I just don't get the OTF craze ?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by SharpDog, May 1, 2018.

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  1. Lateck

    Lateck Member

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    A OTF double action (DA) knife is the most discreet easy access knife. The blade is out of sight when carried and open with a push of a button (slide), then closed just as fast.
    To me, that is the best reason for an OFF.

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  2. Speedo66

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    Be careful if you send your auto knife in for service. Some manufacturers will not return it if it's not legal in your state. In NY, LEO's are exempt from the draconian knife laws, so Microtech returned my OTF to my agency address.

    By the way, that's something to think about with an OTF, pocket lint, which took my knife out of operation. I have no idea how so much crap could get into such a small opening. lol

    Not only didn't I have the tiny tool to take it apart, I was afraid of the complication of putting it back together. I learned my lesson taking a NAA mini revolver apart. Free service though, Microtech guarantees them for life. NAA charged me to put my revolver back together.
     
  3. mdauben

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    Not a universal opinion, but I find autos of any style to be "gimmick" knives. A good one is a cool gimmick knife, but for practical use I prefer a one-hand folder (thumb hole or thumb stud) or fixed blade. That said, I own several autos because they are cool. ;)
     
  4. Yo Mama

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    Easy way to clean all that out:

    Lighter fluid. Pour in the opening and flood it. Shake it all out and repeat. This should get all the gunk out.

    Then let it dry for a few minutes and apply a tiny amount of oil on the tang and your set. No need to send it in.
     
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  5. greyling22

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    They're fun toys, but as far as lockup and durability they're inferior. As to expense, it's because they can, and also conomies of scale. They're not complicated inside, and you can buy otfs made in China a for likee 30 bucks from schrade, s&w, or direct microtech clones off eBay, so I don't buy the expensive to make excuses. The materials are admittedly lower end, on the cheap stuff.
     
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  6. Longhorn 76

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    I don’t care about strength or cost or anything else. I bought a Benchmade Infidel because it has an unequaled cool factor.
     
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