Reviews and Ratings for Smith & Wesson Medium Special Ops Assisted Folding Knife 3.1" Black Plain Tanto Blade, Green Aluminum Handles with Grip Tape Inserts - SPECM

Smith & Wesson Medium Special Ops Assisted Folding Knife 3.1" Black Plain Tanto Blade, Green Aluminum Handles with Grip Tape Insertsrated 4.200 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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Smith & Wesson Medium Special Ops Assisted Folding Knife 3.1 inch Black Plain Tanto Blade, Green Aluminum Handles with Grip Tape Inserts

 

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Smith & Wesson Medium Special Ops Assisted Folding Knife 3.1" Black Plain Tanto Blade, Green Aluminum Handles with Grip Tape Inserts
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mike H
Suwanee, Ga.
Jun 11, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Smith & Weston 3.1" Special Ops Knife
Excellent knife. Smith & Wesson knives are extremely well made. This is the first assisted open knife I have owned, I love it but hope I don't run into any legal issues with it. I only use it when I am on the job. Opens exactly like a swithblade. Blade is very sharp and sharpens up very well. Has a nice balance and feel. The only negative is the pocket clip which all knives seem to have and I dislike.
Smith & Wesson Medium Special Ops Assisted Folding Knife 3.1" Black Plain Tanto Blade, Green Aluminum Handles with Grip Tape Inserts
rated 4 stars out of 5
Todd
Galveston, TX
Sep 02, 2009
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Great knife
Very easy to open, just pull down on the lever and snap its open. The blade was kinda sharp out of the box, but that was solved with the help of a man at a recent Gun Show who sharpens knifes. Overall it is a very good knife.
Smith & Wesson Medium Special Ops Assisted Folding Knife 3.1" Black Plain Tanto Blade, Green Aluminum Handles with Grip Tape Inserts
rated 4 stars out of 5
Bill H
Milton, FL
Nov 12, 2012
Pros: Handle Material, Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, None
Slightly bigger version of the same great knife
Overall this family of knives seem to be very well made. I agree with most of the other comments on here. What I think this knife really needs, however, is a sheath instead of a clip. It's just big enough to make you NOT want to carry it in you pocket, and I haven't seen a clip yet that doesn't invite the loss of your knife. The grip tape under the clip may as well not be there because it sure doesn't help you grip the knife.
Smith & Wesson Medium Special Ops Assisted Folding Knife 3.1" Black Plain Tanto Blade, Green Aluminum Handles with Grip Tape Inserts
rated 4 stars out of 5
Fred
Springfield, VA
Jul 27, 2009
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Almost Perfect
This knife will impress anyone who holds it. For an EDC I carry a SOG Architect, or an ALMAR SERE 2000. But when you're in the woods or just know you'll be rough on a knife, I bought this knife. I also bought it to where as an EDC with my ACU uniform. I fell in love with my old S&W Black Ops. It can take anything I through at it, so I felt comfortable buying another S$W for a "work horse" knife. The second you hold this knife, you're impressed. The weight alone tells you it can take a pounding. The tanto blade is a wicked, sexy shape that puts extra steel at the tip where you need it. The handle is rock solid with anti stick tape. The tape seems to be the best material out there, no matter what the price. It holds while wet or wearing gloves. The assisted opening is faster and easier than my auto's and locks solid with a bang. Zero blade play, and a choice of two ways to activate the spring assist opening system. Either way you choose leaves your hand in a better position than any auto after deploying. It also has a well located safety. The medium size is perfect for me. It's big enough for any easy or tough EDC chore. The smaller size looks good and practical also. I use a fixed blade if I need bigger knife. For the price, everything is great about this knife, except one thing. The clip is just awful. It's located at the top bolster area, making it a "tip up" carry. I can get used to that, but the way it's screwed onto the knife, it leaves about an inch of the knife exposed. Definitely not cool. Anyone can tell you're carrying a knife, and that's not the way to go these days. With all the steel and aluminum at the back of this knife, S&W could have easily used a deep carry pocket clip. Instead they opted for a lanyard hole. A Lanyard hole? Well, that's my two cents. I hope it helps.
Smith & Wesson Medium Special Ops Assisted Folding Knife 3.1" Black Plain Tanto Blade, Green Aluminum Handles with Grip Tape Inserts
rated 4 stars out of 5
B Lee
Lancaster, PA
May 03, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Decent
When i first got this knife, i was impressed. it is pretty sturdy and feels good in the hands. it wasnt all that sharp out of the box, but i fixed that pretty quickly. i definately like the assisted opening, its fast and works great, and the lock on it also works perfect. the only cons i have are the "griptape" on the handle rubbed against my hands when they would be in my pocket, and kinda tore up the insides of my pockets, so i ended up just peeling off the grips. the only other con is that the handle is made of plastic. not that this is a big deal, but it seems like after a while this knife would begin to fall apart