The Smith & Wesson Performance Center Allegiance Fixed Blade features a 4″ 14C28N stainless steel drop point blade with a mirror-polished finish and cocobolo handles. This full tang fixed blade is .14″ thick and features brass pins and S&W shield and a lanyard hole.
Many of the major gun manufacturers also make knives. Some simply outsource the knife making. I believe Smith & Wesson actually made their knives in-house from 1974 until 1985. From 1986 until 1993, a company called Vermont Cutlery Co. made the knives for them. And today, I think all of the Smith & Wesson brand knives are actually made by Taylor Cutlery.
Some of today's knives may actually be made overseas rather than in the United States. I trust Smith & Wesson to only put their name on a quality knife. I don't particularly collect S&W knives, but I have one that I carry often. It is this sow belly design with buffalo horn scales. I have a couple of Colt knives too.
Smith & Wesson has a reputation for providing top quality products to law enforcement and the military. That quality can be seen in this limited edition knife offered in the commercial market. I was fortunate to find three of these knives in the secondary market and quickly bought all three to give as Christmas gifts this year.