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The best knives, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 26, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Benchmade Mini Griptilian Family Folding
$127 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Fixed-Blade
$36
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife Folding
$10 - $27
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family Fixed-Blade
$270
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
SOG Seal Pup Fixed-Blade
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Griptilian Family Folding
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Morakniv Companion Fixed-Blade
$17 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Endura Folding
$96 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Scallion Folding
$50 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Spatha Folding
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Tenacious Folding
$61
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Buck 110 Folding Hunter Folding
$35 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Spyderco Delica 4 Folding
$88 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Opinel No. 9 Folding Knife Folding
$19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
ESEE Knives Junglas Fixed-Blade
$195
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Opinel No. 6 Folding Knife Folding
$14 - $21
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber LMF II Survival Fixed-Blade
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Mini Bugout Folding
$153 - $162
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ontario Knife Company SP-1 Combat Knife Fixed-Blade
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade 530/531 Family Folding
$144
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point 50/50 Fixed-Blade
$119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Barrage Family Folding
$199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Bug Folding
$17 - $25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Super SOG Bowie Fixed-Blade
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel Recon 1 Clip Point Folding
$117
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Buck 112 Ranger Folding
$30 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TOPS Knives Brakimo Fixed-Blade
$135
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Gerber EVO Jr. Folding
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Gerber Paraframe I Folding
$15 - $31
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Brawler Folding
$35 - $56
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Benchmade 940/943 Osborne Family Folding
$194 - $315
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ontario Knife Company ASEK Survival Knife System Fixed-Blade
$206
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Bugout Folding
$162 - $297
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
KA-BAR Becker Companion BK2 Fixed-Blade
$105 - $119
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Gerber River Shorty Fixed-Blade
$37
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Paraframe Mini Folding
$15 - $18
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Freeman Guide Fixed-Blade
$30
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Schrade Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife SCHF57 Fixed-Blade
$17
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Gerber FAST Draw Folding
$45
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber Ripstop I Folding
$21
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Gerber Remix Folding
$33 - $55
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Gator Machete Fixed-Blade
$26 - $31
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Morakniv Kansbol Fixed-Blade
$36
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Morakniv Robust Fixed-Blade
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife Fixed-Blade
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
TOPS Knives Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft Fixed-Blade
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Fixed-Blade
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CRKT Drifter Folding
$37 MSRP
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Recent Knife Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Opinel No. 6 Folding Knife

Lightweight with a well designed blade shape for camp kitchen preparing food. My first Opinel knife I acquired I think was a number 7 from from REI in 1975. It had a pear wood handle and was a great tool. I lost it some 10 years later...  Last year my wife signed me up with Bespoke and in one of the boxes showed up a number 8. A good knife too for the same uses. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Opinel No. 6 Folding Knife

I was introduced to Opinel knives in 1991, and I have been using them ever since—on three continents. Great addition to the pack—alongside my Swiss Army knife of course. Great addition to a well-equipped backpack. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Opinel No. 6 Folding Knife

Light, small, tough, and available. The blade you may find you need, at a price you definitely can afford. A simple design—one sharp, thin (1mm), pointy blade, which folds into a thinly finished beech handle. A chromed, spring steel lock ring, at the riveted pivot point, is a wonderful low-tech way to keep the knife open-or closed—until you change your mind. Available in many lengths; the seven centimetre blade works, for me. It weighs a negligible 27 grammes . If your daily life involves building… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
ESEE Knives Junglas

The flagship of all Esee knives. The only knife you really need to do everything in the outdoors. This knife will do big and small knife tasks equally well. If you're interested in an Esee product, this is the one you want first. I've worked this knife hard for about 6-7 years now. It is a do-it-all knife sized machete. You can chop with it, cook with it, carve with it, cut rope, clean fish, baton, scrape bark you name it and the Junglas can do it. It's got a very interesting high saber grind that… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Morakniv Kansbol

Marginal performance in the field and nothing special. I'm a sucker for reviews and finally bought a Mora knife. I use a lot of knives and test them pretty hard. I have read and watched countless videos about Mora for over a decade now. This new Kansbol was supposedly the best bushcraft knife according to everyone rating these online at the time. Well, after playing with this toy, I found it absolutely useless and drastically overpriced for what you get. I just don't get the Mora hype. Mora knives… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
KA-BAR Becker Companion BK2

Most useless knife I've ever owned. I have owned and tested a lot of knives in the field and I really don't get the love for this model. I think people with little experience buy this and then give it 5 stars. Just look at the pics, the knives look unused. Nobody that used a knife daily could actually like this. Maybe they just like being hard on themselves trying to make this ridiculous knife perform? I just simply cannot believe the positive reviews. I bought into the Amazon rating hype many years… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Ontario Knife Company SP-1 Combat Knife

Best knife for the money. A one and done survival, combat, and camping knife. This knife does not get enough credit in the outdoors industry. This is simply the best do-it-all camping/survival knife made for the price. In my pursuit for knife perfection, I spent a lot of money testing everything popular on the market. I have some really great knives as a result, but were they really that much better? No. When you're looking for bomb proof and high value it's definitely the venerable SP1. Unlike… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Opinel No. 9 Folding Knife

Size matters. A hand-sized handle with a longer blade to retain its edge with usage. Been using a #8 stainless steel and a #7 carbon for well on 40 years. I purchased the #9 carbon because I wanted the bigger handle and the better edge holding of the carbon. The extra length in the handle and blade makes this a field knife, and I do not need to carry another knife backpacking. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Buck 112 Ranger

The smaller version of the classic, 110 Hunter. Shorter blade, same quality and reputation. Brass bolsters, Ebony scales, 420HC stainless steel. If you like a relatively meaty, clip pointed lock knife and plan on leaving it to a relative, in your will, this one should be under consideration. This size suits me better, than the larger, Hunter model. The handle fits my size-nine hand snugly and a three-inch blade works very well, for the stuff I do with a knife. I can strip bark from my next walking… Full review