History of Automatic Knives
The first automatic knives were invented in France in the early 1800s. These knives were known as "switchblade" knives, and they quickly became popular among French soldiers and sailors. Switchblade knives soon spread to other parts of Europe and the United States, where they became popular among criminals and gang members. Moreover, these were made illegal in the United States in 1958 with the passage of the Federal Switchblade Act. This law made it a federal crime to manufacture, sell, or possess automatic knives. The law was enacted in response to the growing popularity of automatic knives among criminals and gangs. The law remained unchanged for nearly 60 years, until 2016 when it was amended to allow the possession of automatic knives in all 50 states. Today, automatic knives are legal in most parts of the world and are popular among collectors and knife enthusiasts.
How Do Automatic Knives Work?
Automatic knives are opened by a mechanism that is activated by a button or switch. The mechanism uses a spring to open the blade automatically. Most automatic knives have a safety switch that prevents the blade from opening accidentally. The safety switch must be disengaged before the knife can be opened. Once the blade is open, it is locked into place by the mechanism. The blade will remain locked in place until the button or switch is activated again, which will release the lock and allow the blade to close. Automatic knives are designed to be used as utility knives or EDC (everyday carry) knives. They are not intended for use as weapons.
Choosing an Automatic Knife
When choosing an automatic knife, there are a few things to consider. The most important thing is to choose a knife that is legal in your area. Automatic knives are legal in most parts of the world, but some areas where they are illegal. Make sure to check the laws in your area before purchasing a knife.
Type of Automatic knife
First, decide what type of automatic knife you want: side-opening or out-the-front.
There are two main types of automatic knives: side-opening and out-the-front (OTF). Side-opening automatic knives are opened by a button or switch on the side of the handle. These knives are the most common type of automatic knives. Out-the-front automatic knives are opened by a button or switch on the front of the handle. These knives are also known as "stiletto" knives. Out-the-front automatic knives are less common than side-opening automatic knives, but they are gaining in popularity among collectors and knife enthusiasts.
Type of Blade
Choose a blade style that you like. The most common blade style for automatic knives is the Clip Point Blade. This blade style is popular because it is versatile and can be used for a variety of tasks. The Clip Point Blade has a curved blade that is tapered toward the point. This makes it ideal for piercing and slicing. It is also a good choice for everyday tasks such as opening boxes and letters.
Make sure the automatic knife you choose has a safety switch to prevent the blade from opening accidentally. There are two main types of safety switches in automatic knives: locking and non-locking.
Locking safety switches are more common than non-locking safety switches. They are designed to keep the blade from opening accidentally. The blade can only be opened by disengaging the safety switch.
Non-locking safety switches are less common, but they are becoming more popular among collectors and knife enthusiasts. They are not as reliable as locking safety switches, but they are easier to operate.
Finally, consider the price and quality of the knife. Automatic knives can range in price from $10 to $200 or more. Make sure to choose a knife that is made with high-quality materials and craftsmanship.