You've just found a great source online for automatic knives, a.k.a
switchblades or auto knives.
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.
automatic knives are there?
They come 3 basic forms:
side opening standard shaped
Stiletto shaped known as Italian
switchblade or Italian
OTF (Out The Front)
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
(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.
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.
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
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
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
yes or no?
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.
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
placed button in all Pro-Tech knives.
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
the day it was shipped) full return for refund or exchange warranty, no
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.
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
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
that does, and will be very grateful if someone could tell us.
are located in Houston TX.
you see on our website is stored in our premises; there is no drop
shipping or third party involvement of any kind. However, we
exclusively online and do not allow customers to enter our warehouse.
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
It is your (not our)
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.