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Knives and Tools

The best knives and tools, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 12, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

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
$110 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multi-Tool
$90 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Sidekick Multi-Tool
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Victorinox Swiss Army One Hand Trekker Multi-Tool
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Fixed-Blade Knife
$32
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Silky BigBoy Camp Saw
$75 - $93
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Surge Multi-Tool
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Sven -Saw 21UL-2 Folding Saw Camp Saw
$41 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Victorinox Swiss Army Farmer Alox Multi-Tool
$56
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife Folding Knife
$10 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family Fixed-Blade Knife
$215 - $234
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
SOG Seal Pup Fixed-Blade Knife
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Shovel/Trowel
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Griptilian Family Folding Knife
$136 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Morakniv Companion Fixed-Blade Knife
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Recruit Multi-Tool
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Endura Folding Knife
$96 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sven -Saw 15UL-3 Folding Saw Camp Saw
$42
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber Multi-Tool
$39 - $43
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lansky Blademedic Knife Sharpener Multi-Tool
$16 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Scallion Folding Knife
$50 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Mini Covert FAST Folding Knife
$65 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Spatha Folding Knife
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife
$62
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Leatherman Skeletool Multi-Tool
$65 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Buck 110 Folding Hunter Folding Knife
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Kershaw Leek Folding Knife
$73
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Bahco Laplander Folding Saw Camp Saw
$22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Squirt PS4 Multi-Tool
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Spyderco Delica 4 Folding Knife
$84 - $88
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Estwing Camper's Axe Axe/Hatchet
$45 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Victorinox Swiss Army Soldier's Knife 08 Multi-Tool
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier Multi-Tool
$52 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leatherman OHT Multitool Multi-Tool
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Multi-Tool
$17 - $25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool
$120 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Mini Bugout Folding Knife
$119 - $148
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Free P4 Multi-Tool
$60 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade 530/531 Family Folding Knife
$126
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Silky Pocketboy Camp Saw
$42 - $51
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point 50/50 Fixed-Blade Knife
$110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool
$100 - $109
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Charge+ Multi-Tool
$150 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Barrage Family Folding Knife
$150 - $166
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Bug Folding Knife
$17 - $23
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Hiker Multi-Tool
$33
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Super SOG Bowie Fixed-Blade Knife
$189
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Recent Knife/Tool Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Dicerox Lagertha

Made of Vanax steel from Uddeholm, DICEROX's Lagertha bushcraft and survival knife doubles as a camping axe and camping food prep knife. It's hard to trust a new brand in a segment where there are so many players, but I loved the way that Lagertha (Dicerox calls their knives after strong women) looked. It takes inspiration from the old Viking Seax knife design, but comes made from Vanax steel, which is rare. Works well for both batoning wood and feather-sticking and most camp and survival projects. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Victorinox Swiss Army Pioneer Alox

Nail files are for pansies. Solid piece of kit that can do a bit of scraping or slicing or prying or torquing. It's a Swiss Army Knife after all. I own the Silver Alox version of this Pioneer. I've had it for years and can't even remember why I have it, but I never like to go out without it. It's well-sized for the hand. Turning heavy flatheads, scraping at surfaces, sometimes punching holes, definitely to slice up food, lift caps, and even opening a few cans, rarely but still. It's just neat to… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
CRKT Woods Nobo T-Hawk

With a few mods it makes a great camp tool. It's lighter than most hatchets but heavier than some T-hawks and gets a good chop. Not ideal for splitting but will do for most camp purposes. A few mods are necessary for this to be a great tool. 1) (Most importantly) put a much better edge on the head; it comes very dull. 2) Refinish the handle. It has some horrible varnish on it, but with some sanding and some boiled linseed oil it feels much better and handles much better (there's a reason it's the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Lansky Small Lockback Pocket Knife

A low cost EDC folding pocket knife of outstanding quality for the price. This wee gem replaced a knife confiscated by airport security last year and though very cheap proved to be a very good buy. Having had it for a year it has done all the things one would use a pocket knife for both on and off trail: cutting cordage, tape, opening packets and meal bags, sharpening tent pegs, making tinder, general camp chores etc. and so far it has not had to be sharpened. The blade is 2.25 inches, overall 5.5… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Secureline 3" Spring Clip Carabiner

So I am hooked on this 3" Carabiner from Secureline. I am very attached to it, literally. As an outdoorsman like many of you out there, I have multiple versions of the same type of gear. Different lanterns, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, stoves, etc.. Of all my gear that I own, I have more of these carabiners than probably all of my other gear combined. In NASA there use to be a test on how many useful ways one could use duct tape. Well in the outdoors we use duct tape a lot, but for me, I use… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD

Several handy, frequently needed little tools on one small unobtrusive "knife." I've had mine ~25 years; the Victorinox symbol just fell off the body a month or two ago, but all the tools still work. Lost the toothpick, but found I really missed it, so I was able to order replacements! Airport security has tried to confiscate this tiny tool from me several times when I forgot to remove it from my key ring, but I've managed to hang onto it.   Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD

The best tools are the available ones. I've carried this tiny set of tools on my key ring for perhaps 20 years. It weighs nothing, arouses no anxiety in the office, and causes the Police no concern—although it's not legal to carry on a flight in the UK. Made of stainless steel with plastic scales (or alloy, for a few pounds extra), the classic is 58mm in length and features a pen blade, file, flat head screwdriver, scissors, toothpick and tweezers, plus a loop to attach to a keyring. None of the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
TOPS Knives Mil-Spie 3

Whatever possessed God in heaven to make a man like Rambo? Well, the answer to that question is the TOPS Mil Spie 3. Ok, so no, Rambo would not have ever owned this knife. That's movies for ya, not to mention John Rambo never lived in NYC that has strict knife laws. I live in Queens, N.Y., which is governed under NYC knife laws. Here in NY one is only able to carry a folding knife that is less than 3 1/2 inches or a fixed blade that is under 4 inches long (blade length). But I am also an outdoorsman… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Benchmade Bugout

Benchmade has launched a custom program allowing you to design your own knife, made exactly to your liking. As constructed I've designed a Damascus steel blade with a carbon fiber handle Bugout that comes in at a minuscule 2 ounces (57 grams). A full sized, everyday carry that basically disappears unnoticed, in the pocket, until you need it. Behold the beauty.   CUSTOM PROGRAM It's only right to begin the review with the newest development in the Benchmade line. There are a million reviews of the… Full review