Joker’s Wild Cupid Clone OTF Automatic Knife Review

The Blade:

The blade on this knife is made out of 440 stainless steel. There are a couple formulas when it comes to 440 stainless steel, coming in at A, B, and C. 440C stainless steel is a high quality steel, so manufacturers often specify that the blade is made out of level C. If the steel is just stamped with a 440 and no level, you can easily assume that it is B or A. While we don’t know which level this blade is made out of, there are a few characteristics that each level sports. For starters, each formula of steel is a high-carbon martensitic cutlery grade of stainless steel. B is inferior to C in edge retention and edge sharpness, and is not as good a choice as a premium steel. However, B is more ductile than C and less brittle. B is easier to machine and easier to sharpen as well, making it a cheaper blade steel for production purposes. Each version of this steel takes a very fine edge and when treated properly, it will be able to shave your arm hairs off. Level A of 440 stainless steel is actually more corrosion resistant and tougher than B and C. A and B are rarely used by custom knife makers and is usually only used by production knife companies. When it comes down to it, A and B are actually identical aside from their carbon content, where B has more. Because it is a stainless steel blade, you can expect maintenance to me low. However, because it is a lower quality steel, you will need to make sure that the blade is clean and dry before pulling it back into the handle. The biggest advantage 440 stainless steel offers is that it is inexpensive but still provides enough heft to really take on your day to day tasks.

The blade on this version of the Joker has been finished with a bead blasted finish. The blasted finish is created by using abrasive glass beads that are blasted at the steel at a high pressure, which results in an even grey finish. A blasted finish reduces reflection and glare due to its even matte surface. The blasting creates an increased surface area and micro abrasions make the steel more prone to rust and corrosion. A blasted blade, even form stainless steel, can rust overnight if left in a very humid environment.

The blade has been carved into a dagger style blade. In essence, the dagger style blade is the opposite of a sheepsfoot blade. While the sheepsfoot blade has no point, the dagger, or needle point, is all about the point. This blade style is made up of a double edged blade that has a primary purpose of piercing and stabbing. This style of blade is composed of two symmetrical sharpened blades that taper to a very thin sharp point, which pierces easily into soft targets. The two sharp edges reduce the profile of the knife and let it cut in on both sides equally. The dagger style blade is a favorite when it comes to self-defense, especially when it comes to close combat self-defense. Of course, there are always disadvantages to a blade style. In the case of a dagger style blade, there are two major disadvantages’ The first one is that the blade does lack a belly which means that it is not good for slicing or slashing. The second is that because the tip is sharp and thin, it is weak and does have a tendency to break when used on hard targets. This blade style is not designed to be an all-purpose knife, but when it comes to piercing, it will be the star of the show.

The blade is dual combo edged. This means that both sides of the dagger knife is sharpened. And it also means that three quarters of each side of the blade is plain edged and the other quarter is serrated. The big selling point on a combo edge is that you get the best of both worlds; you can perform fine tip work with the plain edged portion. The plain edged portion is also going to give you clean cuts and will be easier to sharpen. The serrated portion will be able to saw through thicker materials and stay sharper for longer. The biggest complain when it comes to combo edges is that neither portion is large enough that you can really benefit from either.

The middle of the blade has been carved out to cut down on weight.

 

The Handle:

The handle on this knife is made out of aluminum. Aluminum is a very low-density metal that is often used in knife making. In knife making, it is usually just used in the knife handles because it is a soft metal. Most knives use a type of aluminum alloy called T6-6061, which means the type of aluminum is 6061 and it is T6 tempered. T6-6061 aluminum has one of the highest yield and tensile strengths of all aluminum alloys. T6-6061 is used extensively in aircraft, and is often referred to as aircraft aluminum, but this is seen as a gimmick.

Aluminum alloy is cheaper to machine and produce than Titanium, and is lighter, weaker, and less resistant to wear. For the most part, Aluminum is an inferior metal to Titanium aside from its lightness. However, when producing complex knives that require a large amount of CNC machining, such as the case with automatic knives, like this one, aluminum is much cheaper to produce and the material costs less.

The handle has been anodized black. According to anodizing.org, anodizing is, “an electrochemical process that convert the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other nonferrous metals, such as magnesium and titanium, also can be anodized. The anodic oxide structure originates from the aluminum substrate and is composed entirely of aluminum oxide. This aluminum oxide is not applied to the surface like paint or plating, but is fully integrated with the underlying aluminum substrate, so it cannot chip or peel. It has a highly ordered, porous structure that allows for secondary processes such as coloring and sealing.” The anodizing process is created by placing the aluminum handle into an acid electrolyte bath and passing an electric current through the medium. A cathode is mounted to the inside of the anodizing tank; the aluminum acts as an anode, so that oxygen ions are released from the electrolyte to combine with the aluminum atoms at the surface of the part being anodized. This means that anodizing is technically a matter of highly controlled oxidation, “the enhancement of a naturally occurring phenomenon.”

The handle is shaped into an arrow-shape, which is why it is called the Cupid Clone. To create texture, there are grooves carved into the face of the handle. To add character, near the top of the handle, there are three arrow shaped grooves. Because the butt of the handle flares out, the user is going to have a more secure grip on this knife during use.

 

The Pocket Clip:

The pocket clip on this knife is designed for tip down carry only on the traditional side of the handle. This is a drawback, because it means that the knife is not ambidextrous. The clip is stainless steel and is kept in place by two screws. The pocket clip on this knife is stainless steel.

 

The Mechanism:

This is an out-the-front automatic knife. An out-the-front knife is also known as an OTF knife, which is a pocket knife with a blade that opens and closes through a hole in one end of the handle. This is different than your typical pocket knife that has a blade that folds into the side of the handle. OTF only refers to the basic portion of the knife’s mechanical operation where the blade slides parallel with the handle to deploy. With an OTF knife, it can be subdivided into manual OTF knives or automatic OTF knives. This particular Joker is an automatic OTF knife. Because it is an automatic knife, you need to be aware of the strict laws in the United States that apply. Automatic knives are not legal in all states, cities, or areas. It is your responsibility, as the user, to know your local knife laws. BladeOps is not responsible.

An automatic OTF knife blade travels within an internal track or channel in the same manner as a manual slider or gravity knife. However, because of the automatic main spring drive and button mechanism enclosed within, the handle needs to be thicker or longer than a similar size gravity or sliding knife.

This is a single action knife, which means that you can deploy the blade with the button, but to retract the knife, you have to do it manually.

 

Joker’s Wild Cupid Clone OTF Automatic Knife
Joker’s Wild Cupid Clone OTF Automatic Knife

The Specs:

The blade on this Joker knife measures in at 3.3 inches long, with a handle that measures in at 5.1 inches long. When this version of the Joker Automatic knife is opened, it measures in at 8.4 inches long. This knife weighs 4 ounces, which is a good weight for your everyday carry knife.

 

The Pros of the Wild Cupid Clone:

  • The steel will be able to get a fine edge and keep it for long periods of time.
  • Because it is a stainless steel, you can expect maintenance to be low.
  • The steel is very inexpensive, but can still hold its own when it comes to your everyday tasks.
  • Even, matte finish means there are no reflections and glares.
  • The blade has a thin and sharp point that is ideal for piercing into soft targets.
  • The plain edged portion will let you perform fine detail work and is easy to sharpen.
  • The serrated portion will be able to saw through thicker materials and stay sharp for longer.
  • Anodized handle adds durability, strength, and corrosion resistance.
  • The black color won’t scratch off because the anodization has become a part of the handle, instead of being applied like a paint.
  • Automatic knife can be deployed quicker and more efficiently.
  • The automatic knife can be brought into play easily.
  • You can deploy the blade with only one hand.

 

The Cons of the Wild Cupid Clone:

  • The steel is lower quality, so it will rust if it has not been dried before pulling it back into its handle.
  • The blade is more prone to rusting and corrosion because of the micro abrasions.
  • The blade does have a weak point that can break on hard targets.
  • The dagger style blade does not have a cutting edge, which means that you cannot slice with this knife.
  • The combo edge might not offer the best of both worlds, because neither portion is large enough to really utilize.
  • The pocket clip can only be attached in one way, which means that it is not ambidextrous.
  • The pocket clip is not a deep-carry pocket clip.
  • Because it is an automatic knife, it is not legal in all states, cities, or areas.
  • This is only a single action OTF knife, which means you cannot retract the blade automatically.

 

Conclusion:

The Joker’s Wild Cupid Clone automatic knife is a single-action out the front knife that closely resembles that of the Dalton Cupid model which The Joker was seen wielding in the iconic Batman movie. A single action out the front knife by definition means that the blade is automatically deployed with the push of a button and then is manually retracted with a lever feature–in this case found on the side of the handle. This wildly popular knife showcases amazing construction and a lockup that is as solid as knives even 10 times the price. This model features a black handle, a dagger style blade that is partly serrated on both sides and a pocket clip that is designed for tip down carry only. Pick up the Joker’s Wild Cupid Clone at BladeOps.

 

Joker’s Wild Grey Cupid Clone OTF Automatic Knife Review

Joker’s Wild Grey Cupid Clone OTF Automatic Knife
Joker’s Wild Grey Cupid Clone OTF Automatic Knife

 

The Blade:

The blade on this version of the Joker’s Wild Cupid Clone is made out of 440 stainless steel. When it comes to 440 stainless steel, there is actually three different members of the family: A, B, or C. 440C is a high quality steel, so if the knife is made out of this steel, it is likely that the manufacturer specifies that it is made out of this steel. If it has not been specified, you can assume that it is either A or B. 440 is a medium carbon, martensitic stainless steel that is very corrosion resistant, while also being tough. This steel can be hardened to about RC58. A and B are not considered premium knife steels, but they still have some very good properties for cutlery use. They take a fine enough edge that if it has been treated properly, it will even be able to cut the hairs off your arms. These two versions of 440 steel are often only used in production knives. 440A is tougher and more corrosion resistant than 440B. 440B is inferior to 440C in edge retention and edge sharpness, though like A, it is not as good a choice as a premium steel. 440B is more ductile than 440C and less brittle. Both A and B are easy to machine and easy to sharpen well, which makes it ideal for when the manufacturer needs a cheaper blade steel for production purposes. One of the biggest advantages to these steels is that they are inexpensive and you still get a pretty quality steel. While this steel will not stand up to super-steels or be able to take on crazy amounts of force, they will be able to get you through your day-to-day tasks.

The blade on this version of the Joker’s Wild Grey Cupid Clone has been bead blast finished. This finish is created by using abrasive glass beads that are blasted at the steel with a high pressure, which results in an even gray finish. A blasted finish reduces reflection and glare due to its even matte surface. The blasting creates an increased surface area and micro abrasion make the steel more prone to rust and corrosion. A blasted blade, even from stainless steel, can rust overnight if left in a very humid environment. This means that you will need to make sure that your blade is dry before pulling it back into the handle. You will also need to oil your blade often if you are using the knife often.

The blade is a dagger style blade shape. The dagger style blade is also known as the needle-point blade. Both of the names for this blade style are perfect, because this style of blade is all about the point. The blade style has a double-edge blade, with the sole purpose being to pierce and stab. The blade is made up of 2 symmetrically sharpened blades that taper to a very thin sharp point, which pierces easily into soft targets. The two sharp edges reduce the profile of the knife and let it cut in on both sides equally. These characteristics make it a great option for your self-defense weapon, even, or especially, if you are in close combat situations. Just like any blade shape, the dagger style blade does have its disadvantages. First, the blade is created to be all about the point, so the edges are straight, meaning the knife has no belly. Because of this, it is not good for slicing or slashing. Second, because the tip is sharp and thin it does have the tendency to break, especially when it is used on harder targets. While this blade design is not going to be your all-purpose knife, it will be fantastic if you ever need to use it for self-defense or any other situation that requires piercing.

Each edge of the blade has been sharpened into a combination edge. This is where the upper two thirds of the blade (near the tip) are plain edged, and the lower third (near the handle) is serrated. The reasoning behind the combination edge is that the user gets the best of both worlds. They can use the plain edged section when they need cleaner cuts or need to perform fine detail work. The user can then use the serrated portions of the blade to saw through your tougher materials. And for those of you who are planning to use this knife for self-defense, the different edges will inflict more damage. The biggest complaint when it comes to combination edges is that you don’t get enough of either portion, so instead of getting the best of both worlds, you get the worst of each. When it comes to the combo edge, it really comes down to personal opinion.

The Handle:

The handle is made out of anodized aluminum. Because aluminum is a very low-density metal used in knife making, it keeps the weight of the overall knife down without taking away any of your heft. This is a major advantage because you feel like you have weight to back you up, but you don’t have to lug a heavy knife with you at all times. Aluminum is also a very corrosion resistant metal, which means that it is not going to easily rust; Maintenance time is reduced because of that characteristic. Most knives use a type of aluminum alloy called T6-60161, which means the type of aluminum is 6061 and it has been T6 tempered. T6-6061 aluminum has one of the highest yield and tensile strengths of all aluminum alloys. T6-6061 is often found in aircraft, which is why it has been nicknamed “aircraft aluminum.” This nickname is a little bit of a marketing ploy; while it is a quality aluminum, it is not as quality as that nickname makes it out to be. Aluminum is cheaper to machine and produce than titanium, and is lighter, weaker, and less resistant to wear. For the most part, aluminum is an inferior metal to titanium aside from its lightness. However, because producing an automatic knife is complex and requires a large amount of CNC machining, like with this knife, aluminum is much cheaper to produce and manufacturer the knife.

The handle on this knife has been anodized dark grey, which adds extra durability, resistance to wear and corrosion, and generally prolongs the life of the blade. According to anodizing.org, anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is especially suited to anodizing, which is why it is often anodized on knives. Anodizing is accomplished by immersing the aluminum into an acid electrolyte bath and passing an electric current though the medium. A cathode is mounted to the inside of the anodizing tank; the aluminum acts as an anode, so that oxygen ions are released form the electrolyte to combine with the aluminum atoms at the surface of the part being anodized.

The handle on this knife is mostly rectangular, although the top of the handle is arrow-head shaped, and the bottom of the handle does flare out so that you can get a better grip on the knife. To assist with texture, grooves have been carved into the face of the palm.

 

The Pocket Clip:

The pocket clip on this knife is designed for tip down carry only on the traditional side of the handle. This means that the knife is not ambidextrous. The clip is sliver, which contrasts elegantly with the black handle. TI is kept in place by two silver screws that match the rest of the hardware on this knife.

 

The Mechanism:

The Joker’s Wild Grey Cupid Clone is an automatic OTF knife. An Out-the-Front, or OTF knife is style of pocket knife with a blade that opens and closes through a hole in one end of the handle. This is different than your typical pocket knife, which has a blade that is stored in the handle and folds in and out of the side. Within the OTF category you can find manual or automatic, this knife is an automatic.

An automatic OTF knife blade travels within an internal track or channel in the same manner as a manual slider or gravity knife. But the automatic main spring drive and button mechanism enclose within requires a switchblade handle to be thicker or longer than a similar size gravity of sliding knife. Because this is an automatic knife, you do need to be aware that it falls under the strict automatic laws in the United States. It is your job, at the user, to know your local knife laws.

You can then further divide automatic OTF knives into two separate categories: double action, or single action. This knife is a single action, which means that the knife does deeply automatically, but it must be manually cocked or retracted to close.

 

The Specs:

The blade on the Joker’s Wild Cupid Clone measures in at 3.3 inches long. The handle on this OTF knife measures in at 5.1 inches long. The overall length of this knife when it is opened measures in at 8.4 inches long. This is a lightweight knife, because of the steel and the aluminum, so it only weighs in at 4 ounces.

 

The Pros of the Wild Grey Cupid Clone:

  • The blade steel is inexpensive, but still gives you enough grit to get your day-to-day jobs done.
  • The blade steel is very corrosion and stain resistant.
  • The blade is easy to sharpen because of the softness of the steel.
  • The bead blasted finish creates an even finish that reduces glares and reflections.
  • The dagger point style blade is going to excel at piercing.
  • You can perform fine detail work with the plain edge.
  • You can use the plain edge to achieve cleaner cuts.
  • You can saw through the thicker materials with the serrated portions of the blade.
  • When it comes to self-defense, the changing edges will inflict maximum damage.
  • Lightweight knife means you can have it with you at all times and not be weighed down.
  • Not an ambidextrous knife.
  • The aluminum handle is going to be strong.
  • The aluminum handle is light, keeping the overall weight of the knife down.
  • The aluminum handle is very durable and corrosion resistant.
  • The anodized aluminum is stronger, tougher, more durable, and more resistant to corrosion.

 

The Cons of the Wild Grey Cupid Clone:

  • Because the blade is softer steel, you will have to sharpen it often.
  • The blade does not have high wear resistance.
  • Because of the blasted finish, the blade can rust overnight, so maintenance is required and required often.
  • Because the tip is so sharp and thin, it will break if used on harder objects.
  • The blade does not have a belly, which is why it cannot be used for multiple purposes.
  • Some people feel like the two separate blade edges means that you cannot fully utilize either portion.
  • The aluminum handle is susceptible to scratches and dings.
  • The aluminum handle can feel pretty cold to hold.
  • Because it is an automatic knife, this knife is not going to be legal in all states, cities, or areas of the United States.

 

Conclusion:

The Joker’s Wild Cupid Clone automatic knife is a single-action out the front knife that closely resembles that of the Dalton Cupid model which The Joker was seen wielding in the iconic Batman movie. A single action out the front knife by definition means that the blade is automatically deployed with the push of a button and then is manually retracted with a lever feature–in this case found on the side of the handle. This wildly popular knife showcases amazing construction and a lockup that is as solid as knives even 10 times the price. This model features a grey handle, a dagger style blade that is partly serrated on both sides and a pocket clip that is designed for tip down carry only. Pick up this knife at BladeOps.

 

The Joker’s Wild BlackOut Cupid Clone Knife Review

The Joker’s Wild OTF knife is patterned after the classic Cupid Clone knife that the Joker uses in the Dark Knight movie.  This single action Out the Front automatic has classic looks and rapid fire action.

 

The Blade:

The blade on this knife is made out of 440C stainless steel. There are three different types of 440 steel. This is an upper mid-range steel that was once considered high-end in US knife steels. This steel is a good all-around steel that has now been overshadowed by many of the newer super steels that are everywhere. But, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good steel. This is a stainless steel that is a solid choice for most knives. This steel is reasonably tough and wear resistant, but it excels at stain resistance. This steel does hold a better edge than its sister steels, yet it still has the same corrosion resistance. Knives that are made out of this steel can be sharpened easily. And, out of the 440 steels, this formula does have the highest levels of carbon and chromium. The level of carbon is between .95-1.20%. It is this content that makes this steel a higher end stainless steel. This alloy of steel is one of the most common in knives because it is such a good all-around steel.

The blade has been finished with a black, coated finish. A coated finish reduces the reflection and glare while also reducing wear and corrosion. One of the drawbacks to a coated blade though is that ALL coatings can be scratched off after continuous heavy use and the blade will have to be recoated at that point if you wish for it to have the same qualities. As a guideline, the harder the finish, the more resistant to wear and the more expensive to add to a knife. Quality coatings do add cost to a knife, but they also provide much better corrosion resistance, less reflection, and require less maintenance. Many times, people do see the better quality coatings as a smart investment. Coatings are one of the few matte finishes.

The Joker’s Wild Blackout Cupid Clone knife has a dagger style blade. This type of blade shape is also known as a needle point blade. This style is basically the opposite of a sheepsfoot blade, which lacks a point. The dagger has been designed for the point. This shape of blade is a double edged blade whose primary purpose is piercing and stabbing. The blade is composed of 2 symmetrical sharpened blades that taper to a very thin sharp point, which pieces easily into soft targets. The two sharp edges reduce the profile of the knife and let it cut in on both sides equally. This is one of the reasons that makes them a favorite blade design for self-defense, especially in close combat situations. Dagger blades are very popular among military and police because of their ability to be easily concealed (think in a boot) and easily withdrawn from them sheathes. Of course, with all blade shapes, there are some disadvantages to the dagger blade design. Because of the geometry, the blade lacks any belly and contains quickly thickening edges. These two features means that this blade is not going to be good for slicing or slashing. One of the other disadvantages is that because the tip is very sharp and thin, it is weak and does have a tendency to break when used on hard targets. If you are searching for a good balance between stabbing and cutting, the best choice for you is probably the clip point blade. But, if you are looking for the ultimate blade designed specifically for piercing or stabbing, look no further, because you have found your best option.

The blade on this knife is plain edged. A plain blade is one continuous sharp edge and they are the most traditional option. Plain blades serve a much wider purpose as their most useful application is what most of us think of when we think of using a knife: a strong, steady pressure. One of the other huge advantages to owning a plain edge is that it won’t snag or fray when cutting though some ropes, although with other ropes, particularly ones made of plastics or other synthetic materials, the blade may simply slip instead of cut. In short, a plain edge will cut cleanly, while a serrated blade will give you jagged cuts.

 

The Handle:

The handle on the Cupid Clone is made out of aluminum. This is a very durable material for knife handles. It is a low density metal but it does provide a nice, hefty feel to the knife without actually weighing the knife down. This is a huge benefit because you want your knife to be able to have the weight behind it to take on life’s challenges, but you also don’t want the knife weighing you down. The most common type of aluminum that is used today is the T6-6061 alloy, which does have tremendous tensile strength. When an aluminum handle is properly texturized, it can provide you with a reasonably secure grip that is also comfortable and easy for extended use. On the flip side, if you use your knife quite a bit during colder winter months, you might find the handle uncomfortably cold given its conductive properties. Aluminum is generally considered inferior to its stronger, yet more expensive brother Titanium which tends to be found on the more premium knives.

The aluminum on this knife handle has been anodized black. Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other nonferrous metals can also be anodized. Because this knife has an anodized handle, the color is black, the handle is harder, and more protected. This is an ideal finish for the Cupid Clone knife.

The handle is rectangular with an arrow shaped top. The butt of the handle does flare out, which gives you a slight hammer, and helps with grip. To help you with your grip, there are deep grooves cut down the idle of the handle in a rectangular shape and also at the very top of the handle, in three arrows.

 

The Pocket Clip:

The pocket clip has been statically designed for tip down carry only. It is a black pocket clip that is held in place by two small, black screws. These screws match the rest of the knives hardware, giving it the name Blackout. The pocket clip is straight and long, which will fit snugly and safely in your pocket.

 

The Mechanism:

This knife is an out the front, or OTF, knife. An OTF knife is also known as a sliding knife or a telescoping knife. This is a pocket knife with a blade that opens and closes through a hole in one end of the handle. This contrasts with the majority of other knives, which are either standard folding knives or fixed blade knives. OTF only refers to the basic portion of the knife’s mechanical operation where the blade slides parallel with the handle to deploy. OTF knives are also further subdivided into two groups: automatic or manual OTF knives. The Joker’s Wild Blackout Cupid Clone knife is an automatic OTF knife. An automatic OTF knife blade travels within an internal track or channel in the same manner as a manual slider or gravity knife. But the automatic main spring drive and button mechanism enclosed within requires a switchblade handle to be thicker or longer than a similar size gravity or sliding knife. The term “slider” is usually not applied.

Once you get into the automatic OTF knife category, it is actually divided into two other categories. There are the single action and the double action. This knife is a single action which means that the knife will deploy automatically, but it must be manually cocked or retracted to close. This knife is deployed by the button in the middle of the knife handle.

Because this is an automatic knife, there are a variety of strict laws surrounding this knife. Automatic knives are not legal in all states, cities, or areas, so be aware of your local laws before purchasing and carrying this knife.

OTF knives have actually been around for a while. The first known patent, although for a manual one, was in 1860. The first spring powered OTF knife followed shortly the year after. These knives were originally designed to be light-duty knives designed for people who may have to hold on to something while opening a folding knife. Now, there is a myth that an OTF can be placed against someone and opened, piercing the victim. The spring in this style of knives I much too weak and really only propels the blade about a quarter of the way open, with inertia doing the rest. So while it might poke the person, it is highly unlikely that they would be stabbed.

 

The Specs:

The blade on this knife is 3.3 inches long, with the blade sporting an overall length of 8.4 inches The handle on this knife is 5.1 inches. This is a lightweight knife that weighs in at only 4 ounces.

 

Conclusion:

The Joker’s wild Cupid Clone automatic knife is a single-action out the front knife that closely resembles that of the Dalton cupid model which The Joker was seen weilding in the iconic Batman movie. A single action out the front knife by definition means that the blade is automatically deployed with the push of a button and then is manually retracted with a lever feature—in this case found on the side of the handle. This wildly popular knife showcases amazing construction and a lockup that is as solid as knives even 10 times the price. This exclusive blackout model features a black aluminum handle, all-black hardware, a dagger style blade in a black finish and a pocket clip that is statically designed for tip down carry only. The 440 stainless steel is tough, hard, durable, and very resistant to corrosion. The aluminum handle is very durable, especially with the anodization process on it, however, it will feel cold in the winter months. The dagger style blade is ideal for piercing and stabbing, but does have a weak tip that is prone to snapping. Pick yours up today at BladeOps.

Joker OTF Knife

Joker OTF Knife
Joker OTF Knife

The Joker OTF Knife has been a popular out the front knife for over five years.  This single action OTF fires out fast and hard.  The lock up is solid.  And the price is unbeatable.  At under $30.00, this is a well built knife that is going to last for a long time.

Interesting notes about this knife, it was originally designed as a Special Forces combat knife.  It is also a clone of the knife that Heath Ledger used while playing the Joker in one of the Batman movies.