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Smith & Wesson SWBG2TS Border Guard 2 Rescue Knife Review

Smith & Wesson SWBG2TS Border Guard 2 Rescue Knife ReviewSmith & Wesson’s SWBG2TS Border Guard 2 is a heavy knife that is made for heavy-duty jobs. This knife can be used everywhere, for law enforcement, sporting as well as outdoor activities. The setting out of the blade is very fast.

The knife has Teflon washers that give a smooth flick, the sound made by the knife while the opening is striking. This knife is far better than the other Smith & Wesson knife which has a poor-quality blade and handles. Border Guard 2 is made to last and withstand the needs of everyday use.

The Massachusetts-based Smith & Wesson is a public company that majors in the manufacturing of firearms. The pistols and revolvers from Smith & Wesson are used by police, armed forces, and also by sports shooters across the world.

The Knife manufacturing from Smith & Wesson is a small and non-famous part of the company that includes products like tools, light bars, and much more. This Smith & Wesson SWBG2TS Border Guard 2 is not just a pocket knife, but a multi-function tool that has a sharp cutting edge, glass breaker, and an integrated seat-belt cutter.

Smith & Wesson SWBG2TS Knife Specs

Blade Length 4.4 Inch (7.6cm)
Knife Overall Length 10 Inch
Knife Length When Closed 5.6 Inch
Total Weight  10.4 Ounces
Materials Used in The Blade 7Cr17 High Stainless Carbon Steel (Serrated Tanto Blade).

The Blade

Border Guard 2 Rescue KnifeTanto generally refers to the short blade, designed and made for Japanese Samurai in the past. After its wide use in the West, the blade made its journey to the USA and now is one of the common blades found in pocket knives. The deeply strengthened tip fits great for piercing and insertion movements.

The knife can be used in places where heavy force is required including tactical, personal, and other purposes. The blade is pretty big compared to other knives of its class, providing a rich and powerful feel to the user. The knife’s usage can vary from person to person depending on the situation and the need. And Border Guard 2 promises to withstand the toughest of needs and challenges.

The Handle

Border Guard 2 Rescue KnifeThe handle is made out of machined aluminum, which adds overall weight. This gives an edge to the knife compared to the plastic body from other manufacturers. The handle is perfectly shaped with finger grooves that give easy holding for right-handed use and less ideal grip for left-handed people.

The handle also features a clip on one side. The handle doesn’t come with a spring to assist in opening and closing. The handle is painted jet black and has a polished finish. We can find steel liners inside the handle that holds the blade with the handle securely when folded. The handle is held in its place by 3 screws.

Pros & Cons

The pocket knife comes with a seatbelt cutter and glass breaker at no extra charge. Given the weight of this knife, the glass breaker is likely to break even the strongest glass with few blows. The seatbelt cutter comes as a real lifesaver in many situations. This knife becomes a perfect tactical knife for self-defense with extra tools.
The cons of this knife may not be a major issue, but yet it turns off people when it happens. Since the knife is manufactured in China, few people were found to get the knife in the lowest grade, maybe it was the last piece of the batch. The blade was too tight to open and close for many people. And in general, the weight of the knife is also a con, it feels as if holding a substantial weight when the knife is held. Even though the knife has a razor-sharp blade, it wears out very soon, and sharpening it again is not that easy.

Final Verdict

Border Guard 2 is pretty big than the other pocket knives in its class. It will fit perfectly in those palms which are big enough. But in the right hands, the knife would do wonders, the blade and handle are solid that provide balance and greater durability. For the performance and the build quality, this knife does justice to the price. But for people who need a smaller and more compact pocket knife, Kershaw is an idle option. Manufactured in China by Taylor Brands, this knife gets labeled as Smith & Wesson.

Our opinion on this knife is, it is definitely worth the money spent. The quality of the blade is fine and sharp enough to pierce through hard surfaces which is the reason why it is being used extensively. Smith & Wesson have always been revered for their range of products and this one certainly holds their benchmark in their pocket knives catalog.

Furthermore, since the company has been in the market and has made a name for itself, thus it strongly believes that each and every one of its products has to stand above the products which are manufactured by other companies that are competing globally.

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