It seems like Microtech is the brand that comes to mind for most people when they think of OTF knives. I got to wondering why that’s the case, so I did some digging to find out why Microtech is so respected in the knife world. Here are a few reasons why Microtech has it all together:
Experience – Microtech has been making OTF knives longer than most other similar companies (since 1994 to be exact). As we all know, you get better at pretty much anything the longer you do it, and this is true of Microtech; the company has learned how to make quality knives that have excellent tolerances. According to Microtech’s website, the “designers and technicians measure to the thousandths to ensure precision action.” That’s pretty amazing.
Quality – Microtech has this simple mission: to make the best possible knives. The steps that Microtech takes to make this possible include using only USA-manufactured parts, researching and testing only the best materials, utilizing design and engineering experts, and offering a lifetime limited warranty.
Fine-tuning – Microtech’s website says that the company’s “goal is to attain and maintain extremely high quality knives throughout the evolution of growth and change.” This means that Microtech is always striving to improve its product.
These are just a few reasons why Microtech knives are excellent, but anyone who’s ever handled a Microtech OTF can tell you that they have smooth, powerful, and precise action.
Check out some of Microtech‘s awesome OTFs at BladeHQ.com!
The Piranha Excalibur is a pretty awesome blade, and it comes in quite a few different handle variations. It has double action, has a solid build, a type-3 hardcoat anodized 6061-T6 aluminum frame, and a double-edged, 154-CM blade. Here are a few of my favorite models:
Piranha has some seriously great knives. Be sure to check them out!
Seeing as this is a new year, I’d like to get your input on what types of posts you’d like to see this year. More new product? More informational posts? More how-to’s? Tell me what you’d like to see more of, and I’ll do my best to meet your requests.
Have a great weekend, from all of us here at Blade HQ!
The Microtech Halo series has to have some of the coolest OTFs around. There’s the regular version of the Halo, but there’s also the Giant Halo and a Mini Halo (the mini version is discontinued). It’s pretty cool to see the difference in size between the three models, so I wanted to share them with you. Take a look at this clip of the blades. It actually came from the Blade HQ Instagram account. (If you’re not already following us on Instagram, start today!)
Which size do you like best?
The Giant Halo totals 32.25 inches in length when open (5 times bigger than the original Halo V). The blade itself is 13.75 inches long, and it weighs 9 pounds and 11.20 ounces. As you might guess with a knife of this size, it has single action, not double. It’s a pretty remarkable blade, and a great item to add to any knife collection, without a doubt.
Check out the Halo series at Blade HQ!
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