Anthony Marfione Joins AKTI Board of Regents

Microtech Knives is honored by the recent invitation to sit as a Regent on the AKTI Board. AKTI is a proactive, credible, and approachable organization supported by a group of rational, well-motivated individuals. AKTI’s mission strongly aligns with Microtech’s desire to further the advancement of an industry that has given so much to the company over the years. Together, with AKTI, Microtech is driven to support and strengthen the knife community, as well as build a future for the next generation of makers and consumers.

AKTI understands that the knife industry is a multi-faceted, all-encompassing market that includes a community of consumers, collectors, purveyors, manufacturers, and legislators, all with slightly different perspectives. Despite varying perceptions, knives are a fundamental tool, and should be promoted as such to reduce unfair stigma. As a leading domestic manufacturer of knives, including automatics, Microtech fully supports this concept, as well as the notion that production stimulates the economy.

The team at Microtech is guided by a mission to deliver quality products and remain innovative. We look forward to working AKTI to promote an unhindered future and thriving community. Our aim is to offer a vital contribution to the success of the organization and its mission.

 

Microtech, a proud member of AKTI

Counterfeits

To consumers and members of the knife community:

MICROTECH knives are proudly U.S. made with the finest available materials. Almost all the components are machined from quality materials at our facility in Bradford, PA. Those components are transferred to Asheville, NC where MICROTECH knives are then skillfully hand-assembled and finished.

Each part of a MICROTECH knife is specially engineered and produced for the specific purpose it serves. We carefully craft our own springs, screws, and other small parts. This enables MICROTECH to maintain extremely close tolerances, and an unprecedented level of quality.

The result of our efforts is extraordinary quality as well as dependable knives, which are instantly recognizable. MICROTECH knives are, accordingly, highly desired by persons who value the best available knife. This incentivizes counterfeiters. It is the same reason why sought-after items like Rolex watches and designer handbags are widely counterfeited.

Unfortunately, persons exist who are willing to perpetrate a fraud by using the MICROTECH name along with our other registered Trademarks. Invariably, they offer knives made with inferior materials and low-quality parts. The fit and finish of these knives is sloppy and lacking quality. The components are not purposed for integrated function. The blade does not have, and will not hold, a keen and serviceable cutting edge. The knife will quickly fail. The counterfeiter has no reason to build a serviceable — much less a high-quality — knife. The counterfeiter’s name is not on the knife and he is going to disavow the knife when it fails. The goal of the counterfeiter is superficial imitation that will merely deceive a purchaser.

Many sources, especially internet-based, offer MICROTECH “clones”. Do not be misled. It is a misuse of the word “clone” in an attempt to soften the fraud. In this context, clone is a euphemism for counterfeit. Again, no quality, no performance.

Microtech Knives, Inc. has not licensed any entity to use its trademarks, designs, or other intellectual property. Those involved in the importation and commerce, of counterfeit knives, are violating the law enacted to protect you, the consumer, and MICROTECH.

We suggest a modicum of due diligence before you buy a Microtech knife. Hopefully, you are on this website before you exchanged good money for an unworthy knife. Examine the MICROTECH website and catalog. Determine whether you are dealing with a reputable seller, or an imposter.

Be very skeptical of knives sold:

  • On such sites as DHgate.com; ioffer.com; aliexpress.com
  • At flea markets, swap meets, and other such casual situations
  • By street vendors – – in the US and abroad
  • By “online stores” that have no identity beyond a web address
  • At prices which are a small fraction of the MICROTECH MSRP
  • Under circumstances too good to be true

 

 

To counterfeiters and those who engage in the commerce of counterfeit MICROTECH products:

Microtech Knives, Inc. is committed to fighting counterfeiters and those who seek to mislead as to source, quality, approval, and other aspects. We will find you. We will bring the law to bear upon you. Litigation will be vigorously pursued.

Gastonia Sniper Conference

We are happy to announce that Microtech will be a sponsor for the 2014 Gastonia Sniper Conference. We are honored to help give back to the military and law enforcement professionals who put their lives on the line for our safety and freedom. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Good luck to those competing, and as always, stay safe.

What is the Gastonia Sniper Conference?
The Gastonia Police Department is hosting the 8th Annual Sniper Conference on October 22nd-25th, 2014, at the Gastonia Police Firearms Training Facility, off Tulip Drive in Gastonia, NC. This five day marksmanship competition, attended by some of the world’s best law enforcement and military sniper teams, is one of only a handful of nationwide sniper competitions for elite sniper teams used to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and hostage-taking.

Last year’s four-day competition was a huge success and exceeded our expectations with over 40 teams, from across the nation and well over 2000 spectators. Participants walked away with valuable training and over $65,000 in prizes.

This year we plan to increase our team participation and our spectator numbers with additional workshops for law enforcement and the continuation of the civilian shoot events. Also, to help ensure vendor success at the event we will be modifying and increasing the awareness of the Vendor Area and sponsorship marketing before, during and after the event.

Merchandise donated will be given as prizes to the teams who compete in the event. A portion of the money raised will be used to pay the conference expenses, modify the range facility for this or future conferences and purchase supplies for the event. The net proceeds will go to our Police Foundation to support police programs.

For more information, please visit the Gastonia Sniper Conference website.

Labor Day Weekend

In observance of Labor Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  If you’re in Vegas this weekend, be sure to stop by our booth at the USN Gathering.  Have a great weekend!

20th Anniversary Coffee Table Books

The much anticipated wait is over! Limited quantities of the first edition of Microtech’s 20th Anniversary commemorative coffee table book are now available.

 

Microtech Knives: 20 Years of American Made Innovation presents a broad spectrum of Anthony Marfione’s work in a single volume for the first time. Each serialized book is designed to tell the story of Microtech Knives and Marfione Custom Knives, highlighting hundreds of pieces in the library, along with behind-the-scenes photos of the Microtech facilities, and entertaining candids from over the years. Image captions provide enlightening information on the story behind the subject of the photo.

 

MSRP: $150.00 + s/h. If you’re interested in placing an order, please contact Laurel (lscafidi@microtechknives.com). Be sure to include your name, telephone number, and shipping/billing address in the e-mail. A member of the Microtech team will be in touch to confirm order details and finalize payment.

 

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Microtech Honored at the 2013 Blade show

Microtech would like to thank everyone for the immense outpouring of support.  We were fortunate enough to come home with two awards from the 2013 Blade Show.  The Microtech DOC, a collaboration with Mick Strider, was selected as Collaboration of the Year, while the auto version of the knife, the DOC Killswitch, earned Most Innovative American Design for its unique rotary safety.

The DOC Killswitch, which has only been released as a custom prototype, will hit production in the coming months.Production on the manual version of the DOC continues daily as we are working to get this knife into the hands of our dealers.

Marfione Custom DOC

Marfione Custom DOC

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