This UTX-70 features a Hellhound tanto blade with a stonewashed finish and a plain cutting edge with a black aluminum handle. The celebrated UTX-70 OTF automatic has been updated with a smooth contoured handle and Bohler M390 blade steel. It features the same great build but with a stylized modern update.
Are you looking for the most compact out-the-front automatic knife on the market? Well then you've found it! The Microtech UTX70 fires in and out automatically via the sliding firing button on the knife's right side. The super small size (less than 6" overall) is perfect for EDC and concealed carry. Item includes a glass breaker and a stainless steel pocket clip.
I waited a long while for them to do another production run of this. Even shamelessly begged Mr. Marfione in-person at BladeShow. Blade HQ came through with their "Email Me" notifications since it was on my Wishlist (which, has gotten me a first-crack at a lot of great blades, so I highly recommend you set up a Wishlist and enable the "Email Me" function). The blade itself is great, like most UTX-70's; a Mighty Mini-Me that serves as my elite snack assassin. And believe it or not, the extreme spine notches will sharpen up a bamboo skewer like it was made for it.
I have a UTX-85, as well as a Troodon. I also have previously owned an Ultratech. They are all great knives (my fave is the UTX-85 by far), and the UTX-70 is no exception. However, the price tag is a bit steep on this thing. I know it's a limited run, and I know it's more of a toy that a functional EDC knife, but it is really just a bit too small. I knew it was a small knife, but you don't really know how small until you hold it (that's that she... never mind). Don't get me wrong, I love it. It's very high in quality, and it is a blast to play with. I open a lot of boxes at work, and this thing has already proved itself in that urban/office environment as a reasonable EDC. If you are truly looking for something to daily drive, this is probably not it. However, if you are already have a Microtech, and you love it, and you want something that is more of a fun addition to that, this hits the spot. Again, I love it and probably will never sell it, but it is not really a practical knife especially considering I live in a free state where I can carry pretty much anything I want. The blade is awesome, and is most likely the best part about it. It is super sharp, and shaves hair right out of the box. The glass breaker seems too small to do anything and is more of a signature item for MT rather than a utilitarian component. The knife obviously carries well, and even so in my small coin pocket (which is actually pretty sweet). It gets a lot of attention (like most OTFs I've owned), but the anti-knife/gun people think it's cute, rather than a scary harbinger of death like an Ultratech or something vicious looking like a Praetorian... Jk. Get it if you have the money, but don't expect to be blown away. Rather, expect to love it like it was one of your own... Too expensive, btw. Should be $200 (at most). Something tells me these will gain in value, though. Cheers!
Just received my Utx-70 Hellhound from Blade HQ and wow, this knife is small! I mean, really small. Other than it's short stature, this knife is you typical Microtech. The action is snappy, the blade fires reliably, and the knife comes incredibly sharp. Build quality is what you would expect from any Microtech. The fit and finish are great with my only complaint being the handle screws are a bit raised. Regardless, if you collect Microtechs, live in a over-regulated state, or simply want a freaking cool letter/box opener look no further.