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Boker Kalashnikov Automatic Knife Black (3.25" Bead Blast) KALS74

MSRP: $69.95
Our Price: $39.95
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Item #BHQ-0103

Specifications

  • 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:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kalashnikov
  • Model Number:01KALS74
  • 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: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:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kalashnikov
  • Model Number:01KALS74
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Kalashnikov 74 automatic knife features a black powder coated aluminum handle with molded finger grips and a tip-up carry pocket clip. The design is thin, elegant and comfortable. The blade is AUS-8 steel with a bead blast finish and a plain edge. The firing button is now flush with the handle to help prevent accidental opening. 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

Great Value Knife
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Jason K.
07-11-2019
This thing is fun and snappy. Hard to complain about a $40 auto, but absolutely hate the clip. Looks like a piece of bacon.
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Michael W.
07-05-2019
Excellent value. Knife opens with authority and is sharp. Fits great in the Linos Kydex Sheath.
Excellent value
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Jared I.
04-12-2019
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.
A Great Knife At Minimal Cost
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Lyle Y.
03-13-2019
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.
Decent
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James G.
03-08-2019
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.
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Matt G.
02-10-2019
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.
Great Value for under $40
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Trey C.
01-08-2019
Regardless of any other less than positive reviews say about this knife, you are getting value under $40. Mine wasnít 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.
Nice but not perfect.
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Zachary G.
11-30-2018
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.
Everybody Should Own One of These!
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Chris C.
09-15-2018
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!
Nice knife but not one of my favorites
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Scott W.
06-12-2018
I have the chrome version of this knife and I like the grip and blade and itís 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 Iíd want to know for sure if itís more snappy on the automatic now before I bought another one.
great edc auto for the price
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Thomas F.
05-18-2018
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 !
Great EDC
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kevin k.
01-19-2018
Several years old and still my EDC workhorse.
Great
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William B.
01-19-2018
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.
Boker Kalashnikov's
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William M.
01-19-2018
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.
So excited for it to get old.
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Aaron S.
01-17-2018
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 EDC Knife
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Mitchell M.
01-12-2018
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.
Exceptional !!!!
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jay l.
01-05-2018
Loved by all for good reason.
Exceptional for it's price, and definitely worth it.
use it
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PATRICK P.
01-05-2018
Great EDC. My relatives enjoyed getting these knives as gifts from me.
Excelent
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Daniel W.
07-15-2017
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.
PERFECT KNIFE - BEST VALUE ON AUTO'S IN THE WORLD
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Ryan H.
08-06-2016
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.
Super Sharp !
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STANLEY V.
12-21-2015
Great Automatic... was suggested by the Blade HQ staff... Thanks.. Bought satin dagger and 100% satisfied.
Great knife
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Chris A.
04-07-2015
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.
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Don L.
02-24-2015
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!!
Great automatic knife
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Justin Z.
02-24-2015
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.
Classic auto
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jeffrey j.
01-16-2015
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.
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Description
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Reviews

Description

The Kalashnikov 74 automatic knife features a black powder coated aluminum handle with molded finger grips and a tip-up carry pocket clip. The design is thin, elegant and comfortable. The blade is AUS-8 steel with a bead blast finish and a plain edge. The firing button is now flush with the handle to help prevent accidental opening. 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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Specifications

  • 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:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kalashnikov
  • Model Number:01KALS74
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Great Value Knife
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Jason K.
07-11-2019
This thing is fun and snappy. Hard to complain about a $40 auto, but absolutely hate the clip. Looks like a piece of bacon.
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Michael W.
07-05-2019
Excellent value. Knife opens with authority and is sharp. Fits great in the Linos Kydex Sheath.
Excellent value
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Jared I.
04-12-2019
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.
A Great Knife At Minimal Cost
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Lyle Y.
03-13-2019
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.
Decent
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James G.
03-08-2019
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.
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Matt G.
02-10-2019
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.
Great Value for under $40
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Trey C.
01-08-2019
Regardless of any other less than positive reviews say about this knife, you are getting value under $40. Mine wasnít 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.
Nice but not perfect.
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Zachary G.
11-30-2018
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.
Everybody Should Own One of These!
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Chris C.
09-15-2018
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!
Nice knife but not one of my favorites
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Scott W.
06-12-2018
I have the chrome version of this knife and I like the grip and blade and itís 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 Iíd want to know for sure if itís more snappy on the automatic now before I bought another one.
great edc auto for the price
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Thomas F.
05-18-2018
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 !
Great EDC
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kevin k.
01-19-2018
Several years old and still my EDC workhorse.
Great
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William B.
01-19-2018
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.
Boker Kalashnikov's
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William M.
01-19-2018
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.
So excited for it to get old.
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Aaron S.
01-17-2018
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 EDC Knife
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Mitchell M.
01-12-2018
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.
Exceptional !!!!
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jay l.
01-05-2018
Loved by all for good reason.
Exceptional for it's price, and definitely worth it.
use it
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PATRICK P.
01-05-2018
Great EDC. My relatives enjoyed getting these knives as gifts from me.
Excelent
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Daniel W.
07-15-2017
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.
PERFECT KNIFE - BEST VALUE ON AUTO'S IN THE WORLD
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Ryan H.
08-06-2016
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.
Super Sharp !
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STANLEY V.
12-21-2015
Great Automatic... was suggested by the Blade HQ staff... Thanks.. Bought satin dagger and 100% satisfied.
Great knife
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Chris A.
04-07-2015
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.
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Don L.
02-24-2015
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!!
Great automatic knife
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Justin Z.
02-24-2015
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.
Classic auto
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jeffrey j.
01-16-2015
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.
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