AUTOMATIC KNIVES FOR SALE

AUTOMATIC KNIVES FOR SALE.

Autos can typically be divided into two main categories. Side-Opening or Folding Automatics are, put simply, folding knives with an automatic mechanism built-in, and Out-the-front (OTF) Automatics that feature a sliding blade that extends from and retracts back into the handle.

With a side opener, the blade is under tension when in the closed position and is typically activated by pressing a button.

This releases the blade and allows the loaded spring to open the knife. Most often, that button also functions as the lock release when you close the blade as well.

Since most side-openers are single action, the blade must be closed manually much like a traditional folding knife.

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Most OTFs are activated with a sliding switch and are double-action in nature, meaning the blade can extend and retract by sliding the switch.

Unlike a side-opener, when the blade of a double-action OTF is at rest it is not under tension.

The spring is “loaded” gradually as you slide the switch forward or backward, eventually crossing over the point in its travel where the spring is released and allows the blade to move to its locked position.

Single-action OTFs are rarer today and operate a little differently. The blade will be under tension when it is closed and typically opens with the press of a button. Closing the blade and resetting the spring will be achieved manually with some type of charging handle.

AUTOMATIC KNIVES FOR SALE

Top 10 Best Automatic Knives

  • Best Stiletto: Pro-Tech Godfather
  • Best EDC Auto: Kershaw Launch 1
  • Best Old School Auto: Buck 110
  • Best Combat Auto: Gerber 06
  • Best Rescue Auto: Benchmade Triage
  • Best Side-Switch OTF: Microtech Combat Troodon
  • Best Cover-Switch OTF: Benchmade Infidel
  • Best Lightweight OTF: Hogue Compound
  • Best CA-Compliant OTF: Microtech Exocet
  • Best CA-Compliant Folding Auto: Hogue A01 Microswitch

From collectors to avid outdoorsmen (and women), day laborers or simply those who like having a versatile tool ready at hand, spring assisted blades have skyrocketed in popularity.

Also known as assisted-opening knives, these blades are revered for their fast and reliable deployment while reducing the risk of human error and injury.

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Many of us have been there, with even the most well-practiced knife-wielder experiencing a misfire from time to time with manual flipper knives.

The same cannot be said for spring assisted openers. Short of catastrophic mechanical failure (a rarity), these blades deploy with unparalleled reliability.

To some people, weight is no issue in a knife. They will happily EDC a large half-pound folder made of steel because they love the design or appreciate the heft.

For others, even just a few extra ounces can feel like extra pounds when they’re carrying it around all day every day.

If you’re a weight watcher, then you’re in luck. We’ve been working on posts about knives within certain weight limits. The first post from a few months back dealt with knives that weighed under an ounce.

This post focuses on the best knives weighing under 2 ounces (more specifically 1-2 ounces).

We’re kicking things off with the newest model on this list: the CRKT CEO Flipper. The CEO has been an unexpected hit the past few years thanks to its simple design that blends into the background.

Designer Richard Rogers improved on the design by adding a flipper for even easier access. Although it’s on this list, it’s actually pretty long with a 3.35-inch blade. It’s just very, very slim.

California legal automatic knives are becoming increasingly popular, and the most popular in this category is the Kershaw Launch 4.

Although the knife is small with a 1.9-inch automatic blade, it makes an excellent EDC.

At a weight of 1.8 ounces, it’s a great little auto.

 

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Bear and Sons Cutlery Bold Action V OD Green – 3.75″ Plain Tanto Blade

$102.99
The Bear & Sons Cutlery Bold Action V is automatic knife with a 3.75 inch plain tanto blade and OD green handle. It features a safety that prevents accidental openings and also closings when in use. Get one today at the best price online from us

Benchmade Mini Coalition Automatic Knife – 2.87″ Plain Coated Blade

$216.75
The Mini Coalition automatic knife from Benchmade is a top-of-the-line option for anyone that wants a high end automatic knife at a great price. Featuring aluminum handles, S30V blade steel, and G10 inlays that provide style and traction, this knife will be your daily carry in no time at all. Grab it from us today for the best price online!

Buck 110 Auto Elite Automatic Knife – 3.75″ Plain Clip-Point Blade

$199.99
Buck puts their blades through a rigorous set of heat treatment and quality performance tests while they are developed, right here in the USA. You'll get longer edge life, ease of resharpening, and a consistent blade that will be by your side whether you're camping or just daily carrying. Grab your very own Buck Knife from us today for the best price online!

Buck 110 Auto Hunting Automatic Knife – 3.75″ Plain Clip-Point Blade

$149.99
Buck puts their blades through a rigorous set of heat treatment and quality performance tests while they are developed, right here in the USA. You'll get longer edge life, ease of resharpening, and a consistent blade that will be by your side whether you're camping or just daily carrying. Grab your very own Buck Knife from us today for the best price online!

Buck 898 Impact Automatic Knife – 3.125″ Plain Drop-Point Blade

$174.99
The Buck Knives 898 Impact is an automatic knife made for daily carry and tactical use alike. With a 3.125" plain drop-point blade, a black grip, and the engineering and expertise you have come to expect from Buck, this knife will be in your pocket, purse, or belt sheath in no time at all once you get it. Grab your own from us today for the best price online!

Buck Knives 112 Ranger Auto Elite Automatic Knife

$179.99
To complete the classic Auto families of the 110s and 112s, the upgraded 112 Auto Elite features a G10 handle with brushed nickel silver bolsters and a clip point blade. The 112 Auto Elite is easily deployed with the push of a button, readying the S30V blade quickly and efficiently. Grab your very own from us today for the best price online!

Buck Knives 112 Ranger Auto Knife – 3″ Plain Clip Point Blade

$139.99
The Buck 112 Ranger is an iconic knife that will stand the test of time, and now it's available with a push-button automatic open. Featuring all the reliable features that make this knife a classic, you will want to carry this around wherever you are going to need it. Grab your own from us today for the best price online!

Hogue A01-Microswitch Automatic Knife – 2.75″ Plain Drop Point Blade with Deep Carry Clip

$152.96
The Hogue A01-Microswitch automatic knife offers impressive speed and exceptional reliability. The 2.75 inch drop point blade is constructed with CPM-154 stainless steel and is combined with a 6061-T6 aluminum handle to ensure this knife is both durable and lightweight. Deployment of the blade is both strong and quick with a manual safety designed to keep the knife open or closed without misfiring. Get an everyday carry knife from us at the best online price!

Hogue EX-A05 Automatic Knife – 3.5″ Plain Spear Point Blade Matches Sig Emperor Scorpion

$229.46
Sig Sauer and Hogue have teamed up to a knife worthy of the Sig brand. The EX-A05 is an automatic knife constructed with a 154CM stainless steel blade and a G10 handle. It also includes an automatic deployment button with a manual safety. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without the Sig Medallion. Pair this up with the matching Sig Sauer Emperor Scorpion. Both available at the best price online!

Kershaw Launch 1 Automatic Push Button Knife – 3.4″ Plain Drop-Point Blade

$82.99
The Kershaw Launch 1 is a high quality automatic folding knife ideal for every day carry. It features a low profile push button that deploys the blade quickly and forcefully, and contoured aluminum handles provide a secure, comfortable hold. The CPM 154 steel blade is tough, easy to sharpen, and has superior edge retention, and the reversible pocket clip provides convenient carry. For a rugged, American made automatic knife, with Kershaw quality look no further than the Launch 1.

Kershaw Launch 10 Automatic Knife 1.9″ Blade

$78.79
Feel the quality in this USA Made automatic folding knife! The Kershaw Launch 10 is a fantastic example of innovation coming in a small package - between the CPM 154 steel, anodized aluminum handle, and Kershaw Launch technology, everything comes together to make the Launch 10 one of the best value knives out there. Grab your very own from us today for the best price online!

Kershaw Launch 11 Automatic Knife Aluminum 2.75″ BlackWash

$84.99
The Kershaw Launch 11 brings knives to a new, modern age. Featuring a style that is tried and true in design, high quality materials, and a sleek straight profile, this knife will be a reliable daily carry as soon as you order it. Grab your very own from us today for the best price online!