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The closest you’ll get to a legal switchblade, our OTF pocket knives fire out razor sharp, spear-point blades at lightning speed, giving impressive results for minimal work. Also known as Out the Front knives, our selection provides the quickest possible one-handed access to your blade when you need it most, both in your everyday tasks and your next emergency. With a variety of styles and features to choose from, like serrated blades, double-action knives and built-in pocket clips, BUDK.com offers the very best OTF knives available.


OTF KNIVES FAQS  

  • What’s an OTF knife?
    An OTF knife is a pocket knife where the blade comes straight out of the front of the handle instead of from the side.
  • Is an OTF an automatic opening knife?
    No. An OTF can be a manual sliding, spring-assisted and gravity, as well as, automatic opening.
  • What’s a manual sliding OTF knife?
    A manual sliding OTF knife has a button that’s slid along the length of the handle to deploy the blade. Think of a utility knife, also called a box-cutter.
  • What’s the benefit of having an OTF knife?
    An OTF knife provides the quickest possible, one-handed access to your blade when you need it the most.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Sam L.


    this is a great buy it was not too expensive, and it works and looks great. if you are considering buying this knife JUST GET.


    Review of: Schrade Viper OTF Assisted Opening Pocket Knife Dagger
  • Alan


    I've had it about a month, don't know how I ever got along without it. My older hands and stiffness make opening pocket knives a chore, but this Schrade OTF zips out at the touch of the button. Using only one hand, I can unlock, deploy and close easier than any pocket knife I have ever owned. Stays sharp, strong construction, a great pocket clip, black finish is subdued for discreet carry. May get one for an old friend suffering the golden years like me.


    Review of: Schrade OTF Assisted-Open Viper Bead Blasted
  • William


    This was a great buy. This was my first OTF knife and I love it, it came sharp and it is very easy to use in my opinion.


    Review of: Schrade OTF Assisted Opening Pocket Knife Spear Point
  • Tomg


    Great Knife great action good edge.


    Review of: Schrade OTF Assisted Opening Viper Pocket Knife Satin Serrated
  • Dave Lander


    The knife is excellent, (with one exception) I have poor flex range in my thumbs. But I still think it's an excellent knife. I gave it to my son and he has no problem with it. For myself I ordered another OTF by Schrade, which is easier for me to use, also an excellent knife. I have and will recommend both to others.


    Review of: Schrade Extreme Black Out the Front Assisted Folding Knife