Microtech: Why is it so Popular?



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.

Finetuning – 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!


Microtech: Why is it so Popular? — 3 Comments

  1. The #1 reason Microtech knives are so popular and are so rarely discounted any from MSRP is their quality is unsurpassed. They are made in the USA. Made from the finest materials available and their designs are wonderfully cool and are a pleasure to own, handle and even to occasionally use. Usually they are so nice to look at that most people never use them so they stay pristine. Believe me should you decide to use your Microtech knife you won’t be disappointed. They come hair splitting sharp and hold an edge for what seems like forever. I do use my folders. They are expensive. They are worth it. I have been known to trade a handful of other high-end production knives for a Microtech. Yes, I am a Microtech fan.

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