Tomorrows Switchblades: The 14 Best Automatic Knives

Switchblades, which are now better known by the name Automatic Knives have a history that goes back hundreds of years, with the earliest models appearing in France and Italy which is why they are often known by the name Italian Stilettos back in the 1700s. These spring-assisted knives had a small following in Europe, which was then brought over to the United States after WWII, when brave, Nazi-killing soldiers saw these snap-open knives during their time fighting in the European theatre and adopted them for home use.

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