Large, made for penetration
OutdoorsmanHave a something to show the villain, that will make him reconsider his intentions.
The bottom line: it's one of the more 'professional', good quality automatic switchblades. The K.I.S.S principle applies very well to these knives.
- The Outdoorsman is one of the less complicated, streamlined automatic switchblades that was created with fast persuasion ability in mind.
- The blade is of the bayonet type , made for piercing. It is made of good 440C still with a very sharp point and serration.
- The Outdoorsman was built to be open as soon as it is out of the pocket.
- It's also one of the bigger, yet very lightweight automatic switchblades, comfortable to carry in the pocket, despite its size. The sturdy clip,(non removable), that it comes with it, is an extra.
- The handle is of a simple, austere design but unusually long, allowing a very firm grip, even for a large palm. A small guard keeps your hand from sliding over the blade.
Buying large automatic switchblades, things to consider.
The Bottom Line: a large switchblade automatic knife 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 money.
- The spring of automatic switchblades
should be strong enough to rapidly and fully deploy its blade. The
larger the blade the more spring-force is required.
- Large automatic switchblades can be a pain to carry. Check out, whether or not it comes with a belt-case or a good strong clip.
- You need a reliable and easy to handle safety lock, unless your automatic switchblade comes with a very good flush button design.
- Steel quality is important because most carriers of automatic switchblades carriers use them for general-all-purpose field chores, rather than for specific tactical actions. A
large switchblade automatic 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 large automatic switchblades
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.