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 DOC Killswitch Automatic Knife Review

DOC Killswitch
DOC Killswitch, MT154-10, Stonewash Blade

The DOC Killswitch, an automatic knife collaboration project between Anthony Marfione and Mic Strider, features a fast opening blade that is built for tactical situations.  The knife boasts an anodized aluminum handle with traction inserts that offers an uncompromisingly secure grip.  A titanium sub lock keeps the blade securely open.

The first thing you notice about the DOC Killswitch is the unique geometry on the spear point blade.  The shape gives the blade extra strength near the tip.  Which makes the knife perfect for combat and tactical situations where heavy pressure is often exerted on the end of your knife blade.  The blade also boasts a choil that allows you to “choke up” on the grip when you need to make controlled cuts.  A set of wide, shallow jimping sits atop the spine of the blade and gives your thumb extra purchase when you are holding the knife in the choked up position.

More jimping is found along the angled butt of the handle.  This allows you to get a very secure grip when you hold the knife in a reverse grip.

The blade snaps out with serious authority when the trigger button is depressed. The blade is kept securely open with a titanium sub lock.  The activation button is a unique shape.  When the blade is closed or open, you can swing the button over to a locked position.  This will make it impossible to either open or close the blade.  When you swing the button back into the active position, you are then able to depress the switch to open the blade.  If the blade is open, you can depress the button, which unlocks the blade, and then close the blade with your other hand.

Back of Killswitch
Back of Killswitch

The handle is a classic Strider shape with three large indentations on the front scale.  Grip tape is inserted into the indentations to give you an extra solid grip.  The two handle scales have a large, shallow finger groove that fits your forefinger just perfectly.  It also gives your pinkie finger a nice grip spot when you use the knife in a reverse grip.

An oversized pivot screw features a triangular indentation that gives the knife a great look.  Each of the five smaller frame screws have a similar triangular shape.

An extra wide tip up pocket clip is found on the back scale.  The pocket clip reads A. Marfione and then below that it reads M. Strider.

This fantastic automatic knife does everything you want from a serious tactical knife.  It offers you a fast opening blade that locks up tight.  The blade gives you maximum strength at the tip for heavy piercing cuts.  The spear point blade makes this blade ideal for slashing cuts.  The handle is comfortable in a variety of positions.  And the materials are top notch.  This auto knife is one I would recommend to a friend that was looking for a serious combat automatic knife.  Find the entire line of DOC Killswitch knives from Microtech Knives here on our website.  Let me know what you think of yours down below.


  • Overall Length: 9.125″
  • Blade Length: 3.75″
  • Handle Material: 6061 T6 Black Anodized Aluminum
  • Weight: 7 Ounces