Microtech's 2023 Heavy Hitters: The MSI and Stitch RAM-LOK

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In this week’s blog post, we will break down the new RAM-LOK knives coming from Microtech: the MSI and the RAM-LOK Stitch.

An industry leader in knife design, Microtech is well known for its use of top-notch materials such as premium steels, titanium, and aluminum. They produce a full range of products, including Out-the-Front (OTF), Out-the-Side (OTS), Fixed-blade, and manual folding knives. In Microtech’s early years, they found themselves cast into the industry spotlight with their innovative dual action locking mechanism for OTF knives that allowed users to open and close their pocketknife single-handedly, with ease. While their patent OTF locking mechanism will always be at the heart of their OTF knives, Microtech is taking the industry by storm again with their newest locking system, the patented RAM-LOK. 

This new locking system has been added to some of their new folding knives for 2023, specifically: the MSI and the Stitch RAM-LOK. This unique new locking mechanism provides unmatched security and durability while maintaining the effortless deployment of the blade with only one hand! The iconic X button design has been on both sides as an added stylish touch.

The New 2023 Microtech MSI Folding Knife Featuring RAM-LOK Technology

The 2023 Microtech MSI Folding Knife

The impressive new MSI folding knife, or Microtech Standard Issue (MSI), is the perfect blend of style and function, making it an ideal addition to Microtech’s entire folding knife product collection. The MSI boasts the exclusively produced M390MK Steel blade tailor-made by Bohler at the direction of Microtech’s founder, Anthony Marfione. This incredible new steel will significantly boost durability, edge retention, and corrosion-resistant properties while enhancing its ability to take a polish – a trademark of Anthony Marfione’s more custom offerings. The MSI folding knife offers all this, plus Microtech’s viral RAM-LOK mechanism for added security and effortless blade deployment. Opening and closing these new folding knives is an addictive experience that will have the ‘fidget’ crowd constantly flipping their knives!

Microtech's new Bohler M390MK Blade Steel

The new MSI from Microtech also features a G10 handle available in either Black, Tan, or OD Green. Hidden beneath the G10 material, you’ll find hardened steel liner plates that add to the structural integrity of the knife, offering strength and rigidity, enhancing its overall toughness making this piece a tactical, duty-driven powerhouse. The MSI also features a reversible pocket clip for right or left-hand carry and an iconic X button on both sides.

Microtech MSI Folding Knife Specifications:

  • Model Name: MSI™ (Design Patent pending) 
  • Lock Type: RAM-LOK™ Bar Lock (Design Patent pending)
  • Knife Type: Manual Folder
  • Weight: 5.0 oz 
  • Blade Length: 3.88”
  • Overall Length: 8.93”
  • Blade Material: M390MK Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16”
  • Handle Material: G10 or Carbon Fiber Machined Handles
  • Handle Thickness: 0.57”
  • Country of Origin: USA

The 2023 Microtech Stitch RAM-LOK 

New Microtech Stitch RAM-LOK Folding Knife

On the heels of the highly successful release of the MSI, the Microtech Stitch RAM-LOK catapulted its way to notoriety. This new iteration of the Stitch introduces a fresh take on the classic Borka Blades collaboration. This manual Folder has everything, from the RAM-LOK Bar Lock to the Iconic X Button and Titanium backspacer. As with the MSI, the new Stitch features G10 handles, or the optional Carbon Fiber machined handles, creating a unique look for an already exciting knife. Don’t forget the Stitch-style blade crafted from the new M390MK Bohler knife steel that finishes this fantastic addition to any everyday carry or collection! 

Microtech Stitch RAM-LOK Specifications:

  • Model Name: Stitch Ram-Lok 
  • Lock Type: RAM-LOK (Bar Lock) 
  • Knife Type: Manual Folder 
  • Overall Length: 8.55” 
  • Blade Length: 3.71” 
  • Edge Length: 3.08” 
  • Blade Material: M390MK 
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16” 
  • Handle Material: G10 or Carbon Fiber Machined Handles          
  • Handle Thickness: 0.6” 
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up 
  • Country of Origin: USA

We don’t know about you guys, but Microtech Knives has hit the mark with the Microtech RAM-LOK™ MSI and Stitch knives, so don’t miss out on your chance to add it to yours. We know what you’re thinking too. These knives are hard to get! Currently, Microtech has only released these knives at knife shows and during live drops on their website. We anticipate having these in stock as soon as they release them to authorized dealers. Make sure to check back often!