Blast From the Past–Microtech QD Scarab

Microtech Custom QD Scarab
Microtech Custom QD Scarab
Microtech Custom QD Scarab

So last week I traded a knife with a good friend of mine.  He got a knife I had that he really wanted and I got this Microtech QD Scarab.  We both walked away from the trade feeling like we had gotten a great deal.  This knife is serial number 043 from 04/2003.  The pocket clip shows the Marfione dagger, the serial number, the date as well as A. Marfione.  The handle is a dark gray anodized aluminum and the insert is carbon fiber.  In my mind, it creates a nice, subdued classy look with the dark gray color of the carbon fiber just slightly accented by the slightly darker grey anodized aluminum.  The hardware is a bright polished color that sets off the handle nicely.  The glass breaker at the end is offset to one side.

The blade is a Damascus, single edge drop point.  About 1/3 of the way from the handle up the blade the Scarab logo is engraved.  It could easily be my favorite part of the knife. It looks spectacular. 

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