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Boker Kalashnikov Tanto Automatic Knife (3.25" Black) KALS74BT

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Boker Kalashnikov Tanto Automatic Knife (3.25" Black) KALS74BT
MSRP: $69.95
Our Price: $39.95
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Item #BHQ-0619

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.50"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • 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:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kalashnikov
  • Model Number:KALS74BT
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.50"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • 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:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kalashnikov
  • Model Number:KALS74BT
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Boker Plus Automatic Knife KALS74 Knife features a black coated aluminum handle with molded finger grips and recessed button. The design is thin, elegant, and comfortable. The 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). All Kalashnikovs come with a pocket clip. 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:

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Jason H.
08-26-2019
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.
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Matt B.
12-31-2018
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.
Okay, stick with Kershaw
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carlos b.
12-18-2018
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.
Great deal for the price
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Clay L.
05-18-2018
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.
OK - Button is gritty / had already been opened.
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Matt H.
04-21-2018
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.
My favorite knife
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Robert M.
04-09-2018
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!
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Isaac H.
01-06-2018
Awesome knife! Auto action opens quickly. Great automatic!
Love It
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Katelyn G.
01-06-2018
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.
Nice automatic
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Kalani M.
01-05-2018
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.
So good
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Matt D.
01-05-2018
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
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Roger M.
04-10-2017
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
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Allen T.
06-29-2015
Really well made, had to oil it a little to help the deployment but over all its a great knife.
Boker Automatic
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John B.
06-16-2015
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.
Great Value
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Donald M.
04-22-2015
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.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

The Boker Plus Automatic Knife KALS74 Knife features a black coated aluminum handle with molded finger grips and recessed button. The design is thin, elegant, and comfortable. The 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). All Kalashnikovs come with a pocket clip. 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:

Read More
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.50"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • 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:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kalashnikov
  • Model Number:KALS74BT
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Tough as Nails
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Jason H.
08-26-2019
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.
Something is off
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Matt B.
12-31-2018
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.
Okay, stick with Kershaw
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carlos b.
12-18-2018
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.
Great deal for the price
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Clay L.
05-18-2018
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.
OK - Button is gritty / had already been opened.
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Matt H.
04-21-2018
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.
My favorite knife
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Robert M.
04-09-2018
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!
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Isaac H.
01-06-2018
Awesome knife! Auto action opens quickly. Great automatic!
Love It
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Katelyn G.
01-06-2018
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.
Nice automatic
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Kalani M.
01-05-2018
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.
So good
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Matt D.
01-05-2018
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
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Roger M.
04-10-2017
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
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Allen T.
06-29-2015
Really well made, had to oil it a little to help the deployment but over all its a great knife.
Boker Automatic
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John B.
06-16-2015
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.
Great Value
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Donald M.
04-22-2015
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.
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