Preferably produced for protection, shoe knives and boot knives are built to fit in the average calf high boot. In many cases, a boot knife or shoe knife is created like a dagger with a leather sheath on top to make retrieving it fast if needed. Most described to as boot knives, they can also fit into bags, glove compartments, or purses.
A number of them also come with a shoulder harness to carry under a coat, blazer, sheath, or jacket to affix to your ankle boot or belt.
To give you some idea of the boot and shoe knives on the current market, here are a couple of the more popular tools.
United Cutlery UC0026BS AUS-6 Stainless Steel Boot Knife with Sheath and Shoulder Harness
This boot knife has a blade that is made with AUS-6 stainless steel with a black coating that shields it from corrosion and rust. The checkered, rubber handle lets you get a good grip on it to stop it from slipping around when you are using it.
Drop Point Full Tang Emergency Outdoor Boot Knife (Tactical Warrior)
The first factor you will see about this boot knife that sets it apart from the rest is the design. The handle and blade are all one piece, which is called a full tang.
Smith & Wesson SWHRT Black HRT Boot Knife
Smith & Wesson is famed for making high-quality guns. Now on the market, this company renowned company has constructed an item that can be carried for protection. The SWHRT boot knife is made with 440C stainless steel, one of the maximum grades of stainless steel in the 440 series. The blade is a double-edged and spear shaped for sharpness and to make cutting quick at point of contact.