Folding Knives

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Spyderco
Benchmade
Kershaw
Gerber
SOG
Buck
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
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
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
$18 - $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 - $61
Gerber Mini Outrigger Knife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Mini Outrigger Knife
$25
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
$85 - $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
Columbia River Drifter
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Columbia River Drifter
$37 MSRP
Gerber Mini Remix 2 Blade
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Mini Remix 2 Blade
Spyderco Squeak
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Squeak
$80 MSRP
Benchmade Lone Wolf Mini-Landslide
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Lone Wolf Mini-Landslide
Gerber Air Ranger
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Air Ranger
$60 MSRP
Buck Protege FX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Protege FX
$15 MSRP
Spyderco UK Penknife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco UK Penknife
$70 MSRP
Emerson Knives Mini-Commander
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emerson Knives Mini-Commander
Buck Nano Bantam
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Nano Bantam
$18 MSRP
Gerber Mini Paraframe Tanto
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Mini Paraframe Tanto
$13 MSRP
Kershaw Freefall
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Freefall
$40 MSRP
Ontario Knife Company RAT-1
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ontario Knife Company RAT-1
Coghlan's Camp Knife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Camp Knife
Buck Alpha Dorado
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Alpha Dorado
$76 MSRP
Olfa Touch Knife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olfa Touch Knife
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Gator Serrater
$44 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Zero Tolerance 0350
discontinued
Kershaw R.A.M.
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw R.A.M.
discontinued
Kershaw Vapor
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Vapor
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Zero Tolerance 0200
discontinued
Spyderco Para-Military
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Para-Military
discontinued
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
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