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The best knives, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on November 21, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Benchmade Mini Griptilian Family Folding
$110 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Fixed-Blade
$28
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife Folding
$10 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Bushcrafter Family Fixed-Blade
$213 - $215
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
SOG Seal Pup Fixed-Blade
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Benchmade Griptilian Family Folding
$120 - $127
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Morakniv Companion Fixed-Blade
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Endura Folding
$100 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kershaw Scallion Folding
$50 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Mini Covert FAST Folding
$65 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Spatha Folding
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Spyderco Tenacious Folding
$56
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Buck 110 Folding Hunter Folding
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Kershaw Leek Folding
$73
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Spyderco Delica 4 Folding
$84
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Mini Bugout Folding
$119 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade 530/531 Family Folding
$119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point 50/50 Fixed-Blade
$110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Benchmade Barrage Family Folding
$150 - $153
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Spyderco Bug Folding
$21 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOG Super SOG Bowie Fixed-Blade
$189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cold Steel Recon 1 Clip Point Folding
$110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TOPS Knives Brakimo Fixed-Blade
$135
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Gerber EVO Jr. Folding
$22
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
KA-BAR Becker Companion BK2 Fixed-Blade
$92
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Gerber Paraframe I Folding
$13 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Gerber Epic Knife Fixed-Blade
$30 - $43
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kershaw Brawler Folding
$35 - $43
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Benchmade 940 Osborne Folding
$191 - $285
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ontario Knife Company ASEK Survival Knife System Fixed-Blade
$206
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Opinel No. 12 Explore Folding
$49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Opinel No.12 Stainless Steel Folding Saw Folding / Camp Saw
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Opinel No. 7 Folding Knife Folding
$13
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Gerber River Shorty Fixed-Blade
$40
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Gerber Paraframe Mini Folding
$10 - $19
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
$40 - $45
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gerber Ripstop I Folding
$20
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Gerber Remix Folding
$25 - $44
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Gator Machete Fixed-Blade
$25 - $31
Benchmade Bugout Folding
$132 - $255
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
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Helle Symfoni Fixed-Blade
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Recent Knife Reviews

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
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
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 4.5 of 5 stars
KA-BAR Becker Companion BK2

Heavy duty 5.25-inch blade, 1-lb. weight survival knife that is your go-to for your outdoor adventures. Best for splitting logs, cutting down dead tree branches, making tinder, cutting rope and paracord, pry bar—great knife that you can rely on.    KA-BAR Becker BK2 Companion Fixed Blade Knife   Blade Length: 5 1/4" Overall Length: 10 5/8" Blade Thickness: 0.259"      (6.6mm) Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van     56-58 Hardness  Blade type:  Drop Point Grind: Flat Grind Angle: 20% Handle Material:… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Hultafors Heavy Duty Knife GK

My go-to camp and backwoods knife. Good steel, solid grip, five UK pounds. I like a short fixed blade, around camp, in the woods or working in my garden.  I don't want to spend silly money, then be reluctant to cut things, with my expensive toy. Hultafors make a great, cheap blade—thick, strong, and easily sharpened—with a comfortable handle, then put it in a tricky sheath, which offers multiple carry options. Three millimetre Japanese knife steel. A spine that produces sparks from a ferro… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Benchmade Barrage Family

The best pocketknife I've ever owned...drops mic, walks away. My Old and New Barrage knives I received my Benchmade Barrage knife as a Christmas gift from my wife 8 or 9 years ago and loved it. I carried it in my pocket every day and used it at least once on most of those days... seriously. When traveling I'd have to pack it in my checked bags and I always felt naked without it. So why the past tense you ask? Because it managed to find its way across a bank of batteries and was destroyed by the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Trail Designs Ultralight Knife

Bought as an emergency backup in case I lost my pocket knife, the Ultralight Knife has turned into my everyday blade for simple chores. Lighter than a feather (2 grams!), easy to keep at hand, and one-hand operation make it worth the low cost ($2.50). It won't do more sophisticated camp chores, probably won't last forever, and certainly no camp chefs or bush-crafters will want to use this on a regular basis. The replacement policy gives me pause as to its intention, but I am using it legally and… Full review