Microtech Socom Elite AutoFor many, you just can’t beat Microtech when it comes to tactical out-the-front automatic knives. However, Microtech is not just about the OTF life. The Microtech Socom Elite Auto is an out-the-side automatic knife suited for almost any environment. It’s built like a tank, fast, and light. It also comes in a variety of blade shapes, finishes, and handle color configurations making it perfect for any setup.

The Microtech Socome Elite was originally introduced back in 1996, and over the years this model has only gotten better. It features a Carpenter CTS-204P stainless steel blade that opens with the simple push of a button. The handle is made from lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum and is contoured for a stable grip. Grip inserts also increase the slip resistance so this knife is easy to hold onto in tactical situations or wet environments. It also has a glass breaker tip pommel and a lanyard hole for attachments.

Microtech Socom Elite AutoMicrotech Socom Elite Auto Details

  • CTS-204P Stainless Steel, Black Coating
  • 4” Clip Point Blade
  • Aluminum Handle, Grip Inserts
  • Push Button Open/Lock
  • Tip-down Pocket Clip
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Glass Breaker
  • 4.58 oz.
  • 5” Closed
  • 9” Overall
  • Made in the USA

With automatic knives now legal to carry in more places, it’s a great time to check them out and Microtech is an awesome place to start for a premium American-made tactical automatic. The Microtech Socom Elite Auto models start at $275. See more by clicking any link in the article or the button below.

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