In many ways, Microtech's Ultratech is the quintessential out-the-front (OTF) automatic knife. It boasts Microtech's superior double-action, allowing you to open or close the knife with one push on the thumb slide. Quality is evident in every aspect—from its top-shelf materials, to its flawless fit and finish, to its innovative, highly functional design. There is something undeniably satisfying—even thrilling—about operating an OTF knife like the Ultratech. It feels a little bad in a good way, and though it may seem extra to some, it allows one-handed accessibility that is remarkably practical. Whether you’re looking for a knife to bet your life on, one to carry every day, or just one to expand your collection with, this knife will fit the bill and have you smiling.
The Ultratech has seen several iterations. This version offers a smooth, contoured handle with thoughtfully placed jimping to maximize comfort without compromising grip security; additionally, it won't chew up your pocket.
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Fit and finish on the knife is exactly what you would expect from Microtech. Solid and I do mean solid lock-up on deploying the blade. It's a blast to sit and play with. Especially for me as I seem to use autos like fidget toys. Now to the title of this review. This knife has to have the most defined point I have ever seen of a knife. I mean needle like. It's so fine that you actually have a hard time seeing the very end of the blade. Of course I have drawn blood a few times when my attention wanders. I have no doubt that it would easily penetrate through anything I might want to. I don't know if all Microtech dagger/bayonet style blades are like this, but it is beyond belief.
This knife is a lot of fun. Fit and finish are great, and I love the size. The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is frankly the opening and closing on mine really takes a lot of force. I like that it takes some real effort to open, that feels like a safe thing, however this one really can be a struggle to close. After opening and closing 5-6 times I literally no longer have the thumb strength to close it again.