So as more and more states have kind of amended their laws over the last several years, we’ve seen a real surge in the popularity of automatic knives and a lot of stuff out there today. So this is a really good time to kind of see what’s out there and dip your toes into the market if you maybe haven’t bought an automatic knife before. Now, automatic knives are different from assisted openers where you’re either using a thumb stud or a flipper to act upon the blade. And then a spring takes over and completes the opening action.
With an automatic knife, you’re either pushing a button or sliding a switch, and it’s going to open the blade fully from there.
And there’s kind of two main different styles, there are conventional folding knives, just given the automatic treatment, or there’s an OTF or out the front automatic, and we’ll get into both of those. But I think we’re gonna start with some of the side openers or, or folding automatic knives.
And we’re going to take a look at the push-button mechanisms out there today. I think one of the things that’s kind of more closely associated with the term switchblade than anything else, is the old-school Italian stiletto knives. And for that, you’re going to have kind of a representation of that here.
That’s all I’ve got to show you today. Now, of course, this is not everybody who makes an automatic out there. But I hope this kind of shows kind of a breadth of the range of options out there kind of describes the different styles and gets you a good feel for some things to check out.