Smith & Wesson new assisted knife series, the Black Ops Spring Assist Knives, are the best spring assist knives on the market in the sub $40 price range. The SWBLOP2BS is a strong and sturdy knife. Made with a suprisingly ergonomic composite body that is extremely dense, this lightweight knife has the performance of a high end, expensive spring assisted knife. It opens with the ambidextrous thumb studs. You give it a start and the spring takes over and snaps the blade open. It is fast and the lock up is tight. And the liner lock knife is easy to close again. The SWBLOP series has a slide safety about halfway down the handle. It comes with a tip up, removable pocket clip that allows the knife to ride fairly deep in your pocket. The blade on the SWBLOP2BS is 4034 stainless steel, black teflon coated, and part serrated. This fantastic spring assist knife will quickly become your new favorite every day carry knife--all at an unbeatable price. Knife Category: Spring Assist Knife Blade Style: Drop Point Action: Spring Assist, Side Open Blade Length: 3 1/8" Blade Thickness: 1/8" Blade Material: 4034 Stainless Steel, Black Teflon Coat, Part Serrated Open Length: 7 3/4" Closed Length: 4 1/4" Weight: 4.4 Ounces Handle Thickness: 5/8" Handle Width: 15/16" Handle Material: Composite Clip: Tip Up, Removable Lock Mechanism: Liner Lock Safety: Slide Safety
If you are looking for a spring assisted knife at a great price, look no further. The new Black Ops series, or the SWBLOP2 series, by Smith & Wesson is one of the best, basic spring assisted knives I have ever used. Made with a open frame handle, the handle is made of a composite, this knife is very light which makes it great for every day carry. It has a removable clip that allows you to carry the knife quite deep in your pocket. The blade comes sharp right out of the box, and the 4034 stainless steel it is made of keeps its edge well. With heavy use, you will probably only have to sharpen once a month or so. With light use, maybe once a year. The blade opens easily. There are ambidextrous thumb studs--but don't get fooled if you are a lefty, the safety is placed for a right handed user. You could probably adapt. Once open, the blade stays open. It is a liner lock knife and works great. The safety is simple and effective at keeping the blade closed when you want it that way. Overall, this is one great spring assisted knife. The SWBLOP2BS has a part serrated blade, which is great if you like some serrations.