OTF Knives (Out the Front Knives)

OTF knives, Out the Front knives, or Switchblades. Whatever you prefer to call ‘em, we’ve got ‘em. While these knives are primarily used by and made for law enforcement, military personnel, and first responders, an OTF knife will make a great addition to any collection.

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Microtech UTX-70 S/E OTF Automatic Knife Green (2.4" Two-Tone) 148-1

Our Price: $261.00
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Microtech Silver UTX-70 D/A OTF S/E Automatic Knife Silver (2.4" Black)

Our Price: $185.00
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Microtech Combat Troodon Bowie OTF Knife (3.8" Apocalyptic)146-10AP

Our Price: $457.96
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Microtech Ultratech D/E OTF Automatic Knife CC Black (3.4" Satin) 122-4

Our Price: $310.00
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Microtech Troodon Dagger D/E OTF Automatic Knife (3" Stonewash) 138-10

Our Price: $393.25
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Microtech Troodon D/E OTF Automatic Knife (3" Stonewash Serr) 138-11

Our Price: $400.90
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Microtech Ultratech Bayonet OTF Automatic Knife CC (3.4" Satin Serr) 120-5

Our Price: $301.73
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Microtech Ultratech Bayonet OTF Automatic Knife CC (3.4" Satin) 120-4

Our Price: $310.00
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Microtech Combat Troodon T/E OTF Automatic Knife Tan (3.8" Bead Blast)

Our Price: $457.96
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Microtech Troodon D/E OTF Automatic Knife (3" Stonewash Full Serr) 138-12

Our Price: $407.55
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Marfione Custom Cypher S/E OTF Knife Two-Tone DLC SS (4" Two-Tone DLC Mirror)

Our Price: $2,730.00
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Marfione Custom Troodon D/E OTF Knife Titanium/Meteorite (3" Mirror)

Our Price: $3,250.00
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Microtech Combat Troodon S/E OTF Automatic Knife Green (3.8" Black Serr) 143-2OD

Our Price: $530.53
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Microtech Ultratech Spartan OTF Automatic Knife Tactical CC (3.4" Black)

Our Price: $325.00
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Microtech Ultratech Spartan OTF Automatic Knife OD Green CC (3.4" Black)

Our Price: $279.29
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Microtech Ultratech Spartan OTF Automatic Knife Tan CC (3.4" Black) 223-1TA

Our Price: $275.71
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Hogue Knives Exploit OTF Automatic Knife Flat Dark Earth (3.375" Stonewash)

Our Price: $297.46
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Microtech Ultratech Bayonet OTF Automatic Knife CC (3.4" Black) 120-1

Our Price: $290.00
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Microtech Ultratech Bayonet OTF Automatic Knife CC (3.4" Black Serr) 120-2

Our Price: $290.00
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Microtech Ultratech T/E OTF Automatic Knife OD Green (3.4" Black Serr)

Our Price: $334.00
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Microtech Ultratech T/E OTF Automatic Knife OD Green (3.4" Satin) 123-4OD

Our Price: $310.00
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Microtech Ultratech D/E OTF Automatic Knife Black CC (3.4" Black Full Serr)

Our Price: $300.00
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Microtech Ultratech D/E OTF Automatic Knife OD Green CC (3.4" Satin) 122-4OD

Our Price: $310.00
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Marfione Custom Cypher S/E OTF Automatic Knife Black w/ Blue Ti (4" Stonewash)

Our Price: $1,040.00
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About OTF Knives (Out the Front Knives)


Best OTF Knives

OTF Knives might be one of the most fun knife styles a person can add to their collection. In addition to being an essential tactical knife design, they also make an awesome fidget knife when your hands are getting restless. The snappy in-and-out action of a great OTF Knife can keep any knife nut entertained for hours on end. They also tend to offer a slim double-edge design, reliable and quick blade deployment, and the always important cool factor. Check out our Best OTF Knives article for some of the best out the front knives currently on the market or watch the Knife Banter video below to see some of our all-time favorite OTF Knives.

How To Choose An OTF Knife

With so many models and brands to choose from, finding the perfect OTF knife can be a daunting task. But don't worry, Blade HQ has got your back. Check out our How to Choose an OTF Knife article for all the "ins and outs" of shopping for your next out the front knife. Or browse our reviews on some of the most popular OTF models, including the Ultratech and Exocet from Microtech Knives. Microtech is one of the premier OTF knife makers out there; see some of our favorite MT models in the Knife Banter video below.

Final Say and the Law

There are many great companies producing OTFs. Some of the top dogs are Benchmade, Microtech, Protech, and Smith & Wesson’s tactical line. In the early 50’s, Hollywood often depicted these blades as the trademark weapons of rough or criminal-prone characters, creating a lot of negative associations with stiletto style switchblades and, by default, OTF knives. As a result, the United States began passing laws against switchblade knives. Know the laws in your area before you purchase.

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