The Automat Kalashnikov 74 holds a legendary status among knife enthusiasts.
It’s known as an inexpensive automatic knife you can buy elsewhere in the world. But if you want to experience the legend of the Boker Plus AK 74 without having to worry about automatic knife restrictions in your area, the latest Badass Knife of the Week is the knife for you.
The Boker Plus Automat Kalashnikov 74 is a manual version of the folder that works like a horse and takes down everything in its path.
Boasting a 3.25-inch blade, the knife is exceptionally versatile and functional. The blade is made from AUS 8 stainless steel, which is tough and corrosion resistant while holding an edge well. It has a spear point blade design with a false edge that makes penetrating more effective with this tool.
A quick look at the handle reveals the inspiration of this knife. The knife is not based off the AK-74 assault rifle; it’s actually based off the AK-74 bayonet fixed blade.
The aluminum handle, replete with structured finger grooves that make holding this knife natural and secure, is directly inspired by the bayonet. The black texture of the handle makes it easy to keep a grip even when it’s wet.
Since this is the manual version of the knife, the blade does not spring open. However, it does come with a reliable plunge lock mechanism. You push the slightly recessed button in order to engage and disengage the knife. It’s the same mechanism seen in the automatic version, except without the spring.
A pocket clip allows for easy carry and a lanyard hole gives you different options. Light jimping along the spine and butt of the knife provide more control during finer tasks.
Because Boker Plus does not miss a single detail on the knife, it comes in a box that looks like the magazine clip of the AK-74 rifle. Doesn’t get much better than that.
For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Boker Plus Automat Kalashnikov 74.