The Microtech Socom series takes its name from the United States Special Operations Command, shortened to Socom. Socom is a Department of Defense functional command of United States special operations. Under its purview are some units you might have heard of, like the Navy SEALs, the Air Force PJs, the Army Rangers, and more. A knife that borrows such a name must mean business, and the Microtech Socom series absolutely does. They're overbuilt, made of top-quality materials, and can withstand all the rigors of the battlefield. They might an investment, but they're built to last.
The Socom series is diverse. It's available as a manual with the Socom Elite and Socom Delta, as an automatic with the Socom Auto, a fixed blade with the Socom Alpha, and even Marfione custom variants!
This my third Microtech knife. It will always be very good and it cannot be surpassed. When you hold the knife in your hand and open the knife, you can feel that the knife cannot be separated. I really like the quality of the blade. High-quality product.
I have wanted an Microtech for quite a few years and I must say I wish I hadn't waited so long to get mine. It is a well built knife and I was blown away at how light it feels in hand. When you fire the blade release it snaps open with authority and locks firmly open. I've only been carrying it for a week, week and a half and it has become my number carry knife.