Described by the folks at Tekto as “compact and formidable,” the A2 Badger is an impressive addition to your everyday carry collection. But what sets it apart? OTF knives, short for Out The Front, are switchblades with a vertical deploying action. Unlike traditional folding knives, where the blade swings open on a pivot, an OTF knife’s blade slides forward and backward out of the handle, all thanks to a switch or button located on the handle. This mechanism offers quick and easy deployment, making OTF knives popular among military, law enforcement, and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Tekto A2 Badger, like all Tekto’s OTF knives, features a contoured switch on the handle, just under your thumb. With a single-handed operation, the blade can be deployed in under a second, even while wearing gloves, making it ideal for high-pressure situations.
Measuring just 5.26 inches when open, the A2 Badger is Tekto’s smallest OTF knife. Its 1.8-inch tanto-style blade is crafted from titanium-coated D2 steel, offering excellent edge retention and versatility for various tasks.
For emergencies, the A2 Badger includes a glass-breaker on the handle’s rear, ensuring a quick exit when needed. Weighing only 2.18 ounces and measuring 3.3 inches when closed, it’s incredibly lightweight and compact.
Designed to be ambidextrous, the A2 Badger comes with a 6061 Aluminum handle housing the OTF mechanism, secured by a button lock system. You can attach a pocket clip to either side, and a generous lanyard hole allows for versatile carrying options.
The A2 Badger is available in three grip color variants – Black, Desert, and OD Green – all featuring a black-coated blade. In conclusion, the Tekto A2 Badger offers compactness, versatility, and reliability in a sleek package. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, first responder, or simply looking for a dependable EDC tool, this OTF knife is sure to impress.
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