With many states removing restrictions on automatic knives, they are all the rage now. However, as with all good things, California has to put restrictions on them. But, not to worry because there are companies that are looking out for you Californians. In this case, Templar Knife released a California legal OTF, and made it affordable to boot.
The Templar Knife California Legal OTF
Although the automatic knife category is growing in popularity, the OTF (Out the Front) is leading the pack. This is due specifically to its one-handed operation, for opening and closing. Like many OTF designs, the Cali Legal Micro has the switch along the top of the handle, for natural operation. Actuating the switch brings the Cali Micro to its full 5.35-inch length.
The 1.85-inch Black Oxide Stonewashed Powder D2 blade keeps the Micro within legal limits for California, while remaining functional. D2 tool steel also provides good edge retention and resistance to corrosion, which is a good idea for California EDC. The Cali Micro is available in either drop point or tanto, both with a saber grind.
Housing the blade is a 6061-T6 aged aluminum handle, machined from a solid billet. As a result, it produces significantly better tolerances. Additionally, along the top and bottom of the handle is knurling, to provide a more comfortable grip. All internal parts were re-engineered and CNC’d, giving it the smoothest action within its price range. The pocket clip attaches to the end, for a deep carry, hidden away from prying eyes. It comes configured for right-hand carry but can also be reversed for left-hand carry as well.
President and Co-Owner, Shawn Cauble tells us, “People kept asking us to make the Cali Legal Micro. They would say, I don’t want to carry a regular sized knife, I just want something I can open my Amazon boxes and mail with. So we complied and are grateful for the response the knife is getting in the market!”
The Templar Knife California Legal OTF is available now with an MSRP of $102.99. For more info, please visit TemplarKnife.com.
Templar Knife California Legal OTF Specs
Blade Material: Black Oxide Stonewashed Powder D2
Blade Length: 1.85 inches
Overall Length: 5.35 inches
Closed Length: 3.50 inches
Handle: 6061-T6 Aged Aluminum