I Bought The Best Selling Tactical Knife (Is It Worth It?)

I Bought The Best Selling Tactical Knife (Is It Worth It?)

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We need to find out the age-old question, is this Smith & Wesson M&P tactical knife worth your hard-earned money?  To find out if it’s worth it, we need to know three things.  How good is the build construction? Is it sharp? Will it survive the dishwasher?
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At the time of recording, this knife cost $19.10, I noticed that the price has been going all over the place, at the time of posting this video the price is now $33.11.

Smith & Wesson M&P Special Ops High Carbon S.S. Full Tang Fixed Blade Survival Knife with Clip Point, Rubberized Handle, Sawback and Pommel for Outdoor and Tactical, Black

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  1. mingus on November 21, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Spend it on Spam or TP

  2. Dixie Pride on November 21, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Just get a real k bar

  3. shortangrybloke on November 21, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    What’s tactical about it ?

  4. Jeep life on November 21, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Would you be willing to review CFK knives? They sell them on eBay and I’ve bought a few of them. Been happy so far with them but would be interested in seeing your review of them.

  5. Tyler Bergen on November 21, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    This is similar to the knife you can put on the S&W M&P 15 (ar-15)…which I’m getting next week haha. You never know when you’ll need a bayonet on your AR, it seems pretty solid and I’ve always liked S&W knives (and guns of course).

  6. Atom_Alchemist on November 21, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Just curious..if I sent you a knife from my employer ( I work at Buck Knives) would you give it this test?

  7. addicted to blades 2 on November 21, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Very nice for the price, new subscriber, looking forward to watching more of your videos brother, stop by sometime 😀 🔥🗡😎❤️🤺

  8. Rusty Shackleford on November 21, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    You get what you pay for. Buy quality items. Does it cost more? Yes. But buy once and cry once.

  9. J Double C on November 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    He dude why not make your own version

  10. Soren Cicchini on November 21, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Dishwasher test?! Don’t try this at home, kids. The thought of somebody putting one of your art knives in a dishwasher makes me want to cry.

  11. AJ on November 21, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Yeah Smith & Wesson isn’t known for their knives lol. This doesn’t surprise me one bit.
    If you want a m&p get a gun.
    In stark contrast they are some of the best duty and carry handguns on the market.

  12. D j on November 21, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Buy a 5 dollar machete and a file. It’s the ultimate survival tool and don’t break the bank.

  13. B1rd Willis on November 21, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Will it come in the box with the dik on it?

  14. BlindDeagle on November 21, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    At what point is it more efficient to just produce quality products? Great review

  15. Mike Fulp on November 21, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    You get what you pay for. I have a 30+ year old K-Bar that I paid approximately 40.00 dollars for in the 80s. Plain Jane and very durable.

  16. Serpent64 on November 21, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    I guess that, for $19, you’re not going to get a Randall. This thing is meant for a hobby oriented guy. I enjoyed this video, thanks!

  17. Andrewut7y A on November 21, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I have a theory about the pin in the tang. I suspect those knife blanks may have been misdrilled and sold as cheap defects or intended for a different handle and the pin was inserted as a cheapo filler to save the otherwise defective/useless knife blanks. Im sure they are mass produced and if someone ran a few cases through the drill press in the wrong fixture this would be a likely result.

  18. Steven School Alchemy on November 21, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Where is the link?

  19. NOT SURE on November 21, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    It’s designed to fail.

  20. Mark Brown on November 21, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Is it worth it, you ask?
    I ask this, why do you need a tactical knife?
    How many times have you needed a tactical knife?
    Why do you need this knife over another kind of knife?
    I really don’t see a practical reason for a “tactical” knife.
    I have many knives. They all cut. I really only need a pocket knife, kitchen/butcher knife, a sheath knife
    Is handy in the field, every now and then. I really don’t
    Need a “tactical” knife as I don’t go on that many special ops maneuvers🤣.
    You grown ass men crack me up with your boyish ideas. Come on man, really?

  21. Locke99GS on November 21, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    1) I’m not sure what is the point of seeing if you can sharpen it (why wouldn’t you be able to?) and then testing its sharpness through a bunch of crap after you’ve sharpened it?
    2) When you were testing the pommel as a hammer, sure its janky but you also weren’t really hammering it in. An actual hammer wouldn’t drive a nail if you hit it like that. What is the point of not hammering it, then saying it doesn’t hammer? We still don’t know if it will hammer or not.

    I’ve no issues with your other tests.

  22. DEADLY BULL on November 21, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    name knife ?

  23. Lone Wanderer Bushcraft, Wild Camping & Reviews on November 21, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Buy a ka bar or glock 78

  24. Barone di Piemonte on November 21, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Smith & Wesson BE ASHAMED to have your name on this P.O.S. !

  25. Jim Mazurek on November 21, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Thumbs down. Ridiculous testing methods.

  26. East Guntucky on November 21, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Then show 19.00 dollar that is ?

  27. Guapo Returns on November 21, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Please do a $350 knife now and let’s see you destroy it.

  28. Timothy von Gal, II on November 21, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Teeth to the sawback look like they were copied off an ontario airforce survival knife. Some survivalists complain about those teeth for the same reasons, but thats cause they’re not for wood but rather for sawing aluminum from a plane fuselage.
    Guessing whomever designed the knife just copied it without thought to its purpose

  29. Eric S on November 21, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    20 bucks is still expensive for some piece of sh….

  30. Homar Sebastian Lopez Espinoza on November 21, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Now test something from Wish

  31. R K on November 21, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Gotta go Ontario if you want a real knife

  32. NOT SURE on November 21, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    That’s the same blade from the Lord Of The Rings.
    Andúril, you know, the sword of Aragorn.

  33. MultiChuck45 on November 21, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Sharpness is a function of your sharpening skill

  34. Lukas Lang on November 21, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Have you ever heard somthing about foodwaste? Its kinda shitty of you to waste food

  35. T L on November 21, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you for entertaining us with this piece of substandard tool

  36. Cheeco John Dionco on November 21, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Do more of this Series 😅

  37. Happy Couple on November 21, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Bless your heart!

  38. jzi4 on November 21, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Kids…. Just save up $30-$40 extra and get a real Ka-Bar knife…..

  39. Jeremy Carpenter on November 21, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    What is the best knife for your money?

  40. Dominic Jai on November 21, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Nice review bro 👍 thank you.enjoyed it.

  41. Carolus Rex on November 21, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Could you review the German KM2000?

    There’s plenty of test videos out there, but they’re mostly in German or broken English.

  42. Avery on November 21, 2022 at 10:26 pm


  43. Drax on November 21, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Kyle please keep doing these substandard knife tests to show people that they should save up their money and buy something with a warranty and a American/European named brand. Even the humble Mora knife is a better choice and they are cheap and great quality for the price. It would be interesting to get the steel tested to see which series of stainless they are using.

  44. Shimomura Takezo Wong on November 21, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    What do you expect for USD 19.10 when compared to USD 50-70 for either a fixed blade or folder definitely big difference, next you should have tried prying a wooden crate box cover just onlyyoucanpeekinside & hammering the nail back on the cover another is cutting 550 paracord, 10mm mountaineering ropes, detonating cords 10mm if it’s available, soak it in mud for 2 days followed by sea water 24 hours and bury it in snow another 48 hours then see if the grip/handle still function satisfactorily…cutting paper doesn’t make sense nobody’s gonna use it for shaving in the field and chopping that 2×4 is a job for a hatchet/machete, you shouldn’t touch up the edge using a bench sander use a piece of river stone to sharpen it that’s what you get easily in the field, slicing the rubber chicken toy is not the same if you cut some venison/pig meat that’s how I see it.

  45. Ronald Rose on November 21, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Great test my friend. You really put that knife to the test.

  46. Lunatic - Knight - Dragon on November 21, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Better off forging your own.

  47. eric rosenthal on November 21, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Looks like a bad heat treat/ quench as well

  48. Kenneth Kaiser on November 21, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    I don’t even have to watch the video to tell everyone that the best selling survival knife on Amazon is going to be a piece of dog cr*p.
    The best selling in today’s marketplace, especially knives on Amazon means the cheapest price. Which in return gets you the cheapest made from terrible materials.
    Like the speaker in the video said (I saw on the closed caption) "you’d be better off with a good rock ". Or a good sharp stick would do better than that knife.

  49. Tim Roberts on November 21, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    It’s called "jimping"… If you’re gonna do knife reviews,, you should at least know the anatomy of a knife…

  50. Jack Wade IV on November 21, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    The test with the cheater bar is dumb. Knives aren’t prybars, or crowbars. They arent meant for that kind of usage. If you did that on other knives. They will either bend, or break. Otherwise love the video.

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