Front-Opening Single-Action

Front-Opening Single-Action

This is a knock-off of a Cupid design. The double-edged blade is retracted and cocked by pulling the blade back using a stud located on one side. The blade is guided by a stud that passes through the central slot in the blade. One of the advantages of this design is that the blade is able to lock in place with a little less play than with standard double-action OTF knives. There's no mistaking the sound of the blade coming out...it's sort of a "clank" that is comparable to the sound of racking a round into a shotgun. A real Cupid of this type would cost at least five times as much as this one did. The handle is made of metal and I have no complaints about the action or operation. Way too big to carry.

  • MFG: Unknown
  • MODEL: Unknown
  • TYPE: Automatic
  • ACTION: Front-opening
  • MECHANISM: Coil spring
  • CLOSED LENGTH: 4.5"
  • BLADE LENGTH: 3.75"
  • PROS: Very solid knife for the price, satisfying "clank" when it locks into place, easy to handle, easy to cock.
  • CONS: Exposed moving part as the blade slides out (cocking stud), way too big to carry.
  • VALUE: Good value for money.
  • OVERALL OPINION: A fun knife that's not really suited to doing anything other than surprising people. It probably looks like a bayonet when you point it at someone.
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