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Smith & Wesson Special Ops (Large) 3.7" Assisted Tanto Plain Blade, Green Handle

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Part Number: SWSPECL
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson Knives
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SWSPECL: Special Operations Unit (Large)
Smith & Wesson

When you first open up this knife, the first words out of your mouth is going to be "It's M.A.G.I.C." That is what this truly is! M.A.G.I.C. stands for Multipurpose, Assisted, Generational, Innovative Cutlery. M.A.G.I.C. refers to the dual patented, revolutionary assisted opening mechanism that is an integral part of the series of knives. You will find that the M.A.G.I.C. assisted opening mechanism is the easiest single handed opening system you have ever used. Once you have used it, you will also say that it's M.A.G.I.C.

  • Magic Assisted Opening System
  • Thumb-stud
  • Linerlock
  • Safety lock
  • Blade Length: 3.7" (9.4 cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.8" (12.2 cm)
  • Steel: 4034 Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Aluminum with Grip Tape Inserts
  • Weight: 6.0 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan
Founded by Stewart Taylor in 1975, Taylor Brands has been manufacturing, designing and distributing high-quality stainless steel knives and accessories since its inception.

Taylor Brands manufactures Smith & Wesson Cutlery such as S.W.A.T., Extreme Ops, Homeland Security, Search & Rescue, and H.R.T. Taylor Brands is also renowned for their specialty items and custom designed pieces such as the Texas Ranger Commemorative Knives celebrating the 180th Anniversary of Texas Rangers.

Taylor Brands also manufactures Schrade Cutlery such as Old Timer, Uncle Henry, Schrade Tuff, and X-timer. They have recently introduced a high quality line of Schrade flashlight, scissors, and shears.

Outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and, most recently, law enforcement and fire safety professionals utilize Taylor Brands products.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
4.667 (6 reviews)
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Jan 08, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Material, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material
S&W Spec Ops 3.7"
The Good Very good knife for the Money, solidly built, assisted opening is overbuilt and very durable, I took the knife apart and the torsion bar is massive its a very thick very wide spring, brands like Kershaw, and others, use a piece of spring tempered wire for there assisted opening mechanisms, that works fine, but you can hear and feel the difference in power, you can just open the knife and the speed and vigor that the blade comes out is evidence of that massive torsion bar, the "thwack" compared to the "click" of other assisted opening designs shows the difference in design . The handle has grip tape on it which is a hit against the knife, it just tears up your pants pocket, although it is removable you just peel it off, exposing a smooth aluminum scale. Even without the grip tape you can get a very good purchase, your hand will not slip I would prefer G10 handle scales but you can either get G10 or assisted opening for the cost, your choice . the flow through design is not only strong its easy to clean. All in all a well built knife. The Bad The blade steel is 4034 stainless, its not a great blade steel, it will take a sharp edge but it wont hold it, there are plenty of other steels that would be better 8cr13mov for one, and companies are selling knives for the same (or less) with better steel (kershaw, spyderco, benchmade, ect.). However you will not get assisted opening knives, or the Overbuilt tank like the S&W line (taylor knives) So its a tradeoff, The knives are also big and bulky compared to other 3.5- 4" knives and they are also heavy for there size. but again they are built like tanks, the liners and lock are very thick the torsion bar is massive, so you are sacrificing weight for durability. I had a Carbon fiber S&W swat limited edition for the longest time, ( a cop stole it, but thats a story for another day) And I loved it, so when I went to buy a new knife I of course went straight for S&W. I have since caught the knife collecting bug, and have moved on to other higher quality ( much more expensive) knives, but I went back into my drawer of over 70 folding knives and 30 or so fixed blades, I grabbed the Spec Ops and still have nothing bad to say about it, the steel wouldnt be my first choice, it seems as its too soft for a good blade steel, bu that could be the heat treatment. who knows. I still like the S&W knives I have, but looking at them now and for the money they have some stiff competition. However you will be hard pressed to find such a solidly built assisted opening knife for the price, regardless of the steel choice. I cant say you should buy one, that is up to you, It wouldnt be my first choice, or my first recommendation, but if you just love the looks, you will not be disappointed with the quality and the durability of the S&W line
4 out of 5
Bay Area, CA
Jul 02, 2011
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
Overall a good value
A good knife at a great price. A bit larger/heavier than I anticipated. Ordered a second S&W with a 2.9" blade. I look forward to it arriving soon.
5 out of 5
Robert Welch
Jun 06, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
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