Types of OTF Knives

Have you heard of OTF knives? OTF stands for Out The Front which means that the blade shoots out of the front of the handle by pressing a button as opposed to a folding knife where you use two hands to unfold the blade from the handle. Another type of knife is the fixed blade knife which is usually kept in a sheath to avoid unintentional injury. Some of the best knives in the world are made by Benchmade knives out of Clackamas, Oregon. The company started out making butterfly knives in the 1980s, and as the business grew their selection of knives grew.

Infidel Knife

The Benchmade Infidel is an out-the-front knife with a three-point locking system which prevents play in the blade. By flipping the switch on the handle the blade is instantly released, and another switch flip instantly retracts the blade into the handle. This is very convenient when you need the knife open but only have one hand available. Outdoorsmen state that the Infidel is one of the most useful tools they have ever used when hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness. It is also excellent in a survival situation. The blade is made of D2 tool steel which is quite wear resistant and durable. You should visit an authorized Benchmade retailer like BladeOps, to learn more about the Infidel OTF.

Piranha Knives

Piranha OTF knives are great automatic knives that come in several models. For example the Piranha Pocket series come with a drop point blade made of 154 CM stainless steel. Aircraft aluminum is the material used to make the handle. The handle is designed with curves and grooves so that you hand has maximum traction when holding and using the knife. It has an inset trigger that fires the blade open fast, and it also locks up tight. The Pocket series (or P1 series) comes with a pocket clip along with a limited lifetime warranty. Piranha knives have a reputation for powerful action.

Excalibur Knife

The Piranha Excalibur is one of the newer OTF knives to hit the marketplace. The Excalibur is dual-action with a 154 CM stainless steel dagger type blade. It has an anodized aircraft alloy handle with a 3.2 inch blade that opens to a full 7.9 inches. A pocket clip of titanium comes with the knife to make it convenient to carry. It is lightning fast and locks up tight. It is a fine knife to own for any outdoor activity. You can click here to learn more about the Excalbur OTF.