Pros and Cons of Having an Automatic Knife
Owning an automatic OTF knife can seriously benefit your day-to-day life. Not only will you never have to look for scissors again, but you will also always be prepared for whatever life throws at you- and you will look pro while doing so. But, with most things, there is always some bad that goes with the good. We have broken down the pros and cons of having an automatic knife- hopefully, the pros will outweigh the cons. Pros Safety, Safety, Safety Safety is one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of an automatic OTF knife- and we’re not just talking about self-defense. An automatic OTF knife has a blade that quickly deploys and retracts just the same, with the press of a button. As a result, your hand never has to come in contact with the OTF blade at any time, as opposed to a folding knife where you have to push the blade back in. Lightweight and Sleek Design Most automatic OTF knives are slimmer than other knives and don’t weigh as much. This design is aesthetically pleasing and convenient since it can lay flat in your pocket, ready to be used whenever you need it. Cons Law Restrictions Unfortunately, law restrictions are complex regarding automatic OTF knives and differ from state to state, making it challenging to keep up with, especially if you like to travel. For example, in some states, it’s legal to purchase a knife but not permitted to carry the knife on you, while in another state, you can have a knife on you if the OTF blade is under a certain length. Therefore, it isn’t effortless, and it is your responsibility to ensure you are abiding by the laws of your state. Several Internal Parts That Can Break or Wear Down Automatic OTF knives contain several components and parts that make the knife so unique and valuable. But, with that, these parts have to work in unison with each other constantly, and if one starts to wear down or break, then the rest of the knife will not function. In addition, with more parts comes increased odds of the blade breaking down faster. Thankfully, many knives come with a warranty that can protect you from having to buy a replacement after you dished out your hard-earned money on your dream knife. Final Thoughts Although there are some notable disadvantages to having an automatic OTF knife, I think we can all agree that the advantages outweigh them. Having an automatic knife is fun, practical, and may even save your life one day. As always, make sure to abide by your state laws before purchasing or carrying an automatic knife.