EDC Knife: Smith and Wesson First Response

So the time has come to retire the Kershaw Black Horse. It has been my EDC knife since the 1980’s. It has been reliable, indestructible, and completely and totally badass since day one. But, it is dated, and there are designs that have since come out that are more appealing to me at this stage of life.

The two knives are of similar weight and length. The width is different as well as the pocket clip, seat belt cutter and windshield breaker. These are features that really appealed to me. And I cannot ignore the price point. Coming in at $20, the new knife is a steal.

This low-profile knife is solid, sharp as hell, and most importantly affordable. I don’t like recommending anything that might be financially out-of-reach for anyone, but this knife would be a great buy for anyone.

Here are the specs for anyone who cares:

  • Blade Length: 3.3″
  • Overall Length: 8″
  • Weight: 0.3625lb
  • Blade Material: 7Cr17MoV High Carbon Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Steel

I like the knife. I know that there are people who have a problem with liner locks, but I am not one of those people if the knife is well-made, and this one is. It passed the cutting test and the limited stress tests that I gave it. I do not do destruction tests because my purchases are with my own money, but this one seems pretty solid so far.

I will update if the need arises. Take care!

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