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 by 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 440 stainless steel, sturdy sheath w/clip, and it's quick maneuverable size. The knife features a:
4 3/4" Double Edge, satin finished Blade
Safety Lanyard hole
Boot/Belt sheath with Spring Metal clip and quick release safety strap
Full Length Tang
Weight 6.3 oz.
This knife blade shows minimal use if any. The leather sheath is a later S&W boot knife sheath with a sturdy clip and does show carry wear. This is a great carry boot knife.