This Blade HQ Exclusive Boker Kalashnikov features a satin finished D2 blade and an black aluminum handle.
In 1947, Mikhail Kalashnikov completed development of a rifle designed to arm millions of Soviet soldiers. It is now known as the AK-47 and remains in active use to this day, being the most manufactured rifle in history. It is so loved because it gets the job done, is very economical, and keeps ticking, no matter what you throw at it. The Boker Kalashnikov knife is inspired by the iconic weapon, with a simple design, no frills, and maximum functionality. The Kalashnikov is made of high-performance, high-value materials. It has a strong lock, dependable action, and a handle that just wants to go to work. The Kalashnikov truly is a knife that makes its namesake proud!
Looking to add some flare to your Kalashnikov? Check out these sleek Flytanium pocket clips! These pocket clips only fit the regular models not the Mini or the XXL.
*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 warranty the conversion/spring of these knives for one (1) year from date of purchase.
I won’t subject you to any more redundancy in my review, safe to say that this knife overly met all my stringent expectations. As it was a gift, it absolutely had to be perfect, and it was in every way. I opted for the “satin” blade finish. The black-bladed models are stunning, but even the highest quality black paint will assuredly show bright scratches if the blades are actually used. This beautiful and uniform satin/brushed finish will allow you to touch up all but the deepest scratches should they ever occur, and I suspect with only a fine abrasive. I did find that the tiniest drop of oil from a needle-like precision oiler, and an equally almost imperceptible dot of Molybdenum grease to the pivot and release button did help to fairly quickly smooth out the deployment. This is unquestionably a great knife! I don’t feel you will be disappointed in any way... ~Bob Patterson~
WELL MADE .SMOOTH OPERATION,SOLID. WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN....
Boker auto knife, hands down the best for the price. Ordered 3 so far, every time I order one someone in my family wants it. Well designed, well made, very sharp out of box, easy to sharp, snap opens every time, and best of all it fits my hand very well. As long as you have this, I'll keep buying it. I love it!
This is a great EDC knife and have purchased 5 for gifts. Can not go wrong with this knife. It opens smoothly, has a comfortable, solid feel when holding and is easy to sharpen. Perfect!
For the price it is unbeatable. I have been a knife sharpener for years and have sharpened high end to mid grade steels. This blade being AUS8 does not bother me as it is easy to sharpen, I could see how someone that has to send a knife to be sharpened would choose a higher end steel to keep sharpening costs down but AUS8 is fine with me I just touch it up from time to time. I have always wanted a auto and figured for the price it would be a good EDC option.
I am now up to 3 of these knives. The first one was a present from my son. The second I gave as a present to a friend and the 3rd I carry for work. I work at a county target range where I pull skeet and trap. The job is knife intensive due to the need to continually cut open boxes of targets, plastic wrap which holds the cases of targets to the pallets and other knife related duties. It always opens, holds an edge well and has become my number one “go to” tool! Thanks for an excellent product.
I LOVE THIS KNIFE, SPRING IS VERY STRONG, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. COMFORTABLE TO USE. I WILL SURE I WILL BUY SOME MORE. I RECOMMEND.
This is one of the first auto knives I ever purchased. The only complaint I have about it is the addiction"that I blame this knife for" for buttery smooth autos. For the price you cant beat the snappy action this knife has. I would love to see this dagger version with a higher end steel. I would totally recommend to anyone who is even remotely interested in an auto.
First knife I bought from BladeHq and the quality for a $40 knife is unreal. Great auto action and hand feel. If I had one con not really sharp out of the box, but the blade sharpens easily. Only took 2 days to receive, A+ BladeHq!!
Great action, Great manufacturer, Great price, Great BladeHQ, what more can I say!
I love my Boker Kalashnikov Auto! Fantastic piece. However, when I got it I noticed it was less than razor sharp. I contacted customer service and they had me send it back, and promptly returned it to me razor sharp! BLADE HQ is now my exclusive purveyor of cutlery!
I purchased 2 of these.... one for myself and one for my wife. My version is the 'raw' version, (clip point, my wifes is a tanto) meaning no paint (the paint comes off very easily on these knives, and the raw version I dont worry about that, and to me, it looks great). One amazing thing about this knife... you can adjust the screw to zero blade play, and its still insanely snappy.... very fast blade action, there is no safety on this knife so be careful. Having said that the button has some travel before firing and is stiffer than a lot of autos (my benchmade afo ii for example). This knife is very well made, extremely easy to sharpen (steel on the $40 version, the most common model, is aus 8 so its budget friendly but decent... much better than gas station rubbish). Easy to take apart and put back together for cleaning etc. Note : The box will have been opened when you receive it..... The auto is a conversion by Bladehq themselves. This is easily the best auto for under $50. Very sturdy, snappy, and a good EDC for light duty. It needs sharpening fairly often if its your EDC, given its not premium steel... but come on.... Its 40 bucks!! very good knife, and a great first auto buy.
People, I keep reading all of these reviews talking about the " box was opened ". Yes it has been turned from a manual to an auto by a Blade HQ techs that's why the seal has been broken..
This a good well built knife for the money. The blade can use a little sharpening. My only complaint is Blade HQ sent me a knife which had been opened, safer seal on both sides of box had been cut. But, the knife appears to be unused.l
Great knife for the price. Have had mine for several years and always go back to carrying it.
I own several Boker's, this one is my favorite. The workmanship is top notch, and the satin finish blade looks great. The knife deploys quickly and smoothly. No blade wobble, and the blade is centered perfectly. The best forty bucks I've spent in awhile.
I ordered mine recently, it arrived less than a week later, shipping from Utah to my State of Texas where its legal to carry a switch Blades within certain parameters of which the Boker Kalashnikov Dagger fits easily. Now to the knife ! Price is awesome for the quality!!! Blade was pretty sharp, but.... not quite sharp enough for me (sorry guys, you can't please everyone) and I'm fanatical about my blades being sharp. It wasn't quite sharp enough to shave hair with, but after 20 minutes it was where I wanted it. This is by far the best knife company. Service-- shipping-- pricing--quality of products everything is just awesome! You won't be disappointed. I've been buying from other online knife companies, with no problems, but BladeHQ just beats the competition hands down. New customer. For life!
My first auto, and it's a bit addictive to play with at my (home!) desk. I really do want a Microtech Ultratech OTF D/E but...That's pricy. Not saying I won't get one, but I need to wait and sell more (art) work first. This knife is affordable, and so far, seems quite high quality. I also love the swedge/false edge. It's thin, and really adds to the "dagger" look. All in all, a great knife, and for the $$, you really can't go wrong. PS: I am curious...The Boker 'safety seal' stickers were cut when I received it. Is that Blade HQ quality control? Did I receive a returned product? It's fine; there's nothing wrong with the knife. It's pristine...But still, I wonder about that.
Changing my review from 2 to 5 stars. Knife would open less than half the time initially. After "working" the knife and "breaking it in" it works great! I will be ordering more
Purchased my first automatic which was the Boker Kalashnikov 74 Automatic with AUS8 blade. Super fast deployment and the blade is good and tight when open. No blade play what so ever! Perfect size and weight. For $37.00 you can't beat it. Very nice knife.
Bought two of these one for me and one for my buddy... great investment. They came fast and fairly sharp out of the box, good smooth solid lockup. I'll definitely be buying more for gifts.
This is really a awesome knife for the money so fast , light and made pretty darn well. A really good size knife to have in your pocket not too little not too big. I do like a auto I like this one so much I have the one with the s30v blade steel on the way can't wait to get it awesome knife. I wished they would make a model just a bit bigger that would be nice I'd definitely buy it.
Great blade, awesome auto mechanism and I love the locking system. However, I didn't realize the scales are painted and after only a few days of carrying it, the paint is starting to chip from rubbing against coins in my pocket... I know this doesn't affect the utility of the knife, but I would rather have anodized or perhaps G10 scales. Still a great knife for the money, I'm just nit picking...
Is the steel the best? No, but AUS8 is a good user steel that sharpens well. Is the action good? Very! Is it a good price? Very! Would buy again! and i'm hoping for some good steel upgrade runs!
Great knife for the price only flaw I’d say is mine is not as fast to open as a friend of mine but still an awesome knife still recommend to anyone looking for a great auto for a great price.
I have been using this knife since September 19th when I received it as my EDC. Today It wouldn't open automatically at all! Blew it out with compressed air and lubed it with a few drops of Benchmade blue around the pivot and firing mechanism. Finally it started working again! Boker will not take back any autos for repair, but, hopefully, BladeHQ could take care of any problems??? Anyway, it's a great knife for the money; I just hope it keeps on working.
I wanted to see for myself all the hoopla given to this knife. It's price is not bad for an automatic and it feels good in hand. The only drawback is it is dull. Very dull. Of course it will be sharpened to a nice razor sharp polished edge.
Oh highly recommend this knife to anyone, but the thing is opt for the satin finish. I bought the red and black version and the paint on the blade and button started to chip off within the first month. For 50 dollars you can’t use $2 in cerakote??
I have a Boker Strike...and I love that knife. I am very in tune with the feel of the knife in hand and on open and close. I'm able to close both the Strike and the Kalashnikov with one hand (not advised for everyone). It's a feature I like very much and makes using the knife more enjoyable. My strike is a drop point...the Kalashnikov was the spear. The knife arrived with a sharp blade and a centered blade...perfect score so far. First issue I had was that the spear point, with a very thin back blade made one hand closing very difficult. Additionally, the thin profile of the overall spear point blade made me feel that I would not be comfortable using the knife the way I normally use my knives...I'm rough on them. So, two strikes against it, I opted to return it. That said, I have since ordered the drop point Kalashnikov and am hopeful that it will alleviate both my issues. In short, great knife, just wasn't a fan of the blade I chose (might be good for others).
Pros: Cheap, functions well, cheap, feels good in the hand, cheap. Cons: I have 3 Cold Steels in AUS8, all will hold an edge better than this knife. My opinion is Boker's AUS8 is too soft. The knife came very dull which lead to a lot of time changing the edge....which by the way, rolls very easily. The pocket clip needs to be reversible and half the size it currently is. I realize its not a high dollar knife, however, simple changes would make it far better with little to no extra expense. This knife has more potential than as is. I wish I would have spent the extra money on a Kershaw Blur.
I received my knife today after ordering it a few days ago. The cutting edge looks like it has been ground but not sharpened. The knife is dull except at the dagger point. It is exceptionally pokey. The seals on my box were open. I assume that the knife was converted to automatic after it was manufactured. The action is still a little stiff but I hope it loosens up as I play around with with it.