The Microtech 121-4 Black Ultratech features a drop point (single edge) blade with a plain edge. The satin finished blade is Elmax or Carpenter CTS-204P steel. The black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum handle features a bead blast finished pocket clip, glass breaker, and stainless steel hardware. This is Microtech’s newest Ultratech model that features the “Contoured Chassis”, and the improved, more user-friendly glass breaker. Microtech’s Ultratech models are the standard that all others OTF (Out The Front) Knives are measured against. The Microtech Ultratech blade deploys and retracts automatically via the sliding firing button on the knife’s right side. Note: Current models can have Elmax steel or Carpenter CTS-204P steel blades.
Elmax Steel: Produced by Bohler-Uddenholm, ELMAX steel has high wear resistance, high compressive strength, superior corrosion resistance, and a very good dimensional stability, or the ability to retain its size and form even after taking abuse. Although high wear and corrosion resistance are typically hard to find together in a knife blade, this steel’s powder-metallurgy based production allows for its imperviousness to wear, and corrosion.
Carpenter CTS-204P Steel: CTS-204P is made by the USA-based Carpenter Technology Corporation. The unique combination of wear resistance, toughness, polish ability and corrosion resistance makes CTS 204P an excellent choice for knife blades. CTS-204P fine grained alloy is a popular choice for high end folders and small fixed blades with a working hardness up to 62HRC. It exhibits excellent performance with both, coarse and high polished edges.
Microtech 121-4 Black Ultratech Specifications:
Overall Length: 8.50″
Blade Length: 3.44″
Blade Thickness: 0.13″
Blade Material: Elmax or Carpenter CTS-204P
Blade Style: Drop Point – Single Edge
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Satin
Edge Type: Plain
Upper Edge Type: N/A
Handle Length: 4.625″
Closed Length: 5.06″
Handle Thickness: 0.47″
Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum – Contoured Chassis
Handle Color: Black
Weight: 3.60 oz.
Pocket Clip: Right Hand, Tip Down