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Looking for an Auto!

Discussion in 'Knives' started by plague112, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. plague112

    plague112 Loaded Pockets

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    well I'm moving to a new state and it seems the laws are less strict on knife carrying then new jersey so I'm looking for an auto blade or switch blade, just cause i can carry it now :O

    -Id like it to be 3.5" - 2.5" in blade length. not super strict on the size though
    -Id also like it to not be 8cr13mov. i just have a majority of this steel and would like different ones.
    -Also looking to be $100 $200 or less (edited)
    - Single edge, no tanto, no serrations.

    Even if you just recommend a knife brand that makes a decent one would be great.

    Ive never looked at any knives like this nor have i payed attention to you guys on the forums about these knives just cause i didn't want to be tempted haha. ill probably wind up using this for work so nothing to fancy looking :p

    Let me know what you guys suggest :)
    Thanks for looking!

    Edit: Leaning towards a microtech 85 or 70
     
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    Kershaw Launch Series.
     
  3. TKC

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    Microtech UTX-85!!
     
  4. plague112

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    Lol just looked that up, that is a funky looking knife


    Dull edge
     
  5. wazu013

    wazu013 EDC Junkie!!!

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  6. TKC

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    I was gifted this amazing Microtech!! It has a Spartan blade, and it is green. It is from a G7; the USN Gathering. It fires & retracts smoothly. It has a wicked blade. [​IMG]
     
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  7. plague112

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    you know what, i got a chance to hold one and test it out, I'm thinking i have to start saving for one now despite the funky look ;P
     
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    For the time till you saved up for that Microtech you could get yourself a Ganzo auto as beater knife.
    Smooth operation, under $15, worth a try.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Boker Kalashnikov autos are pretty inexpensive and are pretty solid. I have three. They are in the 30-40 dollar price range and use AUS-8 steel. I also have a Microtech Ultratech which I love.
     
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    The Ganzo autos are actually a good deal for the money.
     
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  11. TKC

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    That is awesome!!!
     
  12. raggasonic

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    If you want the real deal, go Microtech ;)
     
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  13. TKC

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    Yup, this.
     
  14. ScottieG59

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    I like that I can deploy and retract double action automatics single handed and while maintaining a grip. It is also easier to operate them in tight quarters. They tend to cost more than many other types of autos and they tend to be loud. Microtech has many variations of OTF knives and many models sell out quickly.
     
  15. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    OK but what about more in the $100 originally asked about?

    I have no doubt the Micro' are great but also nowhere near the price he is after,are they?
     
  16. plague112

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    no but when i was looking originally i wanted to buy asap, I've changed that to get something id like better in the long run. :) i don't think i could spend more then the 200 I'm looking to spend on an 85 or 70. i think they run in that price range...for certain variations
     
  17. ScottieG59

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    Ganzo has some decent out the side auto knives. I have some, and I find a good flipper or thumb stud easier and faster. Also, my Ganzo auto knives are slower to close and is not a one hand operation. My fastest deploying non-fixed blade knives are Emerson wave equipped. The Spyderco Endura 4 with Emerson wave and the Spyderco Matriarch 2 and both under $100, great quality and faster than any of my auto knives, especially if I wave them forward in a reverse grip.
     
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    I have had my Protech tr4 for a couple of years now still fires very hard and locks up tight. Excellent knife if I recall was right at $200 when I got it at the counter of blade hq. told them I wanted my first auto and my price range and he brought the tr4 up to the counter said they have had excellent reports on them


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    Check out a Benchmade Osborne Auto Axis. Around the $200 range. Pretty bulletproof. I like mine.
     
  20. Steve Simsich

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    I have a Microtech 85 otf and it's fun. IF you're finicky about super tight lock up I would avoid otf's unless you want to spend a fortune. Just my experience so far.