1981 American Series 6051 Boot Knife

In 1977 following the successful Smith & Wesson Blackie Collins designed Survival Series of knives, Robert Ferraro an engineer at S&W was requested to design a new series of medium-priced folding and fixed blade knives. Three years in development, in 1981 Smith & Wesson introduced the American Series Featuring a 440 stainless steel blade, Posi-Grip handle and Wessonhide sheath.

Manufactured in the USA by Vermont Knives for Smith & Wesson they were sold through S&W dealers. The 6051 Boot knife came in a satin finish and 6051 B featuring a black blade. The boot knife was popular; 440 stainless steel, sturdy sheath w/clip, posi-grip handle with lanyard hole and maneuverable size.

The knife features a:

  • 4 3/4" Double Edge, 440 SS  polished blade
  • Posi-grip handle
  • Brass Guard
  • Safety Lanyard hole
  • Boot/Belt sheath with Spring Metal clip and quick release safety strap
  • Full Length Tang
  • Weight 6.3 oz.

Knife is listed used and may show handling wear. Judge from the photos. Be aware of local knife regulations.

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