Microtech Tachyon III Balisong Butterfly Knife (4.5" Stonewash) 173-10

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:10.00"
  • Blade Length:4.50"
  • Cutting Edge:4.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.16"
  • Blade Material:ELMAX
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.07 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:Microtech
  • Model:Tachyon III
  • Model Number:173-10
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Collection
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The latest generation of the Tachyon butterfly knife, the production Microtech Tachyon III, distinguishes itself from previous models with milled, single-piece channel construction handles, a spring latch, and a standard pocket clip. The blade showcases a non-sharpened swedge-ground tip and milled grooves with the Microtech logo, production date, and blade steel markings up front.

What would a brilliant design be without that smooth action you crave? The Tachyon III exceeds all expectations with an advanced ceramic ball-bearing pivot assembly that eliminates handle play and produces first-class flipping dynamics. The pivots utilize Viton o-rings for load dampening, and heat treated stainless steel retainer plates ensure long-lasting performance.

This Tachyon III model has a stonewashed ELMAX steel clip point blade and durable type III black anodized handles. Includes adjustment tool.

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Daniel W.
09-19-2016
I really love this knife, I have a Kimura vii and a custom 51 and this blows them both out of the water. I think I am honestly gonna have a hard time going back to flipping either of them after this. The size and weight are absolutely perfect for flipping in my opinion and the bearing system is soooo smooth and no play at all. I really hope the aluminum holds up over time, after several hours of flipping there is still no sign of wear tho so that's a good start. I can't recommend this knife enough! I now want a custom tach 3 for my collection but I'm not sure I will like the extra weight as its a full ounce heavier, I may have to just chance it tho, the design and feel of these knives are awesome, exactly what I would expect from microtech.
Love this knife
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brock m.
09-18-2016
Love this knife a lot. Thought I was gonna be disappointed but I was proven wrong. It flips really nice and feels great in hand, should have bought two.
Surprised!!!
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Christopher S.
09-16-2016
I had reservations about purchasing this knife. I own a Tach 3 with Titanium handles and I've been waiting for the production run to buy another. I was extremely disappointed once I found out that the production run would have aluminum handles (especially considering the price). IMO a knife made with aluminum handles should never be this expensive. Please be aware that the rating and review I'm giving doesn't have price factored in to it.

Anyway, I reluctantly decided to purchase this knife with the thought that I would just return it and get a Ti handled version if I didn't like this one. To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised with this knife. This one flips extremely "fast" should you choose to do so. Balance is extremely good IMO (however flippers vary on what the balance of a knife should be for their flipping style). There is almost zero blade wiggle or handle play. I have many different bali's in a wide range of price points and they all have there own unique quality and this one is definitely a home run in a wide variety of characteristics that a bali should have (price not considered). This knife is a tad light however, heavier than a 51 and larger. This knife will be staying in my collection, the more I flip it, the more I like it.

If you are on a budget and were planning on buying a 51, I would say wait and save up an extra $55 for this one. This flips, hands down, 10 times better than a 51. You won't be disappointed.

I've only been flipping this knife for about 2 hours now so I can't speak of the durability. I really don't know how the aluminium handles and the black anodizing will hold up over time. I really don't care about the ano not holding up because I'm planning on changing the color scheme anyway. I mod every knife I own to "make them mine". I just hope that the aluminium handles hold up, time will tell.