The AKC F-16 is an EDC-friendly, modern take on the classic stiletto. It is an automatic knife with double action, meaning that, by moving the thumb slide up and down, the blade automatically deploys and retracts. This makes it both easy to use with one hand and super fun to fidget with. It takes stylistic queues from the classic switchblade, but has more simplified shapes for a contemporary aesthetic. In short, this snappy OTF knife makes the impressive jet it was named after proud, and you’ll know just what we mean when you get your hands on one.
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Amazing action, good hand feel, not too much blade play when extended. Cannot beat the price, will definitely be purchasing more AKC knives in the future! Super satisfying to open and close, very solid construction. I love it!
This is a high quality and well built OTF knife. For the money, you wont get a better product. I have carried mine for over a year. It gets a lot of use and has never failed me.
Very first otf very little blade play, sharp out of the package. and just a fun knife to fidget with.
My first otf style knife. I wanted to get a feel as to how I would like an otf before I ventured into the world of microtechs. This knife is great. A snappy dual action auto that I love.
I have carried this knife every day for 3 years now. This has been the best and most reliable pocket knife I could have ever asked for. Recently for the first time since I unboxed it, I had to lube the inside of the knife because it stopped opening. The second I lubed it up the thing shot out faster than it did when I took it out of its' packaging. The only word of caution is for those with weak thumbs the force it takes to push the button up can definitely deter some from using it. All in all a fantastic knife with excellent build quality that will keep an edge forever.
This is my first OTF and I absolutely love it. - I thought this knife would be like a cheap low quality knife but I'm pleasantly surprised to see that's not the case. - Handle feels good in the hands, and has a grippy sandy black bit in the middle. - Knife is sharp out of the box and a snappy opening with little play. - The opening of the knife actually takes more strength than you'd think and it being my first OTF, it'll take some getting used to but good to know it'll take effort to open up in your pocket if you're worried about that.
This is my very first OTF knife, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! This is the best $50 OTF you can buy. I really like the snappy action, and I would recommend this knife to anyone who is looking for amazing quality for such a low price!!!
This OTF is the best knife of it's type in the $40 price range. Unlike the Chinese OTF's that are in the same price range this AKC knife will fire and release every time. With the handle made of aluminum it keeps the weight down. It is marked as an Italian knife. I think this will make a good light duty EDC knife. Thanks Blade HQ for great prices and speedy shipping on your products.
The F16 is well designed. Has very little blade play. Well, only a margin more then my Microtech utratec costing much more. All otf's have some sort of play that's in their nature.. For the price it's an excellent value. I would like to see Akc ad more grip tape to the sides. And gimping to the firing lever. Possibly a window breaker. Akc hope your listening.
This otf is so much lighter my other ones but feels so much better in the hand and has a very snappy action. Definitely could and would recommend this knife to anyone. This is the deal that keeps me buying from Bladehq
Snappy, sharp, fun. Not a heavy duty camping knife but awesome for opening letters, cardboard boxes and other everyday chores. Glad I got it.
Very pleased with this OTF knife. The Italian construction and quality is more than I expected. The open/close functions without flaw and is powerful. I would recommend to anyone looking for and entry level OTF knife.
I bought this knife a few months ago, and since then, I have used it every single day - easily 20 openings and closings per day. At first, I was worried that the mechanism would wear out or the blade would become loose, but no such problems arose. The only issue I had was the powder and grip tape wearing off. I ended up refinishing the knife case into a brushed aluminum look that I actually like better than the original powder coat. The mechanism will also become rough if it is not properly lubricated and cleaned every couple of months. Pros: - Super durable mechanism - Blade stays fairly sharp and is easy to sharpen - Holds up well to abuse Cons: - Powder coating wears off easily - Mechanism needs to be lubricated every few months
Don't remember who but there is a video that recommends this knife as a good entry into the OTF life. It was out of stock in my wish list and got to the OK to order the other knife in there and it was available so I got them both. Yes the handle is a little bulky yes there is some slop in the blade once locked up but OMG what action. It does take a little pressure to get it to fire but it is not terrible. My only complaint is after just a couple carry days other stuff in my pocket has started to knock some of the finish off but that is more about the other junk in my pocket than the knife.