Microtech 173-1 Tachyon III Balisong Butterfly Knife 4.5" Black Bowie Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
MT1731: 173-1 Tachyon III Balisong, Black Standard
Released in 2012, the Tachyon II was modeled after Microtech's original balisong butterfly knife, the Tachyon from 2000. Re-engineered to perfection in 2015, the Tachyon III reflects the ideal evolution of Microtech's balisong line. The updated Tachyon III is a gorgeous, full-size butterfly knife with an extremely solid build and a totally refined look.
The aluminum handles are machined from a solid billet with a black finish. A redesigned silicon nitride race bearing system creates a flawless flipping mechanism. There is also no flex in the handles which shows that not only is this bearing system smooth, it's very solidly designed as well as manufactured. The recurved 4.5" stainless steel blade has a bronzed finish and traditional Marfione fuller. The overall length of the knife has been significantly lengthened, generating an improved balance compared to its predecessor and this model includes a spring pocket clip.
- Blade Length: 4.5"
- Cutting Edge: 4.125"
- Closed Length: 5.75"
- Overall Length: 10.0"
- Blade Material: Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.156"
- Blade Style: Bowie
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Black DLC
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum with Black Mil-Spec Hard Coat Anodizing
- Handle Thickness: 0.48"
- Locking Mechanism: Spring Latch
- Pivot Assembly: Silicon Nitride Race Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 5.1 oz.
- Designer: Tony Marfione
- Made in the USA