Gun guys are also knife guys, we all know that. My knife collection just grew a notch with the addition of my first "OTF" auto. That of course stands for "Out the Front". All my other auto's are 'flippers', or side-openers. This little beastie is awesome!
The leader in USA-made OTF's is clearly Microtech. This model comes with all color/material scales and blade types from bayonet, spear point, drop point, stiletto, etc. This one is designed for LE, Military and EMT's with a seat belt cutter along with a glass breaker.
Alongside one of my EDC's, a Ultra CDP-II in 9mm for size comparison:
The double action on this puppy is truly awesome, it opens and closes with authority. The engineering beauty of this USA made design, is that the springs are at rest either open or closed, they only come under tension when firing open or closed. Nice.
The glass breaker was redesigned from a titanium point, to the same but with a carbide bearing in the tip to make it more carry friendly, and not tear up your pants. Nice to have, hope I never have to use it for the intended purpose.
All in all, a nice EDC that very well could save a life. It will go well with my other auto's...Gerber, Benchmade, Boker, Huburtus...you get the idea. These come from the factory 'scalpel or wicked sharp' too.
An interesting tidbit of knife news is that this model of Microtech was used in the recent movie "John Wick 3"
with the stiletto point blade option. I don't recommend throwing them like in the movie though.....
Also in the works are some custom G10 grips for my Micro 9 to match my two EDC Ultra's, one of which is shown above. More on that later. Enjoy the knife porn!