The Microtech 225-1BL Blue Dirac OTF is the latest and most highly anticipated release from Microtech this year. The new Dirac double-action out the front auto model showcases Microtech’s first front-mounted firing trigger. The Microtech Dirac is slightly smaller than Microtech’s UTX-85 model, and larger than Microtech’s UTX-70 model. The 6061-T6 Aluminum custom designed handle has great ergonomics with a blue anodized finish. The double edge dagger type blade is Carpenter CTS-204P or Bohler M390 steel and has a black finish. Black finish hardware, firing button, pocket clip, and glass breaker completes this perfect EDC model.
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.
Bohler M390 Steel: Bohler M390 stainless steel is one of the recent wave of “super steels” heralded by knife makers all over the world. It has characteristics of high hardness and excellent corrosion resistance. This means you’re going to get a very fine edge that retains it sharpness even through hard use, with little to no patina. Introduced and manufactured by Bohler-Uddeholm, M390 is a powdered steel. Bohler’s specifications claim a Rockwell hardness of 60 – 62HRC, putting it in the higher echelon of stainless knife steels. M390 is called a “micro clean” steel and takes a mirror finish very well.
Microtech 225-1BL Blue Dirac Specifications:
Overall Length: 7.25″
Blade Length: 2.92″
Blade Type: Double Edge Dagger
Blade Material: Carpenter CTS-204P or Bohler M390
Blade Finish: Black / Satin
Handle Length: 4.33″
Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Handle Color: Blue (Anodized)
Weight: 2.37 oz.