As the pioneer of Microtech’s folding knife line, the Microtech L.U.D.T (Underwater Dive Team) has evolved to be an exceptional combination of form and function. The first prototype models featured rubber Kraton inlays and were available in small, medium and large sizes. These models were later consolidated to a single size. The Microtech LUDT features a grooved, contoured aluminum handle with jimping along the top of the handle, that carries onto the spine of the blade. The L.U.D.T. boasts an explosive deployment mechanism, not commonly found in a knife of this size. It fires ridiculously fast for such a lightweight side opening automatic knife. Armed forces and camp enthusiasts are carrying the LUDT on the regular and therefore so should you. The LUDT blade comes in a drop point style with the standard Microtech finishes. Handle colors also match that of the colorful Microtech lineup, Overall length 8 inches with a blade measuring 3.4 inches and handle length of 4.6 inches. The lightweight Microtech LUDT weighs just 3.6 ounces.