does anybody know where i can source decent OTF knives locally? i was looking at one of the Microtech's, but then I would have to extend by bond.
also consider knives with the description "flipper" or "assisted opening".
For example, in some US sates a full auto-opening knife is illegal... Hence, "assisted opening" or "flipper" operated knives... They have a flipper or somesuch that is linked to a ball-detent and spring mechanism that requires a finger to pull "through" the opening action based on a leverage principle, but it opens almost as quick as an auto.
I have one and I feel far safer with it than an auto-opening knife. I've not had mine open on me unexpectedly/unwantingly up 'till now.