The Eagle Automatic from Wilson Combat

Wilson Combat

Wilson Combat has grown over the years and offers a wide range of products – from top tier 1911 pistols and AR-style rifles to ammunition and accessories. One of the company’s expanding lines is blades.

Recently, Wilson Combat added a new automatic folder to its catalog, and it is called the Eagle Automatic. The new knife was designed by Les George and is built by Pro-Tech Knives in Artesia, CA.

Wilson Combat Knife

The knife has a 4″ blade made of 154-CM stainless steel with a black finish. The blade thickness is measured to be 0.125″. The blade has a plain edge and jimping on the spine. The handle is made of aluminum and has the Wilson Combat starburst pattern. According to the company, the blade is opened via a coil fired spring system and it has a button lock. The overall length of this knife is 8.5″, and it weighs in at 4.8 ounces.

Wilson Combat advises this knife is regulated by 15 U.S.C. §§ 1241–1245, and will only sell these to members of the US military, law enforcement, and fire, rescue and EMT personnel. The American Knife and Tool Institute has a good summary of the federal law associated with these knives.

These knives carry a retail price of $279.95 and are available for order now.

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  • Anonymoose

    Only available to gubmint workers and EMTs? Why? Because it’s an auto? I thought auto-knives were only regulated up to the state level…

    • me

      Yeah I see autos for sale all over the place in my state.

      • Klaus Von Schmitto

        You can buy them in any knife store in Florida.

        It’s good to see that Wilson isn’t compromising the price point on any of their products to keep us riffraff away.

        • Giolli Joker

          That’s actually in the normal price range of Pro-Tech.

          • Bill

            And Pro-Tech makes very nice knives, probably under-rated. I carry a Godfather, when I feel like it.

  • Longhaired Redneck

    I’m more than just a little uncomfortable with a company that will sell a product ONLY to government entities. Of course, this is just a knife, but where is the “red line” drawn?

    • tomah57

      Read the law and educate yourself.There is no federal ban on them.

      • Longhaired Redneck

        Please feel free to reread my comment and actually pay attention to the words. I neither said nor implied anything about federal laws. I was commenting on the widely adopted policy of selling automatic knives only to military, law enforcement, and other second responders, and not to the general public.

        Benchmade for instance will honor the warranty and lifetime sharpening services ONLY to the above mentioned elites, and then only with appropriate documentation and proof of purchase.

        Have a happy remedial reading comprehension lesson…

  • MeaCulpa

    154CM isn’t exactly top of the line stuff, I’d expect something a bit more esoteric for 280 bucks.

    • tomah57

      Exactly.I was expecting at least d2 steel or up into a premium steel for that price.I guess $100.00 or more is just for Wilsons name.For me it is all about edge retention if I want ease of sharpening then I will pay a professional sharpener to do so(but I don’t).And Corrosion Resistance,well if you can’t keep it from rusting you do not deserve a big boys knife.

  • RSG

    Bill Wilson could learn a thing or two from Ronnie Barrett.