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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 October 21, 2021. 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 - $120
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
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Fixed-Blade Knife
$28
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Silky BigBoy Camp Saw
$75 - $93
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Leatherman Surge Multi-Tool
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Sven -Saw 21UL-2 Folding Saw Camp Saw
$41
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Victorinox Swiss Army Farmer Alox Multi-Tool
$46
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
$213 - $215
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
$120 - $127
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Recruit Multi-Tool
$19
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Endura Folding Knife
$100 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sven -Saw 15UL-3 Folding Saw Camp Saw
$39
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber Multi-Tool
$34 - $38
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lansky Blademedic Knife Sharpener Multi-Tool
$16 - $24
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
$56
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
$72
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
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
$62 - $63
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier Multi-Tool
$47 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leatherman OHT Multitool Multi-Tool
$90 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Multi-Tool
$17 - $439
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hults Bruk Akka Axe/Hatchet
$179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Mini Bugout Folding Knife
$119 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman Free P4 Multi-Tool
$60 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade 530/531 Family Folding Knife
$119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Silky Pocketboy Camp Saw
$40 - $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
$140 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Barrage Family Folding Knife
$150 - $153
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Outrigger Mini Folding Knife
$27
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Bug Folding Knife
$15 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Victorinox Swiss Army Hiker Multi-Tool
$37
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Recent Knife/Tool Reviews

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 yrs; 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 2.5 of 5 stars
Coleman 5 in 1 Whistle

Well, all good things must come to an end. This is my first Average rating being given to one of my favorite manufacturers, Coleman. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. No wonder Coleman no longer is advertising this 5 in 1 Whistle on their website. Due to the bulky whistle, I do not advise using this for camping but I do suggest using it for paddling. Having a water tight compartment for matches, and bearing a compass, signal mirror, flint, whistle and lanyard this is the perfect… 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 5 of 5 stars
Benchmade Mini Bugout

Sweet little purpose-built knife with a remarkably sharp blade. Great for day-to-day activities as well as the quick use when you don't want to pull your bigger blade from your pack. I'll admit, I am a bit of a mid-level knife collector. I've always believed that you should have a knife that is strong enough to meet your needs, but not so expensive that you ruin your trip when you nick the blade. I'm hard pressed to let a cool blade sit on the shelves for very long. Well, this time, it was my wife. Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Schrade Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife SCHF57

The Schrade SCHF57 is a High Carbon Stainless Steel 6.3-inch full tang fixed 2.5-inch Blade Knife with 2.6 inch Drop Point Blade and G-10 handles. I can actually say I love this little guy. Designed to be a multi-carry option.                                      Schrade SCHF57  2.5" inch Blade Knife  A very good 2.5 inch Bushcraft Knife that doesn't break the bank   Schrade SCHF57 6.3 inch Steel Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife w/                                … Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Leatherman Skeletool

A minimal approach to a multi-tool after years with the now-discontinued Leatherman Wave. I like that it’s lighter and less expensive. Definitely worth getting a case and extra driver bits. I wish it had one non-serrated blade. Very solid build quality. Leatherman’s Skeletool is a great option for people who wonder why they don’t use all the fold-out attachments on a multi-tool or Swiss Army knife. As with any simplified tool, there are certain options that people might miss; if so, look at… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Condor Tool & Knife Bushlore

A true bushman's knife for EDC...inexpensive but NOT cheaply made. Great for camping trips. Durable for medium use. Sleek design.     An incredibly sharp carbon steel blade with wood handle                             Condor Tool  &  Knife Bushlore About 7-8 years ago I purchased several different survival knives to test and review with this being one of them. I spent a few months researching and reading reviews of survival/bushman knives. The Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore is… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Champ

Nice blades and has everything, but too heavy and cumbersome. I've had one of these for over 30 years. Went for the "ultimate" pocket knife.  While it does have everything, most tools just really aren't necessary and make the knife overly thick and heavy. It is nice, but it never ends up going on trips with me. The standard Victorinox Swiss Army Knife has everything one would usually need and is lighter, more compact, and 1/4 the price. Full review