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Smith & Wesson 1st Response – Badass Knife of the Week

When there’s a quick and dirty job that needs to be done on the fly, sometimes you don’t want to reach for your midtech everyday carry. For those times, there’s the latest Badass Knife of the Week, which is the perfect beater knife for all your needs.

The Smith & Wesson 1st Response is your classic search and rescue knife that’s built for hard use without breaking your wallet.

Coming in at 3.3 inches, the liner locking drop point blade is made from functional 7CR17 stainless steel. The version highlighted in the main image comes with serrations, but it’s also available with a plain edge. A thumb disk allows for quick and easy opening with either hand, even if you’re wearing gloves.

The handle is crafted from stainless steel while G10 inlays provide that extra grip when the environment around you isn’t playing nice.

But the real highlight of the 1st Response is its focus on preparation. Designed for maximum efficacy in first-response crises, this knife features a seatbelt-cutter, as well as a glass-breaking punch handle so you don’t have to stand by and watch while chaos reigns supreme.

Replete with a pocket clip and coming in at a reasonable 5.8 ounces, the knife is a first responder’s dream.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Smith & Wesson 1st Response.


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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  1. that’s a beautiful blade don’t like the serrated edge but is also available in plain edge if I read it correctly

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