Smith & Wesson Survival Series Model 6050 Fisherman Knife

In 1972 the President of Smith & Wesson met with knife designed Blackie Collins to design a series of fixed blade knives. In 1973 S&W began to produce these knives in house.

In total this series of knives referred to as the Survival Series consisted of 7 knives. To complete their line of knives, the factory offered the fisherman two fixed blade knives. These were called the Fisherman Fillet model 6040, designed with a 6-inch blade and a general-purpose knife with a stiffer 5-inch blade model 6050 simply called the Fisherman knife.

The blades were forged, utilizing 120 plus years of experience in steel forging. The guards and pommels were hand fitted and silver soldered to the blade. The handles were hand fitted and made of a special pressure impregnated natural wood called Wessonwood, which gave maximum durability for a long-lasting life. The edge of each knife was hand honed by individuals specially trained to complete this operation.

Model 6050 is an excellent general-purpose fishing and camp knife. Overall length is 10.5”, blade is 5.5”, weight is 5.5 oz. These Models 6040 and 6050 are hard to find as only 4,500 of each were produced. They were not numbered.

This knife is used and shows handling and carry. The back snap of the belt loop has been epoxied so it cannot be opened, slide the belt thru the loop. Knife is sharp. Judge the condition from the photos before purchasing.

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