Benchmade 581 Barrage Knife

It's not exactly a switchblade, but it's as close as you're going to get while staying on the right side of the law. The Benchmade 581 Barrage Knife ($220-$235) offers an AXIS Assist locking mechanism that helps you get the blade out in a hurry when it's needed — such as when fighting off rival gang members angry flocks of chickens — and a reversible pocket clip to keep it handy. Available with a plain, ComboEdge, or black-coated blade.

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