Art of the Switchblade

The switchblade knife is the magician of the cutlery world. It has been ignored, condemned, legislated out of existence, traveled over borders and across the ocean, nearly disappeared, but it has endured. Like the blade itself, it seemingly came out of nowhere, with a flash of steel and the sound of a buggy whip, ready for the task at hand. Inside The Art of the Switchblade are the best known examples from inception to World War II, the golden age of automatic knives. From England, France, Italy, Germany, and the United States of America, these are the crème de la crème, the best of the best.
 
Art of the Switchblade