Knives and Tools

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Camp Shovels and Trowels

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$25 - $49.99
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$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Knife/Tool Reviews

Gerber FAST Draw

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a good quality for the price knife that has the added benefit of an assist feature that really helps with one-handed opening of the knife. I have been carrying a Gerber Fast Draw knife daily for over the last ten years and have really grown to like it due to the assist feature and that it performs well given its low cost. For most of backpacking and hiking activities I generally don't carry this knife due to its weight, which is around 3.4 ounces, but for all my other waking hours I always… Full review

Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a nice basic knife with an integral FireSteel that would make a great all around camp knife. First off, I would like to state that I received this knife as a gift for being a past reviewer of the month here at Trailspace. The Light My Fife Swedish FireKnife is a basic fixed blade knife that comes with a sheath and a ferrocerium style striker that is stored in the handle of the knife. Here is a picture of the store packaging for the knife and one interesting note about the packaging is the… Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars If you need to drop a deuce, pop a squat, pinch a loaf, or grunt a stinky in the woods, then TentLab's Deuce of Spades is just what you need. However, as an all-purpose multi-tool, there are limitations. Undoubtedly, the Deuce of Spades is an outstanding trowel. However SOME of Trailspace seem to feel this is the only piece of equipment you need in you pack. (I'm not naming names, but can you really trust reviews written by people using such obviously fake identities like "Mike" or "Elizabeth?")… Full review

Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel

rated 5 of 5 stars Most of the titanium cat hole shovels weigh from .6 to 1.0 ounces, price around 30$, and they are short (about 6 inches), and not ergonomic . The Coghlan's is longer, more of a bulb planting garden trowel. It has a good handle for leverage and weighs 2 ounces . When lightening up gear, I figure about 10$ per ounce to upgrade is a fair price from old to new. The Backpackers Trowel vs the titanium is a 25 to 27$ per ounce cost. Not a good price to pay to lose one measly ounce. You decide. Strong plastic,… Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight spade, and super dependable! Wanted to add to previous review, that I've used the TentLab spade for several months, and have dug down in shale, hard gravel, and packed dirt in Yosemite and Santa Barbara San Rafael Wilderness area, and have had no issues with it! Great tool, and super lightweight as mentioned. Love also the fact, as pointed out, it fits nicely next to water bottle! If you don't pack a bottle, my only suggestion is to be careful packing it the wrong way in your pack… Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very light, durable, and functional camp shovel with the added benefit of being very useful for a number of other applications around camp that might not be so obvious. I want to first knowledge that I received my Deuce of Spades as a gift for being a past Reviewer of the Month here on Trailspace and I also want to confess (and I hate to admit...) that I was really excited to be receiving this "potty" shovel as a gift. I have always been interested in gear and equipment and when I first… Full review

SOG Revolver - Seal

rated 4 of 5 stars Great hiking knife. I hiked three months on the Appalachian Trail and this is the knife I took. Used to get firewood, cook, clear trail, stayed sharp and saw cut great. Doesn't have a thick blade. It's not a heavy duty survival knife. If you use it like a knife should be used you should have no problems. Full review

ESEE Knives ESEE-3 Uncoated

rated 5 of 5 stars The best slicing knife I've ever used. I bought the uncoated version of the ESEE 3 in the early spring and have used it daily for three seasons so far (8 months). I do landscaping for a living, go backwoods camping and backpacking very often, and just finished up a successful season of white tail deer hunting.  Early on, fighting the rust was a pretty consistent issue, which I expected, but not quite to the degree that I experienced. I read that others recommended applying a "forced patina" to… Full review

Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The RangerGrip 71 is an excellent purpose-built multi-tool for the gardener or hiker not bothered by a bit of extra weight who wants to do a lot of wood-processing/cutting related camp chores. The quality and design are what one has grown to expect from the Swiss Army Knife brands, and this particular model features a most impressive scissors. Not an every-day carry, but great to have if it suits your tasks. Specs: Height: 1.1 in Length: 5.1 in (closed) 8.9 in (open) Weight: 7.7 oz (weighed in… Full review

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
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$25 MSRP
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$22
Baladeo 22 Gram Superlight Pocket Knife Folding Knife
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Baladeo 27 Gram Pocket Knife Folding Knife
$34
Baladeo 34 Gram Superlight Pocket Knife Folding Knife
Baladeo 37 Gram Pocket Knife Folding Knife
$38
 
Baladeo Abilis Multi-Tool Multi-Tool
$22
 
Baladeo Adventure Multitool Multi-Tool
$32
 
Baladeo Fisherman's Cork Floating Knife Folding Knife
Baladeo Laguiole Knife Folding Knife
 
Baladeo Laguiole Knife Nature Folding Knife
Baladeo Laguiole Multifunction Knife Multi-Tool
Baladeo Multifunction Camping Knife with LED Light Multi-Tool
 
Baladeo Pocket Knife 'L'Intrepide' Folding Knife
$27
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bark River Gunny Fixed-Blade Knife
Benchmade 111H2O Folder Folding Knife
$130 MSRP
Benchmade 15051 Big Summit Lake Knife Folding Knife
$150
Benchmade 153 Jungle Bolo Fixed-Blade Knife
$106
 
Benchmade 154 Jungle Clip-Point Fixed-Blade Knife
$106
Benchmade 477 Osborne Folding Knife
$196
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade 530/531 Family Folding Knife
$102 - $165
Benchmade 7 Hook/Safety Cutter Fixed-Blade Knife
Benchmade 761 Ti Monolock Folding Knife
$332
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Benchmade 940 Osborne Folding Knife
$183 - $285
Benchmade 950-91 Rift Osborne Folding Knife
$166
Benchmade Adamas Family Folding Knife
$200 - $210
Benchmade Amicus Family Folding Knife
$215 - $225
Benchmade Arvensis Family Fixed-Blade Knife
$190
 
Benchmade Auto Triage Folding Knife
Benchmade AXIS Flipper Family Folding Knife
$153 - $169
Benchmade AXIS Stryker II Folding Knife
$535
Benchmade AXIS Tanto Stryker Folding Knife
$144
Benchmade Barrage Family Folding Knife
$140 - $229
Benchmade BlueBox Service Kit Knife
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family Fixed-Blade Knife
$183 - $195
Benchmade Contego Family Folding Knife
$200
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$200 - $205
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