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MOD Tempest owners

Oct 14, 1998
I dug out my tempest out the other night and noticed a very small hole in the blade just past the edge of the handle. Is this the spring hole for the auto blade? It's a small hole, looks about .030".
I think its a notch where the ceramic ball rest to keep the knife in the closed position...

I sold mine so I can't check the knife...

Joel Pirela
Graphic & Knife Designer

Joel is correct. All the MOD folders have this as do the MicroTechs

Dexter Ewing
Knife Reviews Moderator

"The keystroke is mightier than the sword"

Clocker, I'm sorting through piles of information and knives preparing for a purchase. Please share your impressions of that knife. I've very much like to hear some first hand observations from a current owner. Thanks.
The only MOD knife I have is the Tempest. At
first look and feel, a name seems to appear in ones mind (Microtech). I like the way it feels in the hand, sharp-blade
, stiff action, large but light, high precision. I've got a Trident and Ladyhawk on order
. I think they are about a step behind Microtech but show a lot of similar (quality) features. The MOD's are a great value right now. If you look you can find some super prices. Hope this helps