Ratworx MRX Full Size Auto 08313 Red Handle Reverse Blade Two Tone Black
This is the Full Size version (8.5" Open w/ 3.75" Blade) of the MRX Chain drive designed by Ratworx USA and built in the Penn State Guardian Tactical production shop. An Original Ratworx design, these don't at all look like Microtech knives but the Guardian Tactical shop is operated by former longtime Microtech machinist/engineers who stayed behind in PA when the company moved operations down to North Carolina. So when do you pick up an MRX you will immediately see a top notch overall finish to rival any, an expertly selected aerospace/military grade materials composition and the operation of the knife will reveal a precision fit level you have become accustomed to as a seasoned collector and adventurer. Best of all what makes these knives so fantastic and really stand out against anything ever made as a side opener push button is that chain drive that rockets the blade out under spring tension that's pulling instead of pushing same as your bike and just as fast.
Note: There are two main model types of this Full Size MRX in terms of the handle thickness offered here. The regular model has a ZERO (0) on the first part of the item code and the slim design has a TWO (2) on the first part of the item code. Example Model 22313 is a slim and model 02313 is a regular in terms of the handle thickness. The weight reduction to slim is one (1) ounce and the handle thickness drops from .63" down to .50" on the slim model. It doesn't seem like much and it isn't really at all except that if you have large or x-large hands the regular thickness will be just a tad more comfortable - but most guys we hear from are delighted with either one. Also note you can see a little power bulge on back of the slim design to make just that little bit of extra space for the button well on the inside. Other than that one detail and the reduction in width/weight they are identical in every way including speed and blade thickness.
There's a few other notes here too about the MRX: It represents four firsts in knife making, Operates on a miniature roller chain, Blade pivots on a permanently lubricated ball bearing washer system, Powered by dual nested right and left hand wound extension springs, Model name and manufacturer are concealed within handle for sterile look.
The MRX features a machine hollow ground CPM-154 blade, ergonomic contoured handle, button recessed for safety and opening by feel in the dark, tip-up carry and class III hard coat anodized finish. The fasteners and pocket clip attachment are also recessed in the handle to prevent any snags while the knife is in use and are finished to match the blade. The ball bearing system provides unparalleled ease of operation. The nested extension springs promise astounding durability. This knife looks as cool closed as it does open. Also comes with zipper pouch as seen in picture. The MRX is the next generation of fail-safe auto mechanisms that are newly patented and the only knife that features a ball bearing and chain link automatic mechanism. Includes a LIFETIME WARRANTY, made in the USA.