The Smith & Wesson Border Guard 2 can take some serious abuse, without even a chance of a complaint. This badass knife is proof you can get a reliable knife for about $20.

Let’s take a deeper look.

The modified tanto blade is 4.4 inches and made of functional 7Cr17 high carbon stainless steel. Ambidextrous thumb studs adorn each side of the blade, and two blood grooves on one side help reduce the overall weight of the knife.

Made for first-response police forces in such demanding fields as highway patrol and environmental disaster recovery, the Border Guard comes with a feature-packed handle. The black aluminum handle boasts Trac-Tec inserts for a reliable grip in all types of conditions as well as an integrated seat belt cutter and window breaker.

A lanyard hole and pocket clip are just icing on the cake.

However you use this knife, you can trust that it has been built to the same standard as is expected by the police and fire crews who use it daily. Like these crews, the Border Guard is built to withstand most anything, remaining capable and professional through thick and thin.

When you need a beater knife that can take some of the toughest tasks you can throw at it, grab the Border Guard from Smith & Wesson.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Smith & Wesson Border Guard.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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