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Mini Socom Elite coming back!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Yohanlegend, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Yohanlegend

    Yohanlegend Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2018
    Just saw on Microtech's site that the mini socom elite will be coming back this year in the fall, honestly can't wait to see what they look like. Maybe they'll do a tip up clip for the smaller model? Love the regular socom elite, but a 3.5" blade version would be a dream EDC for me. I did not see this coming, was MT at shot show this year? Haven't really seen any videos and such of them from the show. Looking forward to Blade show to see if they'll have a few of these to show off, maybe a signature series for these? Screenshot (22).png
     
  2. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Yeah, this has been on their website for a while now. They're also changing exclusively to CTS-204p steel, so no more M390/Elmax.

    There's almost zero chance it will be tip up, as the only tip-up Socom Minis were the original frame lock versions. I'm hoping they do it in .125" stock, rather than 4mm or 3/6" like some of their other folders.
     
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  3. Yohanlegend

    Yohanlegend Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2018
    Oh then I'm late to the show, any reason for the steel switch? Yeah, tip up is a long shot but I can dream. I'm sure it'll be a thinner blade stock considering the smaller size, it could make a really good slicer if it were.
     
  4. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    I heard about these and cannot freaking wait! The Socom is my favorite knife!
     
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  5. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    If they do a tip up clip on the manual version I will buy two! Microtech take a close look at this thread and realize tip up is the way to go.
     
  6. Mako109

    Mako109

    221
    Dec 17, 2008
    Patiently waiting. This is seriously going to change up my EDC rotation.
     
  7. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Totally agree. If it's tip up. My go to EDC will be a trifecta.

    Sebenza 21 , XM 18 3.5 and the Mini Socom.
     
  8. Yohanlegend

    Yohanlegend Gold Member Gold Member

    203
    Feb 28, 2018
    This will be EDC rotation for at least a week when I get it haha.

    The tip down isn't awful, Ive gotten used to it I gotta say. The shape and profile of the handle, how it tapers, lends itself better to tip down carry. Don't know if that would be the same for the mini cause of the smaller size though.
     
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  9. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    I sure hope they don't. They did tip up on the Deltas and those sucked. Tip up is generally good but there are knives that carry better when tip down, and that includes the Socom.
     
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  10. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    Well , I still gotta stick with my opinion man. Tip up please! But I'd be happy to try one in tip down if forced.
     
  11. HikingIsLife

    HikingIsLife Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Apr 9, 2011
    Anyone hear anything more on this? I've heard rumors about Q3 maybe early fall?
     
  12. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Yep...looks like the 1st post says Fall 2019. Shouldn’t be long now!
     
  13. D1N0

    D1N0

    9
    Sep 4, 2018
    I’ll definitely be getting a couple of them.
     
  14. Nsled

    Nsled

    16
    May 13, 2019
    More a supplier switch then steel switch, they are effectively the same but presumably the USA made is cheaper in USA.
     
  15. Bad Rattle

    Bad Rattle Gold Member Gold Member

    174
    Apr 23, 2017
    Yup! I'm impatiently waiting. I'd had a 2018 Socom signature and it was amazing but I tend to stick around 3.50" blades.
     
  16. HikingIsLife

    HikingIsLife Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Apr 9, 2011
    Ugh when is this coming?!
     
  17. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Fall, it’s still Summer...
     
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  18. Pinnacle64

    Pinnacle64 Gold Member Gold Member

    254
    Oct 25, 2013
    There goes another pile of cash for me! I have 3 Socom Elite autos and 3 manuals now really love the design. A 3” to 3.5” version would be a must have for me.

    Just a note on Microtech M390 blades vs the new Microtech 204p blades I have several of both I can’t tell any difference in real world use or sharpening. Its basically the same steel just different manufacturers and both behave the same on my sharping tools.
     
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  19. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
  20. marsturm

    marsturm Gold Member Gold Member

    270
    Mar 25, 2008
    I purchased my Microtech M-Socom in 1998, semi-serrated blade of 154-CM steel. I believe I paid $100 for it at a gun show in San Jose, CA.
     
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