Smith & Wesson SWBLOP3 Black Ops Folding Knife Review
Over the past 2 weeks I've had a chance to test and review the Smith & Wesson SWBLOP3 Black Ops Folding Knife featuring their M.A.G.I.C opening system. Magic stands for Multipurpose Assisted Generational Innovative Cutlery which refers to a dual patented assisted opening mechanism that allows easy single handed opening of the blade. I found the system to work really well at deploying the blade smooth and quick. The knife is a drop point design and the blade is made out of 4034 stainless steel. The blade handle has a safety to keep the blade from deploying inadvertently. The overall length of the knife is 7 3/4 inches and is 4 1/4 when closed. The knife has a removable pocket clip and is tip down carry. Knife weight is 4.8 ounces.
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I love knives, and personally wouldn't have bought this knife, being small and is serrated, and a smith & wesson, but it was given to me and I really like it!!! It's fast, sharpens easy, and hold an edge and is just plain cool!!! Then I found out the price Wow!!! I like it just because it's cool and fast!!!
I'm big with knives I have had tons of knives not wanting to close after u open and cut something but get another knife apply pressure on the switch that allows knives to close and press hard to the left it won't hurt and will close I notice alot of people stating they can't close it. It's easy to solve.. Hope this helps...
I'm not understanding you on that SalPhilly. How do I apply pressure on that switch? Are you talking about the switch you slide to the left to reveal the orange dot? I don't want to damage the switch or cut myself for the 3rd time tonight trying to close the blade, so do I apply pressure with another knife from it's blade or butt of the handle or something else?
My brother in law is big into knives and he goes to the blade assist open. I'm more into guns and have an s&w ar15 works great. The knife failed in less than a year with almost no use to it and it broke. 100 knife should never fail in my eyes.
That switch will break like the other s&w assist knives I have. Thats the downfall of the design. Relying on mechanical springs and what not where as good assisted sog will never fail. I do love s&w but their knives are ehh sub-par
Now I bought this knife, and I may sound like an amateur but Idk how to close it back down. It just wont go down im too scared to put a lot of pressure because I dont want it snapping on my finger but it's kinda annoying I cant pull it back down
Im a guy, love knives I just got this thing. However I also am not to comfy with the thumb stud on it, or a lot of assit openers either, love love love that MAGIC system though! also to my surprise, given where I got it, (pawn shop) it was in superb condition n razor sharp.
i have the black ops 4 and it has the clip where you like it and its ambidextrous but the only thing i dont care for is the handle i haven't tried the handle on the black ops 3 but it looks more ergonomic
Vicky, I couldn't close mine at first, but then I realized from watching a couple of videos 1) you have to be able to see the red dot on the lock (opposite of what I would think). 2) inside the knife when it is open, there is a metal piece that is holding the blade open. You have to push it aside, then the blade will close easily with a little push on it. Hope this helps
I Bought myn and it starts out with the blade out but then i cant close it so the knife part is sticking out. I dont know if the spring is broken but i try and the blade just wont go down i have the safety off. Please help if u can.
I just picked one up for $24.99 shipped from woot.com. They had a Kershaw Camp 10 for $21.99 the other day. Unfortunately I fell asleep at my computer and when I woke up the offer had ended. Anyway...woot.com is something that just about everyone should sign up for because they have great deals daily (every 24 hours items change) on a large variety of items from knives to wine, clothes, lawn tools, scopes, shoes, and all sorts of other stuff.
Thank you for that bit about the safety working when the knife is open! I've been thinking of getting one of these in pink for my little sister and that was the exact question I was hoping to get answered. Blade looks wicked fast, might get one for me too :B
Great video, take care.
I like the knife ill pick it up just to keep in the car or take it on a hiking trip and really abuse it to see how it holds up that might be my first video. Thanks for the info brother keep them coming
That sounds like fun. Please bring a gun. Thinking about your channel, I recently bought a garage sale find. A Benjamin pump pellet rifle. I grew up shooting Crossmans and I am fairly familiar with how strong they shoot. Just for grins, I put a soda can in the hard plastic trash can in my garage. Next, I pumped the Benjamin, only twice, next, I put a pellet in the rifle and finally, from about 3 ft away, I fired a round through the can. Well sir, the round penetrated both sides of the can, exited the hard plastic trash can and finally penetrated the sheetrock wall behind it. Woops! I always wondered why you talk about hunting with a Benjamin in some of your videos. Now I know why...
Thanks for the review my great friend. You do a great job as always. I do own some Taylor Brands knives (Schrade) and they are very good, This particular knife that you show doesn't quite excite me but is probably a great knife. Thank you for showing it though, and I very much appreciate what you do to put all of this stuff out there for us to look at and decide on if it fits for us. Please keep making these great videos and I will definitely watch them. Enjoy life in the outdoors!!!!!
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