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

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


  • 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


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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Daniel W.
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.
Ryan H.
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 !
Great Automatic... was suggested by the Blade HQ staff... Thanks.. Bought satin dagger and 100% satisfied.
Great knife
Chris A.
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.
Don L.
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
Justin Z.
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
jeffrey j.
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.