, "The Tactical Folding Knife," published in 1998, delves into the history and development of folding knives, providing valuable insights into his own design philosophy and techniques. Terzuola's legacy continues to live on as he continues to create masterpiece knives that blend functionality with artistry. His dedication to precision and quality has earned him numerous awards and accolades, solidifying his place as one of the most influential figures in the knife-making industry. Today, Terzuola's knives are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide, with his creations considered not only as functional tools but also as pieces of art. His passion for his craft, combined with his innovative designs, has left an indelible mark on the knife-making world, making Robert Terzuola a true master in his field.

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Bob Terzuola
Blade Coating: satin
Blade Steel: Magnacut