Microtech Socom Alpha Mini Fixed Blade Tanto Edge G10 Handle Kydex Sheath
The Socom Alpha Mini is very similar in shape and size to the Socom Elite folder, but in a fixed blade format. It is the downsized version of the original Socom Alpha, one of the very few Microtech fixed blades which proved to be a popular model. The smaller Alpha Mini is a perfect EDC sized fixed blade and packs fantastic features that make this knife a great every day carry option.
The robust full tang construction of the Socom Alpha Mini allows the knife to withstand serious abuse and perform well under heavy work loads. Microtech has put a lot of thoughts in the overall design, especially the handle ergonomics. The G-10 Handle is nicely contoured and has a fine texture that improves the grip. The angled recess on the fronts allows your finger to sit perfectly, offering a very comfortable grip.
The handle features circumferential jimping for unparalelled traction regardless of how you hold the knife in your hand. The exposed blade spine is also jimped and crowned (rounded) for extra comfort. G-10 handle scales are the best choice for tactical/ outdoor environment as they are very tough, don't break or chip easily and offer the best traction in wet conditions. G-10 is also impervious to all elements as well as most chemicals. The G-10 scales are removable and are fitted with Microtech's proprietary hardware screws.
The blade is made of CTS-204P; a high performance powder metallurgy steel developed by Carpenter specifically for knife blades. The 204P is very similar to M390 steel in characteristics. It features high abrasive resistance, meaning it can hold an edge for a very long time without needing sharpening. It also has great corrosion resistance & toughness.
The Socom Alpha Mini is paired with a very well made & versatile Kydex sheath with carbon fibre pattern. The sheath holds the knife firmly and securely with no rattle or play. There is a removable tech lock belt attachment with a secure locking system that prevents accidental release.
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Overall Length 20.5 cm ( 8.17" )
Blade Length 9.5 cm ( 3.72" )
Blade Material CTS-204P
Blade Finish Stonewashed
Handle Material G-10
Construction Full Tang
Sheath Kydex with Tech-Lock attachment
Knife Weight 185 g ( 6.5 Oz )
Weight w/ sheath 273 g ( 9.9 Oz )