I admit, I know next to nothing about automatic knives. As a middle schooler I had one of those switchblade combs onto which I attached a rudimentary blade I had made from a scrap of metal I had lying around. I even brought it to school to show off to my friends – the horror! I have also played around with some Benchmade spring-assist models, and while they are nice, I don’t see them as an earthshaking technological development . . .
My EDC folders have typically been of the Spyderco variety. With a little Froglube, practice, and breaking in of the knife, the blade is heavy enough to snap into place with the flick of the wrist.
Tennessee is among a growing number of states that have passed, or have legislation pending that restores the peoples’ right to utilize automatic knives. Indiana, Texas, and Kansas are others. So I, like many others will have a new tool at my disposal.
If you know automatic knives (since we really don’t), do you consider them worth the price or are they just complicated gimmicks instead of reliable tools? Will you run out and get one if they become legal in your jurisdiction?