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  1. #11
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    My comments below.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Taylor View Post
    Otf's are super cool. Ive have several.

    The pro's outweigh the con's for me. (I assume you have this backwards
    from your comments below)



    Requires too much maintenance to keep them clean, (I tend to use the
    right tool for the job, so I don't dig caladium bulbs with my Microtechs,
    but you do you)


    and Microtech voids their warranty if you disassemble them yourself.
    The springs break eventually. There are two little spring loaded catch
    plates on the inside that are depressed to release the blade internally,
    and the detent they sit in fills with shit and needs to be cleaned out.
    (I will occasionally detail strip an AR or Glock, but I rarely feel the need,
    to do so, outside of a field strip for cleaning. With that said, I have had no
    desire, nor have I needed to tear down a Microtech)


    For a $400 dollar+ knife, (The Ultratechs are around $300, unless you buy
    a themed version or one with a damascus blade, which I am not interested
    in. Trodons, etc are more)


    Microtech has shitty CS, imo. They took MONTHS the first time I sent one
    back for a broken spring to send it back.(Um, Ok)

    There is a company that makes a driver to remove the special screws they
    use to service them yourself, but again, that voids the warranty. (Microtech
    sells a tool set, so...)





    They are super cool, however. But for me, a very expensive way to open an MRE.
    (Have a great day.)
    Last edited by Johnny C!; 03-14-2022 at 11:41 AM.
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  2. #12
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    I have a few Microtech OTFs and have found them to be well made and very useful. The serrated edge is helpful for cutting rope or thicker material, but the dagger style blades are more useful for
    other needs.

    Curiously, OTFs are legal here with a carry permit while fixed blades are not. It helps to read the small print.

    The Ultratech tanto is my current favorite with enough blade to accomplish rudimentary tasks and a serrated edge to rip through heavier material. The Dirac on the end is a small gem for gentlemen, with the Combat Troodon quite the opposite.

    I canít recommend their discount program enough. My order arrived within 1 week. They have 3 models available, but the Socom Elite is back ordered.


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  3. #13
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    Nice group, Shooter.

    I picked up my latest used Ultratech yesterday.
    It's a red dual edge with DLC (black) finished
    blade & hardware. (I had CS sharpen & lube it).
    I almost bought a green like the one in my photo,
    but put my name on the list for the next green
    one built with the DLC treatment, also.

    It will be the last one, I promise!
    Last edited by Johnny C!; 03-16-2022 at 10:09 AM.
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  4. #14
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    Here are mine... L-R are the Combat Troodon, the LUDT and the UTX-85.

    I'm also looking for a regular Troodon in the D/E profile, and either a UTX-85 or UTX-70 in S/E profile. I'm also looking for a SOCOM Elite, which seem to be rarer than hens' teeth right now.
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by IANative View Post
    Here are mine... L-R are the Combat Troodon, the LUDT and the UTX-85.

    I'm also looking for a regular Troodon in the D/E profile, and either a UTX-85 or UTX-70 in S/E profile. I'm also looking for a SOCOM Elite, which seem to be rarer than hens' teeth right now.
    Nice knife, but they're not all perfect. Had a 1st gen SOCOM Elite back in the day, actually carried it ... cut the f@ck out of my finger when the booger opened up in my pocket and pierced my Royal Robbins trouser pocket. I really liked those pants. <sigh> Turned out the celebrated ceramic ball detent gizmo was not aligned properly and the blade would fly open at the most inconvenient times. I really wanted to like it but I traded it off for an Ontario Bagwell Bowie which I still have and cherish. Of course, if I'd kept it I'd be reaping collector prices I guess. C'est la vie.
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  6. #16
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    IANative,
    Call the CS line. They may have one
    in the show room. I don't look at the
    folders, much. I am really hooked on
    the OTF's.
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  7. #17
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    Yondering, I am pretty sure all of Anza’s knives are made from files. He has quite the variety.

  8. #18
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    Here's the group photo.
    Top to bottom.

    1)Gold 2014 Ultratech. My gateway.
    2)Black 85 I bought for my son. His gateway, at 15!
    3)Bounty Hunter Excocet that the Mrs. bought me for my birthday.
    4)Tequila Sunrise DLC D/E with serrated half, that I bought me for my birthday!
    5)Dark Red used Ultratech that I bought from a friend right after I bought #4.
    6)Plum colored 85 that I bought for the Mrs. for Valentines Day!

    Screenshot_20220326-124723_Gallery.jpg

    (I know that's a lot of smiley faces, but what's not to smile about?)
    Last edited by Johnny C!; 03-29-2022 at 04:39 PM.
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