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Lightning Elite Black D/A OTF Automatic Knife - Drop Point Satin Plain

Lightning Elite Black D/A OTF Automatic Knife - Drop Point Satin Plain Knife Image Thumb
Lightning Elite Black D/A OTF Automatic Knife - Drop Point Satin Plain Knife Image Thumb
Lightning Elite Black D/A OTF Automatic Knife - Drop Point Satin Plain Knife Image Thumb
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Retail Price: $59.99
Our Price: $34.99
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Item #GX-35942
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.51"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.13 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener:Thumb Slide
  • Brand:Lightning OTF
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Model:Lightning Elite
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.51"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.13 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener:Thumb Slide
  • Brand:Lightning OTF
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Model:Lightning Elite
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

This Lightning Elite has a satin finished drop point blade.

The Lightning Elite is a double-action OTF knife that's a step above the original Lightning. It looks much the same, but the parts on the inside have been refined, polished, and lubricated to provide a smoother, faster action than ever before. With a close look, you can see that the blade has a fuller ground into it, making it lighter, and even faster when opening and closing.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Ummm, not as great as expected....
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Dana S.
01-30-2021
Okay, I have 10 or 12 of the regular Lightnings, and so ordered this one wondering what would be so different? Not much at all, really. Yes, it's a little more quiet coming out of the handle, and sounds smoother, but that's about it. Now, paying $34.99 for one when you can get a regular one marked down, which happens a lot, for $24.99, it doesn't make sense to me. Also, the blade doesn't have the "Lightning" logo on it, and the blade somehow looks cheap in comparison to the plain Lightnings. Can't quite put my finger on it, but having the two side by side, the old ones seem better. ALSO, the new ones will NOT fit in the neck holster/carrier that they sell for the Lightning knives. The new ones are not the same size, even though they look like it. For me, I'll wait for the odd colors to be marked down and get the old version if I want more. No offense intended, but an honest review of mine.
An EDC I can use every day!
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Mike J.
01-29-2021
I've found the Q.C kinda lacking but then price pretty much trumps that argument.
Being a machinist, programmer, design guy, for the money it's by far the best deal going.
You can compare these to a Benchmark, Microtech, or any of the
current popular OTF'S out there but its really not fair as those
are made mostly from unatainium and metals that are very hard to
machine, cast, process etc..
I don't even think about using this Elite Drop point
model for anything pryin,
paint cans, dressin fish and critters.
On the hand the Microtech I've got I'm afraid to use the damn
high-dollar thing on anything lol.
The other main argument I hear is "would you trust your life
on that knife" Well all the Hardcore folks I know that have to
trust their life on a knife carry two or more knifes on them
with at least one Fixed Blade knife thats what they trust!
So for urban EDC and practical use this Elite model does
it for me, and if you feel the need to have another knife
strapped to your leg the F-16 works well(Bayonet Blade)me
a Hellcat in 9mm is what I trust lol.

mike
Lightning Elite
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john p.
12-03-2020
Entry level OTF has crowned a new king. Just like Holly says in the first vid. No crunch, just smooth. Very nice lockup, great edge. You can bet the Lightning Elite will outsell every other budget OTF. You will NOT be disappointed. Every 35 dollars should be this well spent.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

This Lightning Elite has a satin finished drop point blade.

The Lightning Elite is a double-action OTF knife that's a step above the original Lightning. It looks much the same, but the parts on the inside have been refined, polished, and lubricated to provide a smoother, faster action than ever before. With a close look, you can see that the blade has a fuller ground into it, making it lighter, and even faster when opening and closing.

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.51"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.13 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener:Thumb Slide
  • Brand:Lightning OTF
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Model:Lightning Elite
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Ummm, not as great as expected....
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Dana S.
01-30-2021
Okay, I have 10 or 12 of the regular Lightnings, and so ordered this one wondering what would be so different? Not much at all, really. Yes, it's a little more quiet coming out of the handle, and sounds smoother, but that's about it. Now, paying $34.99 for one when you can get a regular one marked down, which happens a lot, for $24.99, it doesn't make sense to me. Also, the blade doesn't have the "Lightning" logo on it, and the blade somehow looks cheap in comparison to the plain Lightnings. Can't quite put my finger on it, but having the two side by side, the old ones seem better. ALSO, the new ones will NOT fit in the neck holster/carrier that they sell for the Lightning knives. The new ones are not the same size, even though they look like it. For me, I'll wait for the odd colors to be marked down and get the old version if I want more. No offense intended, but an honest review of mine.
An EDC I can use every day!
SSSSS
SSSSS
Mike J.
01-29-2021
I've found the Q.C kinda lacking but then price pretty much trumps that argument.
Being a machinist, programmer, design guy, for the money it's by far the best deal going.
You can compare these to a Benchmark, Microtech, or any of the
current popular OTF'S out there but its really not fair as those
are made mostly from unatainium and metals that are very hard to
machine, cast, process etc..
I don't even think about using this Elite Drop point
model for anything pryin,
paint cans, dressin fish and critters.
On the hand the Microtech I've got I'm afraid to use the damn
high-dollar thing on anything lol.
The other main argument I hear is "would you trust your life
on that knife" Well all the Hardcore folks I know that have to
trust their life on a knife carry two or more knifes on them
with at least one Fixed Blade knife thats what they trust!
So for urban EDC and practical use this Elite model does
it for me, and if you feel the need to have another knife
strapped to your leg the F-16 works well(Bayonet Blade)me
a Hellcat in 9mm is what I trust lol.

mike
Lightning Elite
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john p.
12-03-2020
Entry level OTF has crowned a new king. Just like Holly says in the first vid. No crunch, just smooth. Very nice lockup, great edge. You can bet the Lightning Elite will outsell every other budget OTF. You will NOT be disappointed. Every 35 dollars should be this well spent.
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