*OTF = Out The Front
The ATOMIC series
Dual action OTF Automatic Knives
with glass breaker
= the same button fires out and retracts the blade a.k.a pop
out - pop back system.
Have a forceful
and reliable (as much as OTF knives can be) tactical knife, along with
a real all purpose abilities.
line, if you see an OTF with a long warranty, then jump on it, it's a
very good product as far as OTF's go.
- It fires out very forcefully
- Retracts in a blink
- The blade material is not
marked, yet it feels like a very good steel.
- Combines a very sturdy
heavy-duty construction with elegant lines.
- Very comfortable to hold and
- Has a special screw at the
bottom that serves as a glass breaker in emergencies.
- Comes with a sheath and a clip.
opinion; not being a big fan of OTF knives to begin with, because of
lack of reliability for the most of them, I still would take this one,
that's if I ever changed my mind about the whole concept. A very good
Things that one should consider
regarding any OTF switchblade:
cut to the chase; deterrence and
tactical ability are the sole purpose of any Front knives (Out The
Front knife). One does not buy such a knife to slice and dice in the
kitchen, nor does one purchase an out-of- front opening knife to be
used as a regular-all-purpose pocket knife. Therefore, when thinking
about walking around with that thing, one should consider the
Bottom Line: Think responsibility and close tactical emergency when
purchasing an Out The Front OTF knife. Do not leave it lying around, it
is not a letter opener, nor is it an appropriate device to cure one’s
Front knives are dangerous to their users and others. Most of Front
knives do not come with a safety device. A toddler will find a way to
fire it open, it is just a question of time and opportunity. Do not buy
one if you can’t keep it-hidden constantly.
are two main Front knives categories: the most common are armed
automatically (pop-in pop-out) and a not so common; the armed manually.
The first is very convenient; the latter is more powerful.
blade wobbles in most Front knives because of the very nature of that
firing system. Smith & Wesson and Shrade came up with a
patented lock, that prevents blade’s wobbling almost completely, all
the rest wobble, whether a little or substantially; even the
prestigious CONCORD wobbles a bit.
out of front is a delicate firing system; misuse the knife and chances
are that it will fall apart.