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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 29, 2024. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife Folding Knife
$10 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family Fixed-Blade Knife
$271
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multi-Tool
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 Shovel/Trowel
$15 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Silky BigBoy Camp Saw
$77 - $83
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Leatherman Sidekick Multi-Tool
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Fixed-Blade Knife
$27 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Morakniv Companion Fixed-Blade Knife
$20 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Sven -Saw 21UL-2 Folding Saw Camp Saw
$41 - $45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Opinel No. 6 Folding Knife Folding Knife
$14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Bahco Laplander Folding Saw Camp Saw
$22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Buck 110 Folding Hunter Folding Knife
$36 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Leatherman Skeletool Multi-Tool
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
ESEE Knives Junglas Fixed-Blade Knife
$195
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hults Bruk Almike Axe/Hatchet
$199
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Victorinox Swiss Army Farmer Alox Multi-Tool
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Benchmade 940/943 Osborne Family Folding Knife
$208 - $315
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Barrage Family Folding Knife
$207
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
SOG Seal Pup Fixed-Blade Knife
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Opinel No. 9 Folding Knife Folding Knife
$19
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife
$65 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hults Bruk Jonaker Axe/Hatchet
$165
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Victorinox Swiss Army One Hand Trekker Multi-Tool
$68 - $73
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Squirt PS4 Multi-Tool
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Shovel/Trowel
$3
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Surge Multi-Tool
$140 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Multi-Tool
$20 - $31
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Gerber EVO Jr. Folding Knife
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Recruit Multi-Tool
$24 - $28
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Estwing Leather Sportsman's Axe Axe/Hatchet
$50 - $63
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Pioneer Multi-Tool
$48
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck 112 Ranger Folding Knife
$30 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Spyderco Delica 4 Folding Knife
$95 - $228
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Super SOG Bowie Fixed-Blade Knife
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Manix 2 Folding Knife
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber Multi-Tool
$43 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet Axe/Hatchet
$190
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Spatha Folding Knife
$19 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Endura Folding Knife
$102 - $124
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Silky Katanaboy 500 Camp Saw
$1,000
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Mini Bugout Folding Knife
$153 - $288
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Hiker Multi-Tool
$36
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Scallion Folding Knife
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Bugout Folding Knife
$163 - $297
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Dig Dig Tool Shovel/Trowel
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Bug Folding Knife
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sven -Saw 15UL-3 Folding Saw Camp Saw
$42
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool
$120
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Recent Knife/Tool Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
TheTentLab Dirt Saw Deuce ICE CREAM SCOOP

Ultralight. Digs in with serrated edges. Good thumb control.   MMmmmmmm......... THE TENTLAB DIRT SAW DEUCE ICE CREAM SCOOP This is the ultimate unobtainium Ice Cream Scoop. Thanks Trailspace   Thumb-alicious One’s thumb provides perfect leverage onto the handle recess. The sawtooth edges dig right into that stiff organic vanilla bean tub. Gets just the right amount into your bowl. (Note after market tieline wrist strap to retrieve it if it gets stuck.) On the other end, grabs the exact mouthful… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Helle Temagami

The Helle Temagami is a well made knife with a laminated blade that has stood up to years of use and abuse. It has curly birch handles and a scandi grind making it well suited to bushcraft and camp activities.  My experience with the Helle Temagami has been all round good, it has been my primary knife on many backpacking and bushcraft trips, and I have always been able to trust that it will get the job done. It is great at hacking away and branches, building shelters, preparing fire and even carving,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Morakniv Eldris

An interesting Scandinavian design, to make traditionalists smile, or frown. Tough, tiny, and tactile. Guaranteed to elicit strong opinions. Excellent Swedish steel—just not much of it. I like small knives for a lot of purposes. We are only allowed to carry three-inch, non-locking, folding blades in public, here in the UK, so I'm used to those limitations. The Eldris, is a pocket knife-sized fixed blade, with a diminutive, 5.3cm edge of 0.2 cm thickness, made from 12C27 stainless steel, with a… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Benchmade B535BK-4 BUGOUT

Relatively lightweight, strong, beautiful.             Knives and camping are two things in my mind that are simply intertwined. I carry a knife wherever I go. There are so many to choose from and over the years I have ended up with a collection. This 535BK-4 BUGOUT though is the one I always carry now. I can depend on it to be sharp and do exactly what I need.  I have not sharpened the blade since I got it about 2 years ago now. It's not surgical razor sharp any longer but sharp enough… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Champ

A great EDC. It's not a multitool. A great little thing. Beware! It's not a multitool, it's an EDC! This means it's not made for work, so don't expect it to help you assemble furniture, fix your dishwasher, or build a garden shed, it's designed to help you manage everyday tasks, solve small random complications, and do these easy jobs comfortably. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Opinel No. 6 Folding Knife

Everything you need in a folding pocketknife. I have had a size 6 Opinel pocketknife for just about ever which lived in my backpack waist belt pocket until leaving Hobart, Tasmania, airport. An extremely zealous security lady took exception to its presence and confiscated it along with my wife's nailfile. On return to New Zealand I purchased a new one. For backpacking, day walks, fishing, or biking this little knife does everything one could ask for; everything from gutting a fish to opening a ready… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife

Pretty hard to beat for backpacking. These are famous for a reason. Sharp, cheap, very light, locks well, long enough to get to the bottom of a peanut butter jar. Just let it darken but scrape off any obvious rust.  Note: this is not some Finnish survival fixed blade. It's a lightweight backpacker's knife. Doesn't mean you can't skin a deer with it, but be realistic. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #1

Pages could be written about an ultralight backpacking trowel...I believe the Official Moto is "They help you doo-doo the right thing." But enough has already been said about TheTentLab's Deuce #2 and #3, so I'm here to finish the Trilogy with my few inputs on this wonderfully functional and compact tool: It helps me dig tiny holes in the backcountry and has been a reliable companion for a long time. Mostly I just forget it's there...until I desperately need it. First off, I wanted to use this opportunity… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Council Tool Forest Service Axe

Decent axe for the price, but it came with a bad handle and worthless plastic handle wedge. I'd recommend buying the Council Standard boys axe instead due to the price difference. After suffering humiliation attempting to use the Gransfors small forrest toy, I went ahead and bought this. Well, the first time out it didn't go much better lol.  After about three wacks the blade sunk very deep in the tree, but with the handle no longer attached. I found out the hard way that the plastic wedge they… Full review

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