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Old 08-03-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Need suggestions on an inexpensive auto knife

My budget is $120. I know that's nothing for auto knives but that's what I got. I thought about a Kershaw launch 2 or 3 but I heard that they had lockup issues. Are there any other suggestions on an auto knife around 120?
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:34 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll look into those
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:48 PM   #4
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I have a couple of these and for the price they ain't bad.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Boker-Kalashnikov-74--103

The Kershaws mentioned above are a step up and a good value too.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Kersha...c-Knife--27374
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:04 PM   #5
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I might just bite the bullet and get a launch. The failure to lock open might just be a result of keeping the button press down instead of pressing and releasing
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Boker Kalashnikov is pretty cheap for an out the side auto and that's a popular one. But those are way cheaper like $40 or $50 I think. For $120ish I would check out Protech. Microtech is probably too expensive.

Blade HQ > Automatic Knives > Price Sorted Low to High

https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Side-Op...e_sort_asc:asc

Here are some Protechs. These are beautiful and I've always wanted to get one but auto knives are way down on my list of shit to spend money on because I can't legally carry one here.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Protech-Godson-Black--250
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Protec...tomatic--12309




Honestly I would go Protech. Look how clean and sexy that thing looks!

here is the Protech page with all their auto options - https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Protech-Auto--68
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:10 PM   #7
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There was a similar thread just a couple weeks ago, I'm still for the Boker Kalashnikov. I prefer the drop point without serrations. For the $120 you want to spend you can get three of them. I carry one daily and beat the shit outta it. I have a couple hundred $ Benchmade and it's not nearly as good of a knife. Trust me I beat the shit outta my daily carry knife like beyond spousal abuse kinda treatment. That means I treat the knife worse than some dickwad who beats helloutta his wife.

this is the one I like and where I get 'em (and no I have no vested interests in the company) https://www.grindworx.com/item--Boke...nikov-74--3068

I have a total of four now. Three are still unused as I haven't finished destroying the first one in the last year or so. This is just one guys opinion. Pay attention to the others and make your own choices. I've been through many auto's and made my choice.
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I might just bite the bullet and get a launch. The failure to lock open might just be a result of keeping the button press down instead of pressing and releasing
I never have had a failure to lock open on any of mine. I had most all of the set. The Launch 2 is my favorite.

On another note, you can get those Boker Kalashnikov knifes for a song and dance often. Some times they run the odd colors at just a few dollars. I have used a couple and honestly decided to torture test one and the damn thing is still around here somewhere. It was a drab green that resembled mashed lima bean green. Ugly as homemade sin. They are a bargain, but I believe they are in a separate and lower class then the Kershaws.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:45 PM   #9
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Default Kershaw Launch

Check Ebay for them.

I found one for ~$75 shipped. It is the Launch 1, good steel, semi slippery handling. Fast opening-2 handed closing.

Wouldn't do it again.

Kershaw Blur opens just as fast and closes one handed. Better grip and ok steel.

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I just bought a limited edition microtech for $282 and she’s a beaut. I haven’t checked out their entire line but maybe they have something in your price range.
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Some other options:

https://www.budk.com/Automatic-Knives-4578
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:50 AM   #12
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I'm liking the blur with s30v steel
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:38 PM   #13
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Cool Kershaw Knockout

My only true auto knife is a Benchmade, hell of a lot more than $120 and a disappointment
Have an assisted opening (SpeedSafe) Kershaw Knockout that is outstanding.
And can be had for around $70.
Why not?
You can thank me later...
https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1870O...+olive%2Fblack

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Old 08-05-2018, 04:42 PM   #14
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Boker Kalashnikov is pretty cheap for an out the side auto and that's a popular one. But those are way cheaper like $40 or $50 I think. For $120ish I would check out Protech. Microtech is probably too expensive.

Blade HQ > Automatic Knives > Price Sorted Low to High

https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Side-Op...e_sort_asc:asc

Here are some Protechs. These are beautiful and I've always wanted to get one but auto knives are way down on my list of shit to spend money on because I can't legally carry one here.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Protech-Godson-Black--250
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Protec...tomatic--12309




Honestly I would go Protech. Look how clean and sexy that thing looks!

here is the Protech page with all their auto options - https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Protech-Auto--68
just pony up some more bucks
I have godfather like the one pictured. Nice strong action
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also Microtech ultratech out the front

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Old 08-07-2018, 06:23 PM   #15
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Kershaw is ok have a 7. For the money Protech Godfather/Godson is way better.
Have a Large Don,will get a Godfather down the road ,fit and finish is awesome.
Take a look at the Mikovs as well have a couple Stag for around 115-140.
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