Boker Kalashnikov Tanto Automatic Knife (3.25" D2 Black)

  • Black finished, 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?

*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-0619
MSRP: $66.95
Our Price: $58.95
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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: Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle 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: Button Lock
  • Brand: Boker
  • Model: Kalashnikov
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Great knife and value
Cesare C. on Feb 10, 2020

I’ve been in love with knives for over 55 years and bought my first knife when I was 12. Over the years I’ve had all kinds of knives from bowies to miniature Swiss Army knives. I still have my very first knife which I discovered in my dad’s drawer after he passed away at age 98. But, the Boker Kalashnikov is my first automatic knife and first tanto blade. I’ve wanted an auto for some time and got interested from Blade HQ YouTube videos. I figured I’d try a relatively inexpensive one at first but one with a good customer reputation. So far, I find that the opening mechanism is very snappy and the blade has minimum to no wiggle when opened. The blade itself is sturdy and so far, has shown to keep its edge well although I’ve not used it for tough outdoor tasks. The handle is comfortable and the clip does not sit uncomfortably in the hand. The clip itself is very study and takes some effort to clip to the pocket so no fear that it will dislodge from the pocket accidently. The push button blade release is slightly indented in the handle so there is no fear that it will open in the pocket. I’m not sure if I want the hassle of a blade lock and push button…….I prefer a simple push button or slide release mechanism but not both, so this fits the bill. Overall, I’m very happy with the Kalashnikov and highly recommend it especially for first time buyers. It’s convinced me to shoot for a knife a month or so of different types. One final note…….as for the tanto blade; so far, it’s served me well. I prefer a drop point but so far, I’ve not had any reason to have to dig out another knife for every day carry. Boker has a winner here.

Roland J. on Feb 6, 2020

This is the first order that I made with BLADE HQ, and it will not be my last. This knife exceeded my expectations and it was delivered crazy sharp! It functions flawlessly. You can tell from the time that you pick it up that it is a quality piece of steel that will do what you need it to do. Did I mention that it was sharp? Really a nice piece that can't be beat for the price.

Jim T
JAMES T. on Jan 19, 2020

rugged easy in your hand good spring with nice speed could come sharp but easy to put an edge on it

Excellent quality
Ronald L. on Oct 6, 2019

Knife is as advertised, good price value too.

Tough as Nails
JASON H. on Aug 26, 2019

This is the knife that got me into knives. I bought it three years ago on Blade HQ before I ever even created an account on here. It was after a spring assist Smith & Wesson knife that I had carried for work for a couple years literally fell apart in my hand upon its final deployment. For well over a year, this was my go-to hard task knife to carry for work. I threw everything at it not worried about what happened to it because the price point is so easy on the wallet. After a couple years I upgraded and gave this one to my partner and she still loves it. The black paint has totally worn away on all of it, but I think it just adds character. Until just a few weeks ago, I literally did zero maintenance on it aside from sharpening the AUS8 blade every couple of weeks. I took it apart and it was absolutely filthy, but it was still functioning just great. I think that's just a testament to the durability. And I would actually recommend you don't disassemble this knife as it was a pain to get back together. Ha! All said, I don't know how to kill this knife and feel like it will be around until the blade is sharpened down to a nub. 5 stars is partly for sentimental reasons, yes, but I can really find no flaws with this knife at this price. I'm confident any of the other versions are just as good, which I will buy eventually.

My favorite knife
Robert M. on Apr 9, 2018

This is my favorite knife. It was my first automatic and I couldn't be more pleased. It's sharp and opens great!

Great knife!
Isaac H. on Jan 6, 2018

Awesome knife! Auto action opens quickly. Great automatic!

Love It
Katelyn G. on Jan 6, 2018

This was the first knife I ever got and I love it. The quality is great and I love how the handle was design. Super comfortable to carry because your fingers fit right into the grooves on the handle. Really fast when deployed. Blade was super sharp when I got it. I carry this knife with me everywhere I go. It's become my go-to EDC knife.

So good
Matt D. on Jan 5, 2018

Just the sound it makes when you open it makes it worth it. If you're worried about it not having a safety, don't. The button is recessed enough it won't deploy in your pocket. The action is snappy and it locks up nicely.

Excellent knife
Roger M. on Apr 10, 2017

This knife is well crafted & extremely sharp. The Tanto design is my new favorite. One hand operation & works great with the necklace holster.

great knife
Allen T. on Jun 29, 2015

Really well made, had to oil it a little to help the deployment but over all its a great knife.

Great Value
Donald M. on Apr 22, 2015

For the price, this is an exceptionally well made knife - tight, solid, fast action. I have been collecting knives for many years and have never seen this level of quality at this price before. Boker quality at a bargain price.

Good knife, mostly
Riley T. on Mar 3, 2022

My first thoughts were a great knife, great crisp open, good feel on the button. It came with a pretty darn good edge on it. Overall I like the knife, but after only 1 month the black coating on the blade is already chipping away like it's just a coat of wall paint... not thrilled about that, but whatever, everything else is great.

Great deal for the price
Clay L. on May 18, 2018

I got mine with the copper finish and it looks great! Fun knife with great action. Not too sharp out of the box but a little time on ceramic and presto. Used it for a few days cutting boxes some wood crafting and was impressed with the edge retention. Great lock up especially with the safety in place. I will be ordering more for gifts.

Nice automatic
Kalani M. on Jan 5, 2018

I have been looking for an auto deploy knife for a while now and finally decided to go with this one. The button is a bit stiff but I guess you wouldn’t want it accidentally going off in your pocket! Overall it’s a nice knife with a good weight to it.

Boker Automatic
John B. on Jun 16, 2015

I use this for work, need one handed operation sometimes so it fit the bill and my budget. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. It was razor sharp when received and sharpens back up nicely. It is holding up well so far, I will further review after more service. Some of the other guys liked it so I ordered two more.

Something is off
Matt B. on Dec 31, 2018

Emailed BladeHq because knife I received wasn't up to par. They gave me shipping tag sent back & credited me to order something else. Ordered another of the 70th Anniversary AK74 that came in original order that worked flawlessly.

OK - Button is gritty / had already been opened.
Matt H. on Apr 21, 2018

I received mine from BladeHQ with the Boker safety Seals already broken. The button feels gritty when depressed, and has to be pressed in fairly deep. The knife opens strongly, and the blade seems to be of decent quality.

Wobbly Blade
Edmond W. on Jun 9, 2020

My third Boker. This one is a disappointment because of the wobbly blade. Not worth the trouble to send it back. Need to buy a micro star screwdriver to fix the problem. I have another Boker that has no play on the blade. Another Boker has a little play but not as bad as this one.

Okay, stick with Kershaw
Carlos B. on Dec 18, 2018

Knife was sharp initially but got dull after a couple of uses. The worse part is that the blade has a black coating, it is peeling off at a quick rate and now looks junky. Blade seems to be getting lose. I have bought plenty of pocket knives, I would stick with Kershaw for the price. Even the 20 dollar kershaw seems to be of better quality.

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