Folding Knives

The best folding knives, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on November 1, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Folding Knife Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Opinel No. 9 Folding Knife

The Opinel No. 9 is a highly utilitarian, customizable knife that is perfect for the camper, hiker, hunter, backwoods cook, and farmer alike. Opinel has been making the same pocket knives with very few changes since 1890. It is a testament to the design that it has not only been around that long, but is one of the most popular knives in the world. The No. 8 is the most popular, but I am a fan of the No. 9 because that extra centimeter in the blade and the handle make it ideal for a man's hands. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Buck 110 Folding Hunter

For a knife you depend on in the woods, this is your go-to blade. Solid, sharp, and rugged, this knife will help you notch for a shelter, skin for food, or start a fire. This knife works well in all regards. The lock is solid, blade is sharp, and the entire mechanism works flawlessly. Construction is very good. I have used this knife for over 20 years, and compared to my Case, Gerber, and Schrade, it outdoes them all. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Gerber 06 FAST

Ideal for general purpose work. Described by Gerber as a large and solid tactical knife and I'm not going to disagree. I use a variety of knives for Forest School and bush-craft as well as general tasks around the house. I struck lucky at a car boot (swap meet) and paid a fiver for a £80 knife! Folding knives have their pros and cons. They are never going to be a strong or robust as a knife with a full tang. The hinge is its weakest point. Furthermore, the metal handle, whilst it is ergonomically… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Buck CSAR-T Knife

It's a folding knife with fixed blade rigidity. Modified tanto blade shape for maximum penetration / cutting ability. Made with high quality materials (154CM blade, G10 Rocky Mountain scales). Holds an edge very well. Comes with nylon case and pocket clip. Several different varieties (EMS, folding, neck knife, fixed blade). Nearly indestructible... Ask anyone who spends any appreciable time in the outdoors, "What is the single most important tool you need on your person in an survival/emergency… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Columbia River M16-03 Zytel Knife

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Columbia River Bear Claw

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Spyderco Bug

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Benchmade Griptilian Family

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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Ontario Knife Company RAT II

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Benchmade Mini Griptilian Family
$93 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife
$10 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Griptilian Family
$110 - $177
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
$44 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Mini Covert FAST
$46 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Spatha
$22 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Tenacious
$51 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Buck 110 Folding Hunter
$47 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Kershaw Leek
$46 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Spyderco Delica 4
$78 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Obsidian
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber E-Z Out Skeleton
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Air Ranger
$37 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Chive
$42 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Dragonfly
$111
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Nano Bantam
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Hinderer Rescue
$84
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade 530/531 Family
$125 - $165
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Freefall
$32
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Flash II
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Bug
$14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Emmissary 470
$191
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel Recon 1 Clip Point
$84 - $95
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Chill
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Gerber Paraframe I
$10 - $32
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Brawler
$33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Blur
$74 - $104
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Buck Bantam BLW
$22
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Opinel No. 9 Folding Knife
$16
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Zing
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Benchmade 940 Osborne
$187 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia River Bear Claw
$40 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gerber 06 FAST
$65
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Opinel No. 12 Explore
$49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Opinel No. 7 Folding Knife
$13 - $24
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Shuffle
$19 - $24
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Paraframe Mini
$12 - $16
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Gerber FAST Draw
$40
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber Ripstop I
$17
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Gerber Remix
$25 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Columbia River Drifter
$37 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Gerber Profile Fixed Drop Point
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SOG Revolver - Seal
$42 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Ulize
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ontario Knife Company RAT I
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Mini Remix 2 Blade
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Squeak
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Lone Wolf Mini-Landslide
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