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How to Fix Microtech Knives: Common Problems and Easy Solutions

How to Fix Microtech Knives: Common Problems and Easy Solutions

Microtech Knives are famous for their reliability, durability, and carry convenience. However, as with any tool, problems arise in the mechanisms that allow the knife to spring out and pull back over time.

Check the screws

If your Microtech Knife is not working as it should, you first should check all the screws that hold everything together. Over time, these can come loose and cause the knife to malfunction. Simply tighten them back up with a screwdriver or Allen wrench and see if that solves the problem. If not, move on to the next step.

Clean and lubricate

If your knife is still not working correctly, it may just need a good cleaning and lubrication. This is especially true if you live in an area with high humidity, as that can cause gunk to build up inside the mechanism and prevent it from working correctly. To clean your knife, disassemble it entirely and soak all the parts in solvent for 30 minutes. After that, rinse everything off with hot water and dry it thoroughly before lubricating all moving parts with a light oil such as WD-40 or 3-in-1 oil. Once you've done that, reassemble your knife and see if it works better. 

Replace worn parts

If your knife still gives you trouble after following the first two steps, it's time to replace any worn-out parts. This is most likely to be the springs, as they are under much stress whenever you open and close the knife. Luckily, replacement springs are widely available online and relatively easy to install. Just ensure you get the right size springs for your knife model. And that's it! With just a few simple steps, your Microtech Knife will work like new again.


Microtech Knives are famous for their reliability, durability, and carrying convenience. Still, they require occasional maintenance to keep them functioning correctly over time. By following these simple steps, you can keep your Microtech Knife in top condition so that it's always ready when you need it.

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