Why are S&W bad knives?

Dec 15, 1999
I just purchased a SWAT through knifecenter. I can see nothing wrong with it. In fact it is probably one of the coolest knives I've ever owned. Can someone please fill me in on why everybody bad-mouths them?
Design Plagiarism.

James Segura
San Francisco, CA

I would also like to ask the members who reply to this to please if you own one of these knives or if you have had any experience with them
I was given one as a gift and I sold it, I think. The liner was very thin. The handles were kinda slick. Beyond that, it wasn't too bad a knife, just not my style.

Clay Fleischer
AKTI Member A000847
Currently: Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Kingsport, TN

On the internet, no one knows you're a dog...
For me, the main reason is: 420-j2 steel...absolute junk! It's great for high volume MFG because it grinds like butter thats been left out all day in the Arizona sun in July.

"Blessed is the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle..." excerpted from Psalms 144.

Serator, in the past 4 mo. or so, I've bought
12 SW2000B SWAT knives. I resell them to
members of my gun club, who simply love them.
And these guys are hardcore hunters/outdoors-
men, most of whom own several hunting style
folders and fixed blades. I've shown these
guys BMs, Kershaws, etc. - but they prefer
the S&W. Every knife I've bought has been
razor sharp out of the box, with no blade-
play in any direction. I wish my BMs were as
sharp. I think the plagiarism angle is over-
stated, as design-mimicry runs rampant in the
knife industry. SW2000B: a great $ value at
only $28.50. I need to order 2 more.

Serator, i have owned and sold several SW swat knives. No one has complained to me about them at all. I sold 2 SW1000 autos to a friend of mine. One was used and he had Bill Moran sharpen it and my friend was impressed with the steel it was made with! I have owned the SW 1250 and have sold several of them to friends. No complaints at all.

That has got to come close to the funniest mental scene I have had for quite a while. Bill Moran sharpening a S&W knife. Talk about polishing a turd. I am still cleaning the coffee off the keyboard.

Thanks for the laugh.