Microtech Combat Troodon S/E OTF Automatic Knife (3.8" Bead Blast) 143-7

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:9.50"
  • Blade Length:3.80"
  • Blade Material:Elmax
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Bead Blast
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.30"
  • Handle Thickness:0.55"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:5.45 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Thumb Slide
  • Brand:Microtech
  • Model:Combat Troodon
  • Model Number:143-7
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

This Combat Troodon has a bead blast finished stainless steel drop point blade with a plain edge. Aluminum handle with bead blast finished steel glass breaker, pocket clip and hardware.

Microtech's largest OTF production knife is named after the Troodon dinosaur. The Combat Troodon is the really large version of the popular Troodon. Despite the size, the handle feels slim and comfortable. The action is excellent.

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Michael G.
03-02-2016
Let's be honest, $359.00 is a lot of money (at least it is for me). I have a pretty decent side opener (Protech Godfather in Carbon Fiber) but wanted a nice DA OTF (I have a Lightning that I use for opening boxes and such). I looked at them all and really hesitated on getting the Microtech even though it has a good reputation for quality. Due to my state's stupid laws, I needed a single-edged blade, so there goes the Infidel, Pagan, etc. and I really didn't want a SA due to having to deal with a safety (kinda defeats the purpose, I think). Looked hard at the new Microtech clone for $100 less. But, I tend to keep my knives "forever", so finally decided to pull the trigger on the Combat Troodon. Boy am I glad I did!

This knife is amazing--the quality of craftsmanship is great, as is the action. I love the T-6 handles--the bead blast feels really nice in the hand, almost a silky feel that practically sticks to your hand. The jimping is comfortable and adds to the secure feeling (one thing I don't like about the Godfather is that it is slippery and has nothing to keep your hand from sliding forward towards the blade).

Speaking of blades, the bead blast on this knife looks great. It was razor sharp right out of the box and the grind is perfect. And, it is Elmax steel, which is supposedly a step up from even 154CM. It might not look as sexy as a dagger blade, but I'm sure it is stronger and I like having a little belly to the drop point style. Plus, if one needed to cut someone out of a seat belt or whatever, the single edge seems more practical. The blade lockup is about as good as one can expect on a DA OTF knife. Really, the only thing I would change about the blade is to eliminate the fancy holes in the fuller. Personally, I'd rather have more steel and less air in my blade.

The pocket clip is nice--it seems to give good retention w/o being impossible to remove from one's pocket like some I've seen. Although I'd rather it be "sterile", at least the Microtech logo is only lightly etched. And, with the big "glass breaker" sticking up, it really isn't a low profile knife anyway. Even given it's size, the knife rides comfortably in my jean's pocket. I was a little concerned that the glass breaker would be uncomfortable, but that is not the case.

As I mentioned, the action is really good. The blade extends and retracts with authority. Yes, the button is a bit stiff, but not at all unmanageable. I did find it a bit much to use with my weak hand, but in the strong hand, it is fine. I saw a review where the guy said he had to use both hands to retract the blade--one hand works for me. Unless you're frail or a petite lady, I don't think you'll have a problem with it.

My final thought is this: if you like quality products, and like to keep what you buy, then a Microtech is for you. And since you're obviously looking at the bigger ones, the Combat Troodon is what you want. Oh, and buy it from BladeHQ--their customer service is great, and their prices are the best I found.