Microtech Greenfly Butterfly Knife
When I first saw the Microtech Dragonfly I really liked it, so when I saw the Greenfly I had to get it. It was a cheaper alternative to the Tachyon that came out earlier, with an aluminum handle instead of Titanium. Microtech excels at machined aluminum handles so I think this model fits with their brand better anyway.
Blade is a green coated 14-4CrMo is very good, 14-4CrMo is made by Latrobe and is a stainless tool steel that is similar in make up to 154CM. It’s been said that Microtech used 14-4CrMo when Crucible’s 154CM is harder to get. I’ve found it to be an excellent steel, and similar in performance to 154CM. The narrow blade means a steep grind, and in this case, it makes the GreenFly only an “okay” cutter. Most people aren’t going to be using this knife for EDC, so its probably not a concern.
I’m not a very good bali flipper, but I gave it a few flips. The handles are light, so it is a bit different than flipping a normal balisong. I found it a bit hard to “feel” the centrifugal force of the handles. I did take the knife apart though and looked at the bushings and pivots. The knife is very well made.
Overall it’s a nice looking and very well made knife, but not the most useful knife and limited appeal because it is a butterfly knife. Butterfly knives also have limited use as far as EDC since they are illegal in many countries and states of the USA.
Overall Lenght: 8.75″
Blade Length: 3.75″
Blade Steel: Latrobe 14-4 CrMo
Handle Material: Aluminum