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Ever since we have been allowed to carry autos in my state a couple years back, I have been more and more interested in them and have collected almost as many autos as I have folders. And don’t get me wrong, I love my Spydercos, my ZT’s, my Benchmades, and even my cheaper Kershaws, but I have always loved the autos. My cheaper Boker autos are actually great knives, but I have continued to gravitate towards Microtechs as the fit and finish and overall quality just appeals to me.

I’ve seen some videos as of late that have shown these autos are not just novelty items, but potential workhorses that can take considerable abuse. Look up X-ring on YouTube as he does a lot of Microtech auto abuse vids, and they do surprisingly well. And though I don’t plan to hammer mine through a 2x4, it’s nice to know it could take it without destroying it as these are quite expensive to thrash on.

I’m a fan of the double edge and tanto edge, but for EDC use I can see why people like the drop point single edge. Like some of my Taichung Spydercos, the Microtechs utilize very good steels from Elmax to M390 to now 204P, and these are all 100% American made per Microtech.

Anyway, just thought I’d share as I love reading up on others’ hobbies and passions on this forum and many times it has inspired me to get into things that I didn’t know I was interested in.

From left to right: 2014 Orange Ultratech in Elmax, 2018 OD Green Ultratech in M390, 2019 Blue Ultratech in 204P, 2017 Bounty Hunter edition Ultratech (I assume Elmax), 2019 Red distressed UTX-85 in 204P, and lastly a 2015 Turquoise UTX-70 in Elmax.
 
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great looking collection. i traded a custom build for a halo years ago. very high quality auto.

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Nice

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Thanks guys! Part of me thinks, “geez this is getting superfluous”, but then the other part thinks, “why don’t I have a combat troodon yet?” The addiction will continue I think.
 
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Thanks guys! Part of me thinks, “geez this is getting superfluous”, but then the other part thinks, “why don’t I have a combat troodon yet?” The addiction will continue I think.


I just recently bought a Dirac Delta. It’s approximately the same size as the Combat Troodon, but about $100 cheaper. It is a beast of a knife. Now I want a Combat Troodon and a Halo.



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Yeah I’ve seen those online. Looks like Microtechs version of the Benchmade infidel. I looked at the Dirac, the one about the size of the UTX-85. Kinda interesting. Seems like it would be comfortable and intuitive.
 
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If it's not prying ,where's a good place to shop for these?





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Nice collection OP. Like the tantos, but really want one in the Hellhound blade profile.

I’ve only got one so far, a UTX-85.

Looking at the Microtech sizes, I’d like to eventually pick up a Combat Troodon or a Scarab (are these discontinued? Never see them in stock anywhere)


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I bought mine at DLT Trading. Being a WI shop, I always get my orders the next day.
Blade HQ and PVK are a couple other places I like dealing with.



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Yes, the Scarab has been discontinued. I believe the combat troodon was its replacement. I have found the UTX-85 to be the perfect edc size and the newer body styling with the rounded edges and jimping is much more secure feeling in the hand. My old ultratech feels downright slippery by comparison.




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If it's not prying ,where's a good place to shop for these?


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If it's not prying ,where's a good place to shop for these?


I like pvk Vegas or Blade HQ
 
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Very nice choices. I am looking to get one myself and there are a few for sale by owner near me for decent prices.
 
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I highly recommend Southern Edges also. They’re an authorized Microtech dealer. I’ve bought two from them.


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