Microtech 173-13OD Tachyon III Balisong/Butterfly – OD Handles/Bronze Blade
The Microtech 173-13OD Tachyon III Balisong/Butterfly – OD Handles/Bronze Blade aluminum handles are machined from a solid billet with an OD Green anodized 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 bowie style 4.5″ M390 steel blade has a bronze finish with the traditional Marfione fuller. The overall length of the knife has been significantly lengthened, generating an improved balance compared to its predecessor. This model includes bronze finish hardware, and a bronze finish spring pocket clip that matches the blade finish.
Released in 2012, the Tachyon II was modeled after Microtech’s original balisong butterfly 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.
Microtech 173-13OD Tachyon III Balisong/Butterfly – OD Handles/Bronze Blade Specifications:
Blade Length: 4.5″
Cutting Edge: 4.125″
Closed Length: 5.75″
Overall Length: 10.0″
Blade Material: M390 Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.156″
Blade Style: Bowie
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Bronze
Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum with OD Green Mil-Spec Hard Coat Anodizing
Handle Thickness: 0.48″
Locking Mechanism: Spring Latch
Pivot Assembly: Silicon Nitride Race Bearings
Pocket Clip: Black Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
Weight: 5.1 oz.