Red Microtech Troodon

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  It’s been a while, but the red Troodons are back in stock at Blade HQ! It seems that blade-deployment speed is typically the focus for OTF knives—as it should be—but comfort and practicality are often overlooked. Microtech, however, has managed to capture functionality, comfort, … Continue reading

Microtech Out-the-Front Knives: The Ultratechs

Microtech Knives is known for their spring assisted out-the-front (OTF) knives. The Halo V’s , out-the-front Troodons, Combat Troodons, and the Microtech Nemesis‘s to name a few of their widely known OTF knives. Need to decide which Microtech OTF is the right size for you, check out this Microtech OTF Size Comparison Chart at the bottom of this post.

As per the heading of this post, I will be talking about the Microtech Ultratech.

The Ultratech is a great OTF! It’s large enough to be considered a man’s knife, but small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket (tho I recommend keeping it in its carrying pouch for a safer carry). With the blade deployed, the length of this knife is 8.5″. Closed, it measures at about 4.7″. The blade length is 3.4″ and weighs only 3.5 oz. The blade is made of S35-VN or 154CM stainless steel (various finishes) with a 6061-T6 anodized aluminum handle. The blade (plain, serrated, or partially serrated) comes in various styles: double-edge bayonet, dagger, tanto or drop point. The MT Ultratech features a pocket clip, glass breaker and all hardware is made of stainless steel (black or satin finish depending on the color of the blade itself). The Microtech Ultratech OTF fires in and out automatically by sliding the firing button found on the  knife’s right side. The deployment action on these is exceptional. In my honest opinion, I think the Ultratech series is the best OTF bang for the buck.

Get one today! Add a Microtech Ultratech to your knife collection; or start your knife connection with a different, yet totally awesome Microtech Out the Front Knife today.

 

 


Microtech Out the Front (OTF) Knives Size Comparison Chart

Rare Marfione Custom Carbon Fiber Combat Troodon OTF

As most of you know, Microtech has been dominating the OTF world of knives. Not only do they have several different desirable models, but they are constantly bringing new things to the table. Some of the latest things that I have been looking into is their custom out-the-fronts. They don’t do what almost every other company does out there for “custom” knives by tossing a damascus blade on a knife: Microtech puts on a damascus blade and goes beyond.

My latest obsession with Microtech knives, other than the Giant Halo V, has to be the Marfione Custom Carbon Fiber Combat Troodon. Not only is the blade damascus but the handle is solid carbon fiber, making this knife much lighter. The standard Combat Troodon weighs about 5 ½ ounces versus the Custom Carbon Fiber model’s 4 ounces.

 

 

Now, you can’t convince me that this is not a good looking knife. If you are into OTF knives and have yet to hold a Combat Troodon, I suggest you do. In my opinion, it has the best ergonomics and provides a really solid grip on the handle. It is the same with this custom knife; I thought the Carbon Fiber would be slick and not provide any grip—not that I would ever use this knife—but to my surprise it has a good grip on it.

It took me some time to find the kind of steel they used for the damascus on this blade. I found that it is made of 3V and 154CM steel. That was what sold me on this custom knife. I love 154CM steel. The pattern used on the damascus is the polished Devin Thomas Razor Wire. It is a really cool pattern and the polish just makes it that much more unique.

On the stainless steel pocket clip, you will see the serial number at the top. I am not sure how many of these were made, but I can assure you: there aren’t many. This is an extremely rare piece. Under the serial number you will see the Marfione dagger. Lastly, sitting sidewise on the clip you will find it marked A. Marfione and then the date it was made underneath. In most instances, I would imagine that you will see the date 06/2012. All of the hardware on the knife and the glass breaker is satin finished.

If you were to buy this knife new, it will come in a black Maxpedition pouch and the Microtech box will be signed by Tony Marfione himself. This knife is highly collectible! If you are lucky enough to get your hands on it, I can guarantee that the “one-upper” neighbor down the street won’t be able to top this one. There are only a couple of custom Marfione Combat Troodons left at BladeHQ.com.