I love 'em. There are SO many times I had something in my one hand and needed to do a cut with my free hand. An auto makes it so simple and easy to work.I live in a state where automatic knives are legal to carry. What's the general consensus, are they a viable option or just a gimmick?
All in all, it's simply a "better" tool.
Of the several I have, one of my favorites is my letter opener; a Boker Automatic Kalashnikov Mini. All I use it for is opening mail but it's a handy tool.
When talk turns to automatics, it's usually about using them for self defense (and I have a couple that would serve that purpose well). But if self defense is in order, I'd prefer my authentic military KA-BAR over any other knife with the exception perhaps of my Ontario machete (Ontario being a military supplier of machetes).
This is a mini version of the Kalashnikov auto knife by Boker. It features a black finished blade and a black coated aluminum handle. Free shipping over $49.