The Ox Forge Black Knife predates every coil fired automatic knife made - before Microtech, before Benchmade, Dalton etc. These were made to order for the NAVY SEAL teams in Florida as early as 1985 and later hunted by knife collectors for their unique coil fired design and the legend of “The Black Knife" was born.
Stronger by design than the other Italian/German type autos of its day these knives were instantly a hit with elite law enforcement and military special operations community and rarely seen outside of those circles. From the 1st production of this knife to present day you can always find a seasoned knife collector or field user asking, “What is the original black knife?” This is that knife! The features that set the tone for coil fired autos into the next several decades are: T6 Alloy black hard coat anodized handle with non-glare black titanium nitride coated blade, double thick pocket clip gun blued for stealth and Razor sharp hand honed spear point 440C (58RC) blade.
It's amazing - if you hold this knife up to other coil autos and consider the fact that this got here years or even a decade before they did you can see so many features that the other manufacturers have adopted. Dalton's famous clip design with the two-barrel screws - it's on this one and it predates Dalton’s designs. And of course the central auto design that everyone uses made its debut on this knife. All fittings with the exception of the button are blacked out. This is the 2014 production of this knife made with the to the 100% original specifications