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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love this knife, love autos. if my opinion means anything, buy. BUY NOW! BUY BEFORE THE COUNTRY COLLAPSES!!!!
This is a very well made OTF. Minimal blade play and lightning fast action. Handle ergonomics are not great because of the lack of smooth edges (hot spots galore), but who cares because an OTF is not made for bushcraft. Highly recommend!
This is actually a pretty nice little OTF for under $50. Quick and snappy action and a nice overall fit and finish. The spring "ting" is a little loud at times, but you should be able to dampen it with a small dab of grease on the spring if you open it up. I really like the light weight compared to some of the Microtech knockoffs that weigh up to 8 or 9 ounces.
Overall I am rather impressed with this knife. The action is smooth and fires hard. The fit and finish is much better than it's price tag would lead you to think. There is the expected blade play, but it is very minimal. The blade was sharp and the 440A should make it easy to maintain. Should be good for light duty use. I initially wanted to try this knife out and decided to get this olive drab version since it was the least expensive one. But now that I have it, I'm probably going to get more of them. Compared to other inexpensive OTF's in the same price range, I feel this one is at the top!
My first OTF. FAST- deployment and return. Developing a small scratch on one side of the blade but I can live with that at this price point. Plan on purchasing a couple more when the become available.
Never owned an OTF before, and finding a budget-friendly double action is nearly impossible, except for the AKC F16. Though it was going to feel light, awkward, and rattle; I mean it's a sub$100 OTF knife. I WAS WRONG. It's got enough weight to feel substantive, the action is amazing (will not accidentally go off) does not rattle closed or open, very sharp blade out the box. As the next level up is pretty much the Microtech in the $300 range, this is an excellent starters option. I've spent my whole life in the Military/professional world and I use my tools like tools; I don't buy a $300 watch or $400 pair of boots, because if they break (work won't reimburse) and if you touch something you really don't want to take home with you, tossing a $60 pair of boots/watch/or knife in the trash ain't a big deal. BUY THIS KNIFE! I'll be getting more in different colors.
This is a no nonsense OTF. I like the action and the stability of the extended blade. It takes more than a light touch, which adds to pocket safety. Definitely not a “gentleman’s” knife. This one is built tough.