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UTILITY OF SWITCHBLADES AND THEIR DIFFERENT KINDS

Switchblade knives have been around for well over a hundred years, and they’re here to stay. They have become very popular with Law enforcement, Military Personnel, Emergency Medical Technicians, and many other professions, such as Fisherman who used these almost exclusively for their ease of use with one hand while tending their nets from snags, minimizing their net damage and financial losses.

Switchblade knives have been around for well over a hundred years, and they’re here to stay. They have become very popular with Law enforcement, Military Personnel, Emergency Medical Technicians, and many other professions, such as Fisherman who used these almost exclusively for their ease of use with one hand while tending their nets from snags, minimizing their net damage and financial losses.

The Italian stiletto switchblade knife became very popular in the United States after many G.I.`s brought them home after World War 2 from Italy & other European countries. Even the US Military realized their potential & had them issued for our soldiers, especially to cut shroud lines on Parachutes in case of tree landings or hang-ups.

Nowadays, they are mostly considered as a “collectible” or Curios. Switchblade knives are becoming increasingly popular while more and more states are removing the legal limitations on these items. Some states such as Arizona or Florida allow them to be carried whilst other states limit them to being collectibles only. (However, laws do vary by state and sometimes county).

In the Italian stiletto category and the lever lock switchblade category alone, there are many variations. For example, there are multiple blade styles such as bayonet, dagger, Kriss, and flat grind just to name a few.

Classic handle materials were mostly wood, buffalo horn, stag horn, and blonde horns. But as technology evolved so did the handle options. For example colored acrylic handles, abalone, mother of pearl, etc are now available. Sizes also vary anywhere from 5’’ OAL (Overall Length) to 18’’ OAL generally. But, there have been larger ones made.

Here at MySwitchblade.com, we carry more than just Italian switchblades. We carry switchblade knives from many places around the globe including Russia, The U.S, Czechoslovakia, as well as Asian imports.

We carry custom high-end “knife art” switchblades as well, from such makers as Jeff Harkins, Paul (Burn) Panak, Reese Weiland, Jim, and Joyce Minnick, Bill Saindon, and Anthony Marfione. We do have some custom fixed blades and folders from makers like D’ Holder. If there’s something you don’t see on Myswitchblade.com please feel free to ask and we can try to locate it for you!

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THE ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE ON ITALIAN STILETTO SWITCHBLADE KNIFE

The Italian stiletto switchblade knife became very popular in the United States after many G.I.`s brought them home after World War 2 from Italy & other European countries.

Switchblade knives have been around for well over a hundred years, and they’re here to stay. They have become very popular with Law enforcement, Military Personnel, Emergency Medical Technicians, and many other professions, such as Fisherman who used these almost exclusively for their ease of use with one hand while tending their nets from snags, minimizing their net damage and financial losses.

The Italian stiletto switchblade knife became very popular in the United States after many G.I.`s brought them home after World War 2 from Italy & other European countries. Even the US Military realized their potential & had them issued for our soldiers, especially to cut shroud lines on Parachutes in case of tree landings or hang-ups.

Nowadays they are mostly considered as a “collectible” or Curios. Switchblade knives are becoming increasingly popular while more and more states are removing the legal limitations on these items. Some states such as Arizona or Florida allow them to be carried whilst other states limit them to being collectibles only. (However, laws do vary by state and sometimes county).

In the Italian stiletto category and the leverlock switchblade category alone, there are many variations. For example, there are multiple blade styles such as bayonet, dagger, Kriss, and flat grind just to name a few.

Classic handle materials were mostly, wood, buffalo horn, stag horn, and blonde horns. But as technology evolved so did the handle options. For example colored acrylic handles, abalone, mother of pearl, etc are now available. Sizes also vary anywhere from 5’’ OAL (Overall Length) to 18’’ OAL generally. But, there have been larger ones made.

Here at MySwitchblade.com, we carry more than just Italian switchblades. We carry switchblade knives from many places around the globe including Russia, The U.S, Czechoslovakia, as well as Asian imports.

We carry custom high-end “knife art” switchblades as well, from such makers as Jeff Harkins, Paul (Burn) Panak, Reese Weiland, Jim, and Joyce Minnick, Bill Saindon, and Anthony Marfione.

We do have some custom fixed blades and folders from makers like D’ Holder.

If there’s something you don’t see on Myswitchblade.com please feel free to ask and we can try to locate it for you!

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OTF KNIVES – THE MOST ICONIC WEAPONS EVER

There are several different styles of switchblade knives. Out the front or OTF knives refer to the blade deployment function.

Whereas most switchblades have the blades fire from the side …OTF blades fire straight out the top of the knife.

The blades slide on a tract inside the handle & come in either single action or double action.

Single action OTFs fire with the push of the trigger & have to be manually retracted usually by pulling back on a “charging handle” type mechanism.

Double action OTFs deploy & retract both via the trigger, and push forward to fire & pull back to retract.

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SWITCHBLADE KNIVES – EXTREMELY POPULAR AMONGST KNIFE COLLECTORS

There are such a wide variety of makers, blade types, handle materials, etc. As for blade types, there are Bayonet, Dagger, Flat Grind, Tanto, Half Grind, Kriss, etc. Handle materials are another wide selection option; any natural materials from Bone, Horn, Wood, Pearl, as well as man-made materials like G-10, Micarta, Acrylics, etc. Truly, the sky is the limit when it comes to collecting switchblade knives.

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CUSTOM SWITCHBLADE KNIVES HAVE COME A VERY LONG WAY IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME

Many switchblade knife collectors have evolved or taken their collections to amazing new heights.
Often referred to as “ knife art,” these collectors have made investments in their high-end collections.

The custom makers arena has really grown over the last 10-15 years…with such makers as Jeff Harkins, Joe Kious, Paul Panak (BURN), Anthony Marfione, Reese Weiland, etc.; really too many to name.

Even the blades vary from high-polished grinds to custom Damascus by Chad Nichols, Rob Thomas, & Jerry Rados, to name a few.

All materials have really become quite amazing – Scrimshaw Ivory, jeweled buttons, Gold hardware, etc.

Truly an Art form…a functioning Art form!

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SPECIAL PRICED SWITCHBLADES – REFER TO LOWER-END OR ENTRY-LEVEL AUTOMATIC KNIVES

Here, at myswitchblade.com, we usually recommend these to the first time or new customers

Many of these are knock-offs or “clones” so that the new person doesn’t have to spend a hundred dollars or more on real Italians or the like.

We try to offer a good knife at a fair price. We also encourage asking questions prior to purchase; we want you to be happy with your purchase & learn at the same time.

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Know More about the Latest Variety of Switchblades

Myswitchblade.com Carry a Wide Selection Of Real Handmade Italian Switchblades as well as Many others from across the World. Switchblades or Switchblade Knives (AKA an Automatic Knife) is a knife with a blade that can be deployed by depressing a button, switch, or hidden mechanism. Switchblade knives vary in design; some deploy the blade in a linear fashion from the handle.