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