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.
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..
The Marfione Sigil knife is a concept infused with the creative juices ofD.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.
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.
The Marfione Sigil has a 3.5″ sheepsfoot Elmax blade with a DC Munroe signature thumb cutout. The blades are coming in Marfione show mirror polish, damascus, apocalyptic stonewash, bead blast and stonewash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The blade on the Combat Troodon measures 3.8″ and comes in a variety of styles including
Double Edge (Dagger)
Single Edge (Drop point)
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).
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 🙂
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
Microtech Ultratech knives are back in a big way. The original dual action out the front knife isMicrotech Knives first ever OTF knife and with over 50,000 and growing since 1999, you can rest assured it is here to stay.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Overall Length: 8.4″
Blade Length: 3.4″
Closed Length: 5″
Blade Material: Elmax (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The MicrotechTroodon 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.
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 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.
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.
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)
Ok so I couldn’t decide on unleashed or released, so I decided to make up my own word…Re-leashed, catchy huh? Yea I know, probably not but just go with it! The Microtech UTX 85 has hit the market with a vengeance in 2017.
The custom Marfione versions are already making noise and the production models will roll out this week in black, satin and stonewash blades. For those who do not know, the UTX-85 is a scaled down version of the Ultratech (about 85%) hence the name UTX 85. It is larger than the UTX-70.
I love it because it is not so small that you don’t feel manly enough carrying it (UTX-70) but it is not as big as an Ultratech so pocket carry is perfect. The width is good as well so it fits in the hand really nicely. I like this knife and am glad they have decided to bring it back.
The UTX-85 OTF knife has not been released in many years so it is a treat to see it coming now. For those that are looking for an easier carry than the ultratech but think the 70 is too small, this is your model. It is wider than an Ultratech so it fills up the palm better and it is longer than a UTX 70 so you have the best of both worlds.
The UTX-85 blade is 3 inches long and made from Elmax high quality steel. In years past it was available in various blade steels and I think the last run several years ago was in S35VN. Lately over the last year Microtech Knives have been working predominantly with Elmax, a good decision I believe.
The blade comes in the usual finishes and blade styles such as Tanto, Double Edge and Single edge (drop point) in either stonewash, satin, black or bead blast.
The handle of the Microtech UTX 85 is 4.5″ long and made from 6061 T6 anodized aluminum. It features tri-wing screws that sit flush with the handle top. The hardware comes in standard bead blast finish but will most surely come in black tactical as well. The Marfione custom models will probably have some anodized hardware options.
A pocket clip and glass breaker are available on the new UTX 85 and the auto thumb slide offers double action deployment and retraction using Microtech’s world class spring action.
As with most Microtech Knife models, there will be custom versions available from the Anthony Marfione custom shop with higher end components, finishes and personal touches. Expect to see colors as well in this line if they continue to produce it over the next several months.
One of the most popular knives to come out over the last year is called the “Stitch” from custom knifemaker Sebastijan Berenji of Borka Blades. Sebo, is an up and coming knifemaker who is highly sought after and his Stitch frame lock creation has commanded the masses.
The Stitch made its debut at Blade Show 2016 and since then it has been a force to be wreckoned with in the knife market. He has several custom versions out of various materials and his signature Borka Blades crest on the blade in many of them.
The chisel grind Stitch is a popular blade as well as the all black DLC handle and blade. The Borka Blades Stitch measures 8.5 inches overall with a 3.75 inch blade made out of high quality M390 steel.
The 5 inch handle is made from titanium and comes anodized, black DLC or standard. The stitch weighs in about 6 ounces and is a tactical folder made to be used.
Microtech Stitch Auto
In late 2016 Sebastijan Berenji and his mentor Anthony Marfione of Microtech Knives decided to produce an automatic version of the Borka Blades Stitch called the Marfione Stitch Auto. The automatic Stitch immediately went into production at Microtech HQ and did not disappoint.
The Microtech Stitch Auto is an all titanium handle frame with an M390 blade that fires via Microtech’s spring loaded mechanism. The push button automatic has rock solid lockup and the blade comes in Microtech’s Apocalyptic stonewash finish.
We expect the Stitch to come in an all black DLC version by midsummer, because that is what the masses want to see.
Rare Microtech Marfione Custom Stitch
At knife shows the big guns show up with some wicked pieces. For the 2017 TKI (Tactical Knife Invitational) Anthony Marfione (Marfione Custom) and Sebastijan Berenji (Borka Blades) created 4 limited edition serial numbered custom Stitch knives.
This custom stitch with a W2 hamon blade is pure sexiness. The handle is all titanium with lightning strike carbon fiber inlay that makes the knife a must have.
There are only 4 serial numbered Marfione Custom Stitch knives and Eknives was lucky enough to snag serial number 2. It is an expensive piece but a very rare creation. The Marfione Stitch comes with all the Marfione custom packaging.
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Microtech has once again brought back a new and improved model from years ago. This time it is the Underwater Dive Team model that Anthony Marfione created more than 20 years ago. The L.U.D.T stands for Large Underwater Dive Team and it is a tactical automatic knife with some improvements over the last model.
The current Microtech LUDT features a very high quality M390 steel not seen too often in Microtech’s lineup. They typically go with Elmax, another high quality steel. So it is nice to see the change here which many would say is second to none when they talk about M390. The LUDT drop point blade is a little over 3″ long and has a crowned spine and thumb ramp jimping for leverage.
The blade has a reinforced tip for penetrating and on the blade is all the details of the knife including, L-Underwater Demolition Team, Serial number, date stamp and Microtech logo.
The Microtech LUDT handle is made of anodized aluminum with milled ergonomic features that make it very lightweight and easy to hold. Comes with paracord lanyard, tri wing hardware and a tip up carry pocket clip in bead blast or black finish depending on the model. All tactical models feature blacked out hardware. All other models with have the bead blast finish hardware and clip.
The push button auto fires like a rocket and the plunge lock ensures rock solid lockup when carried. The LUDT has been a best seller for Microtech Knives since the 90’s and after being away for a long while it is back and better than ever. The pricing on these is very reasonable as well when compared to some other out the side autos like Protech and Benchmade.
Anthony Marfione Custom LUDT
There will be several Custom LUDT models from the Anthony Marfione custom shop to come out in addition to the production version. Currently the Microtech Brass LUDT is available and what a piece of work it is. It is not custom but a very cool looking LUDT.
Star Wars Theme Knives
The Microtech Knives family has expanded into the Star Wars Theme knives and along with the Ultratech comes the LUDT Sith Lord and Storm Trooper models. The LUDT Storm Trooper model has a white coated blade and aluminum handle with ringed hardware.
The Sith Lord LUDT has a black chassis with ringed hardware and red blade. The Jedi Knight will have a blue blade and the Jedi Master with have a green blade.
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