The limited edition GTX-025 from Guardian Tactical is their most compact, user-friendly build. You'll be hard-pressed to find a double-action OTF automatic knife with better action anywhere. Though small, it's not tiny, fitting larger and smaller hands comfortably. All of its components are made in the USA, and it includes a pocket clip to keep it secure and accessible by your side. Don't sleep on this excellent design!
Out the front automatic knives are as fun to fidget with as they are practical to use. One perk of OTFs is you can use them with one hand. If that appeals to you, make sure to browse our enormous selection!
The “action” on this thing is as smooth as an OTF could probably be. The only thing you really feel is the recoil. First time I started pushing it I thought the spring must not be attached. But no, it’s just that smooth. Weight is great. It’s light enough to forget it’s there until needed but not so light that it feels delicate like some knives can. My only complaint out of the box would be; the pocket clip is so tight I struggle getting it out of pocket. Which makes me want to add a lanyard, which sadly there is no hole for. But obviously, it was fixable by loosing screw. I have a few other OTFs in the 2.5” blade range because that’s what I prefer. This one is definitely a bigger handle and body, but I find it to be a good thing. It’s not too big, but my heretic feels like a pencil compared to this(only size wise). So after that I’m sitting here trying to think of something negative to say but….
Guardian is my favorite OTF. I like and own all the major players, but Guardian is my favorite daily carry. By far the best action.