By Justin Justus

Best OTF Knives 2021 – 11 Reliable Ejector Knife Models (Reviewed)

An OTF knife is a type of switchblade. The abbreviation stands for “out the front”, which simply describes the mechanism by which the blade is deployed.

Take a look at our reviews of the 11 best OTF knives to get started.

Microtech – Ultratech OTF Automatic Knives

The Microtech Ultratech is its benchmark OTF knife, and it comes with an excellent build and beautiful appearance. In a few words, it is everything you would expect to find in a Microtech knife.


AKC F-16 – Out the Front Knife

If you’re looking for the best OTF knife for the money, the AKC F-16 takes the cake. Inspired by the F-16 jet, it weighs slightly over three ounces and is 8 inches long with a 3.375-inch blade. 


Lightning OTF Knives – Double Action Switchblade

The blade ejects via side-mounted thumb slide, with updated dual-action performance that is smooth and fast. It also features a fuller ground into the sides, further shedding weight and enhancing speed.


Hogue Knives – Compound OTF Automatic Knife

The blade is made from high-quality CPM-S30V, which is one of the best-powdered steel the market has to offer. 


Smith and Wesson OTF Knife – M&P Spring Assisted Blade

The spear-pointed blade allows for an extremely sharp point while the aluminum handle is light and fits nicely in your hand.


Microtech – Exocet Mini OTF Knife

First, its blade is made from CTS 240P stainless steel that is lined with a stonewash finish. Secondly, it features an aluminum handle that is anodized for toughness and durability.


BenchMade – Infidel Dagger Automatic Pop Out Knife

With a blade length of 3.95 inches and a total length of 8.95 inches, the BenchMade Infidel leans on the larger side as far as size is concerned.


BenchMade – 4850BK-1 OM Mini OTF

The blade comes with a clip-point shape, and you can get it in two versions: Blue or black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum, both priced the same.