Boker Kalashnikov Automatic Knife Review

The Boker Kalashnikov automatic model is a great entry-level knife. This is a high-quality knife that has a very good balance between performance and price.

Though it may seem quite expensive, many people consider this knife to be worth it. If you are unsure whether you should purchase this knife, hopefully, our review will help you to make a decision.

What Is The Boker Kalashnikov Automatic Knife?


This is an excellent entry-level fixed blade knife. It features a 3.25 inch drop point blade with a black aluminum handle.

The blade of the knife can be opened by pushing down on the thumb stud located at the top of the handle.

Once the blade is open, it can be locked into place by pressing down on the button located in the middle of the handle.

This knife can be obtained in different colors and styles. For example, you can get different blade shapes depending on your preference.

These blades are made from steel, a brilliant material for an effective knife blade. Now that you know what this knife is, we can begin reviewing its different elements.

Our Review


The grip of the knife is made of aluminum. It feels sturdy enough but does have some flex. However, when holding the knife, there is no danger of breaking the grip.

This handle is well textured, giving the user a solid grip over the knife. It even has finger grooves. This is a brilliant feature, as it prevents the user from accidentally dropping the knife.

This handle is also highly decorated, adding to its aesthetic value. Overall, we have nothing to complain about this feature.

Boker Kalashnikov Automatic Knife Review


The blade of the knife is made from steel. Specifically, the knife is constructed from AUS-8, a form of stainless steel.

It is sharpened on both sides, which makes it easy to cut through anything. There is a slight curve to the blade, making it easier to hold while cutting. This is a great feature.

The only downside is that from our experience, the blade needs sharpening regularly. This will be problematic for people who do not like sharpening or who use their knives regularly.


In our opinion, the Boker Kalashnikov automatic knife is a little overpriced. It is usually sold for $40, though prices will vary depending on where you buy it.

We think that the knife is worth around $30. Though it is a premium product, we cannot overlook its high price point. If you are looking for a budget-friendly knife, this may not be the one for you.

Automatic Deployment

One of the best things about this knife is its ability to deploy automatically. When opening the knife, push down on the thumb stud.

It will smoothly and automatically deploy, meaning that you can access it whenever you need to.

The locking up of this knife is also fairly simple. This is a great design, as it is much easier than other automatic knives.


Because it has been made from strong materials, this Boker Kalashnikov knife is durable. It can withstand heavy usage without any damage.

Even if you use this knife often, it will still last long. You will not have to worry about replacing this knife anytime soon.


We would recommend this tactical knife to anyone looking for a good knife. It is a great choice for beginners and more experienced users.

There are some pros and cons that you should be aware of when purchasing this knife. 


  • Amazing automatic deployment
  • Durable materials
  • Great grip
  • Incredible cutting
  • Simple to use
  • Sharp blade


  • Rather expensive 
  • Requires regular sharpening

Frequently Asked Questions

How Safe Is This Knife?

This knife is very safe. In fact, it is considered to be safer than many other knives.

Its safety features include a non-slip surface thanks to the fantastic grip. Plus, the fact that it automatically deploys means that it is safer than standard knives. 

Does This Knife Have Any Drawbacks?

Yes, this knife does have drawbacks, as listed in the "Cons" section above. For starters, it is rather expensive. Additionally, it is quite difficult to sharpen and may require regular maintenance. 

Is It Safe To Carry A Knife?

Yes, it is safe to carry this knife. However, you should bear in mind that carrying a knife is illegal in some states and countries.

You should check the law in your area before you start carrying a knife on your person.

Plus, we recommend that knives only be used by people who know how to use them and preferably who have experience.

Otherwise, you could injure yourself and others around you. To avoid this, we suggest receiving training in how to properly use a knife.

You should only use it in situations where it is needed, such as camping.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, we really enjoyed using the Boker Kalashnikov automatic knife. It was an excellent purchase.

It is very easy to use, and the design is fantastic. It is a great knife for those who want something reliable and dependable.

It is also a great choice for people who love to go camping. Before you decide whether to buy this product, we urge you to think about whether it is worth it.

Though it is to us, your answer will depend on how much you intend to use it and your budget.

Tom Bower