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

MSRP: $69.95
Our Price: $39.95
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Item #BHQ-2277


  • Overall Length:7.50"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • 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:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kalashnikov
  • Model Number:01KALS74F
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


One of the best-selling knives of all time, now with a wharncliffe blade! The Boker Kalashnikov features a black aluminum handle with molded finger grips. The design is thin, elegant and comfortable. The unique wharncliffe reverse tanto style blade is AUS 8 steel and black finished. The hardware on this knife is all black (i.e. screws, firing button, stop pin). Includes a pocket clip for easy carry. The action of this knife is first rate and comparable to that of the Boker Magnum series.

Although this knife does not include a sheath, we have a selection of sheaths made specifically for Boker Kalashnikov knives:


Customer Reviews

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Mathew B.
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.
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.
Love this blade
Alan F.
Deep pocket clip, comfortable in the hand. Sharp. Lots of looks when you pull it out. Buy it.
The best value automatic knife
Hunter G.
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.
Best automatic under $50
Michael H.
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.
First Automatic
Angel L.
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.
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.
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.
Great little blade
My favorite AK74
Daniel W.
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.
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.
Cool little knife!
Brandon G.
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.