Benchmade HK Epidemic OTF Automatic Knives For Sale @ eKNIVES

Benchmade HK Epidemic OTF Automatic Knives For Sale @ eKNIVES

Posted by Clayton on Jun 4th 2013

The Benchmade H&K Epidemic OTF automatic knife is a great addition to the Benchmade OTF lineup. The Epidemic to me feels and looks like a cross between a Benchmade Infidel and Microtech Ultratech but in a smaller version. 

When you first see the knife you can't help but notice the stainless steel red Thumb slide which I don't care for (a little too flashy) but many love, personal preference I guess.

The black handle is made from 6061 T6 aluminum which has significant jimping and milling which give it great looks, handling and superb grip. The handle is just under 5 inches long and about a half inch thick, great for EDC.

The HK Epidemic blade is spearpoint made from D2 stainless steel and comes in black or satin with a standard edge. It measures right at 3.5" and fires excellent when the thumb slide is pressed and retracted. What I like most about this OTF knife is its styling on the handle. The HK Tumult is a bit plain for my taste but the Epidemic is very eye catching which I love.

The Epidemic has a reversible stainless tip down pocket clip with the HK logo for easy carry. It rides nice in the pocket although I tend to carry OTF knives in the pocket without the clip.

I personally love MT OTF knives and but I gotta say this Benchmade HK Epidemic is top notch and for under $200, to me it's a no brainer. We have them in stock so if you are looking for a great Out The front automatic knife you can't go wrong with this one.


  • Overall Length: 8.2"
  • Blade Length: 3.4"
  • Closed Length: 4.7"
  • Blade Material: D2
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Finish: Black or Satin
  • Blade Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Pocket Clip: Reversible , Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Automatic OTF (out the front)
  • Opener: Thumb Slide
  • Weight: 3.7oz
  • Brand: Benchmade H&K
  • MSRP $300
  • Our Price $205