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Microtech Matrix/ZT0777 Controversy

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by XwafflesX, May 30, 2012.

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  1. XwafflesX


    May 30, 2012
    I know I'm beating a dead horse, but whats your opinion? ZT giving the design credit to one of their workers?
  2. CrimsonTideShooter


    Oct 23, 2010
    What do I think?

    Close this thread, now. Then go search. The topic has been discussed ad nauseum.
  3. Tsujigiri


    May 25, 2009
    ZT gives the design credit to one of their designers, who goes by jimmer_5 here.
  4. Goosey


    Mar 19, 2012
    This is all I know... :eek:

  5. Jaiofspam


    Apr 24, 2006
    +1000 lol
  6. amnesia997


    Oct 21, 2011
    I could not agree more.
  7. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    i think this issue has caused me to swear off MT products for life....and i really LOVED some of their gear
  8. DrOpPoInT1110


    Jan 28, 2009
    Another +1 for this suggestion.
  9. retzius


    Sep 17, 2009
    As someone who did not follow the controversy all I can so is OMG :eek:

    Microtech that was not cool... :grumpy:
  10. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Seriously, get a clue. You know you're beating a dead horse yet you still announce it proudly? Why? As Crimson suggested, search the forums and find tour answers. No need to relive this again because you don't want to search for it yourself.
  11. four_shore


    Oct 21, 2010
    rev needs xanax i think.
  12. fatherhudson


    Apr 3, 2012
    Dunno, maybe i haven't been paying attention or looking in the right places but i haven't seen that much real information on the subject. Mostly just people saying "i'll never buy microtech again" and stuff like that. I want to know how the knife design got out. And what's microtechs official position on this? When i first saw pictures of the ZT I immediately thought it was weird that it looked like a microtech i had seen. Only later did i hear about the controversy and was convinced of foul play by details like the replaceable/adjustable lock face. Sorry if you're all bored with the subject.
  13. Goosey


    Mar 19, 2012
    I don't understand those screws on the Microtech... ugh.

    Reminds me of this atrocity committed by Enlan on the lower knife:


    QFT :D
  14. razorsdescent


    Jan 16, 2005
    Probably blood pressure medication at this point, I would if i were a mod.
  15. michaelm466


    Mar 5, 2009
    From what I remember MT claimed they worked with Kershaw's designer to collaborate on the knife, the Kershaw designer who is on the boards here, said that wasn't true (why would he collaborate to make the exact same knife with a different company anyway?), info was passed on to Kershaw's legal dept.
  16. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    I for one, think that this issue should be brought up at least once a month for the next few years, until it's so deeply ingrained in the minds of every single knife lover on every major forum, that just the NAME Microtech implies feelings of contempt.

    A custom maker copying a companies designs is frowned on. A major, respected producer doing it is just dang near sacrilege IMHO
  17. DrOpPoInT1110


    Jan 28, 2009
    While I do think Microtech's actions are unacceptable, the old threads aren't going anywhere. Anyone so inclined to research the topic just has to do a quick search. No need to bring up a topic that's been discussed many, many times prior.
  18. ooitzoo

    ooitzoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2010

    Not sure why you'd shut the guy down like that. I mean, this is true of plenty of topics and they seem to thrive and do well on the forums. If folks prefer not to discuss this then they simply won't reply and the thread will die otherwise I don't see why you'd shut the door this hard on him.

    I think Microtech needs to re-evaluate their business practices.
  19. CrimsonTideShooter


    Oct 23, 2010
    My reply had absolutely nothing to do with the subject, it had to do with the sheer number of threads started on the subject. If there were as many threads about tiddlywinks, and that's what he asked about, then I'd have replied the same way. When we have tens of threads on the exact same thing, then there is no need for another. A simple search would answer probably any question about the matter.

    Microtech has reevaluated their business, and actually doesn't produce the Matrix anymore. I don't care to say anything about micro tech for or against, that was just an FYI.
  20. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    What now? You have something to get off your chest? Or do you feel that we need to rehash this yet again, did we miss something? :confused:
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