Boker Mini Kalashnikov Automatic Knife Dagger (2.5" Black D2)

This Blade HQ Exclusive Mini Boker Kalashnikov features a black D2 blade and a black handle.


  • Black finished dagger blade, upgraded to D2 steel.
  • Push button automatic* opening action.
  • Black coated aluminum handle.
  • Plunge lock mechanism.
  • Deep carry pocket clip.


The Boker Mini Kalashnikov fills all the roles of its larger counterpart, but in a more lightweight, compact package that is ideal for people with smaller hands. The quality materials and quality build promise a knife that wont let you down.

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!

Boker Kalashnikov Knives come in many sizes, a variety of blade shapes, and tons of colors! These knives also come in AUS-8 steel for a price you can't beat!

*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.

Item #BHQ-13398
MSRP: $72.95
Our Price: $54.95
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  • Overall Length: 5.75"
  • Blade Length: 2.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: D2
  • Blade Style: Dagger
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.25"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1.95 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Automatic
  • Opener: Push Button
  • Lock Type: Button Lock
  • Brand: Boker
  • Model: Kalashnikov
  • Model Number: 01KALS110NSOI
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Nice pocket size
William G. on Aug 25, 2021

It is small, but nice size to carry in your pocket. I like it. I have the larger size also and I like it also. Great prices on both that I have purchased. Free shipping on this one. Both have strong springs and were very sharp out of the cool box that they are packaged in. They are made very well. It says they are discontinued. I don't know of they will replace with different models or just stop producing them altogether. Better get one while you can.

Good for my use
Marcus M. on Aug 25, 2021

I've had one of these for many years, used daily for light work, opening boxs ect...and occasionally heavy cutting, which takes the edge away pretty quick, but its easy to sharpen so not a big deal. The action has worked from day 1, no issues but locking in place finally gave up the ghost so time to replace it. Looking at a strike now, hopefully it holds up as well and as long as this one has.

JACK F. on Sep 4, 2020

This handy pocket knife is sweet. Very useful for suit pants as well. I am biting at the bit to use a tormeck small knife holder to put a wicked edge on it. I have no problem with the size and I have large hands. A scalpel edge will make a tight grip overkill.

First Auto
Earl b. on Feb 3, 2020

Bought this during the black friday sale because i wanted to give it a try and as soon as I got it I fell in love with the action of it, it has become my go to for any work around the house from cutting card board to working on my ATV. Also being a ease to sharpen I can run it on a ceramic rod accouple times and I have a edge back on it depending on if the edge has any chips on it. One of the best knives I own

Glad I made the purchase now
Sammy B. on Dec 11, 2019

For years I used Gerber knives as work knives or any other type of knife you could need. Easily purchasable and affordable and sold at WalMart (Rural area here and we dont have many stores). I came across an ad for this site (Great timing as I needed a knife) and saw they had a sale on knives. Started looking for Gerber knives and saw Boker Automatic knives.... I made the purchase and apparently picked this one over the larger version. Its still a great little knife, well built and the auto open is great feature when you cant use both hands. Its a small knife but its a very good one.

Great little knife
James G. on Jul 8, 2019

Nice knife but smaller than I thought it would be. But over all still like the knife. Next time will order the larger one.

James O. on Jun 24, 2019

This is like a mini me version on steroids very fast action,will fit anywhere .

Get one!
Alan F. on Feb 25, 2019

Love it! Lots of fun and locks up tight. A friend saw it and wanted to buy it on the spot, so I ordered him one as a gift. A little dull out of the box, but sharpened up nice.

Nice affordable auto
Jackson B. on Feb 24, 2019

This little knife has great action the blade really pops out. It's a good looking knife. The Aus-8 is easy to sharpen. It's not the best metal, but for the price this is what you get. If you are looking for a small affordable auto this is your knife.

Fun auto
Alex C. on Feb 22, 2019

This was my first auto knife and I love it! It's so fun to play with and it makes me want to get the bigger size too. The deep carry clip is great too.

Bang (snap) For The Buck!
Benny H. on Jan 26, 2019

Plain and simple....SNAPPY. So many reviews and most are spot on. As advertised.

Fantastic auto
Rodney M. on Nov 25, 2018

Originally bought a full size Kalashnikov and loved it. But it was a little big for me. I tried the mini, and now I have 3. It opens strong, blade is centered. Button was a little stiff, but smoothed out quickly. Fantastic knife for the price.

Most fun 30$ knife I’ve ever bought
Jonathan H. on Mar 5, 2018

I find myself snapping this little guy open and closed whenever I sit at my desk. I haven’t tried using it for much besides opening boxes and letters, but that’s why I bought it and it serves its purpose. Great little knife for a nice price, you won’t regret buying it.

Great gift
Robert P. on Jan 19, 2018

Gave this as a gift, which was greatly appreciated. Wonderful start to autos in a state that now allows them.

Love it!
Ricardo A. on Jan 8, 2018

The amazing original design, in a mini size! Awsome action like the full version.

Highly surprised
Eric J. on Jan 7, 2018

Was not expecting this kind of blade at this price point, fires correct every time and is a great little work horse. You won't be disappointed one bit

Fun knife, fast opening.
Matthew B. on Jan 5, 2018

This knife is very fun to play with and is fast opening.

Lucas S. on Jan 5, 2018

Got this knife for my grandpa for christmas and he loves it. He's got shaky hands now so the push button one hand opening works way better for him than using two hands and a fingernail to open his old knife.I highly recommend this knife, very smooth operation.

Excellent Knife
Jeff C. on Sep 29, 2017

This knife is amazing for the money. The workmanship is top notch. The release button is smooth and has just enough resistance to avoid an accident. The blade is centered and has no wobble whatsoever. The clip allows for deep carry in the pocket. It arrived very sharp out of the box. I am very pleased and will order this knife again for gifts.

Great blade for a great price!
Brian C. on Jun 20, 2017

I have a very extensive collection of knives and Böker is one of my favorite foreign knife manufactures. This little pocket knife is a steller knife. Smooth release and no play between the blade and the handle. Everything I would expect from Böker. I am impressed with the size, it is perfect for EVC. I place this piece right there with Benchmade blades in this same case and blade size. Do not let the low price fool you it is a very capable knife that delivers and you will not be let down. It came in a very nice box that is display worthy and it was as described. I would recommend this knife to just about anyone.

JAMES D. on Aug 24, 2021

I just received my knife, and I really like it. It would have been super awesome if they offered the mini's in left hand.

Best automatic bang for your buck
Michael C. on Sep 9, 2019

I'm new to the world of automatics but I have a vast collection of other types of knife. For the price I didn't expect too much but I was pleasantly surprised. So much so that I've already ordered the full size. This knife is small, but you should catch that from it being a mini. It wasn't crazy sharp out of the box, but with AUS8 it only took a few passes on the stone to get the edge cleaned up and ready to play. The action is exactly like they say, very snappy. I look forward to having this little knife in my EDC rotation.

Good Knife for what it is...
Richard H. on Mar 21, 2019

This is my second Boker Kalashnikov. I have a full size straight edge drop point and this Mini straight edge tanto. It's a nice little knife...not great...not terrible. This is a perfect example of getting what you pay for. It's a relatively inexpensive knife made with low-end steel. The aluminum scales can be slick and difficult to hold. The blade was sharp when i got it but rapidly lost its edge after use.'s a $30 automatic (at the time I purchased). All that being said, if I lost it, I would purchase another. In fact, I may be purchased a few more to give as Christmas gifts for sons & sons-inlaw who carry knives.

steven b. on Feb 26, 2019


Nice little blade
Scott K. on Jan 6, 2018

I bought the mini vs. the standard size. I didn't realize it would actually be that small, but I'm use to it now and may add a bigger model to the knife box eventually. It's a well made knife and it flips hard. The blade is centered and it doesn't have any blade play. It was well worth the $25 I spent on it!

I like it
Phillip J. on Jan 5, 2018

I like the knife. Great price point for an automatic. The action is a bit gritty but with time it should be fine.

Great Budget Knife
Mason T. on Jan 5, 2018

My dad loves the opening and the steel holds an edge well for the price.

Great Blade for a Great price!
MARK W. on Jan 5, 2018

This is a nice little automatic open knife .Especially for the price! Blade opens correctly and is sturdy, no wobble when its in the locked open position.

Very Enjoyable
Lake E. on Jan 5, 2018

I like this knife because it's fun to play with and easy to put an edge on. It's not so big that it's a "scary" automatic, although if you do have large hands I would recommend the regular size Kalashnikov.

Not A Bad Blade At All
Joshua W. on Dec 7, 2017

This wouldn't be a knife I would choose to take into a battle, but if I had to I would. It comes with a good solid working edge, when you press the button it opens correctly. Pros: - Excellent ergonomics - Good blade and materials - Quality is phenomenal for the price (rare) Cons: - "Crunchy" action - Slight blade wobble One of my only gripes is the action feels like it has a couple specs of sand. I have tried everything I know to get it out of there but its just got that roughness and never once has it failed to launch.

Fice Nuckin' Knife
Rick S. on Sep 8, 2017

This is a quality little blade, especially for the money. I do wish it had a button lock. Luckily, it comes equipped for tip up carry. I put it in my watch pocket, which it's the perfect size for, and the chances for a dangerous accident are minimal. Snaps open with authority! Blade sharpens nicely, I WILL be using the snot out of it, so I'll know shortly just how well it keeps it. Being a Boker, I'm betting it will do well, even if it's a Taiwan Boker. Gotta believe they wouldn't risk their rep on junk! I like it so much, I'm buying another with a different blade style. It does come in a nice box, but I'd rather have them keep that & drop the price a few bucks. I'm not keeping this knife in the damn box anyway! Just buy one instead of reading fact, buy a couple. You'll buy another anyway, just do it now & save on shipping! P.S. The only reason it's not 5 stars is that I don't give 5 often. When you finally get that spectacular example, you have nowhere higher to go!

Wife knife.
Jared W. on Sep 5, 2020

This was my wife's first knife. She loved carrying it and it fit her small hands well. She quickly grew out of the Aus-8 though. She noticed that it wouldn't keep an edge for long, so she moved on to better steels. It's fun and snappy, but I wouldn't suggest it as a long term edc.

It’s a cutie
Dwayne M. on Sep 5, 2019

Not bad knife. Cool little action on it. Sharp enough so far. I kinda like it more than it’s bigger brother.

Paul P. on Jun 23, 2019

Bought this for my wife to carry in her purse. Small, easy to operate . Works

Not Very Sharp Out Of The Box
Matthew M. on Jan 20, 2018

Fun little knife, but not sharp out of the box

Spring Broke + DULL
Ryan G. on Feb 26, 2019

Initially please / intrigued but the spring release broke in 4 months of very light, edc use. What is more, it was easily the dullest knife I have ever purchased. Disappointed.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
Busted clip
Steven G. on Feb 6, 2019

Sad but true... Bought 4 of these (1 for me, 3 for friends) and was impressed out of the gates. Comes in a cool box that looks like an AK mag. The action on this knife was really nice too. Unfortunately, my clip broke after less than one months use from simple blue jean use. I guess you get what you pay for. Buyer beware.

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