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The new spine-fire OTF combines speed and style in a semi-tactical every day carry. Made in USA.

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A review from: stephen
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Bought this 4 months ago and was pleased. Up until the internal parts blew apart. Nice feel to it and it looks great though. Even spent extra 30 bucks to laser mark it. The s30v steel is a disappointment I do have to say. Gets dull just cutting papaer.
A review from: CAB
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The new spine-fire OTF Phaeton is one of the best new knifes out in my opinion. The action materials are the best quality possible for a high end EDC! In my opinion if you are thinking about getting this don’t hesitate it’s awesome and worth every penny!
A review from: Brandon
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I must say for my first OTF this bad boy is excellent! Love the blade design as it tends to be better for EDC over a double edge. I find myself deploying the blade almost annoyingly like a child! It is a bit addictive so be advised you will want to play with it!
A review from: Brian
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Ok, I have several OTF knives, the mini infidel, the regular infidel, and the HK series Benchmade did a while back (not sure if they still do). This knife is my favorite. I love the spine action, the action is quick and positive. I love the color, the only thing is the price. It’s really almost identical to my HK benchmade, but is priced about 75-100 more. I would still recommend it
A review from: Tom C
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Colorado has just made this knife legal I like it a lot Tom C
A review from: Spencer
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I love the action, blade material, and weight of this knife. I could do without the slight blade play.
A review from: Phillip
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My first OTF and what a killer! I did mess up one night and stuck one of my fingers with mine, but I bet I had it coming. I trust this knife this knife as a self defense tool, and reserve it for that specifically!
A review from: Robert
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For as long as I can remember, my father carried a small pocket knife with him every day of his life. He lovingly referred to it as his "chicken sticker". I can remember as a boy wanting so badly to carry my own -- and was excited when I was gifted my first spyderco some 20+ yrs ago. I later received my first benchmade knife as a groomsman's gift roughly six years ago. While the spyderco had served me well, I had never had in my hands such a well made, razor sharp blade that both looked good & actually cut something. Needless to say I was hooked.

I bought the phaeton last year & have used it as my every day carry since I got it. It's mechanical function is snappy & the lock out is solid. It took more than a year for the grit and grime gathered as my EDC before the closing mechanism sometimes failed -- not as a poor function of the knife, just due to the knife being used constantly and gathering dirt & lint in my pocket. Fortunately it was easy to return to the opening/closing mechanism to form just by pulling the knife out and closing it again. I've sent it in for some #lifesharp work & am looking forward to it's return. The Phaeton has a nice smooth handle which makes it easy to get in and out of your pocket. It's also small and discreet enough that it can fit just about anywhere & still be out of the way but easily accessible.

So far, the knife has proven itself to be very durable and versatile. I would highly recommend it as an EDC, but be sure to check and understand your state laws regarding OTF knives.
A review from: Cole
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Picked this knife up at Smoky Mtn Knife Works in TN. Great EDC knife and has worked into my rotation. Love the spine fire and the blade locks up rock solid with no rearward movement at all. I got the earth handle and satin blade option.
A review from: Mark
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This knife is incredible. I've wanted a single edge OTF for a while but I thought the Pagan looked lame with only a single edge. When I saw this knife was being released, I knew I had to have it. I waited and waffled on it for months before finally going into the shop and checking it out. I dropped my Infidel off for maintenance and drove home with a Phaeton. It's incredibly light and slim without sacrificing function or ruggedness. It is a bit spendy, but that's going to be the case with autos in general. Don't hesitate to buy this thing.

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