Microtech DOC Automatic Knife Review — Video Review

Looking for a high quality side open automatic from Microtech Knives?  Check out the DOC collaboration series designed and built by Anthony Marfione and Mick Strider.  This knife features fast, hard open and tight lock up.  The firing button boasts a very unique setup that makes it virtually impossible to fire without meaning to do so.  Find your favorite DOC here on our website.

Microtech Mini UDT Automatic Knife Series

Microtech Mini U.D.T.
Microtech Mini U.D.T. side open automatic knife, model 155-1

While famous for their OTF auto knives like the Ultratech, Microtech has also made some spectacular side open automatics knives.  For instance, the UDT series are side open automatics that are built for heavy use–specifically although not exclusively for combat zones.

Currently in production, the Microtech Mini U.D.T. is the smallest side open you will find from them.  It has an aluminum handle with a rubberized inlay.  A solid, fast opening auto–the Mini is especially a favorite among those who like to EDC an automatic knife but don’t want to carry a beast.  With a closed length of 3 1/4″, the Mini UDT is perfect for pocket carry.  It doesn’t have a pocket clip–so you can carry it old school style in the bottom of your pocket or you can do what I do with mine–run a lanyard with a skull bead on the end through the lanyard hole and hang the bead out the edge of my pocket.  That way, the knife is easily accessed.  It works almost just like a pocket clip.

U.D.T. stands for Underwater Demolition Team.  The current crop of Mini UDT knives have ELMAX blade steel.  Elmax is a powder metallurgy stainless steel that many consider to be superior to S30V.  It is extremely tough and holds an edge very well.  If you haven’t checked out one of Microtech’s fantastic Mini UDT’s–you can find them here.


  • Overall Length: 5 5/8″
  • Blade Length: 2 3/8″
  • Handle Length: 3 1/4″
  • Weight: 1.3 ounces
  • Made in the USA

Friday Update–Microtech Knives in Stock

Quick update–We just received several dozen Microtech knives back in stock.  If you’ve been looking for a specific Microtech, just in are several variations of the Tanto Ultratech, several variations of the Dual Edge Ultratech, and even a few of the UTX-70’s. Grab them while you can–they will move fast.


Microtech UTX70 CA Legal Knives

mt148-1tca-1The newest UTX70 Out the Front Knives from Microtech are here.  With a special 1.9″ blade, these CA legal knives are quite possibly the smallest on the market.  All the fast action and quality construction that you expect out of a Microtech knife packed into a very small package.  Get them while they last–these are part of a small run of knives that were produced.

Microtech Semi Custom Ultratech and Scarab Knives

Semi Custom Ultratech
Semi Custom Ultratech

Every once in a while, Microtech does a small run of semi custom knives that are meant to be sold as a set.  Just in, the newest addition from Microtech.  An extremely limited number of Ultratech and Scarab OTF knives were produced with stainless steel Damascus blades and carbon fiber top covers.  They also have blued titanium hardware.  If you buy the pair, you will get matching serial numbers.  These knives are incredible.  Check them out on our website and get your order in fast, because they are going to be gone soon.

Microtech Metalmark Balisong Knives

Microtech Metalmark, MT170-1

Microtech recently released their new Metalmark Balisong knives.  These knives features a uniquely shaped handle with some spectacular machining on them that gives you a nice solid grip.  It is built Torx adjustment screws so you can make the blade as tight or as loose as you want.  The blade comes in a variety of finishes including black tactical, satin, bead blast, or stonewash.  You can also get it with a plain edge or partial serrations.  Each knife bears the Microtech logo on the blade as well as the build date and a serial number.  The latch is on the bite handle and has a spring so with a gentle squeeze of the handles you can get the latch loose for rapid deployment of your blade.  The Metalmark stands out in the crowded field of balisong knives for several reasons.  First, as with nearly every Microtech knife, the Metalmark is built with quality components and first class production techniques that combine to create a high quality knife that performs and is collectible.  Second, the unique style and shape of the Metalmark is sure to make it popular with many knife collectors because it stands out from your everyday average butterfly knife. Finally this knife is going to be popular because as of right now, it is limited in production–and first runs as well as early serial numbers are always more collectible. Whether you are a balisong expert, a butterfly enthusiast or a fan of everything Microtech, the Metalmark is sure to please.

Microtech Run of Red Combat Troodon OTF Knives

Microtech is currently in the middle of a short run of Red Combat Troodon Knives.  These OTF knives are known for their reliability as well as their durability.  The blade snaps out fast and locks up tight–just like you would expect from a Microtech OTF Knife.  If you are hoping to get your hands on one of these beauties–snap it up quick because when they are gone-they are all gone.  Over the next few days, several blade styles should be showing up and we will get them onto the site as quick as possible.  Keep your eye out for your favorite.

Microtech Red Combat Troodon, MT142-1RD