No that isn't a switchblade. Pressing the button doesn't solely release and trigger the sprung blade to come out. From the picture, it seems you press the button, but still need a separate action to extend the blade?
However, is it a legal knife? That's a separate question
UHOH. Its a switch blade. My dad gave it to me and told me it was a switch blade. I own a switch blade that has a blade come from the end when I press a button. I kind of believed him but thought a switch blade only came out the end like mine. He is now telling me I told you so.
well the naming it depends on if you are talking about a legal definition or more of a bladesmith artistic definition.
If you want to be precise you'd say its an automatic knife. From the bladesmith or artistic presentation you wouldn't call it a switchblade, as there are some features to make an iconic switchblade including the shape of the blade. From the legal perspective it is all about thr mechanism.
If you consider all the automatic knives that spring out the front you wouldn't call any of those a switchblade from an artistic perspective, only in a legal context.
That is the first time I have seen a switchblade of that style. The switchblades that I remember from my youth were stiletto style. They opened all the way, and very fast I might add, all on spring assist.