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A boot knife or a gambler's dagger is a small fixed-blade knife (usually, a dagger) that is designed to be carried in or on a boot. Typically, such a knife is worn on a belt or under a pant leg. If worn around the neck (by means of a chain or lanyard) they become a neck knife. Boot knives generally come with a sheath that includes some form of a clip. Most have double-edged blades, like a dagger, that range from 3 to 5 inches (7.62 to 12.7 cm).
I was gifted a Schrade "Old Timer" 162OT Boot Knife. These knives retail for $25.00-$31.00 + shipping. Granted, these aren't the "high end" boot knives Schrade used to manufacture. The Chinese 7Cr17 "High Carbon" steel hardened to between 54-56 Rc isn't bad, but it isn't much harder than 440A...