Smith & Wesson Border Guard 2, 4.4" Tanto Blade, Aluminum Handle with Trac-Tec Inserts

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The Smith & Wesson Border Guard 2 can take some serious abuse, without even a chance of a complaint. It all starts with the blade. The modified tanto blade is 4.4 inches and made of functional 7Cr17 high carbon stainless steel. Ambidextrous thumb studs adorn each side of the blade, and two blood grooves on one side help reduce the overall weight of the knife.

Made for first-response police forces in such demanding fields as highway patrol and environmental disaster recovery, the Border Guard 2 comes with a feature-packed handle. The black aluminum handle boasts Trac-Tec inserts for a reliable grip in all types of conditions as well as an integrated seat belt cutter and window breaker. A lanyard hole and pocket clip are just icing on the cake.

However you use this knife, you can trust that it has been built to the same standard as is expected by the police and fire crews who use it daily. Like these crews, the Border Guard 2 is built to withstand most anything, remaining functional, capable and professional through thick and thin.

When you need a beater knife that can take some of the toughest tasks you can throw at it, grab the Border Guard 2 from Smith & Wesson.


• Strap cutter

• Glass breaker

Model Number: SWBGT2
Catalog Number: 284458
Closed Length 5.60 inches
Blade Length 4.4 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (7CR17)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Tanto
Lock Type Liner Lock
Assisted Open No
Handle Material Aluminum
Total Length 10.0 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 6. ounces
Handle Color Black
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We've been a partner to law enforcement since the late 1800s, developing crime-fighting tools that set the standard for the field. Our world-famous .357 Magnum® was developed specifically for law enforcement agencies, and the Smith & Wesson .38 Special has been adopted as the caliber of choice at one time or another by hundreds of police departments. In fact, our .38 Special is so popular, the Smith & Wesson Model 10 firearm that fires it is the only handgun in the world that's been in continuous production since it was introduced in 1899, and to date, over 6 million units have been produced.

We continue to search for high performance in our newest division, Smith & Wesson Advanced TechnologiesTM (S.W.A.T.TM). Through S.W.A.T., we're developing sophisticated technological tools that assist law officials at the city, state and federal levels. We bring the same high standards of craftsmanship and precision quality to our technology solutions as we do to everything else we make.

As a company, Smith & Wesson continues to flourish and grow. We are committed to strengthening our core safety and security business, and we are prospering through synergistic alliances with other best-of-breed experts in their field. The same innovative, forward-thinking spirit that drove Smith & Wesson in the beginning still inspires us today, and we look to a future of continued leadership, quality and craftsmanship in products and services that enhance public safety, security and protection all over the world.

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Customer Reviews

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By Deon E. from Wildomar, CA
November 27, 2017

This is my favorite knife. I have it on me at all times. I love it so much, I bought one for my friend.

By Edward G. from Ca
March 5, 2017

This is an awesome knife, bought it without any research and was surprised on how it feels , looks and responds. Super heavy duty and now is my daily carrier knife. Everyone I show wants it so that says a lot

By Danny B. from Coweta Oklahoma
March 5, 2017

Always liked Smith and Wesson knives buy them every chance i get will be buying more of them

By Deon E. from California
March 3, 2017

It's absolutely my favorite knife so far.

By Richard F. from Lilburn, GA
February 23, 2016

Exceptionally well built knife for the cost. It now my favorite carry knife.

By Ian C. from Rocky Mountain, CO
May 30, 2015

This knife is great for outdoor activities, an the blade is very sharp out of the box also I like the size of the knife it has a good weight to it. The handle feels tactical with great texture I would recommend this knife to anyone who is looking for a new knife plus SMITH&WESSON is a trustworthy brand

By Lucian B. from Fredericksburg.TX
February 13, 2014

My first purchase from Knife Depot. I didn't pay attention to the size at all. But let me tell you this: This knife is a monster. It's big and heavy. If you're a larger guy like me, you can get away with carrying it your pocket, but you're gonna know it's there.I took off the clip and it laid a little awkward in my pocket, kinda sideways. BUT, the knife is totally awesome. It's my favorite knife. I decided to keep it in the side pocket of the Jeep. Nice little seat belt cutter and window breaker too. It's a beast, but it's a fine, fine knife.

By Jacob W. from Los Angeles, CA
November 8, 2013

This knife is the best one I own out of 13. I can take this anywhere, and the abuse it can take! I will definitely buy again!

By Scott S. from Mississippi
November 1, 2013

This knife is worth every penny. I have bought several of them and use them daily for various tasks. At a price of less than $30 this knife is built for being used and abused. Anyone wanting a hefty folder should buy this knife. You won't be disappointed.

By Christopher A. from Espanola, NM
June 17, 2012

I saw this knife saw the price for 14.99 and just love it. Great pocket knife if you are in the armed forces or just looking for a great pocket knife!

By Chris B. from Shallotte NC
April 7, 2011

Excellent knife,great heavy duty tactical folder, you can buy more expensive blades I just have yet to see any better,

By Danny B. from Coweta Oklahoma
March 27, 2017

Best knives on the market by far

By Terry S. from Eatonville Washington
March 5, 2017

This knife is just what they claimed it would be. It has a good weight to it and to me that makes a lot of jobs a lot easier. I'm sure it will be very handy and sharp for many years

By Kareem G. from Maumee OH
December 4, 2015

I love this knife it works great it's very sharp but I thought it was assisted open and it's not

By Chris A. from Indy
November 8, 2015

Love this knife a little on the heavy side for an edc but we'll worth the money

By Alan K. from San Bernardino, CA
September 16, 2015

3rd best of the knives I own. For the price that means alot. Ya the assist piece came off after a few drops and it's not the sharpest blade in the world but with some time and a decent sharpener it will get the job done. I also took off the already loose pocket clip and attached a paracord lanyard to it. Overall good knife for the price.

By Kenneth C. from San Diego, CA
October 15, 2017

Good knife, but far too big for a daily carry. It would be ideal with the same style/feature but half the size.

By James M. from Gooding, Idaho
January 18, 2017

This overall is a decent blade. You get what you pay for. Honestly 7CR17 steel is very very similar to 440A steel which is a joke of a steel. It is very inexpensive and yea as I said you get what you pay for.

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