I was wondering how many of you guys carry switchblades/auto openers? 

YES I am fully aware of how complex the laws are regarding them and how different states have different laws. 

I am going to be moving to Alabama and autos are legal to own and carry. 

Currently I have two Kershaw assisted openers 

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Don't forget federal laws. :/

I have one Kershaw assisted (Cryo - considering one of the new ZT's), and one vintage italian auto (a Frank Beltrame 11" stiletto) kept in my lockbox. 

Lots of fun, and some great knives overall. 

There is a knife owner/collectors group here, you might want to join. :)

I am thinking something along the lines of a Benchmade. 

Something modern and pocketable for myself

Check out Pro-tech - they make some of the best autos now (I really like the Godfather series). 

Microtech are nicer still but start to get into silly price ranges. 

There's not much to the Federal Laws regarding auto openers.

 

I have a Benchmade Infidel, front opening, double blade.  It's pretty shit for a utility knife and if it hadn't been issued I wouldn't have it.

No import or shipping across state lines, at the very least. Add USPS charges if you use postal service to send. You are active duty, which changes things a bit, though technically only your procurement people really have an easy time of things. 

And I agree, they don't make great utility knives. I much prefer just about anything else I have, folding or fixed, for actual work. The Cryo makes a good small, easy to deploy last resort. Not much else. 

It's still a hassle, I need a Command letter authorizing my posession.  Buying locally from a vendor shouldn't be a problem with Federal laws.  And you can still transport if it's part of a collection and cased.

 

I like one handed knives for work, and there's some excellent ones for work duty, Gerber and Benchmade both make some I like.  It's just this particular style of front opening/double blade I don't like for work.  It's cool and everything, but I cut the shit out of myself trying to cut some velcro.

I can dig it. I'm usually happier with a one hand flipper or thumbstud (either assisted or manual). More control, and better lockup and as you note, only one sharp edge to keep tabs on.

I've had a switchblade in the past, currently have a Kershaw assisted opening knife (thumb stud and lever on the back), and I don't think there's much difference between them.  Both open very quickly and both require some shifting of the fingers after opening, at least in order to achieve the ideal grip.

If you'd like to get a switchblade go ahead, just don't expect a significant improvement over what you already have.

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