What do you guys think of automatic knives? Do you own any?
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Jayronife
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May 5, 2020
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Hi guys! I found skimen knife in new colors red and blue from Ganzo on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/1615 ... bl_hsx_s_s and thinking to order them, what do yo think abot that knife?
May 5, 2020
Jayronife
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Apr 3, 2020
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It is my first fixed blade knife from Ganzo, model FH805 Who does also own this knife? How is your fillings? https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16154740011?_encoding=UTF8&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Firebird&ref_=w_bl_hsx_s_s
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Apr 3, 2020
Jayronife
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Mar 3, 2020
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Who love this guy F7551 from Ganzo? I heard about it for a long time, but tried it to use only few weeks ago Bought it here as usual https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16154740011?_encoding=UTF8&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Firebird&ref_=w_bl_hsx_s_s
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Mar 3, 2020
Cdoyle
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Mar 3, 2019
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I live in Texas where they are legal and knife laws are changing everyday for other states to become legal also that werent already. An auto is fast but no faster deploying than a good manual knife so i dont really understand all the controversy. I can also open/close most all of my knives one handed as well. For anyone looking to get into autos boker kalishnikov and the boker strike (both Taiwan) are good affordable options and are well made autos. The kalishnikov specifically can be had in mutiple colors, blade shapes, even steels starting as low as $30-40. The strike is more tactical and heavier but same price and a good option also. The kalash can even be had in d2 and cts xhp for a little more. Bhq will put the kalash on sale for $30 several times a year and it can be had in mini an xl sizes as well. Step up to the next value auto is the Kershaw launch series (american made) which range from about $70-100. Excellent Cpm 154 steel and lots of colors and at least 7 different models i find them an excellent value with good construction, steel, and US made. These are probably my favorite. I own several of all the above mentioned autos and like them all. From here you can go up to protechs and other premium autos if your really getting into them. I like the protech newport myself. The benchmade cla is another ive had my eye on for some time after handling one . Then there are OTFs. Lightning, and akc make some decent affordable entry level models $40-50. Then theres horizon bladeworks $70-150 which are high quality (china) with full cnc anodized aluminum handles and better steel options. Microtech (american) is pretty much the standard for out the front knives but expect to pay $2-300 ish.
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Mar 3, 2019
9-MM
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Oct 30, 2018
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? ARE AUTOS LEGAL IN VA. ??
Oct 30, 2018
JRob0
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Oct 30, 2018
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Technically it is legal to own any knife in Virginia, however there are restrictions of concealed carry of various knife types including automatic. While there are no restrictions on open carry, the legalese is hazy.
Oct 30, 2018
Recnic
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Oct 29, 2018
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Autos are illegal in the UK but I love the concept of them (Would like to somehow get one at some point)
Oct 29, 2018
GraywhiteBrown
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Aug 10, 2018
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Double Action OTFs are tons of fun and hella cool, but cheap ones are well...cheap. Get a Benchmade or Microtech and you'll have it for life.
Aug 10, 2018
Thor.Odinsson
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May 14, 2018
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I have a low priced Boker auto knife and I love it. Personally I would never rely on a folder and I’m a BRK snob I just don’t think you can beat a BRK especially considering the price.
May 14, 2018
monkeyc
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May 13, 2018
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Super illegal down under so not something I have ever looked at to be honest, it might be interesting to play with one.
May 13, 2018
Blunderbuss
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May 13, 2018
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Here in Texas, with no knife restrictions, I own an Ultratech dagger that I'll admit I purchased simply for the cool factor. It's a limited edition with full serration on one side and all blacked out blade/hardware. Very bad ass, but I never use it for anything other than as a letter opener.
Daggers, much less OTFs in general, are all but useless for any sort of real world use stations due to the extremely fragile needle fine tip and added maintenance needed. OTFs all suffer from tight tolerances and complex moving parts inside a sealed handle, so any glue, tape, etc on the blade will gunk up the works if you're not diligent about wiping the blade off after each use.
That being said, I love side opening autos, and my Ratworx MRX gets a lot of carry and use. None of the issues with debris fouling up the action, and the tanto blade is very durable. Added bonus that I can choose to open it quietly and discreetly when I prefer not to attract attention in public.
Would I buy an auto if I only owned and carried one knife the rest of my life? No, but they make for fun additions to the collection and EDC rotation if your local laws allow.
May 13, 2018
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