The Microtech 232-1TA Tan UTX-85 has been updated and refined over the previous UTX-85 models from years ago. It features improved ergonomics, with rounded handle faces, and patches of grooves along the sides to ensure excellent grip. The firing button has been redesigned to increase surface contact for effective engagement, and the glass breaker has a ball-tip set in the trip-angle pattern base to increase its everyday carry manners. This UTX-85 model has a double edge dagger (plain edge) Carpenter CTS-204P steel blade with a black finish. The 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum handle has an anodized tan finish, and is outfitted with black finish hardware, pocket clip, and glass breaker tip. The UTX-85 gets its name because it is 85 percent the size of the Microtech’s Ultratech model, and is an excellent option for those who prefer a smaller OTF auto knife.
Carpenter CTS-204P Steel: CTS-204P is made by the USA-based Carpenter Technology Corporation. The unique combination of wear resistance, toughness, polishability 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 exhibts excellent performance with both, coarse and high polished edges.
Microtech 232-1TA Tan UTX-85 Specifications:
Overall Length: 7.50″
Blade Length: 3.125″
Cutting Edge: 2.875″
Blade Thickness: 0.13″
Blade Material: Carpenter CTS-204P
Blade Style: Double Edge Dagger
Blade Grind: Flat
Edge Type: Plain (Both Edges)
Handle Length: 4.375″
Handle Thickness: 0.47″
Handle Material: Aluminum
Weight: 3.10 oz.