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 Spartan Ultratech D/E SP OTF Automatic Knife (3.4" Bronze) 223-13ML

Our Price: $346.85
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Microtech Spartan Ultratech T/E OTF Automatic Knife Molon Labe CC (3.4" Bronze)

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Paragon Para X OTF Automatic Knife Blue Bolt (3.5" Black Serr)

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Paragon Para X OTF Automatic Tanto Knife Blue Bolt (3.5" Black Serr)

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Microtech UTX-85 Jedi Master D/A OTF Automatic Knife (3.125" Green ) 231-1JM

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Marfione Custom Scarab Dagger OTF Automatic Knife OD Green (3.5" Mirror Polish)

Our Price: $520.00
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Marfione Custom Knives Ultratech OTF Knife Two-Tone SS (3.3" Blued Damascus)

Our Price: $1,755.00
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Microtech QD Scarab S/E OTF Automatic Knife (3.5" Satin) 178-4

Our Price: $593.85
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Marfione Custom Scarab D/E OTF Automatic Knife OD Green (3.5" Black DLC/Satin)

Our Price: $1,170.00
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Paragon Para X OTF Automatic Knife Black Bolt (3.5" Black Serr)

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Microtech UTX-70 Dagger D/A OTF Automatic Knife CF (2.4" Damascus) 147-16CF

Our Price: $550.00
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Paragon ATKO10 OTF Knife (Tanto Black FULL SER)

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Paragon Para X OTF Automatic Knife Black Bolt (3.5" Red Serr)

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Paragon Para X OTF Automatic Knife Black Bolt (3.5" Blue Serr)

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AKC Minion Concord OTF Automatic Knife Yellow (2.3" Satin)

Our Price: $49.95
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AKC Minion Concord OTF Automatic Knife Blue (2.3" Satin)

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AKC Minion Concord OTF Automatic Knife Purple (2.3" Satin)

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AKC Minion Concord OTF Automatic Knife Green (2.3" Satin)

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Marfione Custom Tactical Beard Comb w/ The Real McCoy Beard Oil (Meadow Morning)

Our Price: $325.00
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Marfione Custom Tactical Beard Comb w/ The Real McCoy Beard Oil (Napalm)

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Marfione Custom Tactical Beard Comb w/ The Real McCoy Beard Oil (Celtic Fire)

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Paragon Para Automatic Knife Bronze (3.5" Bead Blast Serr) XD-SP-PW-SX2

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Microtech UTX-70 D/A OTF S/E Automatic Knife Turquoise (2.4" Black) 148-1TQ

Our Price: $247.39
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Microtech UTX-70 D/A OTF S/E Automatic Knife Purple (2.4" Black) 148-1PU

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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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