The SWHRT9B Boot knife fixed blade is part of Smith and Wesson's Hostage Rescue Team line. The HRT 9 is a great boot knife that features a black powder coated stainless steel dagger blade with sharpened edges. The handle has a ribbed rubber grip with an over-sized guard so you can keep your hand set in even the most demanding situations. The included leather sheath has button closure and a steel clip for carry.
I recently purchased this knife, and I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. The blade comes sharp, being able to easily pass several basic sharpness tests. The handle feels good in the hand, and the knife is pretty well-balanced. The sheath has excellent retention, and the belt clip means you are very easily able to carry this on your waist or your boot. The knife and the sheath together are very slim, which makes it very concealable, I was even able to carry it underneath my shirt and could not notice the knife's presence. Overall, and excellent concealed carry fixed blade knife,
S&W always delivers value for the money - every S&W folder I've ever purchased turned out to be well-made, and durable. So for some years I've been wanting to add an inexpensive "boot knife" to my collection and when I saw this one at the price paid I decided "why not" and ordered it right away. Just got it in hand and it's as expected - "better" than expected for the money as always with S&W knives. I like the slender, rubber coated handle with serviceable hilt and the black coated, double-edged, almost 5 inch blade jutting out in front! The blade comes reasonably sharp - certainly sharp enough for what one normally carries this sort of knife, and just a few strokes on a fine stone will easily bring it up to razor sharpness. I also like the full leather, well-constructed sheath with belt clip and thumb-break retention. The whole rig is flat enough to be clipped to the belt and easily carried under a jacket and the blade is long enough to get the intended job done - perish the thought. You can pay 10x more for a fancy blade made by a big name, but for all practical uses, this knife is the best value!
This boot knife looks great and had a good sheath. The sheath has a nice clip that is tight, and isn't going to fall off easily. The knife is thin and the handle feels really good. The quality isn't great, but it's pretty good. It comes pretty sharp. It is a really good budget boot knife, and it look classy. One thing that isn't great is that it's not legal everywhere. Since its double edged some places don't allow it. Good knife, great price.
It is a cheaply made knife. But for what you pay you get alot out of it. The knife comes decently sharp. The sheath has great retention, both holding the knife and not falling off my boots when walking. Overall it is a great budget boot knife.
Tab that holds the clip in the sheath broke the first day.