That looks like one I purchased at an ALCO store and gave to my now late brother. But I think his was in a green felt pouch, not red, but that was a long time ago, so I could be mistaken. Unfortunately, it was stolen when his home in Tampa, FL was burgled. I would have liked his son to have gotten it.Oregonian Gerber 'nail nick' from the 70's purchased at Abercrombie and Fitch, New York. That was when they were truly outfitters to safari adventurers.
I can understand people being hesitant to fire a Microtech in normal company/situations, it could be quite 'off putting' I suppose?Very valid point. The sound is one of the reasons that I don’t carry my Microtech more often. When I do carry it, I also carry a small pocket knife (that rough rider kickback) as well.
Standing by to throw the BS flag on the sound only aspect, the sound is very unlikely to be recognized, but if the sound draws attention to what's in hand I guess maybe...... where the sound of it being fired coupled with the visual surprise...
No problem in my state. I use mine anywhere w/o concerns...My home state recently legalized autos. I've owned a few over the years, and cjrrently have a couple each otf and side opening autos. I love my Microtechs, but there's no quiet way to open or close them. My Protech side openers, on the other hand, can be opened and closed as quietly as any manual knife if needed. In a restaurant, for example. Sometimes everybody doesn't need to know what you have with you. Not everybody cares about this aspect, but remember: just because you have the right doesn't make it right. Sometimes not advertising is the better plan. I make the same argument against open carry, which is legal here, too.
Keep in mind the shape, size, and location of the button if you want it glove compatible.I think you convinced me to get an auto. My better half is going to not like you!
Do you have any specific recommendations for use with heavy winter or work gloves?Keep in mind the shape, size, and location of the button if you want it glove compatible.
I think the OTF knives with the push (sliding) actuator is best for gloves. A small push button like a Benchmade 9400 is OK with thin gloves, but no way with heavy winter gloves.