Bolt Silver D/A OTF Automatic Knife - Satin Plain

Retail Price: $39.99
Our Price: $19.99
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Item #BP-17178


  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:4.00 oz.
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener:Thumb Slide
  • Brand:Miscellaneous
  • Model:Bolt
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


This Bolt OTF knife is the budget version of the Lightning OTF automatic. Unlike the Taiwan-made Lightning, the Bolt is made in China. The quality is not on par with the Lightning, but the Bolt comes in at a commensurately lower price making it one of the most budget-friendly OTF knives around. One improvement over the Lighting is a sturdier 3-screw pocket clip made from black finished stainless steel.

The automatic blade is fired and retracted with a side mounted actuating button. The Bolt does not require a safety mechanism due to the considerable force required to fire the knife. Its blade is made from satin finished stainless steel. The handle is slightly textured and features a durable silver coating.

Disclaimer: The blade on the Bolt will come "off track" more often than higher priced OTF's – carefully pull the blade out to reset blade. Adding oil to the knife will help prevent this issue. Minor paint chips and cosmetic issues may also be present from shipping.


Customer Reviews

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Close to a lightning
Billy h.
I have a bolt in each color. They needed a little tweeking but they are a great value and a hard hitting otf
Some Tips
Richard A.
This is my 3rd Bolt OTF in their 'value' line. Thought I might point out a few things that I did to make them comparable to the 'Lightning' line in performance. If you are not handy with tools or with the inner workings of a double-action OTF, then do not venture inside.

My first Bolt OTF was, as were all three, very hard to deploy and retract. I actually needed two hands to retract the blade on each one. The problem, basically, is that there are two springs that actuate deployment and retraction of the blade. With two springs, the blade action is FAR too hard to use. I removed one spring on my first Bolt and the action then worked great. A little lighter on the action than a Lightning but very close and 100% reliable. With my next two Bolts I also found that two springs required too much force to deploy the blade, but one spring was too little to fully deploy the blade. I resolved the problem on both these knives by removing one spring and then shortening the other by about 1/8th of an inch. Shortening one spring makes the 'pull' just enough stronger, making deployment solid and reliable. Once modified, you will love this OTF. The blades on all three of my Bolts were sharp and beefy. This is a great value, but be ready to put some work into the knife to make it usable. With two springs, the knife is far too hard to deploy and retract more than once, if any. Go for it and make it work for you. You won't regret it.
breaking in
john o.
I've found that these less expensive knives require a break in period (of about 100 openings and a little wd-40) to work properly, so don't be to quick to judge them as defective. You get what you pay for. Now mine functions 99%.
Excellent Show/Utility piece.
Wei Y.
Solid construction. Solid Action(wide operational tolerances). Thick and rugged blade profile w/ a surprisingly shallow grind +edge.

AK-47 of the OTFs. In your favorite colors!


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