Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Puts the FUN in Limited FUNctionality!
Item is everything you would expect from the Microtech name. It is impeccably made, light, and very unique. I’ve been lucky enough to own it for about a month now. During that time, I have struggled to really find a use for it and I have carried it sporadically for too small a clip on the sheath. Reason being, I’m not sure what exactly to use it for. There is no arguing, the tip is incredibly sharp out of the box. There is no edge for this but, the tip could certainly open packages or boxes. The glass breaker tip is threaded but, there are holes drilled through the body of the tube. It wouldn’t make a very good straw or tap from the design feature. I guess it’s nice to have a glass breaker just in case. Despite the sheath being proportional large, it is very slim and easy to tuck into a waistband. It would be a phenomenal addition to a folding knife or folding tool as a strictly self defense tool. I have no doubt that this would get someone off of you in a bad situation. It also is arguably the cheapest way to get your hands on something from this manufacturer which has appeal. The ulticlip is nice to have out of the box but, given the sheath design an XL clip variant or different clip design would have been better than the small size. You can adjust the ride height but, the handle is so long that it still is awkward. So much so, I do feel that it does impact my ability to carry it. The clip would be something I would upgrade. If you really want a unique self defense tool with VERY limited practicality, look no further. If you are looking for a one tool to do everything, this is not going to be it. Shire they have folding knives with glass breakers and a push knife I feel would be a better option from a utility standpoint. Still, I am a huge Microtech fan and am very happy with it and don’t care that it does less. This item is definitely in a place of its own. Also, it does fall in the “want” versus “need” category but, given how few will be released but, I do believe it’s worth the money despite the realized limitations.