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So now Texas allows the carry of automatic knives. I've been carrying the same old CRKT Mirage for about 10 years now and I'm shocked that I haven't lost it yet, but maybe it's time to change. Anyone out there carry an auto? I'm not sure I see the advantage but I don't want the cool kids to laugh at me. Any suggestions for a decent auto under $100? Is there such an animal?


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John I like the SOG's myself they are a bit pricey but you can find deals, here is one.

SOG Auts


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So educate me... is an "auto" knife the new name for a switchblade or is it something else?
 
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YUP
 
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So, if you just have a "flipper" lever, is that a semi-auto? scratch head


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John, check out the "Piranha" line of automatics. These are highly regarded at reasonable prices.
 
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I actually did give this a lot of thought and finally decided that I just can't see an advantage over my Mirage. Although my brother carries a gerber covert that I envy, but more for the design that the auto function.


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There are just soooo many to pick from. It is hard to just pick one that is my favorite. I collect them, made them and sell them. Now days some of the asst. open is just as good as the auto's (a.k.a. Switch-Blade). Most Stiletto's are not really made to be used for every day chores, but beautiful for special occasions.

I would be glad to help you or supply you with any information that I may have if you an idea of style or use.

Kirk


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Lone wolf knives are outstanding.


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I have carried a SOG Auto-Tac for years.

Gave one to my Father in Law when he saw mine and fell in love with it -he carries his daily as well.

A buddy of mine likes the Benchmade he has but DANG they are pricey.
 
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My daily knife is the Kershaw Blur.
Assisted opening. It does everything I want it to.


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protech's are nice. well made but they aren't under your price point.

here is a good site to take a look at.

http://www.bladehq.com/
 
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I'm sticking with my CRKT Mirage for everyday carry. It opens quick enough and I just can't see an advantage to an auto knife. I do like the Kershaw asst opening knives but more for design than function.


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I have several auto knives from both Benchmade and Pro Tech. Have found the assisted opening style of knive is just as fast and requires less maintenance. Good choice staying with the Kershaw and saving your money!
 
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I live in TX also and recently acquired a Boker AK74 auto opener at House of Blades in Ft. Worth. Excellent quality, very reasonable price...think I paid right around 60 bucks for it.

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Crazy I carried a CRKT Mirage for 20 yrs. just retired it now
I carry a New CRKT. Endorcer it is spring assist it is as fast as a switch blade.
 
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Being a new member, I’ve limited myself to reading, but I must chime in here. I have a drawer full of knives of every price range and style - folders and fixed blade. I’d have to say that the style is more important than make. I really lean toward drop point and clip point blades, and my “favorite” depends on what I’m doing.
 
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Here in PA they're illegal and are a felony if your caught carrying. That said, and the fact that Benchmade did some serious anti- gun crap, I sold my last auto and bought an assisted opening Bear Ops. I actually picked it up direct from them at the nraam last year so I paid near retail price for it, about a c note. It gets daily use on cardboard and all sorts of packaging not to mention its been used to pry bar and a hammer. Can't remember the blade steel but it does fairly well at edge retention and sharpens pretty easily. The assisted opening is a fast a the Benchmade auto and I don't have the legal concerns. It is one of their emt knives so it has a integrated glass breaker and seat belt cutter, both features I appreciate in an edc knife since you never know when your going to slide off the road into a lake! Smile);

I realize this post is 7 years old but if you have a mind to look for a new knife, check out BladeHQ.com as they have an amazing selection with some of the best pricing I've seen! They also ship very fast! Placed an order with them 2 days ago and it shipped yesterday.


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Where are the Bear Ops knives made? Been looking at the new autos for a while. Like surgicalshot said, there are so many to choose from it can get mind boggling. Thanks, Steve
 
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Originally posted by IHMSA15151:
Where are the Bear Ops knives made? Been looking at the new autos for a while. Like surgicalshot said, there are so many to choose from it can get mind boggling. Thanks, Steve
They're all made in USA. Some of the Bear & Son are not.


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