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Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Watch

Image Source: Pinterest – edcgearblog

Image Source: Pinterest – edcgearblog

Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Watch – This good looking watch from Victorinox has a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal.  It measures 44mm in diameter  and has an automatic movement.  The watch is on the premium side for Victorinox, and it appears that they are trying to compete with brands such as Tag Heuer, Luminox, etc.

 

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Microtech Socom Delta EDC Knife Review

Microtech is well known for their Out the Front (OTF) automatic knives, but the Socom Delta EDC Knife is an excellent manual folder that won best “American Made EDC Knife of the Year” at the 2012 BLADE Show.  It is a tactical folder with satin finished blade that is four inches long.

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Blade and Frame

The blade shape is a clip point with a pronounced tip.  The blade is half serrated and is made from S30V steel.  The design uses G-10 scales and with a nested frame lock.   There a lanyard mount built into the titanium back spacer.

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Deployment 

This EDC knife deploys with incredible smoothness that most smaller blades wish to achieve.  Much of the smooth deployment is due to the ceramic bearings used in the pivot. The deployment is excellent and the frame lock operates easily and smoothly.

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Grip

The Socom Delta feels nice in the hand with its 3D machined G-10 and moderate thumb ramp to enhance your grip.  The G-10 has a subtle texture that provides grip while preserving the elegance of this EDC knife design.

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Fit and Finish

This is an expensive EDC knife, but it feels like it is worth more.  Bead blasted titanium hardware is abundant and is filled with design elements.  Every part of the knife appears to have more detail and finishing than was required.    The Socom Delta feels like a very special blade and has great cool factor.

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Carry

The Socom Delta is lighter than expected for the blade length.  It weighs about five ounces and has a slim profile without a feeling of bulk.  As an EDC knife, it is like a very large gentleman’s folder that would not be out of place in a business suit.

If you want a knife that functions perfectly and has amazing looks, this would be an excellent choice.

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