Since Everyday Carry is a big deal amongst our readers, and most folks would arguably maintain that a knife is one of the most important pieces of EDC gear, we’re always on the lookout for nifty new blades to admire and consider. You know what they say:
“A man without a knife is a man without a life.” ~unknown
So we thought you should take a look-see of Benchmade’s newest Out the Front (OTF) knife. It’s the 3400 Autocrat, and they say this new blade blurs the lines between EDC and tactical. Well hell, just take a look at the action!
Pretty slick, amiright?
Here’s how the folks at Benchmade describe it:
“Defined by speed and style, our new 3400 Autocrat is the latest out-the-front technology for tactical and EDC enthusiasts alike. This knife is Benchmade’s first OTF to use composite handles, blending the durability and wear-resistance of G10 with a flash of colorful hardware and components. The dual-edge CPM-S30V blade provides users with a design for a variety of applications.”
- Edge: Plain
- Finish/Color: Coated
- Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
- Style/Shape: Double-Edge Dagger
- Length: 3.71” [9.42cm]
- Thickness: 0.105” [2.667mm]
- Open: 8.75” [22.23cm]
- Closed: 5.04” [12.80cm]
- Weight: 3.93oz [111.41g]
- Thickness: 0.60” [15.24mm]
- Material: Black G10
- Clip Position: Tip-Down
- Glass Breaker: No
- MOLLE Compatible: Yes
- Use: Everyday Carry and/or Tactical
Ways You Could Use It
Why you could use it to cut, slice, or open shit, of course! Or, you could impress your friends and intimidate your enemies. Or more, depending on what life serves ya.
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Obviously, if you think you’re going to get one of these, check out your state laws to see whether OTF blades are prohibited.
Already got one? Let us know what you think about it in the comments. Planning to get one? Tell us about it after you’ve carried it for a while.
Also, If you’re interested in knives and other nifty EDC gear, you might be interested in seeing our eclectic list of gift ideas for PCSing friends, comrades, gun lovers, outdoorsy women, or prudent stocking stuffers, you’ll want to see our Banging Gift Guide.
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