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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.
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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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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.
I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.
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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"The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail ... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation."
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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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
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.
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!