This Microtech Ultratech features a Hellhound tanto blade with a bronze stonewashed finish and a plain cutting edge. It has a contoured, black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum handle with a textured OD green G-10 front scale. The knife has bronze finished hardware, glass breaker, and a pocket clip with the Marfione dagger.
Microtech equipped this version of the ever popular Ultratech D/A OTF knife with a smooth, contoured handle design that promotes increased comfort during use. This updated model provides the same dimensions, hardware, and durability offered by the “Tri-Grip” variation, but goes easier on the hands and pockets.
For those unfamiliar with the Ultratech, it’s a fully automatic knife with a double-action out-the-front mechanism, meaning the thumb slide deploys the blade and retracts it as well. The Ultratech knife from Microtech has set the bar for all OTF knives.
FAQ On Microtech Ultratech
- What Microtech knife did John Wick use?
During the fight scene on the train in John Wick 2, Wick is using an out-the-front automatic. It appears to be a Microtech Combat Troodon. This knife has tactical written all over it.
- What size is the Ultratech Microtech?
The Ultratech measures in with an 8.5” overall length, 3.4” blade, and comes in at 5” closed and only 3.6oz weight. Microtech manufacturers their pocketknives with performance blades steels including: M390, 204P, and Elmax which share very similar properties in toughness, corrosion resistance, and edge retention.
- What is Microtech Ultratech?
- When did the Microtech Ultratech come out?
First released in 1999, the Ultratech® is the flagship model of the Microtech® OTF lineup. It has remained our best-selling knife throughout the years, a staple in your EDC’s and collections.
- Does Microtech Ultratech have a safety?
Microtech’s and Benchmades do not have safeties and I don’t believe they need one. If you have handled one you will understand the force needed to open and close the knife. I find the Ultratech easy to carry and use.
- Can Microtech knives get wet?
Well, it’s not water proof but it’s not going to rust instantly. Microtechs should be treated like firearms: you can go out and use it in the field, just remember to give it a good cleaning and oiling afterwards. They recommend rem oil. Availability may be an issue if you don’t have some already.
FAQ On OTF Knives
- Does the military use OTF knives?
Made for military and law enforcement personnel, the Pentagon OTF is one of the most dependable knives available. With a double-edged blade made from CPM-S35VN steel, the Pentagon has excellent corrosion resistance and is easy to sharpen.
- What is the difference between a switchblade and an OTF knife?
- What knife does John Wick use?
- What are OTF knives called?
- Do all OTF knives have a safety?
Many OTF knives have safety mechanisms to prevent the blade from accidentally ejecting. But these usually work very differently for SA and DA out the front knives. Single action OTFs with safeties usually have an external safety switch.
FAQ On Automatic Knives
- What is the point of an automatic knife?
You don’t have to touch the blade.
Whether you’re releasing or retracting the knife blade, using an automatic knife means you don’t touch the blade. This makes using an automatic knife safer than many other folding counterparts.
- Can civilians own automatic knives?
Such is left to the states. The majority of states allow legal ownership of switchblades, but a few do not. Many have prohibitions on the sale of them, and most also have laws against carrying them concealed. But some states such as Vermont and Utah have no restrictions on them.
- Are automatic knives good for self-defense?
An automatic knife like the ProTech Emerson CQC-7A is a viable option for self-defense. It can put a smaller defender on an equal footing with a larger attacker and doesn’t require the same level of training that a firearm would.
- Are automatic knives considered switchblades?
- What is the difference between assisted knife and automatic knife?