Knives and Tools

Category

Knives
Multi-Tools
Axes and Hatchets
Camp Saws
Camp Shovels and Trowels

Brands

Gerber
Light My Fire
TheTentLab
Coghlan's
SOG
ESEE Knives
Victorinox Swiss Army
Fällkniven
Opinel
Camillus

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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$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

Top-Rated Knives and Tools

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user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Gerber FAST Draw reviewed Mar 21, 2017
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife reviewed Mar 16, 2017
$28 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades reviewed Feb 13, 2017
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel reviewed Feb 1, 2017
$2
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SOG Revolver - Seal reviewed Dec 17, 2016
$42 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ESEE Knives ESEE-3 Uncoated reviewed Dec 11, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener reviewed Nov 28, 2016
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
ESEE Knives Junglas reviewed Nov 28, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set reviewed Nov 15, 2016
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fällkniven F1 reviewed Nov 10, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Opinel No. 12 Explore reviewed Oct 12, 2016
$49 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Camillus Trench Pocket Tool reviewed Sep 27, 2016
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Leatherman Super Tool 300 reviewed Sep 21, 2016
$80 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Leatherman Charge TTi reviewed Sep 7, 2016
$170
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Emmrod Packrod reviewed Sep 6, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe reviewed Sep 5, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coast Micro Pliers reviewed Sep 3, 2016
$22 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ozark Trail Titanium-Coated Knife reviewed Sep 2, 2016
$4 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (2)
Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saw reviewed Jul 17, 2016
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family reviewed Jun 30, 2016
$183 - $195
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Manix 2 reviewed Jun 23, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Seal Team Elite reviewed Jun 9, 2016
$187 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gransfors Bruk Mini Hatchet reviewed May 22, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Sliding Saw reviewed May 13, 2016
$14 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Morakniv Bushcraft Survival reviewed Mar 17, 2016
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Morakniv Companion reviewed Mar 17, 2016
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife reviewed Mar 17, 2016
$15 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Schrade Frontier SCHF37 reviewed Mar 15, 2016
$39 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sven 21-Inch Blade reviewed Mar 1, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bob Dustrude Quick Buck Saw reviewed Feb 28, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder reviewed Feb 7, 2016
$330 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Omni Hunter reviewed Feb 4, 2016
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Spatha reviewed Feb 4, 2016
$21 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Mini Covert FAST reviewed Jan 6, 2016
$55 - $61
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest Axe reviewed Dec 23, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Juice C2 reviewed Dec 21, 2015
$51 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Signature reviewed Dec 21, 2015
$28 - $35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Winkler II SAYOC reviewed Dec 21, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco K2 Folder reviewed Dec 21, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Ulize reviewed Dec 21, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helm Forge and Helm Grind reviewed Dec 21, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Manix 2 XL reviewed Dec 18, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco ARK H1 reviewed Dec 18, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Busse Team Gemini Light Brigade reviewed Dec 18, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust reviewed Dec 16, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bark River Gunny reviewed Dec 10, 2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Schrade Tough Tool ST3CP reviewed Dec 10, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Silky Big Boy reviewed Dec 8, 2015
Ultralight Backpacking Titanium Cathole Trowel reviewed Nov 19, 2015
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sven -Saw 21UL-2 reviewed Nov 16, 2015
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