Fixed-Blade Knives

Recent Fixed-Blade Knife Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Helle Gaupe

Beautiful knife, very sharp out of the box. Fits like a glove. Good craftsmanship. Feels really good in my hand. Like the notched finger grip behind the blade. This thing is very sharp. I haven’t used it in the field yet, so thus the conservative 4 stars. Cuts my hard salami paper thin though!!  The wood grain on mine wasn’t quite as nice as the demo picture. It comes with not much or no conditioning at all. I have been rubbing some teak oil on it and it's looking really nice now though. This… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family

Fantastic knife with excellent ergonomics and a simple, stout, and sharp blade. With all the buzz around the word “Bushcraft“ in the past 5-10 years, it has almost become like “tactical“ (aka “tacticool”) with regard to items being marketed towards the Urban Lumberjack crowd that spends more bank on products for their beards per month than most families spend on groceries. I’m not sure which direction things like that are heading. Quite frankly, I don’t care. I needed a knife that… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
TOPS Knives Brakimo

Tops quality: great steel, holds an edge, micarta handles, and fits my hand like a glove. Kydex sheath with metal belt loop that rotates. The only thing I did differently was to add a 'D' ring and leather dangler. I recommend this product. This is my go-to knife for hiking and camping. It has great blade, steel that holds an edge no matter what I put it through. It was extremely sharp out of the box. The only thing I have done is run it over a strop after several uses. Scandi grind. Micarta handles… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Morakniv Bushcraft Survival

Great quality-to-price ratio. Attached firestriker makes it not only knife but survival kit. Nice design, sturdy construction. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty

Great value and surprised how well it has performed. Excellent utility and camp knife. Picked this up as a camp knife and ended up buying two more. Knife fits well in the scabbard and stays put. Perfect sized handle. Very durable, I use one as a utility knife, a second as a kitchen knife (holds an edge well, very sharp) and the third in my emergency kit. Again, I have own cheap knives and this just does not feel or act like a $20 Amazon knife. The Heavy Duty has a slightly thicker blade than the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Helle GT

An excellent hunting/canoe camp knife. Very high quality and partially hand made in Norway. My wife bought me the HELLE GT sheath knife for my birthday at the Fjallraven Store in Boulder, Colorado, this spring. The stainless steel laminated blade is its most outstanding feature as this creates a hard steel core for long lasting sharpness surrounded by resilient steel to give the core strength. While "heavy" at 7.3 oz. for a backpacking knife for the purposes I've listed above it is very well suited. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Morakniv Companion

This beautiful knife came razor sharp, is easy to maintain a sharp edge, and the price to purchase was amazing. The sheath can easily have items attached. Best knife for your purchase. Overall, a well built, beautiful knife that is very affordable and worth every penny. The blade, handle, and sheath are all carefully thought through in design and at a price like this I think everyone should have one in their backpack for emergencies, bushcrafting, or even camping and hiking. A must have. Thanks,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Helle Trofé

The Trofé is a mid-sized Norwegian utility knife made from a quality, triple-laminated steel for durability and good edge retention. The knife is fashioned from traditional materials and housed in a traditional leather sheath. While it's not a "one-tool option," the Trofé is perfect for someone willing to pay a bit more for a quality knife that offers its user both the satisfaction of good performance and of considerable, traditional beauty. It is a great general camp knife (though not for batoning)… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Knife

This knife is a great option for doing camp chores. The sheath and knife are both very innovative and are great quality. My initial impressions on the product were that it was gimmicky. I didn’t think much of the sheath design in particular. But I decided to give the product a shot, and I‘m happy I did. It comes nice and sharp, ready to chop and slice. It isn’t the greatest steel, but when you consider the price point I’m all right with that. The knife is 3/4 tang. That didn’t bother me… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty
$23 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family
$200 - $234
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Morakniv Robust
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Morakniv Bushcraft Survival
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Helle Symfoni
$114
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point 50/50
$84
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck PakLite Caper Knife
$20 - $25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Super SOG Bowie
$226
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TOPS Knives Brakimo
$135
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
SOG Seal Pup
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
TOPS Knives Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bark River Gunny
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Tigershark Elite
$249 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel SRK
$125 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco ARK H1
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel Pendleton Hunter
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Morakniv Companion Rescue
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ontario Knife Company Mark 3 Navy
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Entrek Javalina
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hultafors Heavy Duty Knife GK
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ESEE Knives ESEE-3 Uncoated
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hultafors Safety Knife SK
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Seal Team Elite
$187 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Edge Hybrid Hunter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Lite MAX Large
$45 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fällkniven F1
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Glock FM 78
$30 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Omni Hunter
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Busse Team Gemini Light Brigade
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Diamondback Guide Knife
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Responder
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife
$25 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Morakniv Companion
$15 - $21
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Bushcraft Black
$66
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Helle GT
$159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Helle Trofé
$164
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Halfachance Parang
$49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Morakniv Mora Pro S
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Schrade Frontier SCHF37
$39 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber LMF II Survival
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
KA-BAR Large Heavy Bowie Knife
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SOG Jungle Primitive
$66 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Morakniv Pro C
$12 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
KA-BAR Becker Combat Utility
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Condor Tool & Knife Bushlore
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Buck Hartsook Ultralite
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hyken Knives Bushcrafter
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ESEE Knives Candiru
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
TOPS Knives Steel Eagle 107C Delta
$260 MSRP