Collection: OTF Knives

OTF knives, Out the Front knives, or Switchblades. Whatever you prefer to call ‘em. While these knives are primarily used by and made for law enforcement, military personnel, and first responders, they make a great addition to any collection. Plus, they help tone your thumbs.

Benefits of an OTF Knife:

One-handed opening

Easy to deploy

Great for emergency situations

100 cool points when you dramatically open it

Quick History of OTF Knives

The first OTF knives were gravity knives, which meant that you had to hold the handle with the blade opening pointed down. You would then release the blade via a button or lever, and once the blade was fully extended, it locked into place until you reversed the action and the blade slid back into the handle. Some time in the early 20th century, a spring was added so that the blade could shoot out the front of the handle, against gravity. Because the blade had to be manually retracted, these knives came to be known as single action OTF knives.

Double action OTFs are pretty much the standard today. This style of switchblade allows you to both open and close the knife by either pushing or pulling a thumb lever. While the history books are never quite clear on where any knife got its start, it seems that the double action OTF was first developed in Toledo, Spain in the 1960s.

 

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  • BOGO OFFER: Buy One Get One! MT028 Automatic (Non-Serrated) Double Blade Automatic Knife
    BOGO OFFER: Buy One Get One! MT028 Automatic (Non-Serrated) Double Blade Automatic Knife
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    ₱850.00
  • Model ML4 Automatic (Non-Serrated) Double Blade Automatic Knife with Nylon Sheath
    Model ML4 Automatic (Non-Serrated) Double Blade Automatic Knife with Nylon Sheath
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    ₱2,100.00
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    ₱1,599.00
  • Model ML3 Automatic (Serrated) Double Blade Automatic Knife with Nylon Sheath
    Model ML3 Automatic (Serrated) Double Blade Automatic Knife with Nylon Sheath
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    ₱2,100.00
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    ₱1,599.00
  • Model ML1 Automatic Knife with Nylon Sheath OTF Knife
    Model ML1 Automatic Knife with Nylon Sheath OTF Knife
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    ₱2,100.00
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    ₱1,599.00
  • Model ML2 Quick Opening/Closing Black Double Edge Blade Knife with Nylon Sheath OTF Knife
    Model ML2 Quick Opening/Closing  Black Double Edge Blade Knife with Nylon Sheath OTF Knife
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    ₱2,100.00
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    ₱1,599.00