Boker Kalashnikov Reverse Tanto Wharncliffe Automatic Knife (3.25" D2 Black)


  • Black finished, reverse tanto blade upgraded to D2 steel.
  • Push button automatic* opening action.
  • Black coated aluminum handle.
  • Plunge lock mechanism.
  • Deep carry pocket clip.


In 1947, Mikhail Kalashnikov completed development of the AK-47. It remains in active use worldwide to this day due to its incredible dependability, being very economical, and its performance history. The Boker Kalashnikov knife is inspired by the iconic rifle, with a simple design, no frills, and maximum functionality. It is made of high-performance, high-value materials and has a strong lock, dependable action, and a handle with exemplary ergonomics. The Boker Kalashnikov honors its namesake with a design you can count on.

Boker Kalashnikov Knives come in various sizes, different blade shapes, and tons of colors! These knives also come in AUS-8 steel. Why not pick up one of each?

Looking to add some flare to your Kalashnikov? Check out these sleek Flytanium pocket clips! These pocket clips only fit the regular models not the Mini or the XXL.

*Automatic conversion knives are retrofitted by a third party to accept a coil spring. The factory warranty on these knives is void, but we do have a warranty for the conversion/spring of these knives for one (1) year from date of purchase.

Item #BHQ-2277
Our Price: $57.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.50"
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: D2
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.25"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.66"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.50 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Automatic
  • Opener: Push Button
  • Lock Type: Button Lock
  • Brand: Boker
  • Model: Kalashnikov
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Looks and feels great, works hard, and fun!
PAUL J. on Dec 30, 2019

This knife looks sharp, and it is very easy to sharpen, since the cutting edge is straight. It was decently sharp coming out of the box, but perfectionist that I am, I wanted to have it even sharper, if possible. I will be using this knife every day, so these things are important to me. This is a hard-working knife that is a good deal at this price. Thanks!

Boker Great Knifes!
Tom A. on Dec 29, 2019

One of three I bought this one was a gift. All of these knifes are well made and nice looking with a smooth finish. You will really like them.

Boker Kalashnikov Big Hit!
Kasey G. on Dec 12, 2019

I odored 4 of these knifes for x-mas gifts. They are really sweet knifes for the money. I am ordering 2 more for myself! Quality auto and very well designed. So many to choose from.Thanks Blade HQ for introducing me to these great knifes.

Great Knife
Jeff M. on Aug 12, 2019

I have had several Boker knifes they just keep getting better . I lost my last one so I got a new one . They make them to use and stay sharp.

Perfect auto for anyone
Aaron S. on Jul 19, 2019

I’ve had this bad boy for a few months now and it’s still a champ! Thousands of deploys later, it still kicks like a donkey. It’s just like the classic, but the blade shape is much more utilitarian, and great for cardboard, which is what most of us use out knives for anyway. The aus 8 hasn’t needed sharpening yet, so that’s reassuring. The blade and pocket clip have started to wear, as they are painted, but no damage other than cosmetic.

Reverse Tanto
Parker M. on Jul 16, 2019

The knife came in earlier than expected and very great quality. The spring is very strong and smooth. Would definitely recommend

Love this reverse Tanto blade!
Lou B. on Jul 8, 2019

Aside from the grip, the finish the edge and the design, this is the first reverse tanto I have used. It is great for most of my chores. I may even try some detail carving with it.

David M. on Jan 25, 2019

One of the best work knives I have ever used. I’ve had another style blade for a couple years and no problems. I have to say I broke the tip off prying on something but I shaped it into a sheepsfoot easily and as I’m an electrician, I like it even better but it’s now a bit short for the handle when closed. Can I suggest that for a new style blade. It’s true that the paint comes off the blade easily but I disassembled the knife soon after realizing that fact and removed the paint from the blade because I’m ocd and have the means to make it my own. It’s a great knife, I strongly suggest it. I have to add I’ve bought two more for friends but will be modified before gifting. I use it many times every day, along with a blue/red DMT sharpener, it’s the perfect combo.

Mathew B. on Aug 27, 2018

I love this blade!! Super sharp nice snap and blade is out. Handle feels great in hand. Like the wharncliffe blade a lot!! What I like best is the weight.. won’t weigh my chef pants down when I carry it at work

Frickin sweet dude!
Jason B. on Jun 7, 2018

Well when I got it it wouldn't deploy, but it turns out it just needed some breaking in. 5 minutes later it's f*cking awesome. Great blade. Fast deployment. I'm kinda glad I had to break it in at first. Shows how solid this spring is. Super fast action. You get what you pay for. I see others also mention "best automatic for under 50 dollars" I must agree. 5 stars overall, 10 stars for the price. Buy it. This is my second boker automatic via Blade HQ.

The best value automatic knife
Hunter G. on Jan 5, 2018

This knife has a very strong, positive, action that snaps right into place every time. This is one of my beater knives and I've put it through a lot, but I've never had a single problem with the lockup. You won't find a better automatic knife in this price range.

First Automatic
Angel L. on Aug 12, 2017

Pretty nice knife, after a few days there was a slight bit of blade play, but a quick tighten got it all good. Action is fast and smooth so no fear of opening in pocket. Worth the price

Great fast action.
James M. on May 9, 2017

Love the action on this knife. Fast and crisp. The blade shape is good too. Did not come the sharpest from factory but that is easily remedied.

Excellent small EDC
George P. on May 2, 2017

I'll admit I am not normally a fan of assisted knives or autos but this little guy has won me over. It came very sharp and the action is... snappy, to say the least. Only con is that it can be quite loud when opened. The button takes a hard push to actuate which I suspect is a safety feature. The pocket clip is deep carry and hides the knife completely. Ergos are excellent! I am a fan of this style of blade, it is pretty utilitarian. The tip is very fine so this won't be a prying knife. This will be in my regular EDC rotation.

Love mine
Kurt m. on Apr 1, 2017

Great little blade

My favorite AK74
Daniel W. on Mar 2, 2016

This is one of the coolest AK74s out there. The blade is thin behind the edge and crazy sharp. The tip is really pointed and it looks unique and tactical. I have owned mine for 2 years and I do baby it (stays at home, can't EDC an auto). The knife fires hard and has outstanding ergos as all AK47s do. A must for any collection of AK74s, big or small. Buy now because these do sell out at times.

Great knife
Richard e. on Jan 14, 2016

This is a great knife it's very sturdy and opens hard. Mine came very sharp I've had it about two weeks and have carried everyday to see how durable it is and so far it's been awesome (2 weeks isn't long but I like it a lot so far). It took 3 days to ship and arrived in perfect condition.

I love it.....but
Richard K. on Jan 30, 2023

For the price (I paid $39.95) this knife is a good value. However, the finish on the frame is terrible. After carrying for a couple of months, the finish has worn off all the edges leaving the silver color of the underneath metal. Again, I love this knife. It's fun to play with and easy to carry. Just wish the finish was more robust.

My favorite EDC
Scott S. on Jan 21, 2022

Easy sharpening, good edge retention, and my favorite blade shape. It makes me smile every time I open one. Handles fade quickly, scales corrode easily, needs care in cleaning. I wish it was a little bit bigger.

Love it
Noah P. on Dec 17, 2018

It came sharp and very pointy. It is a great look, but only one down side is the finish. It wears off very easy. I have carried for about a week. The blade and pocket clip have some paint missing. I liked it so much I bought another one just different blade.

Love this blade
Alan F. on Jan 19, 2018

Deep pocket clip, comfortable in the hand. Sharp. Lots of looks when you pull it out. Buy it.

Best automatic under $50
Jonah H. on Jan 5, 2018

Got this last year and so far has held an edge well. The action is strong and the button has to be pressed into the handle decently far. It disappears into my pocket and I hardly notice it's there. I am taking a star off for the pocket clip since it is ugly as sin and the end kinda scoops up too much. If it was replaced by a straight pocket clip, it would be 5 stars for sure.

Cool little knife!
Brandon G. on Jan 13, 2016

I received this knife in a few days after ordering it, so shipping was quick. One complaint, the box has factory sealed stickers on it that were both cut when I got it. The knife had been opened already and played with at BHQ, fingerprint smears all over the blade. With that off my chest, the knife itself is a really nice auto for this price point. The size was a little smaller than I was expecting, but the contours fit in my hand comfortably. Plenty of grip with the top and butt jimping, molded in texture, and finger contours in the aluminum handle. Blade deployment took a lot of pressure on the push button at first, but the action is smoothing out with use. Fires out very quick and has a satisfying snap when locked open. Locked position is tight. Push button requires a deep push, so no worries about accidental deployment in the pocket. The clip is a little funky looking, but the ripples actually give your fingers something to hook onto when pulling it out of your pocket. It is a deep carry clip but has only right hand tip up carry option. Blade is shaving sharp out of the box, typical Boker. Fit and finish is excellent and the blade is perfectly centered in the handle when folded. Time will tell how the finish holds up, the clip and handle are painted while the blade seems like it has a coating of some sort. I typically like the Wharncliffe shape blades because it suits me better for the work I do with them. This blade worries me a little due to the extreme thinness at the tip. You will really have to be careful and absolutely not do any prying or digging with the tip. All in all, I am happy with my purchase, and would do so again, but I might opt for a different blade shape due to the tip thinness.

A bit disappointed
DEAN S. on Dec 3, 2021

Nice knife and shipping was fast. A little disappointed with the blade, not very sharp at all out of the box.

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