AKC F-16 D/A Bayonet OTF Automatic Knife Black Inlay (3.3" Black)

  • Black bayonet blade made from 440A stainless steel.
  • Thumb slide opener that has a classic stiletto style.
  • Black-coated aluminum handle with a grippy inlay.
  • Tip-down pocket clip for secure carry.


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.

Like what you see? The AKC F-16 OTF knife is available in a wide array of handle colors, insert types, and blade styles. Brows our selection and pick out your favorite!

Item #BHQ-83219
MSRP: $79.95
Our Price: $59.95
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  • Overall Length: 8.00"
  • Blade Length: 3.375"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.25"
  • Blade Width: 0.50"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: 440
  • Blade Style: Bayonet
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.625"
  • Handle Width: 0.875"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.53"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.15 oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Brand: AKC
  • Model: F-16
  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

love it.
STEPHEN L. on Nov 8, 2021

Unbelievably sharp right out of the box. I just got the last one today I know this cuz I just checked to see if they had any more in stock and they don't too bad I was going to buy a few more I love this life so much I was going to buy many for Christmas presents works great no problems with it but this is my first day with it if you're going to buy an expensive knife I wouldn't bother this one is perfect and it's a low price if you've never bought one I'd buy this one first it's a great knife and I'm not disappointed at all

My First OTF
Bobby J. on Aug 9, 2020

And I love it. A good solid knife with excellent action. Very little play in the blade and sharp out of the box. I will look for more deals like this one in the future. Worth the $59.95 price. Most other brands are $200 to $400 and this one is just as good... Absolutely recommend it!

Inexpensive but great quality OTF
Jim R. on May 24, 2019

I saw your video on AKC knives and I took a chance on this particular model. Your review was spot on. This model is a great buy at 50.00. It has great action, solid feel and very and I mean very little blade play when deployed. Will definitely keep an eye out for more of these deals. Oh by the way the point on this blade is as sharp as any I have seen. Please be careful. I would definitely recommend this knife if your looking for a good everyday carry .

Great OTF
Vincent C. on Apr 1, 2019

The knife is an amazing blade for $50. Reliable and great for one-handed use. That's an overlooked feature with OTF's, they are VERY useful and safe. Blade out. Blade in, back to work, every time. Solid as hell for the price. I'm giving these as groomsmen gifts to my brothers and best friends when I get married this year.

great knife!
jeff d. on Jan 6, 2019

people have told me automatics particularly OTFs are just for looks so when I bought this I set my expectations low and was very surprised to find a razor sharp edge and almost no blade play. definitely recommend this

Akc F16 ftw!
Scott S. on Oct 22, 2018

This thing is truly the most reliable otf I've had. I bought it initially as a test just to see what it could take and I've had it almost a year now with no issues. It's been thrown, used as a hammer, pryed multiple things automotive and carpentry related, and only recently did the tip brake because I was trying to separate 2 pieces if tile flooring. Well worth the $50 and I am definitely buying another. Only qualm I have is the texured grip does wear off after a while, but that's also after 6 months of daily torture. Great buy!

Not bad for price
Jake W. on Feb 11, 2022

Decent OTF for the price. Snappy and sharp. Solid knife overall.

1st OTF
Scott R. on Sep 13, 2019

This is a surprisingly nice knife. This is my first OTF, and I am quite pleased. Sharp right out of the package, well made, pocket clip is very sturdy. For $50, this knife is impressive. I will be testing this out, and see how it stands up to opening crates and cutting heavy zip ties. Can't go wrong for the price. 4 stars until I can abuse it a little bit.

Great value
Connor B. on Jul 24, 2018

If you're not sure that you'll like a double actions otf, this is the way to go. Action is snappy, and reliable. 440a at fifty bucks might seem a little steep, but with an original design, aluminum handles, and a complex action, I can forgive it.

Misfire City
STEVE B. on Nov 2, 2022

Unfortunately I can't recommend this knife to anyone. It worked for maybe a day and then it was nothing but misfires. Now it's barely useful as a fidget spinner.

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