Folding Knives

The best folding knives, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 18, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Folding Knife Reviews

Columbia River M16-03 Zytel Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an amazing knife. It’s great for all sorts of activities, from everyday carry to hiking on the trail. I highly recommend this affordable, quality knife. I love this knife. Not only does it look amazing, it functions beautifully. Deploying this blade is so smooth using the flipper mechanism. The knife glides majestically into its open position. It has a slick profile. I take this knife with me everywhere I go. It can easily pass as a gentleman's knife, so I take this knife with me to formal… Full review

Columbia River Bear Claw

rated 4 of 5 stars This thing cuts like nobody's business... For EMS, it's priceless. For "lefties", it makes a great "right handed" fixed blade cutting tool. The blunt tip lets you cut w/o fear of cutting the patient. It makes a great 'boot knife', but is equally at home on my duty belt. Locks into sheath and is secure. The orange handle makes it very visible. It seems to me odd that a lefty is reviewing a tool made only for right-handed people, but that is precisely why it is the perfect EMS tool for lefties. Ask… Full review

Spyderco Bug

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great little backup blade for the trail or the city. It can go everywhere with you because it easily fit onto your keychain. The Spyderco Bug is a great option whether you’re on the trail or in the city. Although small, it is robust. You get such amazing quality for such a small product. It does not come with an attachment for your keychain, but I highly recommend getting one or you might lose this little guy haha. I put it on my keychain, and I take my key everywhere I go. I love always… Full review

Benchmade Griptilian Family

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great quality blade with a unique and fun locking mechanism. The only downside are the handles. Everything else about this knife is fantastic. The Benchmade Griptillian is a fantastic knife. The blade steel is amazing. It comes with a great edge and holds that edge very well. The blade is large and performs well in various EDC and outdoor tasks. Its size makes it great for whittling wood. The axis lock is not only fun to play with, but is also reliable. It holds the blade fast in its place. There… Full review

Ontario Knife Company RAT II

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a great affordable knife. It’s great for EDC or taking with you outdoors. It can take a beating and is easy to resharpen. I've had this knife for five years now. I’ve taken it everywhere. I EDC it, I take it hiking, I take it camping. It’s been everywhere. With that said it’s seen a lot. With light duty tasks it never fails to do its job. It cuts tape and cardboard and packaging easily. It starts to struggle when it’s put up against some moderate duty tasks though. For example,… Full review

Spyderco Delica 4

rated 4 of 5 stars This product is affordable, lightweight, and well made. It makes for a perfect EDC no matter where you are or what you’re doing. The Spyderco Delica folding knife is a great everyday carry (EDC) knife. It’s lightweight but not cheap-feeling. You feel the quality when you hold it in your hand. The knife is fun to fidget with, and when it’s called to perform it does its job flawlessly. The blade comes razor sharp and maintains this sharpness over time. This is my first experience with VG-10,… Full review

Cold Steel Recon 1 Clip Point

rated 5 of 5 stars Exactly what the product should be. Durable. Real. Good blade. Sharp. It’s what it described. It’s been put to work many times and hasn’t let me down yet. Great for a everyday carry. As a avid knife collector this is worth every penny. This is a great knife! I am a Cold Steel believer. I own over 100 knives of all makers and price range. I always go back to Cold Steel. I have the original Recon with Axis lock. I liked the quickness of that lock better, but the handle design of this model is… Full review

Spyderco Stretch 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great EDC at a reasonable price with VG-10 steel. Wonderful ergonomics! Option for high end steel at higher cost. Reasonably priced folder for EDC. FRN bidirectional scales prevent slipping in the hand. Jimping on the spine and near the handle allows you to choke up towards the blade for ultimate blade control. Not too big—smaller than Endura but better ergonomics; and not too small—bigger than Delica. Locking folder. Full review

Kershaw Leek

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, low-profile pocket knife that is a perfect companion for all occasions. Very well-made, super smooth assisted opening, and really good-looking. I was looking for a high-quality knife that I could carry everyday. Durability and functionality were tops on the list, but it needed to keep a good edge, be easy to open one-handed, and just look really nice. The search was over as soon as I laid hands on the Leek, and I now have four different designs (all stainless, blackout, Damascus,… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Benchmade Mini Griptilian Family
$93 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Griptilian Family
$101 - $178
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Endura
$81 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Benchmade Mini-Barrage Family
$128 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Scallion
$42 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Mini Covert FAST
$45 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Spatha
$29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Tenacious
$56 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Kershaw Leek
$47 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Buck 110 Folding Hunter
$45 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Spyderco Delica 4
$78 - $219
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber E-Z Out Skeleton
$29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Air Ranger
$10 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Chive
$43 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Dragonfly
$111
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Hinderer Rescue
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade 530/531 Family
$125 - $165
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Flash II
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Bug
$14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Emmissary 470
$191 - $219
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Chill
$22 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Gerber EVO Jr.
$22
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Gerber Paraframe I
$13 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Brawler
$28 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Blur
$77 - $104
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Buck Bantam BLW
$22
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Zing
$29 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Benchmade 940 Osborne
$184 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Bear Claw
$40 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Opinel No. 7 Folding Knife
$14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Shuffle
$14 - $24
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Mini Paraframe
$11 - $12
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Gerber FAST Draw
$40
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Gerber Remix
$25 - $39
Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2
$26 - $27
Buck 55 Folding Pocket Knife
$55
Spyderco GrassHopper
$20
Spyderco Ladybug
$40
Helle Dokka
$169
Spyderco Alcyone
$64
Spyderco Lil' Sub-Hilt
$202
Gerber Bear Grylls Scout Knife
$20 - $29
Benchmade Crooked River Family
$195 - $215
Columbia River Argus Knife
$110
Spyderco Snap-It Salt
$91
Spyderco Autonomy 2
$189
Trango Piranha Climbing Knife
$15 - $19
Spyderco Dog Tag Folder Gen4
$66
Gerber Ripstop II
$27
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