By M. W. Byrne

The 14 Best Automatic Knives  (2021 Edition): Tomorrow’s Switchblades

We found the 14 best automatic knives that most people can carry. Just be sure to check your local laws before you get busted with a switchblade.

Schrade SC90

Made for deep carry and quick use, the SC90 is built for field pros who have to have a solid grip that works at any angle, providing the rapid action and easy use they need to save – or, should the need arise, take – lives. 

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Boker Kalashnikov

Molded finger grips help keep the knife in your fist during work or combat, with a Bowie build that’s as useful as it is good-looking.

2

Mikov Predator

Straight out of the Czech Republic, the Predator is an odd little auto with its wooden handle and unusual mechanisms.

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CRKT Lake’s P.A.L.

Made by mad knife genius Ron Lake, the P.A.L. (Piston Assisted Lock) has a deep-set deployment trigger that blends into the classic jigged red bone exterior, which gives it a traditional look along with modern machining.

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Kershaw Launch 1

In the handle is a recessed opening button that is hard to accidentally hit, but when pressed sends the blade flying out so quickly, expect to drop it the first time.

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H&K Entourage

The true tuxedo of auto knives, you don’t need to know much more than it’s Cerakote finished 440C steel in a 6061-T6 aluminum body, because there’s no further story required.

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Zero Tolerance 610ST

A nasty, inwardly curved blade good for gutting and cutting, the 610ST suffers no fools.

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