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My hypocrisy goes only so far
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After enough research I finally picked up a Microtech Ultratech 122-4 (D/E)
Very impressed with the build quality & durability especially the YouTube torture tests.
I know some feel $300 makes them over priced but that seems to be the price range where most quality folding knives lives.
What are some of the favorites of the SigForum family?











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Microtech makes a good knife. They are expensive, but they are made (mostly) by high priced American labor.




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Diablo Blanco
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My only OTFs are Microtech knives. I have a Combat Troodon, Ultratech, UTX85, and a UTX70. The Combat Troodon is pretty robust and the UTX70 is like a little toy. The UTX85 is a pretty useful size for a utility knife and the Ultratech is nice for something a little bigger. Of my 4 OTF knives the Combat Troodon is the only one that had any pocket play but the DE blade is pretty impractical for utility purposes… but DE blades is what makes OTF knives cool. My two small ones sport SE blades which lends them to more utilitarian tasks.


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I would like to get a Microtech next but for now I have a HK otf by Hogue and like it a lot.
 
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For real?
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I have the HK Epidemic. Not sure who makes it. It's nice and all.

But for everyday use, I have a few of the cheapo Lightning ones. I've pretty much snapped the point on all of them picking my way into buildings during work. You'd think the apartment complexes would give us master keys to the entry doors. Nope.

But every mope and their homie can get a key



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I wasn’t impressed with the edge on this when it arrived. So I happily discovered that the single point clamp on my TsProf Kadet sharpening system had a ridge that ran across the two “teeth” of the clamp & fit perfectly into the “blood groove” locking the blade in place.
Allowing me to put a proper mirrored edge on it.













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If you like the quality of a Microtech but want a smoother action in the deployment switch and a razor out of the box, I’d recommend the Guardian Tactical Recon 035.
A couple folks from Microtech left to start their own company.
The actuation switch has ball bearings that ride on a stainless steel plate under the switch.
Super smooth & about 1/2 the effort needed to deploy the blade.
The blade is hollow ground so it’s quite thin behind the edge .












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I bought a Benchmade “Infidel” before the company became anathema to some gun owners, and I still prefer the design that puts the activation switch on the broad side of the handle rather than on the usual narrow edge. The knife seems to fit more naturally in my hand when I hold it to activate it that way. I also believe I would be able to hold onto the handle more securely with my arthritic hand than the more common straighter sides if I ever had to use it for the only reason I carry it.

I have looked for others like it, but without success.




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Originally posted by sigfreund:
I bought a Benchmade “Infidel” before the company became anathema to some gun owners, and I still prefer the design that puts the activation switch on the broad side of the handle rather than on the usual narrow edge. The knife seems to fit more naturally in my hand when I hold it to activate it that way. I also believe I would be able to hold onto the handle more securely with my arthritic hand than the more common straighter sides if I ever had to use it for the only reason I carry it.

I have looked for others like it, but without success.


Microtech's Dirac (smaller) and Dirac Delta are made with the slider on the wide side. I like the Delta I have.




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This is a Combat Troodon. The handle is about 5.5" closed, so it is biggish, but it isn't too heavy for its size.





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