Simply put, the Microtech Combat Troodon OTF knife is everything you want in an OTF knife and more.
Microtech’s designers use minimalist design to produce user-friendly and unbelievably capable cutting tools. They are fully committed to offering a line-up of innovative products that are always 100% made in the USA, and it shows in the quality of their work.
The Microtech Combat Troodon: An Overview
The Microtech Combat Troodon is the result of years of passionate knife making that combines both the latest technology and ancient blade principles. Named for the Troodon dinosaur of the Cretaceous Period, the term troodon is Greek for wounding tooth, which refers to the dinosaur’s deadly serrated teeth.
An overview of its specs includes:
- Blade Length: 3.81 inches
- Overall Length: 9.50 inches
- Blade Steel: CTS 204 P or Elmax
- Handle Material: 6061 T6
- Full Weight: 3.6 oz
- Pocket Clip: Right or left hand, tip-down
- Opener: OTF Double Action Automatic, thumb slide
- Made in: USA
Blade options for the Combat Troodon include clip-point, Wharncliffe, tanto and full double-edge blade, all made from stainless steel. The finish and serration of the blade are customizable according to the handler’s needs, and the handle is composed of 6061 T6 hard-anodized aluminum, available in a variety of colors.
An OTF double-action tool, the Combat Troodon can handle a variety of real-life close quarter combat and utility situations. Its versatility has made it a favorite among military, first responders and law enforcement personnel, and it is likely to become your go-to OTF carry for a number of reasons.
1. It is one of the largest OTF knives on the market.
The Combat Troodon’s OTF design makes it an excellent choice for everyday carriers. However, unlike other carry knives, its substantial size lends it an adeptness that quite literally dwarfs the capabilities of other knives in its class.
A larger, beefier version of the company’s popular Troodon OTF model, which debuted in 2006, the Combat Troodon’s blade varies in length from 3.75 inches to 4 inches, depending on the chosen point style.
Combined with its anodized aluminum handle, the Combat Troodon maxes out at an impressive 9.5 inches, making it one of the largest OTF double action models available on the market.
While its size might seem like an obstacle in its use as an everyday carry, its versatility stems from the intelligence of its design.
Despite its impressive size, the Microtech Combat Troodon still feels comfortable and slim in-hand. The strategic jimping on the handle lends the knife’s wielder a surety and capability in almost any real-life combat or utility situation
2. It is a top-of-the-line blade.
The knife’s 100% made-in-the-USA manufacture and Microtech’s commitment to engineering the most aggressive, high-quality knives using the latest in OTF technology can be seen its every detail.
The model itself is superbly built, and the step-machined bi-directional firing button ensures fast deployment and sure retraction. The 6061 T6 crafted aluminum handle is lightweight and fastened with propriety custom machined screws.
The 2019 Combat Troodon model features an American-made Carpenter CTS 204P steel, possibly the best American knife steel that was ever made and has the exact same metallurgical makeup as the hugely popular M390.
But the quality of its manufacture doesn’t stop there: Microtech has considered virtually every real-life situation for the design of the Combat Troodon. A true combat knife, it features a hardened steel carbide/oxide glass breaker that is mounted directly into the butt of the handle.
Everyday carriers will appreciate the spring carry clip that allows the wearer to anchor their weapon in the right- or left-hand tip-down position. Finally, the designers at Microtech developed the Troodon line with your specific needs in mind. While each model conforms to the basic, minimalist design that sets the line apart, it is available in a staggering array of options and finishes to suit any taste.
3. It is worth the investment.
Though the price tag on the Combat Troodon may be higher than other OTF models on the market, the quality of materials used in its manufacture and the knife’s astounding versatility make it worth the money.
With the Combat Troodon, you have the capability of multiple OTF models in one knife. Its impressive size makes it an adept utility knife, while the quality of its lightweight aluminum makes it suitable for everyday carry. Microtech’s precision manufacturing techniques guarantee your knife always functions to full capacity when and where you need it.
Like all Microtech knives, the Combat Troodon is backed up by the company’s extensive lifetime limited warranty against any defects in materials or workmanship. The warranty speaks to Microtech’s confidence in its products, and the company works hard to ensure the quality of every knife they produce.
When you purchase a Microtech knife, you are purchasing the best quality and design on the market, and as an advanced capacity, double-action OTF knife, the Combat Troodon simply cannot be beaten when it comes to size, performance and value.