This year promises to bring about many new models from Smith and Wesson including a redesign of their incredibly popular OTF models. The exact functionality of these knives are defined as OTF spring assisted models--meaning they are single-action out the front knives and the "blade slider" helps manually start the blade before the spring officially engages and deploys the blade but needs to be manually retracted. Each model still features a hollow ground blade comprised of AUS-8 stainless steel but now sports a slimmer handle profile so its takes up less pocket real estate. Additionally, the wide-body handle design offers an ergonomic feel especially since the trigger is on the broad side of the handle and every OTF includes a slide safety found near the base. The legacy of Smith & Wesson knives and tools is built on fine craftsmanship, quality and dependability. Their expansive line consists of assisted opening, folding and fixed blade knives, as well various multi-tools and accessories in an effort to offer something for every need and every job. This model features a grey aluminum handle, an integrated glass breaker function, a dagger style blade in a black finish and the pocket clip is statically designed for tip down carry only on the traditional side of the handle.
- Blade Length: 3.6"
- Overall Length: 8.8"
- Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
- Blade Finish: Black
- Handle Length: 5.2"
- Handle Material: Aluminum
- Weight: 6 oz.
Pros: Sweet, Razor sharp spear point. Large bodied handle, fits well in the hand.
Cons: slight play in th blade when open. After less than a week of use, the blade release has begun sticking in the open position, have to manually pull back each and every time. Very annoying, as it was flawlessly smooth in resetting itself for the first few days. Just got the hang of one handed opening and closing, but not anymore.
All in all, for the price, WELL worth it for an OTF! BladeOps is a true Quality knife merchant. Used to buy from a competitor but they had a red tape issue over the shipping of this knife, so fortunately I discovered BladeOps. Will definitely be a return customer!
I bought it based on a video I watch and it was exactly what I thought I was getting.
I purchased this as a gift for my son. He was very pleased and excited about the knife.
This knife is a well made tactical knife. It's rather heavy but that's the beauty of it because it can triple as a knife, a fist pack or a glass breaker. The safety works well and is strong and it has to be because the blade shoots out with a lot of force. Once the blade is out in place there's practically no wiggle room.
This knife is a beast... I wish they had a fully auto version. My only complaint is retracting the blade back down takes a while to get use to. As well as when I activate the knife sometimes the piece that you use to retract the blade comes in contact with my thumb on the button blocking the knife from fully opening.
This is the best otf knife I've ever used I'm a correctional officer in a prison and this thing is allways ready to deploy when I need it.very fast and the blade has no wobble and it cuts fast and retracts quick and ready to go when I need it
I could not find this knife at several guns hows or online until I read where someone purchased 1 at Blade Ops. The 10th generation is by far the best as the button is on the back not the side. There is minimal movement when the blade is extended. The blade release and safety are well placed and my only suggestion would be a left handed model because the button for retracting the blade is on the left and hits my hand when it's extending. It's not a Microtech but I feel it is a good substitute and I don't worry about losing a $200 knife.
This knife scratches that single action OTF itch I've been having. It does what it says it will do, and is constructed pretty sturdy as far as I can tell. I hope to use this knife for a long time. Also, it's very sharp right out of the box. Ask my index finger!