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2018 Microtech Marfione Halo 6 Knives For Sale

The Halo is back with a vengeance! The newly revamped Halo 6 comes with an integrated safety switch and no carry rig so you can pocket it with no worry of accidental deployment.  Get on the waitlist for the model you want below by adding your email address. 

One word describes the Microtech Halo V, BIG! The largest of the Microtech OTF knives,  the Halo V measures almost 11″ overall (equal to the Makora II). The Halo 5 is a single action automatic unlike the rest of the OTF (out the front) Microtech knives circulating the market that are double action. Like other MT OTF knives, the Halo 5 fires hard, locks up even harder and has very fast action.

 

Microtech Marfione HALO V Tiger Coral DLC High Polish Tanto ECCKS
Custom Halo 5

Microtech is known for quality and precision and that is very evident with the Halo V, where tolerances are of the smallest margins. Over the years the Halo has had various handle colors and blade configurations. The current model for 2014 sees a clip point blade on a black handle. The Halo V comes with a 4.6″ blade which is pretty large but the blade thickness is what is significant, .16 inches.

 

Microtech Marfione Halo IV Blue Accents/Flame Anodized Mirror Polish M390
Marfione Custom Halo 4

Blade

The Halo 5 blade is a stout 4″ in length and has a thickness of .17″. It comes in a single edge blade with a variety of finishes standard to MT such as, Satin, Bead Blast, Stonewash and black. The blade edges are plain, combo or full serrated and typically in a tanto or  drop point style. The Microtech Halo 5 blade has the infamous blade notch on the spine which allows for the firing button to recess in it and keep the blade retracted.

The Halo is not a dual action automatic like the other OTF knives from Microtech so in order to retract the blade you have to depress the firing button and pull back the charging handle (as seen below) to retract the blade. One the handle is pulled back all the way the blade will retract. Then the charging handle can be pressed back in to the handle and ready for fire.

Microtech Marfione Halo V Custom Purple Accents High Polish Tanto

 

Handle

The 6″ (1/2″ thick) handle of the Microtech Halo 5 is a black anodized T6 6061 aluminum with a black charging handle and bead blast hardware. The single action automatic fires via push button located on the front of the handle for very fast action. There is jimping on the sides of the handle for superb grip.

Marfione Custom Halo IV Hand Satin Rubbed

Many of the tactical OTF Microtech knives are coming with the tightest blade to handle ratio in the business. The Halo 5 falls into that category with the blade tip just barely protruding the blades exit point. When Microtech finishes assembly, they grind down the tip of the blade so that is is almost flush with the exit point. I have seen this with a lot of the newer model OTF knives from Microtech and the Halo V is no different.

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New 2018 Microtech Ultratech OTF Knives In Stock

Click Here for Current 2018 Microtech Ultratech Knives in Stock 

Microtech Ultratech knives are back in a big way. The original dual action out the front knife is Microtech Knives first ever OTF knife and with over 50,000 and growing since 1999, you can rest assured it is here to stay.

Microtech Ultratech OD Green OTF DE M390 Black 122-1OD

 

 

The slim design of the Microtech Ultratech knife fits well in the pocket and of course there is no denying the double action that MT knives is known for. The Ultratech is an industry leader in OTF knives and since it is light, slim and fully automatic, it makes for the perfect everyday carry switchblade (if it is legal in your state).

 

Handle

The Ultratech features a 5′” black anodized 6061 T6 aluminum handle with double action thumb slide for automatic deployment and retraction. By pressing the thumb slide forward, the blade fires hard and retracts just as hard with the pull of the thumb slide.

Unlike some of the other Microtech OTF knives (Combat Troodon, Halo V, Makora II) , the thumb slide is fairly easy to deploy and retract but after it is “broken in” you will find it gets a even easier. To learn how to operate dual action OTF knives click here or watch the video below.

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20th Anniversary Ultratech

Also on the Ultratech handle are an integrated glass breaker (skull crusher) for breaking glass or bones (if you so choose) and a tip up carry pocket clip which are in a bead blast finish. The sides of the handle are jimped for grip assistance. It is important to note that as with most mechanical things that have internal moving parts there is always the potential for malfunctioning or “break down.” With  automatic knives, that usually resides in the internal spring breaking down or wearing out.

 

However, in the Microtech OTF Knives lineup, The Spring remains “at rest” while the knife is retracted allowing for the spring to not “wear out” quickly like other OTF knives on the market.

Colored Ultratechs

The Ultratech comes in a variety of anodized colors including blue and red seen below. There is an orange handle coming fall of 2014 which should look sweet.

 

Blade

The Microtech Ultratech blade measures 3.5″ and is made from Elmax steel although MT knives often change blade steels. The Microtech Ultratech blade comes in a variety of finishes and styles including a two tone black/satin as well as satin, bead blast, stonewash and black. Blade styles also come in a double or single edge drop point and tanto. The bayonet grind is a very popular blade style as well as single edge drop points.

For a great in depth Microtech Ultratech Review by Nutnfancy Click Here!

 

Specs

  • Overall Length: 8.4″
  • Blade Length: 3.4″
  • Closed Length: 5″
  • Blade Material: M390 (subject to change)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point, Tanto, Double edge dagger
  • Blade Finish: Satin, bead blast, black, stonewash
  • Blade Edge: Plain, partially serrated, full serrated
  • Handle Material: 6061 T6 aluminum
  • Handle Color: Black, Red, Blue Orange etc..
  • Weight: 3.6 oz
  • Pocket Clip: Right Hand, Tip Down
  • Knife Type: Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener: Thumb Slide
  • Made in USA

To see several Ultratech blade styles, finishes and handle colors check out the video below.

 

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New Microtech Combat Troodon OTF (Out the Front) Knives

Click Here to Shop our Current 2018 Selection of Microtech Combat Troodon OTF Knives.

OTF (out the front) Tactical knives are a staple of Military and other special forces and when it comes to performance, you need a fast opening hard use knife. Enter the Microtech Combat Troodon (Troh-o-don), a beast of an automatic OTF knife. The Combat Troodon is one of many double action (automatic deploy and retract) OTF’s in the Microtech Knives lineup.

Named after the Troodon Dinosaur, the Combat Troodon is a larger version of Micotech’s flagship knife, the Troodon which is greek for “wounding tooth.” Microtech’s internal “out the front technology” is really a thing of beauty and when you feel the power of this blade shoot out, you can’t help but agree. It fires hard and retracts with great force.

Microtech Combat Troodon Black OTF M390 DE Stonewash 142-10

 

John Wick 2 Movie

The Combat Troodon made its movie debut in the 2017 action film John Wick 2 starring the great Keanu Reeves. A double edge Combat was used in the film and we expect a John Wick Limited Edition model to hit the market in Summer 2017.

The Combat Troodon is 25% larger (5.75″) than its smaller sibling Troodon (4.25″) and  is listed by Microtech as a close quarter combat OTF knife. While both are a preference of mine, the larger Combat Troodon is definitely a larger ready for action automatic. The Troodon is more pocket friendly for EDC use and easier to conceal.

Microtech Combat Troodon OD Green Double Serrated Black 142-D3OD

Handle

The 5.75″ handle is made of anodized aluminum and comes in an array of colors that include black, red, purple as well as camo flavors like urban, tan and green.and an urban camo to name a few.

The aluminum handle contains finger grooves for a better grip and I must admit that even though it is aluminum, it feels more to me like a rubber compound. It is not slick at all. I love the feel of the Combat and the Troodon. The Combat is a beast of an OTF auto but it really feels slim in the hand and not too big.

New for 2017 is a smooth handle on the combat troodon which gives it a another cool look and feel. There will be smooth and grooved handles this year in a mixed bag of options including the white storm trooper model.

The end of the Troodon handle features a good size solid glass breaker for emergency situations. The thumb slide is mounted on the side of the handle not the front like the Benchmade Infidel. When pressing the slide forward to open, it fires extremely hard, which I love. The blade shoots out like a canon and I believe there is not much this knife couldn’t penetrate upon deployment, though I didn’t try.

Double Full Serrated

To close the Microtech Combat Troodon I had to use two thumbs to “auto retract” the blade, thats how hard it locks up. I imagine someone with larger, stronger hands would have no problem disengaging the blade with one hand. It was tough for me but I would guess that gets a little better with time.

Blade

The  blade on the Combat Troodon measures 3.8″ and comes in a variety of styles including

  • Double Edge (Dagger)
  • Single Edge (Drop point)
  • Tanto
  • Bowie

The finishes range from black DLC and camo flavors, to the standard Satin, Stonewash, Bead Blast and Apoalyptic (a dark stonewash).

Most of the blades steels on the combats are Elmax. Occasionally there is M390 thrown in but Microtech uses Elmax steel 90% of the time in their knvies.

The blade edges come plain, full serrated (top edge full serrated, bottom edge plain), partially serrated and new for 2017 a double full serrated (see above photo).

Microtech Combat Troodon OD Green Bowie Black DLC 146-1DLCOD
Black DLC Bowie Blade

My Take:

Overall I love this knife and could EDC it however it is a tad big for my pocket preference.  The Combat Troodon could easily handle anything you threw at it and I highly recommend it for those in the Military or looking to add to their OTF tactical knife collection. It makes for a great EDC and raises your coolness factor ten fold 🙂

Specs

  • Overall Length: 9.5″
  • Blade Length: 3.8″
  • Closed Length: 5.75″
  • Blade Steel: Elmax
  • Blade Style: Drop point, DE, Tanto, Bowie
  • Handle: Anodized Aluminum: Various Colors
  • Weight: 5.8 oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Right-Left Hand, Tip-Down
  • Opener: OTF Auto, Double Action Manual Thumb slide
  • Made in: USA
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New Microtech/Marfione Sigil MK6 Knives For Sale

                  They say 2 heads are better than one and who could argue when these 2 custom knife makers get together and make beautiful art. Deryk Munroe of Munroe Knives has a popular knife design called the “Sigil” and it has been all the rage over the last year. The word “Sigil” means “an inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power” and trust me, when put your hands on it, you will agree.

                  Microtech Sigil MK6 Tan DLC SE Part Serrated 196-2DLCTA

                   

                  What better person to collaborate with than Anthony Marfione of Microtech Knives/Marfione Customs to give it a little Tony Marfione flavor. What you get is one hell of a piece of steel art that is not only a stunner to look at, but will inflict pain when the time calls for it..

                  Marfione Custom Super Sigil MK6 Mother Of Pearl Inlay M390 Mirror Polish (Copy)

                   

                  The Marfione Sigil knife is a concept infused with the creative juices of D.C. Munroe. D.C. grew up with an affinity for weaponry which had him creating his first knife in 1984, only to become a full time knife maker by 1997. In the Montana wilderness is where D.C. lets his inspiration take flight. His quality and creativity is top notch so it is no wonder Anthony Marfione decided to partner with Deryk on the Marfione Custom Sigil.

                  Marfione Custom Super Sigil MK6 Abalone Inlay M390 Mirror Polish

                   

                  As innovative as the Custom Marfione Box it comes in, the Sigil knife is small, compact, beautiful, ergonomic and lightning fast….right out of the box.

                   

                  Blade

                  The Marfione Sigil has a 3.5″ blade with a DC Munroe signature thumb cutout. The blades are coming in Marfione show mirror polish, damascus, apocalyptic stonewash, bead blast and stonewash.

                   

                  Handle

                  The Sigil handle is a work of art milled from stainless Bohler Royalloy that comes in everything from custom engravings such as Dragon Koi, Aliens and Hannya Masks to carbon fiber with copper hardware. If it is exotic and imaginable, then it is coming out of the Marfione Custom Shop.

                   

                  The backspacer, lockbar and pocket clip are made from titanium and usually have a bead blast finish, although other finishes are prevalent. The pocket clip is a patent pending spring loaded design that is flush with the frame of the handle.

                   

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                  New Marfione Custom Knives For Sale

                  If its custom Microtech Knives you are after then you have come to the right place. The Marfione Custom Knives line is produced by the brain child and CEO of Microtech, the one and only Anthony “Tony” Marfione. Microtech Knives was founded by Tony and they have been a force in the knife community for many years now. The custom creations that Tony Marfione come up with will make you ooh and ahh all over the place.

                  Many of his knives feature high end materials and craftsmanship not found on most blades. High polished and hand rubbed blades are his specialty and you can expect high end hardware or anodizing on each knife created. The Marfione Custom packaging is also top quality.

                  Microtech Marfione Sigil Munroe
                  Marfione Packaging

                   

                  It features a carbon fiber looking case with a soft zippered bag on the inside and the Marfione logo made of solid titanium. The zipper pulls on the bag are also the Marfione dagger logo and a water jet COA metal plate will also accompany the knife with all the details, very high quality.

                  Microtech Marfione Sigil Munroe
                  Marfione COA

                  This page will display many of the Microtech custom knives we will be getting from the Marfione Custom Shop. Here is a list of some of the custom knives you will see coming soon at eknives.com.

                  Custom Apex Fixed Blade

                  The latest creation to come out of the Marfione Custom knives shop is another collaboration between Tony and his son Sean called the Apex. The Marfione custom Apex is a fixed blade tactical knife that appeals to collectors and enthusiasts alike. The high quality 3D machined handle is made of carbon fiber and fastened with fitted hardware.

                  Microtech Marfione Apex Satin Microtech Marfione Apex Satin

                  What really stands out on this beauty is the compound grind blade that is double edge and made from high quality Elmax steel. The custom blades on this range from Apocalyptic stonewash with satin flats, to a hand rubbed satin finish that looks gorgeous. Once you lay eyes on the Marfione Custom Apex you will have to have it. The sinister looking blade screams badass and the tight tolerances and quality craftsmanship from Tony Marfione is second to none. Overbuilt tactical fixed blade is an understatement. The Apex comes with a carbon fiber looking kydex sheath with BladeTech fasteners for vertical belt carry. Comes with custom Marfione packaging, metal COA, DOB and custom pouch.

                  Custom UTX-85

                  The Marfione UTX-85 is an OTF knife that was produced by Microtech many years ago and until now had been discontinued. MT has brought it back and we are stoked! The custom UTX-85 features the same blade length 3″ and handle length, 4.5″ with some obvious Marfione flavor. Hand ground Elmax blades give the 85 some flare. These are all serial numbered knives with hollow ground blades and double edge dagger goodness.

                  Microtech Marfione UTX 85

                  The handles are come all black anodized with the Marfione dagger logo on the front while the clip on the back features DOB, dagger logo, serial number and model. Notable upgrades to the Marfione UTX 85 include rounded edges for handling comfort and a redesigned firing slide that is easier to engage. The glass breaker features a ball tip in a triangle center base. This model is definitely a keeper and a much improved design from the old 85.

                   

                  Marfione utx 85

                  Custom Anax

                  The Microtech Marfione Custom  Anax is an integral frame lock folder and Winner of the “Blade Show 2014 Most Innovative Knife of the Year.” This knife is custom produced in a variety of finishes and custom applications by Tony Marfione that include carbon fiber and titanium.

                  The Marfione Custom Anax has an Elmax blade in everything from black DLC to high polish mirror finish (see below). The handle features various options such as flamed, anodized, copper and black DLC hardware to name a few. The spine of the Custom Anax blade has tritium ampules for glow in the dark goodness should you need to find it in the darkest of situations. The Anax comes with custom Marfione packaging.

                  Microtech Marfione Anax Stonewash Microtech Marfione Custom Anax Blue

                   

                  Custom DOC Killswitch (Auto)

                  A production side opening automatic collaboration with custom knifemaker Mick Strider. Together he and Tony created the D.O.C. (death on contact) in a flipper and automatic version. There are many custom options to the Killswitch that Tony has produced that include hand ground DLC stonewash, titanium and torched hardware.

                   

                  Marfione Custom Killswitch Automatic DLC Titanium Marfione Custom Killswitch Automatic DLC Titanium

                  Custom Star Lord

                  The Marfione Custom Star Lord is the first ever collaboration between Tony Marfione and his son Sean Marfione and it doesn’t disappoint. Overbuilt custom creation is the first thing that comes to mind with this beefy folder that makes the DOC look like a gentlemans folder. The Microtech Custom Starlord features a superior materials, craftsmanship and engineering that make it stand out at first glance. The 3.5″ drop point recurve blade is made from Elmax steel and comes in a variety of finishes including high polish mirror.

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                  Microtech Marfione Custom Starlord

                  There is functional jimping on the spine and often a two tone effect on the blade. The handle comes in solid titanium and carbon fiber with anodized lock bar often matching hardware and pivot. For a larger blade, this sucker flips like a dream. A must have in your Custom Marfione knife collection.

                  Marfione Combat Troodon Bronze DLC

                  Combat Troodon (Auto)

                  • A staple in the Microtech Knives lineup, this OTF automatic comes in a variety of colors, blades and finishes. Tony applies custom finishes and polishes to this already beast of an out the front knife. Expect to see some custom Combat Troodons soon at eknives.com.

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                  MSG III 

                  • Another Strider Knives collaboration to surface from the brilliant minds of Mick Strider and Tony Marfione. The MSG II, previously a custom concept is going to production in late 2015 and custom applications will also surface on this beauty which is due in early 2016.

                  Microtech Marfione Closer black DLC

                  The Closer

                  • A collaboration with knifemaker Koji Hara to collaborate on a knife that symbolizes traditional Japanese design with a Marfione twist. Slated for production in late 2015. Custom versions available now.

                  Microtech Marfione Sigil Hannya Engraved

                   

                   

                  Sigil

                   

                  Anthony Marfione decided to collaborate with Munroe Knives designer D.C. Munroe. This knife features a patent pending spring loaded pocket clip and aesthetic designs that highlight both makers characteristics. Slated for production in late 2015, custom versions available now.

                  Tachyon III (Balisong)

                  • Microtech Knives first Balisong knife introduced in 2000 followed by the Tachyon II in 2012. Redesigned for 2016 the Tachyon III features a 6AL-4V titanium handles and a silicon nitride race bearing system. There are many custom models from the Anthony Marfione Custom Shop including the DLC coated model below.

                   

                  Microtech Marfione Tachyon Balisong

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                  New Microtech Custom Anthony Marfione Knives For Sale EKNIVES

                  Microtech Knives is an American manufacturer of the finest tactical knives based out of Bradford, Pennsylvania. Microtech was founded by Anthony Marfione in 1994 with one simple mission, “To Make The Best Possible Knives.” They are 100% American Made and damn proud of it.

                  Their automatic OTF line in current production includes the Combat Troodon, Troodon, Ultratech, Halo V, Scarab and Makora II. Blade configurations vary from double edged dagger and single edge drop point to tanto edge. Blade finishes comprise of black, bead blast, stonewash and satin finishes. There are some two-tone finishes as well like the Ultratech Bayonet grind.

                  Halo V

                  The Microtech Halo 5  is the largest of the Microtech OTF knives in current production. It has gained size over the years to become a beast at 11″ in overall length. This single action blade measures just over 4.5 inches and currently is running in a single edge (plain and serrated), drop point or tanto, stonewash and bead blast finish.

                  Halo BB

                  The Microtech Halo V blade is extremely thick at .17″. The black aluminum handle measures 6″ and features bead blast finished hardware. The recessed push button deploys the larger than life blade with authority.

                  Combat Troodon

                  The Microtech Combat Troodon is one of the largest D/A (double action) OTF in the Microtech lineup. This beast of an Out The Front can handle just about anything you throw at it. The black anodized aluminum handle measures 5.75 inches and features a double action thumb slide for one-press deployment and retract.

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                  All hardware on the Combat Troodon is bead-blast finished including glass breaker, thumb slide and pocket clip. The Combat Troodon blade measures 3.8 inches and comes in a variety of finishes (satin, stonewash, bead blast,  black) and edges (D/E, S/E drop point and tanto) including plain, partially serrated and combo blades. Blade steel varies from S30V to Elmax and ATS-34, depending on MT’s flavor of the month.

                  Troodon

                  The Microtech Troodon is the smaller sibling of the Combat Troodon (named after the Troodon Dinosaur) has a handle that measures 4.25″ and is made of black aluminum.  The Microtech Troodon blade comes in at 3″ and comes in a variety of blades finishes, colors and styles, equal to the Combat Troodon. It is basically the same knife at 2/3 the size. In my opinion it is the perfect size to EDC.

                  Troodon blk serrated Troodon satin combo

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Blade steels for the Troodon also vary and depend on the Microtech flavor of choice. People often ask which is better to carry the Combat or Troodon and I say hands down the Troodon. It fits well in the pocket and is not too bulky. The Combat is really big and when it is in your pocket you definitely know it. Not so with the Troodon.

                  Scarab

                  The Microtech Scarab  comes in a few varieties including the Executive and QD Scarab. The Executive model is an updated version of the original Scarab minus the grip tape inserts in the handle. This Limited Edition run is a one time only production and features a smooth handle. Microtech has plans to eliminate this model after it’s current production. The Scarab Executive is a double action OTF with a single edge Elmax steel blade in several finishes (black, stonewash, satin) and edges.

                  microtech qd scarab automatic knife
                  MT QD Scarab
                  Microtech Scarab Executive otf automatic
                  MT Scarab Executive

                  The Microtech Scarab QD (quick deployment) is a more rugged version with grip tape inlay for excellent grip and a more tactical presence that rivals the Navy Seals Scarab. Port holes are present on the ends of the handle to allow for water drainage in underwater operation.

                  The Scarab Executive from has a 4.5″ black aluminum handle with double action slide switch, glass breaker and bead blast finished hardware. The Scarab Beetle is visible on the pocket clip. The Executive blade is a 3.5″ drop point with grooves on the top and sides.

                  Ultratech

                  Microtech Ultratech Knives is the otf knife that started it all for the Microtech Knives. This bad boy is a double action auto with a plethora of blade finishes and styles including the popular Bayonet which comes in a two tone black/satin finish that is absolutely beautiful. The Microtech Ultratech blade measures 3.4″ and comes in several blade styles for you to choose from. The Ultratech has a 5″ black aluminum handle with pocket clip, slide switch and glass breaker.

                  microtech ultratech blue otf automatic knife Ultratech Tanto blk

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  UTX-70

                  The Microtech UTX-70 is the smaller relative in the OTF family. At just over 3 inches long, the handle is made from aluminum with a double action slide switch like its bigger siblings. The blade measures just 2.5″ and also comes in a California legal version as well. Blade styles are dagger, drop point and colors are the norm for a Microtech auto.

                  Microtech manufactures some of the finest tactical knives, automatic knives, butterfly knives and fixed blades on the market with extreme attention to detail. OTF automatics like the Combat Troodon and its smaller sibling the Troodon are made with the thinnest of tolerances.

                  Microtech Knives has received numerous awards and most recently won the 2013 Blade Show award for “Best Collaboration of the Year” and “Innovative Knife of the Year” for the Microtech D.O.C. Killswitch. A collaboration between Anthony Marfione and Mick Strider.

                  D.O.C Killswitch

                  Killswitch Auto

                  The Microtech DOC Killswitch is an auto version of the DOC (death on contact) a collaboration between Mick Strider and Anthony Marfione. Click Here  to purchase your Killswitch!

                  Here is the current production models for Microtech Knives in our stock rotation:

                  • Makora II – OTF auto D/A
                  • Combat Troodon – OTF auto D/A
                  • Troodon – OTF auto D/A
                  • Scarab Executive – OTF Auto D/A
                  • QD Scarab – OTF Auto D/A
                  • Navy Scarab – OTF Auto D/A
                  • UTX 70 – OTF auto D/A
                  • UTX 85 – OTF Auto D/A
                  • Ultratech – OTF auto D/A
                  • Halo V – OTF auto (single action)
                  • D.O.C. Killswitch – OTS Auto
                  • Socom Delta – Tactical Folder

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                  Microtech Scarab QD OTF Knives For Sale

                  Email me Clayton@eknives.com for Special Pricing on these QD Scarabs

                          Microtech Knives are no stranger to out the front autos so it comes as no surprise that the Microtech Scarab knife is another in a long list for Microtech.  The Microtech Scarab comes in an executive, QD (quick deployment) and Navy Seal model. All are double action OTF automatic tactical knives that comes in a variety of blade styles and finishes. This no nonsense, tough as nails, out the front auto is a beast among OTF knives.

                          Microtech Scarab Executive S/E Black Plain 176-1

                          The Microtech Scarab Executive has a  3.5″ single edge drop point blade and the finishes are coming in bead blast, satin, stonewash and black. Blade steels often vary with MT but this run is coming in an Elmax powdered steel. The blade has grooves on the top and side of the blade.

                          One of the most impressive aspects of the Scarab Executive is the attention to detail and tight tolerances.

                          Microtech Scarab Executive S/E Black Plain 176-1
                          Scarab Executive 176-1

                          The handle on the Microtech Scarab Executive automatic knife is made from black 6061 T-6 aluminum with jimping on both edges of the handle for grip. There are also ports on the current run in the bottom of the handle.

                          The handle on the QD Scarab has grip tape inlay to give it a rough textured feeling for excellent grip.

                          Microtech Scarab QD satin plain 178-4 QD Scarab back

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          Unlike the regular Microtech Scarab, the Executive has a smooth front and back handle, where the standard Scarab has Grip tape inserts. The bead blast finish pocket clip features the scarab beetle and on the end is a bead blast glass breaker..

                          The Executive Scarab double action thumb slide deploys and retracts the blade with one press. To open, simply press the slide forward and the blade fires. To close, pull the slide back and it will auto retract. The slide is bead blast finished to match the rest of the hardware on the Scarab.

                          Grooves on the side of the handle allow for grip to counteract the smooth front and back handles. If your not a fan of the grip tape inserts on the traditional Scarab then you will love this Executive. This is one of my favorite Microtech OTF knives.

                          Microtech Scarab Executive otf autmatic s/e stonewash plain 176-10

                          The Microtech Scarab Executive is an extremely solid Out the Front automatic that would be a nice addition to any EDC lineup. It fires hard and retracts just as fast. I will say if you have small hands then you may have trouble getting it retracted. I have trouble pulling back on the thumb slide with one finger. Deployment is easy but retraction can be hard for smaller handed people. I would guess over time that will become easier however.

                          Microtech Scarab Executive otf autmatic s/e stonewash plain 176-10

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                          Microtech Makora II OTF Knives In Stock

                          The Makora is currently out of production but we scored this satin double edge model direct from MT. It is brand new and was the last remaining piece of inventory. 

                            The Limited Edition Microtech Makora II Brut has arrived. This bronzed out OTF knife is a beauty and a must have for any Microholic! The blade is a double edge bronze apocalyptic stonewash finish. The handle is aluminum with bronze bubble stainless inlay. All hardware is bronzed as well for a nice finish.

                            Named after the Makora ant, a species native to Japan with a hell of a sting, the Microtech Makora II is one of the longest OTF knives on the market. The Microtech Makora 2 is essentially an Ultratech on growth hormone! The Halo V (Halo is single action) is the largest production knife on the market at 10.5″ overall. The Makora is a tick smaller and resembles the Ultratech with its sleek slim design and elongated handle.

                            Makora 2

                            The Microtech Makora II handle measures just under 6″ in length and is comprised of a 6061 T6 aluminum body with Carbon Fiber inlays. The edges of the handle have jimping for excellent grip and attached are a pocket clip and glass breaker (skull crusher) in a bead blast finish as well as the tri wing screws in the handle. The double action stepped thumb slide is located on the side of the handle for one press deployment and retraction.

                            The pocket clip comes stamped with a serial number, ant logo and date of manufacture (as seen below).

                            Makora 2 closed

                             

                            The Microtech Makora II automatic blade measures 4.45″ and is a double edge dagger style blade. This particular run is made from S35-VN and black DLC coated for durability and strength.  The Makora 2 blade is very slender in width but matches well with the slim design of the Makora handle making it appear a little larger and well balanced. The blade tip on the Makora II is one of the sharpest you will ever see in a dagger style blade.

                            microtech makora 2 otf double action automatic knife

                            It should be noted that as with many of the Microtech OTF knives, the blade tip will often break the plan of the extraction point by a millimeter and is the result of the sharpening process which is ground down after install. Most of the time it is very minute and can be remedied by a single sharpening.

                            Specs

                            • Overall Length: 10.5″
                            • Blade Length: 4.45″
                            • Blade Style: Double Edge Dagger
                            • Blade Grind: Flat
                            • Blade Finish: Black, Stonewash, Satin, Bead Blast
                            • Handle Material: Aluminum, Carbon Fiber
                            • Weight: 4.3 oz.
                            • Pocket Clip: Right Hand, Tip-Down
                            • Knife Type: Double-Action OTF 
                            • Opener: Thumb Slide
                            • Made in: USA

                             

                             

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                            Microtech Troodon OTF Knives For Sale In Stock

                            Current Microtech Troodon Knives In Stock

                                          The Microtech Troodon, pronounced (Troh-uh-Don) is named after the Troodon Dinosaur and is the flagship OTF (out the front) automatic for Microtech Knives. It is in my opinion the perfect EDC carry knife because of its slim design and lightweight feel, just 3 ounces. The double action thumb slide is easier to operate than the larger siblings like the Combat Troodon, Scarab and Makora knives for those like myself who have smaller hands.

                                          microtech troodon otf automatic knife

                                           

                                          The Microtech Troodon handle is made from 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminum and measures 4.25″. This double action (automatic deploy and retract) out the front automatic knife opens via thumb slide on the side of the handle. Simply push the slide upward and the blade fires hard and fast. To retract pull back on the thumb slide and watch the blade disappear as fast as it appeared. The thumb slide is bead blast finished and  grooved/stepped for easy feel and touch.

                                          microtech troodon otf automatic satin plain

                                          The blade on the Troodon automatic OTF knife is 3″ long and comes in various styles and steels. The latest run has been D2 steel and will come in everything from a double edged dagger blade to a single edge tanto or drop point style blade. Bead blast, satin, black stonewash finishes are available. The blade edges come full serrated or partially serrated and standard.

                                          microtech troodon otf automatic knife

                                          Microtech uses a spring that remains “at rest” when not in use to prevent and slow down wear and tear on the internal spring unlike most automatic otf knives. Longevity is key with Microtech knives and they want to ensure you have no issues your auto.

                                          microtech troodon otf automatic knife

                                          The jimping in the handle make it very easy to grip and it is almost non existent in the pocket which I love. The Troodon is grooved on the front, back and sides of the handle so no matter how you grip it, you will have no slipping issues. In my opinion the Combat Troodon, while very robust and an excellent OTF is a little too big to carry. The Troodon features a glass breaker (skull crusher and pocket clip and all hardware is bead blast finished for a durable clean look.

                                           

                                          Specs

                                          • Overall Length: 7.6″
                                          • Closed Length: 4.2″
                                          • Blade Length: 3.0″
                                          • Blade Material: (steels vary)
                                          • Blade Styles: Dagger, drop point, tanto
                                          • Blade Edge: Plain, partially serrated, full serrated
                                          • Handle Material: Aluminum (black, purple, red, other colors available)
                                          • Opener: Automatic OTF, Thumb Slide (double action)
                                          • Weight: 3 oz
                                          • Pocket Clip: Right Hand, Tip-Down
                                          • Glass Breaker
                                          • Made In USA 
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                                          Made in America: Four of the Best U.S.-Based Military Survival Knife Brands

                                          best us military survival knife brands

                                          One of the most important additions to any emergency preparedness loadout is a quality military survival knife. It can be used to acquire, modify or create many of the essentials needed to survive an emergency. Quality is key, because the best warranty in the world isn’t going to help when your blade breaks in the middle of a disaster. Continue reading Made in America: Four of the Best U.S.-Based Military Survival Knife Brands

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                                          Survive with the Butterfly: Why a Custom Butterfly Knife is a Key Survival Tool

                                          The butterfly knife — or balisong — is one of the most notable blade styles whose origins date back to the 18th century. While illustrations from 1705 show that the French developed an early version, the butterfly design is usually attributed to the Philippines. Continue reading Survive with the Butterfly: Why a Custom Butterfly Knife is a Key Survival Tool

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                                          Get Armed and Organized with the KeyBar Key Organizer

                                          What’s a KeyBar?

                                          The KeyBar is a key organizer that folds all your keys away like a folding Allen key set. Simple and rugged, it is customizable and expandable. Key organizers have become popular as a way to organize your access so you aren’t constantly hunting for the right key. They also protect the sharp, pointy edges of the keys to keep them from poking or sawing their way through your clothing. Also, they add a level of stealth, as they keep your keys from jingling and jangling like a sleigh team on the Iditarod. This desire to eliminate the noise signature led to the development of the KeyBar in the first place. Continue reading Get Armed and Organized with the KeyBar Key Organizer

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                                          Brands We Trust: Emerson Knives

                                          Overview

                                          Like many knife makers, Ernest Emerson began making custom knives in his garage. Starting in 1979, he gained notice as a knife maker for the quality of his work, his unique designs and his operational influence as one of the most sought-after and respected hand-to-hand fighting instructors. Continue reading Brands We Trust: Emerson Knives

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                                          Out the Front Knife Laws: Everything You Need to Know

                                          Many misconceptions surround the automatic knife, commonly referred to as a switchblade. Thanks to dramatic Hollywood portrayals, many assume these knives are not only illegal to own but the trademark tools of the underworld. The reality is that the auto knife is legal in many jurisdictions — and, in fact, is used by law-abiding citizens, our first responders and military because it is often the best tool for the job. Continue reading Out the Front Knife Laws: Everything You Need to Know

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                                          Expert Tips to Get Your Custom Knives Ready for Knife Day 2018

                                          August 24, 2018 is National Knife Day, which is observed on the same day each year. It is on this day we collectively show our appreciation for this essential tool, whether we use knives for hunting, defense, cooking, farming or other utilitarian jobs that no other tool can perform.

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                                          Get your knives ready for Knife Day with these tips:

                                          1. Maintain

                                          Clean, oil, and sharpen your knives in the days leading up to the glorious holiday. Celebrate each knife in your collection, no matter its condition. Knives require routine maintenance to properly function. Knife internals are exposed to things like pocket lint, dirt, sand and even liquid substances that will eventually accumulate inside the knife.

                                          The internal components of a knife are fitted together to ensure a smooth and flawless action. When substances like sand or tape residue are introduced, the opening action will slow down or even malfunction. Eventually this can cause parts to break on folders or OTF automatic knives.

                                          Regular care of your knife will ensure proper function throughout its lifetime. In most cases, regular cleaning is all that is needed: Blow out any lint and debris by aiming compressed or canned air into the opening of the knife. If you’ve used your knife for cutting boxes with tape, try to remove any tape residue from the blade as soon as possible using rubbing alcohol.

                                          Spray light gun oil into the opening of the knife. You can oil the blade and let the oil run down inside. Work the blade in and out a few times to make sure all internal parts are lubricated. CLP and RemOil are good choices for knife maintenance. They are available most places that have custom knives for sale.

                                          After oiling, lightly blow the knife out with the compressed or canned air again to remove any excess oil. It is important to keep your knife lubricated, but too much lubrication can attract and retain lint and other debris.

                                          With all steels, rust is a concern. Despite having improved edge retention, higher-grade steel is more susceptible to rust. To prevent rust from showing up on your blade, be sure to keep it oiled and free of debris. Rust is accelerated by a number of environmental factors, such as sweat and humidity, and by cutting acidic foods like tomatoes. Blood will also destroy a knife blade if it’s not properly cleaned, as many hunters and bayonet collectors can attest. Any exposure to salt water requires a full and immediate cleaning, so don’t put that off after your next fishing trip.

                                          person washing kitchen knife

                                          2. Carry

                                          Leave the EDC at home today and carry the pride of your collection — or all of your collection.

                                          National Knife Day calls for celebration, so check for local events to attend where you can show off your blades. If there aren’t any events near you, get on social media and start one yourself. If cooking knives are your thing, August is a perfect time to host an outdoor grilling event. And to be honest, grilling also works if you like throwing knives or any other kind of knives — just get out there and share your passion with like-minded people.

                                          Many knife retailers will have a special event on this day and may offer special discounts and incentives, so check the schedule to see what might be out there. It could be a great opportunity to add those custom knives you’ve been eyeballing to your collection.

                                          3. Demonstrate

                                          Test your blade’s sharpness on paper, pictures or food — in short, cut anything you deem unnecessary in your life. Here are some popular demonstration ideas to get you started:

                                          Slicing paper is a popular test of a blade’s sharpness. Pick up a ream of copier paper and impress your coworkers or give those TPS reports the justice they deserve.

                                          To demonstrate this safely, hold a single page of paper at shoulder height and set the blade on the top edge of the paper at a shallow angle. Students of the blade know to always slice away from yourself, — because you should end National Knife Day with all the blood you started it with. A sharp blade will immediately bite into the paper and start to cut. A dull blade will skate along the edge or tear the page.

                                          As you draw the blade back through the paper, it should glide without sticking. Hold a new page vertically and pull the entire length of the blade through the paper; any hitches indicate a nick or burr on the blade at that point. The sound it makes while cutting also tells a story: The higher the pitch, the sharper the blade.

                                          The Fillet Demo can be quite impressive. Holding the knife horizontally, press the paper firmly against the tabletop with your support-side hand, and guide the spine of the blade with that thumb. Try to slice a tiny layer from the surface of the page without cutting through, like filleting the skin from a fish. If you can manage that, you have an extremely sharp knife.

                                          Cutting a tomato can test the chef’s blade collection. See if you can slice it thin enough to see through.

                                          Place a beefsteak tomato on a cutting board with the stem facing up and balance your knife on the top of the tomato without applying any pressure.

                                          Pull the knife back towards you without pressing down.  If your blade penetrates the skin of the tomato, you have a sharp knife. Don’t worry if your knife fails to make anything but a dent in your tomato — a honing steel is a great way to give second life to your favorite knife.

                                          tomato slices cutting board

                                          The finger nail trick requires extra caution but can truly impress. Stick out your index finger, the carefully and gently lay the edge of your knife blade on your fingernail so the knife is perpendicular to your finger. If your knife bites into your fingernail WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE and doesn’t slide around, then your knife is pretty sharp.

                                          No matter how you choose to celebrate National Knife Day, make sure you do so in a safe and responsible manner. Alcohol and knife tricks are not a good mix, so just get out there and have some good, clean fun.

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                                          A Complete Guide to Microtech Knives

                                          Click Here for Current 2018 Microtech Production and Custom Knives in Stock.

                                          A Complete Guide to Microtech Knives

                                          Microtech was founded in 1994 in an apartment and later a storage shed in Vero Beach, Florida. Now headquartered in western North Carolina, Microtech has earned a reputation for producing the finest knives on the market. Continue reading A Complete Guide to Microtech Knives

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                                          OTF or John Wick Knife: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

                                          The Microtech Cypher is the latest OTF knife to be selected by Keanu Reeves to be in the upcoming John Wick 3 movie set for release in 2019. Click Here to shop our current selection of Cypher OTF Knives.

                                          Keanu Reeves may not be the first celeb to come to mind when you think of knife-wielding heroes. But as John Wick, he brought the OTF knives designed by Microtech founder Anthony Marfione squarely into the blockbuster spotlight. Continue reading OTF or John Wick Knife: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know