The boot knife is an underrated type of fixed blade. Not only are they versatile and lightweight but they can also be carried in multiple ways.

Our latest Badass Knife of the Week is the perfect example. The Smith & Wesson SWHRT3 H.R.T. Boot Knife is a deceptively robust boot knife that you can conceal on your person without much effort.

The full tang blade stretches 3.5 inches long and features dual-sharpened edges that culminate in a piercing spear point. Its steel is functional 7Cr17 high carbon stainless steel, an alloy that’s resistant to corrosion and easy to maintain.

Using a black TPR (thermoplastic rubber) handle, the boot knife is comfortable to hold and stays in the hand when wielding.

Because carrying a boot knife is just as important as the knife itself, the SWHRT3 comes with a black nylon and fiberglass sheath that can be affixed to your boot, belt, or pack.

With H.R.T. (which means Hostage Rescue Team of the FBI) written boldly on the blade’s ricasso, the SWHRT3 carries a dependability you can rely on in high-stress situations.

For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the Smith & Wesson SWHRT3 Boot Knife.


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