Auto Knife (Switchblade) Recommendations?

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Auto Knife (Switchblade) Recommendations?

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Post by HankB » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:21 pm

Well, now that as of Sept 1 automatic knives - switchblades - are legal in Texas, I think I'd like to get one for every day carry. I mostly carry a CRKT M16-03 so something very generally the same size would be ideal . . . single edged so it's not a "dagger" and with a practical length blade, say 3" - 4" or so.

I'm not interested in fancy engraving or a fancy "name" on the knife, just functional, well made, and with good steel . . . not some $20 Chinese junk.

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Post by eureka40 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:41 pm

Try looking around on Blade HQ.

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I bought one from them last month, but I got a rather inexpensive one. Still works good though.

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Post by texanjoker » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:42 am

Never bought one, but GT's in Austin has quite a few.

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Post by Seventhsword » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:32 am

I have a Benchmade that I really like.

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Post by Chemist45 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:56 pm

Just picked up a S&W M&P autoknife MOdel 1600 from GT Distributors in Austin.
Very nice and smooth action - instinctive lock and safety - made in USA.
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They have locations in Dallas and Rossville too:
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Post by randtx » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:44 pm

I carry a Benchmade daily. My favorite knife.


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Post by Jose_in_Dallas » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:16 pm

If I could find one, this is what I would get. Spyderco Citadel. Unfortunately they are no longer being made.

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Post by uthornsfan » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:41 pm

Another vote for benchmade.

The one pictured above is a 9050 AFO. It was my favorite knife until mine was stolen from me. I now carry this.

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Post by carlson1 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:02 am

I found a used one here on the forum. CleverNickname was selling a Benchmade HK 14850 Epidemic double-action out-the-front switchblade.
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Post by eureka40 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:45 am

That HK is a nice knife, I'll have to look that one up.
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Post by PBratton » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:48 am

I settled on the Gerber Covert Auto. Slim and easy fit in the pocket.
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Post by jmra » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:59 am

HankB wrote:Well, now that as of Sept 1 automatic knives - switchblades - are legal in Texas, I think I'd like to get one for every day carry. I mostly carry a CRKT M16-03 so something very generally the same size would be ideal . . . single edged so it's not a "dagger" and with a practical length blade, say 3" - 4" or so.

I'm not interested in fancy engraving or a fancy "name" on the knife, just functional, well made, and with good steel . . . not some $20 Chinese junk.

Suggestions and sources?
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Post by TomsTXCHL » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:38 pm

Isn't it the case that an OTF has to be a single-edged blade and not a "dagger" style (with both sides sharpened)? If yes those are few & far between afaict.

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Post by WildBill » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:23 pm

TomsTXCHL wrote:Isn't it the case that an OTF has to be a single-edged blade and not a "dagger" style (with both sides sharpened)? If yes those are few & far between afaict.
I don't think that's the case that "those are few and far between". Most of the blades of folders, fixed blade and automatic knives have a "false edge" and are not be classified as daggers.

I never really considered an OTF until I read this thread. Since I am left-handed, I like the fact that they are ambidextrous.
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Post by TXCO » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:20 pm

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