Folding Knives

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Spyderco
Kershaw
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Gerber
Leatherman
SOG
Petzl
Columbia River
Baladeo

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Folding Knife Reviews

Spyderco Delica

rated 5 of 5 stars The Spyderco Delica 4 part-serrated FRN is likely the best EDC knife available. Bought this after owning a gen 1 Endura full serrated FRN for about 20 years. The 2.9" blade is just the right size for everyday tasks. Not too small or dainty, and not so big that it might exceed legal limits in some places or raise eyebrows when in use in everyday situations. The razor sharp VG10 blade has a notched thumb ramp that ends at the apex of the thumb hole giving the thumb a good purchase on the blade when… Full review

Spyderco Military

rated 5 of 5 stars My no 1 camping knife. I use it since 2010 and it has no signs of wear. It is the best knife for camping because it is super sharp and durable and it is lightweight, which is most important when you have to carry a heavy backpack. Full review

Gerber Obsidian

rated 5 of 5 stars I like this knife for a number of reasons. Notably it has a double lock mechanism so it will never shut on my fingers. The compact size means it doesn’t take up valuable space and it weighs very little – 124 gms. The open design allows dirt and grit to fall through and not jam it up. The blade is 7cm or 2.75” in the old scale, the steel holds an edge well and cuts everything I've needed to date — opening dehydrated meal packets, cutting rope, fishing line and fruit. Additionally, there is… Full review

EKA Swede 8 Wood

rated 5 of 5 stars The Eka 8 is a Swedish folding knife with Sandvik 12c27 blade. 8 stands for 8 cm (3.15") Just enough for everyday use. The geometry of the blade is good for the hunter and the camper. Not the best wood carving knife, but that's kind of obvious with this blade. Light to carry. Ease of Use: Smooth opening, great lock, sharp and easy to sharpen steel. Features: Hole for cord. A short leather cord with a knot is great for getting it out of the pocket and gives some extra control when hands are bloody… Full review

Benchmade Mini-Griptilian

rated 5 of 5 stars Custom Mini-Griptilian (S30V): Well constructed, factory sharp knife. Handle gives good grip, and the opening hole (Pardue) is more comfortable than any other design. Purchased this through Benchmade's "custom" ordering process. The order was easy to specify precisely what blade, steel, and grips I wanted. Overall, the knife is light but well put together. It's sharp and the S30V steel will keep its edge longer over other steels. My only complaint is that the handle is not "open" to allow dust and… Full review

Fällkniven PXLwh

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does exactly what I want and need for what I consider to be an essential hiking tool. Safe, reasonably light, durable, and sharp. For those who want a folding knife with a clip, look elsewhere. I consider a good knife to be one of the essential tools of the trade for hiking. There are lots of great options; this one is particularly useful.   Basic Information This knife weighs about 4 1/2 ounces, and the blade is about 3 1/2 inches long. It's a folding knife — the blade folds away when you don't… Full review

Gerber EVO Jr.

rated 4 of 5 stars Accessible, rugged protection. The reason I bought this knife is the pocket clip, which makes the knife easily and readily accessible when I experience drunks or hostile people or dogs while riding my bicycle. I clip it either onto the loop of my shoulder strap on my daypack, or onto the front pocket of my sport shirt while riding. Actually, I take it with me when walking, too, because you never know what kind of people/dogs you are going to encounter. It beats carrying a handgun, which I would… Full review

Kershaw Chill

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic knife that won't break the bank, or your heart, if you lose it. I've had a knife in my pocket since Junior High. I see them as tools and use them daily at work, so my EDC knife is usually one of my five Swiss Army knives. When backpacking, however, I usually take a locking blade. Twenty years ago, that was the standard Buck.  About five years ago, I began adding to my collection, and believe I have found (at least for me) what I consider to be the perfect knife. I've been drooling over… Full review

Spyderco Kiwi

rated 4 of 5 stars A very lightweight, high-quality folding knife with a blade that's excellent for cutting things and good for food prep. I like knives, and I'm always on the lookout for good backpacking knives. A backpacking knife needs to be light, strong, well constructed and functional. A folding knife for backpacking should have a sturdy pocket clip so that it can be securely carried. The Spyderco Kiwi 4 meets all these criteria. Version 4 of the Spyderco Kiwi is a significant upgrade to the Kiwi line of knives. Full review

Top-Rated Folding Knives

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Benchmade Mini-Griptilian
$89 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Spyderco Delica
$81 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Endura
$85 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Benchmade Mini-Barrage
$119 - $131
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Scallion
$47 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Tenacious
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Buck 110 Folding Hunter
$45 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Kershaw Leek
$60 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber E-Z Out Skeleton
$47
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Squeak
$46 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Chive
$45 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Griptilian
$98 - $134
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Dragonfly
$67 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Crater c33/c33x
$20 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Freefall
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Flash II
$47 - $61
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Vapor
$28
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Mini Outrigger Knife
$56
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber EVO Knife
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Spatha
$22 - $28
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Pardue 530
$98 - $114
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Emmissary 470
$152 - $209
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Chill
$22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Griptilian Tanto
$115
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Gerber EVO Jr.
$14
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Gerber Paraframe I
$17 - $32
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOG Aegis
$72 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOG Flash I
$39 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Brawler
$28
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Blur
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River M16-13 Zytel Combo Edge
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Benchmade 940 Osborne
$167 - $285
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Ambitious
$34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gerber Ultralight LST
$21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SOG zilla
$34
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Mini Paraframe
$8
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber Ripstop I
$10
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber FAST Draw
$25 - $49
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Gerber Remix
$15 - $29
Spyderco Southard Folder
$240 - $249
Spyderco Pingo
$49
Gerber Outrigger Knife
$64
Columbia River M16-03 Zytel Knife
$70
Spyderco Honeybee
$18
SOG Trident Tanto
$72 - $79
Spyderco Ladybug
$44
Spyderco Ulize
$146
Benchmade Triage 915
$185
 
Baladeo Pocket Knife Loup De Mer
$12
Gerber Bear Grylls Scout Knife
$23 - $30
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