The Smith & Wesson M&P OTF offers spring assisted single-action deployment with a press of the thumb slide. A locking feature at the top of the handle releases the blade for manual closing. Once open, the knife is a capable EDC/tactical cutting tool, and because of its out-the-front nature, it offers a double-edge blade. As an added perk, launching that assisted mechanism is a ton of fun!
Smith & Wesson is known for making guns, but they make a bunch of rad knives, too!
Awesome blade for the price. Very well made. Feels very sturdy, virtually no blade play. Stiff spring, feels nice in the hand. Definitely will be doing business again. Thank you BladeHQ!
If if it was fitted with a Tracker Chip so it could be tracked by friends and family app. It would be priceless. Lost my first one. buying my second one. Great knife 9 on 1 to 10. scale.
why a 2nd purchase I hear you say... well the first one I bought my wife managed to lose! As with the first one, it's well made and a great design... I think I'll buy one for myself....
After playing with it a few days, I noticed the blade hanging up. First time it was a penny that had slipped inside next to the blade. The second time it was the screw that attaches the thumb slide was loose. I reassembled it with some loctite and so far it seems to be okay. I just have to remember remove my change from the pocket it rides in. A nice solid single action otf knife.
I have been carrying this knife as my edc for several months. It's a good knife for the price. I have had the safety switch off just by walking, twisting and turning etc. That I didn't like so much but it's never gone off in my pocket so that's good. Some wear will show from every day carrying it like the clip and switch for me anyway. But overall it's a great sturdy otf knife for the price and I still am every day carrying it to this day! And thanks bladehq for a great knife overall.
also picked this bad boy up in the anniversary sale. First off just reading the specs doesn't really tell how big this thing is. It nearly gets to the bottom of my pocket. The action is pretty good it is single so has to be manually retracted. The lock open is nice seems to firm up the blade play issues OTF knives have. Being a single action it is very easy to deploy. Not sure I would buy it again but will look good in my collection.
I got what I expected with this knife. I was curious and I wanted to see how it compared to other low-cost knives like the boker kalashnikov automatic knifes (which are not my favorite). Unlike the high end OTF knives, the M&P is big and clunky and heavy, and the glass breaker is just a silly feature in my opinion. Of course I'm comparing it to a Benchmade Infidel which really isn't fair. The M&P is a single action OTF, you have to manually retract the blade. I knew that going in. The deploy is smooth and the blade is tight. Lots of switches on this knife, safety lock, release button, retractor... but, if you want an OTF and you're on a budget, then this is an okay choice. Gonna ruin your pocket as an EDC.