Microtech 173-7 Tachyon III Balisong 4.5" Bead Blasted Double Edge Bowie Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
MT1737: 173-7 Tachyon III Balisong, Bead Blast
Released in 2012, the Tachyon II was modeled after Microtech's original balisong 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" blade has a sharpened clip point, traditional Marfione fuller, and a bead blasted finish. The overall length of the knife has been significantly lengthened, generating an improved balance compared to its predecessor and this model includes a stainless steel spring pocket clip.
- Blade Length: 4.5"
- Cutting Edge: 4.125" Main Edge, 1.125" Sharpened Clip Point
- 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: Bead Blast
- Handle Material: Black Aluminum
- 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
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.