Knife: Smith & Wesson CH001SB Cuttin’ Horse
Let’s see another knife I have and I really like…
Here are some general characteristics of this (in my opinion) very good tactical folding knife.
Model: CH001SB Cuttin’ Horse
Manufacturer: Taylor Brands LLC (Official Licensee of Smith & Wesson Corp.)
Country Manufactured: China
Type: Tactical Folding Knife
Blade Length: 9cm (3.5 inches)
Total Length (open): 21cm (8.3 inches)
Total Length (closed): 12cm (4.7 inches)
Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel (Teflon Coated)
Handle Material: Black Zytel
Lock: Back Liner Lock
Weight: 70.8g (0.16 lbs)
As you can easily deduce from model’s name, “CH” stands for “Cuttin’ Horse” and “SB” for “Serrated Blade”. In the above photograph of the open knife you can see that 50% of its blade is serrated. Another notable feature of this knife is its thumb hole and general blade design which is ideal for easy and fast one-hand opening. Its honed blade is amazingly sharp even without any maintenance and the Teflon coated 440C stainless steel being used makes this a heavy duty knife. The handle’s material is Zytel with a rubber-like exterior that provides excellent grip even in cold or wet conditions. This is the reason why this material is used on most tactical and military knives around the world.
On this side you can see the non-removable belt clip which is also high quality and tight. So, moving to the lock, this knife has a liner locking system in the back. Here is a picture of the half-open lock…
This is both good and bad. On the downside you cannot close the knife (at least easily) with one hand but on the other hand it is almost impossible to accidentally unlock this when the knife is open. Another neat thing about this knife is that on the rear of the handle there is a Lanyard hole where you can attach a cord which could be extremely useful.
So, in my opinion this is an excellent knife for its price although it isn’t the ideal everyday use folding/pocket knife. Nevertheless, you can still use it on a lot of activities since it is a reliable, heavy duty knife with high quality blade.