Talk about an auto

Switchblades have been ’round for a long time. Actually its history is extremely rich going back to the 1700s with English and French designs.

The knife is one of the coolest patterns and one that simply makes a lot of sense, if you ask me. Regardless of the cutting situation, getting the blade out to use is the ultimate goal anyway.

Hollywood glamorized the knife with movies, such as The Wild One (1954), Rebel without a Cause and High School Confidential (1955) and others. The films featured gangs, violence and rebels- rejects of society. Needless to say, we know what happened next- the US Switchblade Act of 1958. Then in 1959, the UK followed suit with its version of a federal law.

Talk about an auto

Talk about an auto

Well, Hollywood is at it again, yet this time the movie is a prequel and has already grossed $87 million after only releasing a few days ago. Granted, it does not portray the typical garden-style automatic though. Instead this “knife” has three blades that release simultaneously- and from a man’s hand. Yeap, you guessed it. They are the deadly weapon of the Wolverine.

It is interesting to note too in the land of the free enterprise system, some entrepreneur jumped in to produce a claw blade “knife”.

If you are interested in switchblades there is a new group of enthusiasts over at iKnifeCollector, the next generation knife collector community.