Smith & Wesson Boot Knife Selection
The knife is exactly as shown in the computer image. It's light weight and, easy to withdraw from it's sheath. It's well made with evident craftsmanship. I like it and the price was right. Thank you very much!
Blade takes long time to sharpen and handles too small , thin
This was a gift and it was very loved and very nice!
I gave this knife a 5 star rating because of the quality in ptice range. The product was good and the sheath for the price great.
It's lightweight and very well finished. The feeling of security that it conveys to its carrier is invaluable.
The knife isn't 440C steel, but 7Cr17MoV stainless steel. Taylor Brands LLC tempers (heat treats) this steel to a Rockwell hardness of 55-56. While this is adequate for the knife's design it could use more thorough (read: better) heat treatment. The reason that I subtracted two stars was for the sheath clip. when the knife is resheathed, the clip will come off with consummate regularity. I tried using cyanoacrylate glue (super glue) and it did not hold. After scraping that away while using "Goof-Off" Super Glue Remover (comprised of 20% Acetone) to remove the glue from the knife's blade. I will eventually try to use "Gorilla Glue" and I'll see how well that works to hold the belt/boot clip in place. The misrepresentation along with the belt/boot clip problems are the reason(s) for the "two star loss".
This knife is amazing. When I first held it I was immediately struck by how good it felt in my hand. I am not surprised though because every knife I've purchased from the Knife Depot far exceeded my expectations. This knife is perfect for boot carry or in any other way now that I think about it. My only "negative" comment would be that the sheath which comes with this knife is a bit to be desired. But, it's just my preference. You may love it. I would prefer a leather sheath. But, this doesn't at all affect the five stars I gave this knife. This is a very high quality knife. Period.
For the price paid, this is an excellent knife. Since this knife is a "dagger-type" blade (spear-point), The blade has a narrow scope of application. The 7Cr17MoV steel takes a good edge (as does Schrade's "Sharpfinger" skinning knife). This knife can be used for some hunting applications, but without the curved blade similar to that of the Sharpfinger and other knives made by Schrade, it limits the knife's uses. I like this knife and will be seeking a sheath that will conceal the knife either down my back (behind the neck) or a horizontal belt carry. Discretion, being the better part of valor, is the very essence of keeping this knife a "secret" until it is absolutely necessary to deploy it.
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