The Microtech 166-10 Hawk is the rebirth of the classic Hawk push-button automatic knife. Originally released in 1996, this knife revisits the classic folder with updated aesthetic features redesigned for a sleeker finish and increased functionality. Streamlined Karambit blade and automatic firing mechanism make for a sturdy and modernized take on this iconic piece. Excellent ergonomics, a carbide glass breaker, and jimping right where you need it are readily apparent at first sight. But, it’s the incredible design of the spine, tight tolerances, and industry-leading action that you can’t see that make all the difference. This knife is simply amazing.
This Hawk model is built with a black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum handle with black traction inserts, blasted hardware, and a tip-up pocket clip. It also features a glass breaker and a lanyard hole. The Hawk/Karambit style blade (Plain Edge-No Serrations) is Bohler M390 or Elmax steel with a stonewash finish. Note: Microtech uses several different steels for this model.
Bohler M390 Steel: Bohler M390 is widely revered as being one of the best all-around knife steels, which has led top companies, and makers to widely utilize it in higher end knives. M390 exhibits excellent edge retention, corrosion resistance, and high level toughness.
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.
Microtech 166-10 Hawk Specifications:
Blade Length: 3.95″
Cutting Edge: 3.50″
Closed Length: 5.0″
Overall Length: 8.75″
Blade Material: Bohler M390 or Elmax
Blade Thickness: 0.200″
Blade Style: Hawk/Karambit
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: Black 6061-T6 Aluminum with Textured Inserts
Handle Thickness: 0.53″
Locking Mechanism: Button
Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
Weight: 4.7 oz.
Made in the USA
Microtech 166-10 Hawk