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?
There have been several threads in this forum in the past few monthes on S&W knives, which incedentally are not produced by Smith & Wesson but by Taylor Cutlery. Perform a search for "S&W" or "Smith & Wesson" in this forum to find them. Be sure to see this one though:
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.