Boker Kalashnikov Automatic Knife Black (3.25" Black) KALS74BK

MSRP: $69.95
Our Price: $39.95
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Item #BHQ-3839


  • Overall Length:7.50"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.25"
  • Closed Length:4.25"
  • Handle Thickness:0.66"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.60 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kalashnikov
  • Model Number:KALS74BK
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


This Kalashnikov knife has a black coated AUS-8 stainless steel blade. The comfortable handle is black finished aluminum with molded finger grips and jimping where the handle and blade meet. The design is thin, elegant and comfortable. The action of this knife is first rate and comparable to that of the Boker Magnum series. As with other Kalashnikov knives, this one comes with a pocket clip for easy tip-up carry.

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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I guess you get what you pay for.
Justin J.
I was very excited to get this knife. I read tons of reviews on it and only a few had negative things to say. But when I received it in the mail today I was a little disappointed. First let's start with the good. The action is great, nice and smooth. The blade isn't loose in the handle and the finish on the handle looks great. The finish on the blade is nice as well ( but I did manage to mess that up a little but I will get to that). Now for the bad, one side of the blade has a 27 degree angle on it and the other side has about a 40 degree angle. The plunge line on the blade is about an eighth of an inch off from one side to the other. After about an hour and a half of reprofiling and sharpening, on stones, I managed to get it close to right(that is the part where I messed up the finish on the blade). But all in all for the price it's ok, if you don't mind putting in a little work to get where it should be.
You just can't pass this knife up
Todd B.
Just got this in the mail today. BladeHQ got it to me super fast with just the standard shipping, A+ to them. My initial impression of the knife is great. The auto action has a crisp snap to it, very comfortable in the hand, the blade had a nice edge but I couldn't help myself to mirror polish it. I can't feel any play in the blade at all. It's comfortable to carry in the pocket. It'll probably be my new EDC. For the price I would say you can't beat it.
Great EDC
Anthony P.
I can't believe how good this knife has held up for me, going on a year now and the price to performance is great, I have lots of knives, Spyderco, Protech, Kershaw, so I use this knife as an edc, you can't beat it for the price.
Can NOT beat this knife for the price IMHO!
C. G.
Look, I'm no "knife expert", just an old vet who has a thing for blades. ALL blades. I have way too many and have a hard time passing a nice one by.
This was my first auto--the prices gave me pause--and I thought "Hey, for $40 I'm willing to give it a try.". I'm REALLY glad I did.
The BHQ-upgraded spring probably made a difference, but that authoritative "SNAP!" gave me a chill. Seriously.
I'm not a "steel snob" and not sure it makes a lot of difference. I highly recommend this knife.....and am sure I'll be back to BHQ for another Boker Kalashnikov. I have no will power when it comes to knives.....
Boker Kalashnikov automatic knife
james w.
Perfect in every way! A little tank of a knife. Fires so hard it almost jumps outta yer hand. I bought 3. Perfect gift. 5 stars. For 40 bucks it feels like a 200 dollar knife.Very pleased!
Great knife
Alan E.
This knife has a good action. Knife is very sharp out of the box. For the money spent you can't go wrong. Recommended!!!
At This Price...Buy Two!
Ken L.
Okay, so if you're looking for an 'auto' knife, THIS is the one you want to get. Either the large size (3.25" blade) or the mini, it doesn't matter.

This black one is an EDC for me, and fits very nice in the front pocket. Auto button works great, no hesitation. Extremely sharp OOB.

I also purchased the green 'mini' Kalashnikov, and glad I did. The mini's would make very nice "hide away" knives.

Get em while you can. If they ever get the different colors back in stock, I'll be getting at least three more.
Must have in your collection!
Jorge J.
Great edc knife, it is my workhorse knife that all my friends want to borrow and use.
Great budget automatic knife!
Heath B.
Great knife for the price! Been carrying this knife for a few months now and it has turned into my everyday carry! Thinking about ordering another! And ordering from bladehq is the best! Can't beat the prices and service!
Great auto folder
Joshua P.
This is the first auto that Iíve owned and I could not be more impressed. The blade shape is great for everyday cutting tasks. It came razor sharp and held its edge surprisingly well. I would definitely recommend this knife no matter what level of experience you have with knives.
steven b.
So Iíve been mulling this one over for too long and finally pulled the trigger, I bought one for me and a friend, as soon as I opened the action... BOOM!! Fires right out. Sharp out of box, grip is perfect, not too slick or grippy, clip is deep and itís just plain beautiful. I donít just want one in every color, I need one in every color!
Buy it, seriously!
Paul L.
Very good knife. You wonít be disappointed.
Great knife.Great price
Chris G.
I got the knife within 4 days. It was very sharp and functioned perfectly. Very fast auto action, and it carrys well.I've carried it for a week now and with the recessed deploy button I have not had any accidental openings. The grip is nice. This feels like a more expensive knife. Buy it
Nice knife
Lucas S.
Good knife, great carry size with the pocket clip and very smooth opening. Easy to sharpen when you need to.Good build quality also. I would highly recommend this knife.
Nice little knife
Michael G.
For an inexpensive auto knife it cant be beat. I did have to loosen the blade screw to let the knife open properly. It was just a little too tight. Came pretty sharp just stropped it for a nice edge. Very decent quality for under $40. Great addition to anyones collection.
Exelent Knife
This Boker has 4 years with me, not as EDC but frequently used. Fine action and blade edge. For the price is a wonderful knife.
Awesome knife!!
Nolan H.
Best bang for the buck automatic knife out there!! Perfect weight, great edge on blade from the factory, and the price is amazingly low!! Extremely fast firing too!!
Excellent knife for the price.
Paul V.
One of the best knives for the money that I have ever bought. Blade can shave hair off my arm from the factory and automatic action is strong and reliable. Just picked this one up, and it is just as reliable my first. Owned one of these for well over a year and carry one almost daily. Can cut through rope, boxes, and thick tape like butter. Thumbs way up.
very nice loving it
michael g.
I received my Kalashnikov 74 and its a very nice knife its my first auto and going to be everyday carry. I had only a little problem with mine it would not open on its own the blade screw was to tight. I loosened it a little bit and this this almost fell out of my hand once it opened. It opens very quick and hard. Best 37.00 knife I have gotten.