Microtech 173-1DLCTA Tachyon III Balisong Butterfly Knife 4.5" Black DLC Bowie Blade, Tan Aluminum Handles
MT1731DLCTA: 173-1DLCTA Tachyon III Balisong, Tan 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 tan DLC 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" clip point blade has a black DLC 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 black spring pocket clip.
- Blade Length: 4.5"
- Cutting Edge: 4.125"
- Closed Length: 5.75"
- Overall Length: 10.0"
- Please note, blade steel cannot be specified as it can change depending on availability (information from Microtech)
- Blade Thickness: 0.156"
- Blade Style: Bowie
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Black DLC
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum with Tan Mil-Spec Hard Coat Anodizing
- Handle Thickness: 0.48"
- Locking Mechanism: Spring Latch
- Pivot Assembly: Silicon Nitride Race Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Black Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 5.1 oz.
- Designer: Tony Marfione
- Made in the USA
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
This product is USA born and raised.