Microtech Ultratech D/E Violet Aluminium, Bronzed M390 by Tony Marfione (122-13VI)
- Ultratech D/E Violet Aluminum, Bronzed is a full-size OTF automatic knife from Ultratech. Operating in D/A mode, it features a hell of a fast blade extension mechanism. Designed by Tony Marfione owner of Microtech Knives
Ultratech D/E Violet Aluminium, Bronzed is a full-size OTF (Out The Front) automatic knife from the Ultratech series. Equipped with a hell of a fast mechanism that extends a razor-sharp blade. 100% made and assembled in the USA. Designed by Anthony Marfione, knifemaker and owner of Microtech Knives.
Ultratech OTF Line - Microtech's flagship model in the OTF line, which set the standard for all Out The Front knives. Ultratech's proprietary trigger spring design, which remains in the "resting" position at all times, except when used. This prevents the spring from fatigue, reducing wear and tear on the internal trigger mechanisms which ensures that the knife will always function effectively. The light weight, one-handed opening and closing capability, slim Handle shape and sharp blade make this a one-of-a-kind knife available only from Microtech.
M390 Microclean® - a martensitic high-performance chrome steel produced by powder metallurgy. Due to its alloy concept, it has extremely high wear resistance and high corrosion resistance. Due to its high wear resistance, it adequately maintains the shape of the edge, so the blade stays sharp for a very long time (requiring minimal maintenance). Another of the advantages is resistance to the formation of "wire" during sharpening. The steel has a high chromium content of 20.0% (Cr) doped with 1.9% carbon (C), vanadium 4.0% (V), and is hardened between 59-61 HRC. This super steel is comparable to Carpenter's CPM 20CV or CTS-204P steels. Manufactured by Böhler Edelstahl in Kapfenberg, Austria.
Blade - machine ground D/E (Double Edge Dagger type, finished by stonewashed method and then heated to a temperature that creates a bronze-colored coating on the surface. The blade was derived with a high flat grind (Flat Grind), providing excellent cutting properties. As a result, while maintaining high strength, the knife has excellent piercing properties. The strong mechanism of extending / retracting the blade with the help of a moled Thumb Slide, a stepped slide under the thumb, requires for safety the application of a specific force to overcome the resistance of the spring. The method of opening provides seamless opening for both right and left-handed people.
Handle - made with excellent precision in 3D technology on CNC milling machines, from purple anodized 6061-T6 aluminium. The surface texture of the Handle makes the knife non-slip in the hand during use. There are notches (jimping) on the back and bottom of the handle for a more secure grip. The slim profile and milled two-position (right/left) solid deep-carry clip allow the knife to be carried discreetly in the pocket, in tip-down (blade tip down) position. The clip bears the Microtech logo, serial number and production date. The Handle is finished with a glass breaker, a solid steel triangle, into which a tungsten carbide ball has been pressed. It also contains a hole for interweaving a decorative cord. The bolts, slide, striker and clip are finished in the same method as the Blade in bronze color.
Product number: 122-13 VI
Product name: Ultratech® D/E Violet Aluminium, Bronzed Standard
Overall length: 216.0 mm / 8.5"
Blade length: 87.4 mm / 3.44"
Blade thickness: 3.3 mm / 0.13"
Handle length: 117.0 mm / 4.625"
Handle thickness: 11.9 mm / 0.47"
Weight: 102.0 g / 3.60 oz
Blade material: Böhler M390
Blade hardness: n.d.
Blade grind: Flat
Blade finish: Bronzed
Handle material: 6061-T6 Aluminium
Handle finish color: Violet
Backspacer material: 6061-T6 Aluminium
Backspacer color: Violet
Clip: Right/left, Tip-down
Clip material: Stainless Steel
Pivot mechanism: n.d.
Locking mechanism: Slide Lock
Opening method: Automatic, push/pull Thumb slider
Additional accessories: none
Designer: Tony Marfione
Brand: Microtech Knives
Manufacturer: Microtech Knives
Country of origin: USA
Developed by: the Sharg® company