3400 Autocrat | Benchmade’s Newest OTF Blade

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?


3400 Autocrat: According to Benchmade, this EDC and tactical lovers out-the-front is the perfect balance of speed and style.
Whether for EDC or tactical purposes, the OTF blade balances speed and style.

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.”

Using G10 and a completely new mechanism, the out-the-front 3400 Autocrat from Benchmade is a game-changer with one goal in mind: to rule the pocket dump.
According to Benchmade, the 3400 Autocrat is a game-changer with one goal in mind: to rule the pocket dump.


  • Blade
    • 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]
  • Length
    • Open: 8.75” [22.23cm]
    • Closed: 5.04” [12.80cm]
  • Weight: 3.93oz [111.41g]
  • Handle
    • Thickness: 0.60” [15.24mm]
    • Material: Black G10
  • Clip Position: Tip-Down
  • Glass Breaker: No
  • MOLLE Compatible: Yes
  • Use: Everyday Carry and/or Tactical


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Image of Benchmade 3400 Autocrat OTF knife with blade out and blade withdraown. Sourced from Social Media.

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.

Benchmade 3400 Autocrat knife in hand. Image of OTF blade sourced from social media.

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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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Stephanie Kimmell

Stephanie Kimmell is the firstborn daughter of Missouri's Pecan King, worthy scion of a Vietnam veteran sailor turned mad engineer-orchardist-inventor-genius. With a BA in technical writing, she freelances as a writer and editor. A Zymurgist greatly interested in the decoction of fermented barley and hops, she is in many ways a modern amalgam of Esther Hobart Morris, Rebecca Boone, and Nellie Bly. She hunts, fishes, butchers, and cooks most anything. When not editing or writing, she makes soaps and salves, spins wool, and occasionally makes cheese from cows she milked herself. Kimmell is a driven epistemophilic who loves live music and all sorts of beer. It will be interesting indeed to see what she writes in the coming days.

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2 thoughts on “3400 Autocrat | Benchmade’s Newest OTF Blade

  • February 2, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Why did you decide to name it after the Democratic Party leadership??


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