Knives and Tools

The best knives and tools, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 20, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Knife/Tool Reviews

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
Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe

Great size for day hikes and fits nicely in your pack! Coming in as a cross between a piece of art and a piece of gear, this artisanal heirloom will surely be passed down to my children and their children’s children. It is a beautiful tool that has been an essential part of our loadout as of late. Sized between a hatchet and a “real” axe, the SFA provides a packable happy medium for anyone looking to do some work while afield. Bushcraft has become more and more of a buzzword in the past few… 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 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 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 5 of 5 stars
Hults Bruk Jonaker

LIGHTWEIGHT AND EXTREMELY SHARP! FITS IN YOUR HAND LIKE A GLOVE Purchased this baby for light kindling and carving. This axe is excellent for feathering kindling as well. Fits snugly in my hiking pants side awe pocket....can barely tell it's there! 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 4.5 of 5 stars
Council Tool 2# Wood-Craft Pack Axe

I wanted a short-handled axe for car and canoe camping. The two main Swedish axe makers had very nice camp axes, but I liked the Council Tool Wood Craft axe head shape better and the fact that it was a high quality US-made axe. I like the Wood Craft small camp axe because it is larger than a hatchet and able to do small felling tasks and splitting of firewood yet is easily carried on a pack when on canoe portages. It is very similar to Hults Bruk and Gransfors Swedish axes and at the same price,… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 Shovel/Trowel
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Benchmade Mini Griptilian Family Folding Knife
$93 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multi-Tool
$90 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Sidekick Multi-Tool
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Victorinox Swiss Army One Hand Trekker Multi-Tool
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Fixed-Blade Knife
$20 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Surge Multi-Tool
$120 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife Folding Knife
$15 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family Fixed-Blade Knife
$200 - $234
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Shovel/Trowel
$2 - $3
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Griptilian Family Folding Knife
$110 - $178
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe Axe/Hatchet
$155
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Morakniv Robust Fixed-Blade Knife
$15
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife Fixed-Blade Knife
$25 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Morakniv Companion Fixed-Blade Knife
$15 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Fixed-Blade Knife
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Endura Folding Knife
$81 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Benchmade Mini-Barrage Family Folding Knife
$128 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber Multi-Tool
$32 - $36
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Helle Symfoni Fixed-Blade Knife
$114
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Multi-Tool
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gransfors Bruk Hand Hatchet Axe/Hatchet
$125
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Scallion Folding Knife
$43 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Mini Covert FAST Folding Knife
$46 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Spatha Folding Knife
$27 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet Axe/Hatchet
$125 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife
$51
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife Fixed-Blade Knife
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Buck 110 Folding Hunter Folding Knife
$47 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Kershaw Leek Folding Knife
$43 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Skeletool Multi-Tool
$60 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Bushcraft Black Fixed-Blade Knife
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Spyderco Delica 4 Folding Knife
$78 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Victorinox Swiss Army Soldier's Knife Multi-Tool
$30 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier Multi-Tool
$42 - $48
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leatherman OHT Multitool Multi-Tool
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Legend Multi-Tool
$116
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Obsidian Folding Knife
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hults Bruk Akka Axe/Hatchet
$169 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber E-Z Out Skeleton Folding Knife
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sven Folding Saw Camp Saw
$38 - $41
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hults Bruk Aneby Axe/Hatchet
$144
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Air Ranger Folding Knife
$24 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Chive Folding Knife
$42 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool X Multi-Tool
$116
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Dragonfly Folding Knife
$111
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck Nano Bantam Folding Knife
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Hinderer Rescue Folding Knife
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Free P4 Multi-Tool
$60 - $139
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