…wasn’t a gun. (OK, yes there were guns but none for sale.)
It was a knife from MIL-TAC, the MTF-2.
Guns and knives go together like bread and butter. They are complimentary tools and every gunny I know is a knife person also. I spent a lot of time looking at knives at the NRA convention this past weekend and although there were a lot of nice knives, the MTF-2 was the only one that made my hand say, ‘Oh hell yes.” So, of course, I had to buy one.
I’ve had some bad experiences with assisted opening knives lately and Joe Huffman made the point, when I was complaining, that a good knife will open just as fast and effortlessly as an assisted opener without the additional failure point.
Well, the MTF-2 is a GOOD knife. It was designed by Allen Elisewitz and has a fit and finish that I haven’t seen in a production knife since my lamented Chris Reeve Sebenza. The blade opens so smoothly that you’d think it was on a jeweled bearing. There is no flex in the handle and there is no side to side wiggle in the blade at all. It feels like a fixed blade knife when it’s locked open.
Specs: (From the Mil-Tec site)
Weight: 5.50 ounces
Blade Length: 4.00 inches
Blade Style: Drop Point
Edge Type: Plain
Blade Finish: Ceramic or Teflon coated blade
Blade Thickness: 0.135 inches
Blade Steel: N690Co Stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness: 58-60
Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel, R/H or L/H reversable, Tip-Up
Closed Length: 5.00 inches
Overall Length: 8.75 inches
Handle Material: CNC machined G10
Locking Mechanism: Stainless steel liner lock
Fittings: Stainless Steel
The MTF-2 is my EDC knife now and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great production knife.