The Heretic Knives Manticore X is one badass out-the-front automatic knife. It’s the latest OTF from Heretic and the smoothness will blow you away. It’s everything you look for in a high-end automatic knife. These American-made Heretic Knives are backed by a lifetime warranty and are built to last.
The Manticore features a 3.7″ premium CPM-S35VN stainless steel blade available in a variety of configurations. We got a chance to get hands-on with their recurve drop point blade. Silky-smooth is one way to put it when deploying the blade. It comes out fast and locks up strong just as expected by sliding the double-action thumb slide on the spine of the handle.
It has ergonomic aluminum handles that are light and comfortable for extended use. Portions of the handles feature jimping. The extras include a deep-carry pocket clip, an integrated lanyard hole, and a hardened steel glass breaker pommel. It’s great for daily carry or any time you need a blade that’s easy to open fast with one hand.
- CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- 3.7” Blade
- 1/8” Blade Thickness
- Double Action Thumb Slide Open/Lock
- Aluminum Handles
- Tip-down Deep Carry Pocket Clip
- Glass Breaker
- Lanyard Hole
- 5.5” Closed
- 9.2” Overall
- Made in the USA
The Heretic Knives Manticore X has the action and fit and finish to justify it’s $313 price tag. You’ll definitely want to check one of these out. See more by clicking any link in the article or the button down below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.