When people are out looking for spring assisted knives, they usually go straight to brands like Zero Tolerance and Kershaw. Yes, they may be some of the best knives out there. However, there is an underdog that is frequently overlooked. That underdog is Meyerco. There are a lot of unique designs that they come out with made by some well known knife designers.
One of the many great features of several of their spring assisted knives is the opening mechanism used in several of their models. I am referring to the AOK that Blackie Collins designed. For those who don’t know, Blackie Collins created the first spring assisted knife in 1995.
The AOK is a leaf-spring design that lies in line with the blade. I did that to allow the knife to be made as thin as possible because all you need is whatever thickness is necessary on the side to give you a handle. ~Blackie Collins
When you are out shopping for a new spring assisted knife, I would suggest stopping to take a look at what Meyerco has to offer.
Let’s take a look at some of the Meyerco knives I wholeheartedly recommend. First up, we have the Meyerco Antara Knife:
This is an amazing knife with great ergonomics and a pretty unique modified sheepsfoot style blade. The blade is made from 8CR13MOV steel which is really easy to sharpen up and work with. The handles are made of micarta with G10 bolsters. It has a pretty solid lock-up with for a liner lock knife. Also, the best thing about this knife is that you can pick it up for less than $50.
If you are looking for something a bit more tactical, they have options for that too. Here is a perfect example of a good tactical knife from Meyerco. It’s the Meyerco Maxx-Q Knife:
The Maxx-Q is a Darrel Ralph designed knife with great action and a powerful spring. From the G10 handles to the Bowie style blade, holding this knife will put a grin on your face. The G10 offers a very comfortable grip on the handle so you don’t have to worry about it jumping out of your hands. They decided to use AUS-8 on the blade. AUS-8 is another steel that is really easy to work with. With the flipper on the spine, it makes this knife really easy to operate with one hand. This is another great knife for under $50.
Last, lets take a look at my personal favorite Meyerco knife. It’s the Meyerco Randall King Tsavo:
The Tsavo is a Randall King design that features his unique Lion’s Claw blade. The blade has two separate grind angles on AUS-8 steel. This knife comes razor sharp out of the box. This knife has aluminum handles with the RKK Global insert. On the spine of the blade, there is some really aggressive jimping that provide some nice thumb traction. Also, you won’t find another knife that locks up this tight for under $50.
Quite simply, Meyerco has some pretty unique blades to offer at a great price. You won’t have to worry about poor workmanship due to their well-known designers. Next time you are in the market at buying a spring assisted knife, don’t overlook Meyerco.