Learn about the materials, design process, and manufacturing of MICROTECH® KNIVES
It all began with a sketch on a piece of paper over 25 years ago. The process of our knives still starts with several initial mock-ups before approval. After the initial drawing concept we move to our engineering department for precise 3D models with flawless specifications. Our engineering team works hard to assure the production of the knife runs as smooth as possible.
Our pride runs deep in the materials we choose to deliver a perfect knife. Over the years we have used various top-shelf materials for our prototype, custom, and core products. We don’t sacrifice quality for cost. We use nothing but the highest rated premium metals, carbon fiber, aluminum, plastics and, other project-specific materials. We now boast 100% American made parts and composites such as switching to Carpenter for our blade steel. Our passion is in the American stories behind each material made.
For 2019 we are transitioning to Carpenter CTS-204P while phasing out M390, Elmax and past steel materials. American made CTS-204P is the close equivalent to Bohler- Uddeholm M390. CTS-204P is an ultra premium steel which is manufactured in Philadelphia PA. We carefully chose this steel to complete our mission of producing a 100% American made masterpiece.
After the materials are selected, we start the creation process through the assembly by hard working Americans. Each knife is built by hand after it leaves the machining process. Day by day, we improve our methods and make sure each product leaves the factory with the very best quality. We have strengthened our QC moving forward in 2019 to strive towards excellent customer experience.