On deck today is a very cool looking tactical boot knife, the Smith and Wesson SWHRT1 Tactical Boot Knife to be exact. Before I really get into the details of the knife, I just have to comment about the blade shape which I think is very unique for a boot knife. S&W calls it a “Wharncliffe” style blade. What we have here resembles more of a skinning knife than the traditional “dagger” style blades we see when we think of boot knives. Really I think that is what makes this a good EDC type blade.
The blade itself is made of a single piece of black teflon coated 440C with black zytel scales. The blade is 3.9″ with an overall length of 8″ and a weight of 4.8 ounces. Very solid construction, solid tang, all black for a very “tactical” effect.
One issue people have pointed out with this particular knife is the sheath. They really like the knife but they say it’s very hard to remove the knife from the sheath. My advice would be to hit the sheath with a heat gun and jiggle the blade around a bit. That should open the retention up a bit and let you draw the knife with less effort. I think that would lend to a utility blade draw. If you are taking this knife out in the woods (camping, hiking, etc…) I would leave the sheath as it is, as you want some good retention so the knife doesn’t accidentally fall out on the trail.
At any rate, I wouldn’t let the sheath be a deal-breaker with such a very cool, very unique looking blade.
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