What do you call a knife that shoots out the front?

For the uninformed, OTF knives are a type of switchblade – that is, an automatic knife which deploys the blade ‘automatically’ on pressing a button or switch. Specifically, the OTF knife is a switchblade where the blade simply comes ‘out the front’.

Are out the front knives practical?

If an OTF was designed as an EDC knife, I think they would be very practical from a use stand point. There are two huge problems that I can see. First one is blade play. Now the blade play does not make the knife more prone to lock failure in this case, and even if it did you wouldn’t cut yourself.

Can I buy an OTF knife online?

Even though the Federal law still forbids the use of the mail (or Internet) to purchase OTF knives from another state, you can still physically travel to another state where it’s legal to sell to make your purchase.

What kind of knife did John Wick use?

The Marfione Custom Continental Set features custom versions of Microtech OTF automatic knives used in the John Wick movies. Alongside the Ultratech and Combat Troodon is a set of three 24kt gold plated challenge coins and one seriously tactical pencil.

Why are OTF switchblades illegal?

Such is left to the states. The majority of states allow legal ownership of switchblades, but a few do not….Is your OTF legal in….? Are OTF legal in..?

State US Federal Law
Sale Illegal when sold over state lines or imported from outside the US
Open Carry Legal
Concealed Carry Legal
Balisong considered same thing? Yes

What OTF knife does John Wick use?

Can anyone buy an automatic knife?

There is no Federal restriction on the sale of auto-open knives within the 50 states. There are some state laws with restrictions regarding selling switchblades (see State Laws Regarding Auto-Open Knives). There are no Federal restrictions on other carriers such as UPS or FedEx regarding automatic knives.