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Brotherscinco
Oh and btw, the “blade coating” microtech now used is nothing close to a DLC coating. It’s literally paint.
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Fireaid.1
What's going on Robert, stick around your missed. 
John said it not all are compete abortions.  
MTX-3 D/A a follow up to the CMTX. 
Warhound, flipper mirror Abalone.  Granted 98% of the new does not floaty boat. To be honest I thought you were going to post up the new "distressed" Halos it started with the blades on knives being (pre-used) now the handles are scratched,scuffed & they're customs. Let me best it up if I want. 
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Wanted: Mini UDTs & UTX-70s the older the better. 
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Dtex
Another little nasty  9F51C60D-0373-44A7-99A7-F23679C3E3F8.jpeg 
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tpetsch
Then there was this abomination: P1010018_5e240e55-9bd4-4eca-83b2-50ea635595ed_grande.jpg 
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Tdhurl1103
Then there was this abomination: P1010018_5e240e55-9bd4-4eca-83b2-50ea635595ed_grande.jpg
agreed. I still don’t understand the need or appeal. 
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squawberryman
Because the basement internet AR15 nerds need something to stab someone with if they ever get captured. I'm sure they sold every one they made.
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knifemanmatt
Been awhile, but good god I agree.. these battle worn finishes are crazy... perhaps I should sell off all my users as battleworn!! LOL. Yeah I’ll give a small rant here.. and frankly I’m getting tired of the untratechs, 85’s and the others we have seen flooding out for the past 3 years. Gimme something new and unique. Paul that mtx3 you picked up is awesome and gorgeous. It seems the customs are getting way higher in price and the users are just the same old stuff. My summary... Microtech has gotten to fat and margins are the only consideration. (I am a small business owner and company health in profitability must be the utmost importance to all employed but the decision internally at Microtech must have been made to do less art and more mass production...)
Ps. More models in limited runs... like the good old days! 
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tubtar

diverdown wrote:
Oh wait, that's the new Sesame Street run. There's the Oscar the Grouch UT 9 on top, the Bert and Ernie L UDTs are there as well.The Big Bird UT 9 model will be ready next week......

Drum roll...................rim shot..............you've been a great audience.  Don't forget to tip your bartenders and wait staff.  LOL

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Peoria Micro
I’ll throw my 2 cents into the ring.
My dad got me into MT in 1999, with a mini SOCOM (still have it).
Ive owned various models through the years (HALOs, SOCOMs, UTs, and a slew of others).  
I dropped off the MT radar when they went the bull pup direction (small arms division).  Nothing against them, but the offerings dropped off, and when they came back, I’d moved on.
I sent 2 knives into MY a few years ago for service, and when they came back, both were the same as before I shipped them off (the DA - SOCOM is loose as a goose)!  Quality control is huge in my business, and I was thoroughly unimpressed.  And since MT has a policy about not fixing your own knives, I follow the rules and bury them in my safe, hoping that someday I remember to send them back in, hopefully with better results!
I personally like some of the new offerings (Hellhound blades), but I’m stuck in the past, and like
the user mentality much better!  The battle-worn finishes are up my alley, but I would rather buy a secondary market user from the 90’s (albeit they are hard to find).
Kuddos to MT for being relavent for so long.  They definitely push the options envelope, but just give me a user DA SOCOM & let me be!
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diverdown
There are some strange things coming out from all sorts of makers. Every year when I go to Blade, I see different trends. A lot of makers are going with the bigger is better look. Guys like Medford, Hinderer and just a ton of smaller name folks have gone with these 1/4 inch thick blades that would work great as a plow, or perhaps a rock climbing device.These knives are huge slab sided openers. And say what you like, just about every maker is building a ton of "customs" with a polished blade and fancy button.I was checking out the Borka Microtechs. I don't get it. But it was new and some folks liked them. Me personally, the simple refined designs like the L UDT and SOCOM still are the best. The custom runs that many of us enjoyed that had maybe 20 in a run are long since past.  Look at all of the "custom" Whalesharks that are around these days, not to mention all of the custom Anaxs. I dodged 2 expensive bullets with those models right there. If you were around early on, you got to see some real goodies. Back when a dagger logo and a claw logo really meant something, and not just because they put it on a credit card knife.

I'm always amazed by the crew from Busse knives. Makes me feel bad for all of the times I threw away any beat up lawn mover blades I had. That's no joke. Perhaps that style is lost upon me, but several years ago I checked out a Busse that Stabber had picked up at Blade with us and it was completely dull. Thank god you could use it to bludgeon someone to death because you sure as hell were not going to cut them. 

But all of these years later, I 'm still looking around at what Microtech and other makers are doing. I'm a knife fan, what can I say? So if you're worried Microtech or some other maker won't have a custom for you, take heart in the fact that I'm pretty sure they got you covered😄
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Tdhurl1103
This whole thread makes me want a SOCOM mini in the worst way. I don’t know why. 
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diverdown
I’m sure they’ll have some nice SOCOMS at Blade
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Dtex
I’ve been checking out the Facebook Microtech pages and they make me feel dirty. Those guys shitting theirselves over what looks like a knife with the blade painted with Whiteout. Sad as hell. What’s the deal with the newer Socom hump in the back? I’m lost....
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