Folding Knives

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Spyderco
Benchmade
Kershaw
Buck
Gerber
SOG
Baladeo
Leatherman
Petzl
Columbia River

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$500 and above

Recent Folding Knife Reviews

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 4

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

Kershaw Half Ton

rated 2.5 of 5 stars OK knife for EDC or the pack, but there are much better knives out there. I bought this knife on a whim at my local Lowes for $20.   First the pros: It has a fairly stout, drop point, c8CR13MOV stainless steel blade that is easily sharpened. The blade doesn't have much recurve.  The thumb stud allows for quick, easy deployment. The liner lock seems to lock solidly. Conversely, the handle just didn't feel right. The knife felt very heavy in my hand, unlike some of the other knives I own. The wrench… Full review

Opinel No. 9 Folding Knife

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The proven simple and dependable design for over 100+ years. I purchased the #9 model from its indigenous country, France, during a conference meeting I was attending. I have known the knife for some time and wanted to add one into my gear arsenal. The sizes vary from ridiculously small to unnecessarily large. I picked the #9, a little bit larger than the popular #7 or #8. The first thing noticeable is the fact that it is light, almost feather-like. For those of you minimalist guys, I can definitely… Full review

Ozark Trail Pocket Knife

rated 3 of 5 stars I had issues with the screws falling out while in use. Bad if it were a survival situation. I put a lil soft set lock tight on them and now it's all good. Watch main blade screw too. Really is not a bad knife for the money. It will serve you well if you soft set lock tight the screws and don't work the knife too hard, just as you shouldn't any knife. Full review

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Belay Knife

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I like this knife, but the blade rattles (moves back and forth) when open quite a bit which is a large drawback for me. Full review

Gerber Air Ranger

rated 5 of 5 stars Can't go wrong. Perfect knife, use it every day! One-handed opening is flawless. Works in office, home, or in the field. Can't even feel it in your pocket. I have used it hiking, backpacking, fishing, and I carry it every day!! Got it on eBay for like 15 bucks and have had no complaints. For the gear snobs, I carry it over my Griptillian, personal preference of course.  Full review

Benchmade Lone Wolf Mini-Landslide

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best folders you can get for $50. I bought this as a replacement for my ancient Swiss Army Knife, lost when moving a few years back. I wanted a decent-quality pocket knife for backpacking, mainly for emergency use, but also for cutting line if needed and for food preparation. I thought fifty bucks was a lot to spend for a pocket knife (since then I've learned you can easily pay upwards of $500-2000). But I went with this one because of good reviews of the Lone Wolf line of knives.  Lone… Full review

Gerber Outrigger, Serrated

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This knife is fantastic when you're in a pinch! The assisted opening makes it easy to take out and open with one hand, while the belt clip keeps it close by. The serrated edge really shines when it comes to quickly cutting things like rope. The assisted opening makes getting the blade out effortless! It's almost a little scary how quickly you can open this. The blade came quite sharp and so far it's stayed that way! In fact it's so sharp I managed to cut into my hand fairly deeply and was able to… Full review

Top-Rated Folding Knives

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Spyderco Endura
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco
Endura
$110
Spyderco Delica4
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco
Delica4
$90 - $104
Benchmade Mini-Barrage
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Benchmade
Mini-Barrage
$95 - $131
Kershaw Scallion
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kershaw
Scallion
$50 - $64
Spyderco Tenacious
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco
Tenacious
$55
Buck 110 Folding Hunter
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Buck
110 Folding Hunter
$45 - $54
Benchmade Mini-Griptilian
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Benchmade
Mini-Griptilian
$71 - $119
Kershaw Leek
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Kershaw
Leek
$55 - $74
Gerber E-Z Out Skeleton
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber
E-Z Out Skeleton
$47
SOG Revolver - Seal
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG
Revolver - Seal
$27
Kershaw Chive
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw
Chive
$45 - $74
Benchmade Griptilian
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade
Griptilian
$78 - $175
Buck Mini Buck
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck
Mini Buck
$17
Baladeo 27 Gram Pocket Knife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Baladeo
27 Gram Pocket Knife
$33 - $41
Buck Alpha Hunter Rosewood
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck
Alpha Hunter Rosewood
$90
Leatherman Crater c33/c33x
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman
Crater c33/c33x
$20 - $59
Gerber Hinderer Rescue
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber
Hinderer Rescue
$130
SOG Flash II
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG
Flash II
$47 - $74
Gerber Mini Outrigger Knife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber
Mini Outrigger Knife
$28
Gerber EVO Knife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber
EVO Knife
$38
Gerber Mini Covert FAST
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber
Mini Covert FAST
$60 - $70
Petzl Spatha
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl
Spatha
$19 - $26
Benchmade Pardue 530
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade
Pardue 530
$75 - $99
Benchmade Emmissary 470
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade
Emmissary 470
$179 - $209
Spyderco Dragonfly FRN
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco
Dragonfly FRN
$70 - $89
Kershaw Chill
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw
Chill
$35
Kershaw Whirlwind
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw
Whirlwind
$90
Benchmade Griptilian Tanto
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade
Griptilian Tanto
$78 - $114
Gerber EVO Jr.
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Gerber
EVO Jr.
$20
Gerber Paraframe I
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Gerber
Paraframe I
$25
SOG Aegis
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOG
Aegis
$72 - $84
SOG Flash I
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOG
Flash I
$39 - $61
Kershaw Blur
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw
Blur
$110
Buck Bantam BLW
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Buck
Bantam BLW
$30
Columbia River M16-13 Zytel Combo Edge
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River
M16-13 Zytel Combo Edge
$60
Benchmade 940 Osborne
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Benchmade
940 Osborne
$183 - $280
Gerber Ultralight LST
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gerber
Ultralight LST
$16
Gerber Obsidian
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gerber
Obsidian
$39
SOG zilla
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SOG
zilla
$21 - $33
Gerber Mini Paraframe
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber
Mini Paraframe
$12 - $16
Tool Logic SL3 Fire
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Tool Logic
SL3 Fire
$22
Gerber Ripstop I
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber
Ripstop I
$15 - $20
Gerber FAST Draw
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber
FAST Draw
$36 - $49
Gerber Remix
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Gerber
Remix
$30 - $39
Gerber Outrigger Knife
Gerber
Outrigger Knife
$32 - $46
Columbia River M16-03 Zytel Knife
Columbia River
M16-03 Zytel Knife
$70
SOG Trident Tanto
SOG
Trident Tanto
$72 - $79
Benchmade Triage 915
Benchmade
Triage 915
$119 - $185
Gerber Bear Grylls Scout Knife
Gerber
Bear Grylls Scout Knife
$23 - $37
Spyderco Delica II Knife
Spyderco
Delica II Knife
$110
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