Boker Kalashnikov Automatic Knife Black (3.25" Bead Blast)

Item #BHQ-0103
MSRP: $69.95
Our Price: $42.99


  • 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: Bead Blast
  • 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
  • Model Number: 01KALS74
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Bead blasted, drop point blade in AUS-8 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 D2 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.

Customer Reviews

use it
PATRICK P. on Jan 5, 2018

Great EDC. My relatives enjoyed getting these knives as gifts from me.

Classic auto
jeffrey j. on Jan 16, 2015

This one has grown legendary status in the knife community, for affordable autos. It, for me, has lived up to it's reputation. For the price, I just can't see a better auto knife on the market. The Aus8 steel doesn't get alot of love, but it is really easy to sharpen, and takes a very keen edge. I've had no issues with mine, and even bought the smaller version, to carry as a companion to this one. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a cheaper, but reliable, auto.

Great knife!
Johnathan s. on Sep 4, 2021

It’s snappy. It’s solid. It’s a great fit in my hands.. for the price you can’t go wrong. It’s sharp out of the box! The only thing I’m not digging is the pocket clip. I don’t like the waves on it. But that’s no big deal. I think these discontinued ones will be collectable one of these days. So grab em while you can! Love the ak 47 mag box. Nice touch!

Boker Auto
LEE B. on Jan 13, 2020

I have numerous Boker knives so I expected a quality product. Bought the 3.25" inch blade because I am always trying to open knife one handed. This is sturdy and great price. One of my brother in laws saw it at Christmas and went crazy about the ease of use. I did buy him one and also bought a (mini) for me. Highly recommend this especially if you are dealing with any arthritis in your hands.

Great knife
Chris A. on Apr 7, 2015

This is a must have!! I got mine in and I'm %100 satisfied, razor sharp out of the box, sturdy, fires right open like it supposed to, no problems what so ever. Yes I highly recommend getting this knife, this is the full size version feels nice in the hand and I'm happy to have this knife. I say get one before they sell out or you'll be stuck for months, great for the price and worth the money, no complaints here.

Excellent value
Jared I. on Apr 12, 2019

Very snappy action for a 40 dollar knife. Mine came in perfect condition, no blade play and centered. Not overly sharp but I have come to expect that from the factory. Pleasantly surprised enough to immediately order the XHP version.

Kalashnikov 74 automatic knife
Michael W. on Jul 5, 2019

Excellent value. Knife opens with authority and is sharp. Fits great in the Linos Kydex Sheath.

Ryan H. on Aug 6, 2016

Guys as much as I'd like to say "Please stop buying this knife" it would only be so I can get another ordered... I love it, anytime anyone needs to cut something they ask for mine so they can see it in action. As soon as they cut with it, they buy one and ask me to put an edge on it... Tip if you are hard on your edge, get the S30 steel, a bit better edge retention than the AUS-8. I have both, love both, use them every day for two years now, and the action is as tight as the day I bought it... PERFECTION, 'nuff said.

Sharp, snappy, fun!
Richard D. on Jan 27, 2020

I discovered Blade HQ through their entertaining and informative videos. Being more of a gun guy, but always having wanted an automatic knife, I followed their recommendation for a Boker Kalashnikov. This is a sharp, snappy little knife - a perfect entry level item at a great price. While I have no idea how it will hold up over time, this is a great value and a lot of fun.

A Great EDC Knife
Mitchell M. on Jan 12, 2018

Been using this knife for a few months now and really like it. The push button was a little gritty at first but with some oil and use it has smoothed up nicely. I got it for $30 on sale and I don't think you can find a better auto for the money.

Good beater
erik s. on Sep 8, 2019

I work in construction and seem to loose expensive as soon as get them. this knife is perfect beater ,seems to be well made,comfortable and doesn't break the bank.

boker kalasnikov
garey g. on Nov 2, 2019

great knife my new edc solid and sturdy I even sleep with it in my pocket use it for everything from cutting rope cardboard light wood stripping wire and even cutting meat and vegatables haven't sharpened it yet and I can still shave through paper great gift for any man highly recommend buy a bunch for Christmas gifts you cant go wrong

Great automatic knife
Justin Z. on Feb 24, 2015

Everyone should know just how good this knife is by now. The only thing lacking in this knife is the handle, which is just a painted aluminum alloy, and is not very grippy at all, and the pocket clip is a little funky. But at this price, there isn't really much to complain about. On a side note, for some reason the spring in my kalashnikov broke in about a week. BHQ sent my two new springs completely free, but one of those two broke in a week as well. The third spring has been going strong for about 7 ish months now. Guess there was a bad batch or something, IDK.

William B. on Jan 19, 2018

I have had one of these for about 10 yrs. now and it has held up exceptionally well. Love it so much that when I saw it on sale before Christmas I purchased another in case something ever happens to my original one.

Everybody Should Own One of These!
Chris C. on Sep 15, 2018

What an amazing knife. There is less blade play on this thing than automatics that cost 5 x as much and the blade on mine is perfectly centered! I got this because I wanted an EDC for work and I'm almost scared to use it for that purpose because it's so nice. When they go on sale next, I'll be picking up a few more. The first time I pressed the button, the knife jumped ot of my hand! Very Snappy! Blade HQ was awesome! Thanks!

E. Showalter
ed s. on Dec 8, 2019

very nice knife, well made and a bargin price

Great EDC
kevin k. on Jan 19, 2018

Several years old and still my EDC workhorse.

Boker Kalashnikov automatic
Mary E. on Jan 18, 2020

Liked it so much I ordered another one

Exceptional !!!!
jay l. on Jan 5, 2018

Loved by all for good reason. Exceptional for it's price, and definitely worth it.

Nice Knife
David W. on Oct 28, 2019

I picked this up to have an alternative to my more expensive knives for tough or messy chores. For 40 bucks I can't fault it...the aluminum scales have a tough, substantial feel, I really like the four finger grooves for a good grip, the action is snappy, it's lightweight and the deep-carry clip is ugly but works fine. I like the jimping on the spine and frame. The centering is good and lockup is tight. AUS8 steel is nothing to write home about but it takes an edge just as sharp as anything premium. After buying mine I found it on another site in D2 and S30V for a few bucks more and I'm considering buying a second one, it's that good. Somehow it's found its way into my EDC selection even though I have knives that cost five times more. It's cheap enough that I won't cry if I lose it. It's just a well-made, tough knife and way better than your average beater. Plus it's an auto and fun to fiddle with. Don't think twice, pick one of these up.

Super Sharp !
STANLEY V. on Dec 21, 2015

Great Automatic... was suggested by the Blade HQ staff... Thanks.. Bought satin dagger and 100% satisfied.

Love this knife
Mark M. on Aug 24, 2022

I love this knife as much as I did when I got my first two of them. When I seen it was being discontinued I got another one. Price is great and I think these are made better than the ones a hundred dollars more. Thanks Blade HQ for all the great service and fast shipping.

Daniel W. on Jul 15, 2017

This is an excellent knife, especially for the price. It is my work knife, which actually means a lot due to the fact that I work in a chemical plant. All day this bad boy is cutting pallet strapping, cardboard, zip ties, shrink wrap, and, most importantly, getting doused in a variety of acids and caustics; and it keeps on chugging. There is no rust on it, and I don't regularly clean it. I liked this knife so much as a work knife that I bought another to have at home. The fit and finish is excellent, and it preforms for me all the time. The action was a little gritty at first, but it smoothed out after about 20-40 activations.

Great Value
Tom K. on Oct 17, 2019

This is my first Boker. Im kinda mad at myself for waiting this long to get one. For the money this knife is great. Came pretty sharp, blade centering was good and there is almost no blade play. The action is fast and strong. Great EDC and a blast to just fiddle with. Will not be my last Boker

So excited for it to get old.
Aaron S. on Jan 17, 2018

The first thing I noticed about this knife is its kick when you deploy it. It really surprised me, (so much so that I almost dropped it). The coolest this is that I've had it for about 4 months and it wears really cool! No damage, but the paint just kinda rubs off in a very aesthetically pleasing way. 10/10 would recommend.

A Great Knife At Minimal Cost
Lyle Y. on Mar 13, 2019

I bought this knife a few years ago and put it in my display case with a collection of other automatics. After carrying an OTF-DA for a few years and playing around with it several times, I decided to change things up and have a go at it as my new EDC knife and buy another for my case. I've previously researched this knife and found great reviews on it. I've carried the Boker Magnum with the "tanto" blade and found it to be a very reliable and tough, so I reasoned this knife would perform equally as well. The Boker Plus Automat Kalashnikov 74 is indeed just as reliable and tough. In fact, as far as cutting goes, the bead blasted drop point blade on this knife easily out performs that of the Magnum. It's razor sharp edge and flat grind make cutting a breeze and it holds its edge very well. It opens fast with authority and locks up good and tight. The blade centering is spot on. There is absolutely no blade play (if there is any side to side blade play, simply tighten the pivot screw). The handle is very comfortable and hasn't created any hot spots on my hands even with continual use. This knife is by far the best knife in its class and worth every penny.

Great Value Knife
Jason K. on Jul 11, 2019

This thing is fun and snappy. Hard to complain about a $40 auto, but absolutely hate the clip. Looks like a piece of bacon.

Great Value for under $40
Trey C. on Jan 8, 2019

Regardless of any other less than positive reviews say about this knife, you are getting value under $40. Mine wasn’t very sharp right out of the box but it took 2-3 minutes to sharpen it to my PREFERENCE. Deployment speed is good, had to tweak the pivot screw to get my DESIRED speed. I would buy it again and is in the rotation for everyday use.

great edc auto for the price
Thomas F. on May 18, 2018

ive had this for about a year now and i love it ! the action is super strong and quick and lock up is tight only wish the blade was upgraded to maybe D2 but hey for a sub 40.00 auto i wont complain !

Boker Kalashnikov's
William M. on Jan 19, 2018

I have the standard size and the mini. For the money, these knives are great EDC's. Quick and solid opening action. Great deals at Blade HQ.

Nice but not perfect.
Zachary G. on Nov 30, 2018

I don't know exactly what I expected for 35.00, but I expected more than I received. Horizontal and vertical blade play, paint on the aluminum handles is already coming off and I've only had it a week. I like it, but I don't love it. If you are an extremely picky person (like I am) when it comes to your knives, spend a little more. I've seen better quality for less money.

I bought 2
Sully C. on Oct 13, 2019

One of them is superb quality. Strong button and kicks hard. The other has a weaker button and a weaker spring. I don’t know what to make of this. There could be a discrepancy in quality control between batches. The presentation in box is nice. They’re bigger than I initially thought, but that’s what specifications are for. I’d recommend buying one only if you’re looking for an automatic, otherwise there are better blades to buy.

Don L. on Feb 24, 2015

I bought two the dagger blade satin and this one. The speed and lock up is excellent in these. I expected a little play in the blade and was wrong. Exceptional value and solid little knife can't go wrong. Order one, you'll be pleased!! Now if they'll get boker to make a 4.125 up to 5'' blade and appropriate sized handle you'll have a solid tactical set up!!

James G. on Mar 8, 2019

Not as sharp as I expected and the grinds are uneven on the cutting edge. Lock up is secure and it deploys well. Not bad for a 40 boker

It's a decent knife, but I expected a little more.
Matt G. on Feb 10, 2019

It's an okay knife. Very snappy on the blade deployment. I will more than likely tune this to my liking. The blade wasn't as sharp as I like, but that's not a big deal since I usually sharpen all my blades to my preference anyway. I was a little disappointed with the grittiness of the push button. Hopefully, with time, it will wear in better.

Nice knife but not one of my favorites
Scott W. on Jun 12, 2018

I have the chrome version of this knife and I like the grip and blade and it’s very sharp. But I have one of the earlier versions so the automatic is a little sluggish but I hear that the newer ones are snappier. I think they also offer a new spring kit for this one if I wanted to do that. It would probably make me like it better. I carried it as my EDC until I got my Boker Warrior Tanto tip in copper and green and then it became my EDC. Not a bad knife but I’d want to know for sure if it’s more snappy on the automatic now before I bought another one.

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