S&W knives?

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    S&W knives?

    Are these any good? Like the special ops. And the like. Just wondering I tend to pick up a lot of knives. But never one of these.

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    IIRC, they're made by United Cutlery - not known for high quality.

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    I bought a few on Ebay. They were inexpensive.....for a reason. They are,IMO, junk.
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    Well, I got beat to it. They are suitable for the garbage can, and thats about it. You pay for the S&W name, but a no where decent knife is what you get.
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    I bought a S&W homeland security 7 1/2" ($20). It is one heavy knife 1/4" full tang it weigh about 2 pounds. Good thing is if it ever gets dull it still works as a pretty good club. Was going to mod it into a bayonet for my AK (for show) but it would probably bend the barrel.
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    My Spec Ops doesn't really hold an edge very well, so it gets sharpened a lot. Works well as a utility knife and I carry it for general use.

    My First Responder on the other hand, I never leave town without it, it goes in the car with me on any trip over 30 minutes or so.
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    Spend decent money for a decent heat treat: Spyderco, Benchmade, Camillus, Kershaw, a few others. If its going to be the Tactical Letter Opener, great, but using a cheap knife will get you badly cut or gigged, with real use.

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    I've got one from Big5. Its basically a cheap POS that looks cool. I leave it in my glovebox.

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    For $50 you should be able to get a good knife from Spyderco or Benchmade. At some Wally Worlds, you can pick up the Spyderco Native for $40. It is a great knife with an S30V steel blade. This is one of the best steels available. The Spyderco Delica will also be in this price range. It uses VG-10, which is also a great steel. A good online source is New Graham Knives(http://www.newgraham.com/). They are great people!!

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    Thanks for the thoughts. Like I said I have a few knives, but never had one of these. Sounds like that's a good thing. Thanks for the heads up.

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    The one I had was actually a pretty good knife (I sold it to someone on this forum). I believe it was a 1st production run & had 440c stainless.

    Anyways, S&W came out with a different name to it & I don't think it was as good as that one.

    I was actually surprised at how smooth to open it was.

    I'll admit, though, that was the only S&W knife I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Protect View Post
    My Spec Ops doesn't really hold an edge very well, so it gets sharpened a lot. Works well as a utility knife and I carry it for general use.
    I believe the knife I had was a Homeland Security 1st production knife. It looks like todays Spec Ops knife, but with 440c steel, I believe. It really wasn't a bad knife.

    Maybe the buyer will post his opinion of it here.
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    I'm glad I found this post, I was watching a SW knife on eBay, an Extreme Ops series....you guys have persuaded me to look at something else. Thanks.
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    Yeah, I know there not on par with Benchmade,Kershaw and the like. I was just wondering if there worth the money for a utility knife. And how well they might hold an edge. Doesn't sound promising.

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    The one I have is one of the first SWAT knives they released, tanto 440c blade, skeletonized handle. It was around $50 from an S&W outlet in Branson, they can be had for less than $25 now.

    In retrospect, for the money I could have had a much better knife.

    The screws for the clip fell out, had to be replaced.
    It doesn't do a great job of holding an edge.
    It is fairly smooth.
    I closed it on my hand once, not fun with any knife.
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