In 1981 S&W introduced a new series of knives called 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 to their dealers. The 6051 Boot knives came in a satin finish and 6051 B featuring a black blade. The boot knife is very popular because of the use of high quality 440 stainless steel, the sturdy sheath w/clip, and it's quick maneuverable size. The knife features a:
4 3/4" Double Edge, black coated Blade to reduce reflection
Safety Lanyard hole
Boot/Belt sheath with Spring Metal clip and quick release safety strap
Full Length Tang
Weight 6.3 oz.
This knife has been used, sharpened, carried and appreciated. The black coating has been scraped off in places and it has been used. Blade is not abused. It is perfect for someone looking for a classic S&W boot knife in 440 stainless steel to carry as a backup in pack or on person. Know the carry regulations in your state if you plan to carry.