Automatic Pocket Knife

Automatic Pocket Knife

Widely available at flea markets, these are actually pretty useful for real work. The blade is of decent quality and the lock-up of the blade is very good. The knife is patterned after a popular Boker model, though the blade has been changed to make it look a bit more "dangerous" and the handle is significantly thicker than that of a real Boker. Because of its low cost, you really don't mind ruining it or losing it. There is a rolling safety mechanism on the spine of the knife and the blade locks in place using the push-button release mechanism. The coil spring action is fairly smooth, opening with very little "kick". Made in China, of course.

  • MFG: Unknown
  • MODEL: Unknown
  • TYPE: Automatic
  • ACTION: Side-opening
  • MECHANISM: Coil spring
  • CLOSED LENGTH: 4.5"
  • BLADE LENGTH: 3.75"
  • PROS: Inexpensive, decent blade lock-up, smooth action, blade quality is pretty good and will actually hold a useful edge.
  • CONS: Thick handle makes it bulky in pocket, safety mechanism is a bit small.
  • VALUE: Good value for the money (usually less than $15).
  • OVERALL OPINION: Great choice to throw in a fishing tackle box or keep handy when paddling (if legal).
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