AutoZone carries S&W knives, are they any good?

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    Junk... There is a reason why they are sold with candy bars and fuel injector cleaner on the counter at autozone.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjam2jab View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but somehow $9.95 and 'high-quality' just don't fit in the same sentence.
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    If you use a knife A LOT, I've found it's worth spending money on a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RugerRon View Post
    And, a $13 knife is undoubtedly going to be a piece of crap, but you already knew that.
    Yes and no it also depends on the brand. Boker Magnum series has a real good brand and does good knives on the cheap. Ive had a Boker Magnum Bulldog (about 15 dollars) that has outlasted a few of the better brand of knives and several of the winchester knives I have bought from walmart (5-20) have done some jobs i wouldnt want to put my buck 110 through and survived. Of course mines arent just "SD" knives.
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    Kershaw Leek - great knife!

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    go to gunbroker.com. they often have great deals on good knives. I got a new in the box Benchmade there a year or so ago for $35. Stick with quality it will stay sharp linger always work and after 1,000 open and closes still feel like the one you purchased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RugerRon View Post

    And, a $13 knife is undoubtedly going to be a piece of crap, but you already knew that.
    can get a Swiss Army knife for $20....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjam2jab View Post
    can get a Swiss Army knife for $20....
    Apples and oranges are often priced differently.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandBob View Post
    S&W,Winchester,Remington...all are contract knives built in either China or Taiwan.
    Skip that crap and get a real knife.
    That's exactly right!

    Those knives are not made by S&W are certainly not of their quality. Great box cutters, letter openers, and conversation starters but I woudn't trust my life with one. (Almost lost a finger to a cheap knife) I know I'm preaching to the chior put pay for a quality knife that you know you can rely on.

    After going through numerous manufactorers I like the CRKT line. Their double locks are very secure and their craftsmanship is outstanding. My benchmade OTFs stay in the safe .
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    I have a couple of the S&W knives and like them for what they are. They are inexpensive knives that I carry so I don't have to use one of my high quality SD knives for stuff like opening mail, boxes, etc...
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    i took my SW knife overseas to Asia. In my checked baggage of course, used that and a big maglite for self defense while roaming the streets. Felt secure with a cheap knife that i can use
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    Quote Originally Posted by 357and40 View Post
    Kershaw Leek - great knife!

    I got the Chive in pink for about 50 bucks. I absolutely love it. It's got an open-assist on the back so you can flip it open fast without broken thumbnails. It's perfect for opening boxes and lunch in the woods.

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    I love cheap knives and I'll admit it! I also love expensive knives. I wouldn't carry a $10 knife for self-defense, but on the same note I don't carry my $150 benchmade when grilling hotdogs at the beach. If the $10 S&W doesn't make it back home, you mourn for about 15 seconds and move on
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but somehow $9.95 and 'high-quality' just don't fit in the same sentence.
    I came across one a couple of years ago. Someone lost it, and I found it.
    It's partially serrated, and I thought it may be an expensive knife, so I looked it up and it sold for about $12.
    I've used it for two years and I love it. I'm not going to war, but I take it on trips and use it when I need a knife.

    For $10, I'd buy another S&W in a heartbeat.

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    If you want a decent cheap knife get a Ozark Trail folder at Walmart. They are only $8. I purchased 2 for work and they have been great for light to medium cutting. They need to be resharpened fairly often, and do so quickly and easily. Although they will do in a pinch, they are not a knife I would choose to carry for self defense. Walmart also carries the Sog Trident now for $49. That is a great knife for self defense on a tight budget. I love mine!

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