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You've just found a great source online for automatic knives, a.k.a switchblades or auto knives.

An automatic knife is opened and deployed by pressing a point to activate a spring which fires out the blade; that point can consist of a button, a lever, or an area of the handle that activates a hidden button.

What type of automatic knives are there?

They come 3 basic forms:

Regular side opening automatic knife
Regular, side opening standard shaped

Stiletto shaped automatic knife

Stiletto shaped known as Italian switchblade or Italian

OTF knife
OTF (Out The Front) firing, opening

What are they for?

An automatic knife is ideal form of blade-deploying for hand impaired person, arthritis sufferers and in any situation when there is a need to deploy the blade rapidly and/or without having to look at the knife.

Regular side opening automatic knives are excellent pocket knives, the small one (less than 7in) in particular; over that length or over 3oz weight we recommend to carry one in a belt case or on a clip.

The mid-size and large automatic knives (8in and up) although of tactical purposes as principal, also constitute a good all purpose-maintenance tools; it really depends on its blade-shape, the drop-point type would be the best for that matter.

The Stiletto Switchblade is for tactical purposes, it is designed to stab, hence to impress if not to scare the bejesus out of a foe. On the other hand, it is also the most common pocket knife in Italy where you can see guys curing their nails with it openly, all over the places, hence Italian Switchblade as it is mostly known.

The OTF of the pop-out pop-in sort in particular is the most practical knife you can have if you need to close and open it a lot.j For example, when your job includes serial opening of packages. Note that there are some versions where you need to arm, to retract the blade manually. It is designed to activate a relatively stronger spring, for those who need such thing.

Safety-lock yes or no?

There is a need for safety lock with any automatic knife (not OTF) that comes with a prominent firing button, the small one in particular as they tend to open in the pocket due to external pressure of some sort.
However, the safety mechanism can be cumbersome, and rob the user of precious time in tactical situations. Some companies place the firing button in a cavity, making it flush with handle surface making the knife quite safe in most cases. You can find the best form of that sort of cavity placed button in all Pro-Tech knives.


Any automatic firing system is a bit complex one. The good news is that if it goes bad it goes bad in the first few days, and if it holds then it holds for long time. That is why we cover each knife with 35 days (from the day it was shipped) full return for refund or exchange warranty, no questions asked.
The even better news are that brands such as Pro-Tech, Bear & Son and F.Beltrame have never given us any problems over the years that we've carried them.

Service and repairs

Pro-Tech knives can be sent to Pro-Tech for repair as they are guaranteed for life. The can also be sent there to be overhauled for a small fee.

Our customers service is done person to person on the phone or by email. We do not repair knives, nor do we carry parts; we do not know anyone that does, and will be very grateful if someone could tell us.

Sales and location

We are located in Houston TX.
All you see on our website is stored in our premises; there is no drop shipping or third party involvement of any kind. However, we sell exclusively online and do not allow customers to enter our warehouse.


It is your responsibility to be aware of the following regarding Automatic Knives, Stiletto Knives, Italian Stiletto Switchblades, Butterfly knives a.k.a Balisong in particular and/or all other types of knives as well:

It is your (not our) responsibility to verify and know the laws specific to the state you live in. Some states limit the blade-length of automatic knives that you may carry without a license, other require a permit with no exceptions. Stiletto Knives, whether Italian Stilettos Switchblade or not, require a license to carry in most states. Some states allow the collection of, others do not. We do not know what is required to license or carry Butterfly Knives, but you never know. Please address your local authorities for more specific information.


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