Boker Kalashnikov 74B Knife Review

The Boker Kalashnikov 74B automatic knife delivers compact cutting power to your hand on a daily basis. Built tough to withstand the rigors of heavy use, the delightful design on the 74B makes for performance cutting with comfort and ease along with a dash of class.

Boker Kalashnikov 74B
Boker Kalashnikov 74B Automatic Knife

The Kalashnikov name comes from Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian designer of the AK-47 automatic gun.  Over 100 million of these guns have been produced worldwide, and to celebrate this amazing designer, Boker produced the Automat Kalashnikov 74 series of knives.  Each one bears the word Automat Kalashnikov 74 on the blade and the pivot screw also reads Kalashnikov in English and Cyrillic.  The center of the pivot screw has the famous Russian Star–which I think is a fun touch.

Kalashnikov 74B Blade
Kalashnikov 74B Blade

The 74B comes standard with a 3.25″ classic profile drop point blade that features partial serrations.  The flat grind gives tapers from the top edge down to the cutting edge where it gives way to a secondary bevel.  The secondary bevel means that it keeps more edge durability while sacrificing very little sharpness.  Made of AUS8 stainless steel, this tough steel has .75% carbon that means it will hold an edge and can still be sharpened with relative ease.  The blade has a black coat finish.

Boker Kalashnikov 74B
Boker Kalashnikov 74B Handle and Clip

The grey aluminum handle boasts four finger grooves and three raised and angled “speed bumps” that channel your fingers into the correct position for maximum grip.  The two handle scales are held together with three small screws and barrel spacers as well as the pivot screw.  Open construction makes for simple cleaning and maintenance.  The spine features jimped areas both near the blade and near the base for maximum grip for your thumb whether you hold the knife in a traditional grip or have it in a reverse grip.

BOKKALS74B Pocket Clip
BOKKALS74B Pocket Clip

The deep carry pocket clip gives your knife a near invisible ride when in your pocket.  The clip is removable.

Boker Kalashnikov Front Handle
Boker Kalashnikov Front Handle

The blade on this automatic knife (auto conversion) snaps open with authority when the button lock is pressed.  The button resides in a small depression to prevent accidental opens.  When opening, the blade snaps up against a solid stop pin.

The Boker Kalashnikov is incredibly successful due to a simple design performed well. Produced from quality materials that withstand heavy use, the Kalashnikov 74B is a stellar all around carry knife.

The knife comes in a delightful box that is reminiscent of an AK-47 banana clip.

Kalashnikov 74B and Box
Kalashnikov 74B and Box

Looking to pick one up?  You can find the Boker Kalashnikov 74B here.

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