You've just found a great source online for automatic knives, a.k.a switchblades or auto knives.
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 kind/types of automatic knives are there?
They come 3 basic forms:
Regular, side opening standard shaped
Stiletto shaped known as Italian switchblade or Italian
OTF (Out The Front) firing, opening
What are they for?
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 carrying one in a belt case or on a
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.
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
Safety-lock yes or not?
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 of cavity
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 days (from
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.
Service and repairs
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.
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.
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.
market is full of high-end switchblades automatic knives
suppliers, distributors, wholesalers; all of them are selling the same
stuff more or less. On the other hand one has to work quite hard in
order to find suppliers of good quality yet low cost automatic knives
in general and Italian switchblades stiletto in particular.
not easy to offer good quality low-priced automatic knives
switchblades, and spring assisted knives. We at menseffects.com spend a
lot of time researching and searching for
suppliers. You can find, for example, and all over the places Italian
stiletto switchblades priced at several hundreds of dollars . You can
also find countless web sites that offer fancy spring assisted knives
priced close to the sky, same goes for butterfly knives.
of high-priced knives, and stiletto knives in particular; are sold for
their name first and foremost whether their quality is good or not.
this comes to tell you that we are doing our best to offer you good
quality knives at the best value possible.
We would really appreciate any comment and/or info you may want to
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:
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
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.