Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S 7.1in S.S. Folding Knife

Smith Wesson SWA24S tactical folding knife There’s no need to introduce the Smith & Wesson brand, as they’re so well-known for their firearms. They also manufacture knives and this tactical folding knife is a great example of the quality product they’re producing.

This model SWA24S includes some features worth noting:

  • ambidextrous thumb profiling
  • serrations on a folding knife
  • a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.

This is an incredibly popular model and it’s easy to see why with its stainless steel blade and aluminum handle that make it a good choice if you’re looking for a robust tactical knife.

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Features of the Smith & Wesson SWA24S Tactical Folding Knife

  • Plain edge folding knife with serrations
  • 7Cr17MoV Black Oxide High Carbon Stainless SteelĀ 
  • Black aluminum handle
  • Ambidextrous thumb grip
  • 7.1 inches open;
  • 4.4 inches closed;
  • 3.1-inch blade

Tactical Folding Knife

This Smith & Wesson SWA24S has a clip-point blade that’s partially serrated and made from a black high carbon stainless-steel (7Cr17MoV Black Oxide High Carbon). This model features ambidextrous thumb grips, and a finger flipper. The black all-metal aluminum handle is sturdy and comes with a pocket clip.

The comfortable aluminum handle has a textured surface to provide grip as well as finger indentions and ambidextrous thumb indentations to ensure you have a secure and solid grip when you’re using it.

This is a medium-sized knife with a 3.1-inch blade that locks in place when open – and you can flip it open with your index finger. At just 4.4-inches long when closed, it’s a very convenient size to carry in your pocket or belt.

It’s a relatively lightweight knife at just 3.8 ounces – partly down to the aluminum handle that also has cutouts to help reduce the weight. But having said that, it’s nicely balanced at the center point and feels robust and solid.

You can open the knife with one hand using the thumb knobs – note that there’s no spring loading. There’s what looks like a solid lock keeping the blade open; closing the knife needs both hands but once you’ve mastered this, it’s very straightforward. This lack of an assisted opening mechanism does make this knife a little more difficult to open single handed than those with such a spring or assisted mechanism, as mentioned, this makes it more difficult to close without using both hands.

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