Steel quality is important because most carriers of a large automatic switch knife use them, mostly for general-all-purpose field chores, rather than for specific tactical actions. A
large switchblade knife in general and the
wide-drop-point-blade in particular is often used as a skinning hunting
An ergonomic handle is a must. Nothing can be more annoying than working with an automatic switchblade
knife that does not provide a comfortable, sure grip. It can affect
seriously the holding balance; the knife will not feel as being an extension of
your hand but rather as a foreign unwanted object.
The Bottom Line: a large auto switchblade
is a real tactical device but it is also, let's not forget a folding
knife. Combat situations do not occur every Monday and Friday;
maintenance chores: cutting, slicing and so forth, occur all the time.
Think Joe-the-laborer rather than Rambo, think practicality rather than
scaring or fighting, that's if you want to get a real value for your
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.