Automatic knives are created with efficiency in mind. These knives are fast-acting and operational with the use of only one hand, perfectly designed for the use of emergency or law enforcement personnel. Benchmade's automatic knives, nicknamed switchblades, can be customized for your everyday needs. Looking for a reliable out-the-front (OTF) knife? View our Phaeton knives. Interested in a push-button automatic knife? View Benchmade’s Auto Stryker knives incorporated with a larger, stronger locking button. The legality of automatic knives varies from state to state. It is essential you review your local laws before making a purchase.