I have been working recently with a superb new automatic knife based on a Boker folder that is an excellent double-action in external design as well as in internal mechanics. Even better, it is available at an almost unbelievably reasonable price. This knife, called the Boker Plus Action2, is truly an international product.
The parent manufacturer, Boker, is an old, highly revered German cutlery company with manufacturing facilities all over the world. This particular knife was designed by renowned German cutlery designer Dietmar Pohl. It is manufactured in Taiwan to Boker’s high standards and imported into the United States as an excellent one-hand-opening manual folder. Once in this country, it is professionally converted, using some American-made parts, into an extremely slick double-action automatic knife. That is, it can be opened both as a manually opened folder as well as an automatic opener. Even better is the fact that its automatic opening mechanism is designed so that its firing mechanism is covert. More on that later.