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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1113 knives listed and 1536 knife reviews! The purpose of this site is to provide a venue for knife reviews that is free from the bias of any one person. Whether you are a backpacker looking for the best survival knife, an LEO looking for a good tactical knife, a boy scout trying to choose the best folding knife or multitool, or just an average joe looking for the best pocket knife for every day carry, we have you covered. In addition, we also discuss fixed blade knives, hunting knives, combat knives, machetes, self defense knives and a whole lot more! Please take a few minutes and help your fellow knife enthusiasts by writing a review of one or all of your knives!

Below is a chart showing the best knives on the site as reviewed by users. Each of the following knives is absolutely top quality and gets our highest recommendation. Keep in mind that there are many more great knives out there, but if you can't decide on a knife after searching the site, choose one off this list and we promise you'll be happy!


Top Rated Knives

Model
Type
Blade
Price
Reviews
Rating
Spyderco Sage
Spyderco Sage Reviews
Folding
76 mm
$98.75
(9)
 9.9
Kershaw Tyrade
Kershaw Tyrade Reviews
Folding
92 mm
$39.00
(7)
 9.9
Spyderco Delica FFG
Spyderco Delica FFG Reviews
Folding
73 mm
$56.15
(7)
 9.7
Spyderco Caly 3
Spyderco Caly 3 Reviews
Folding
76 mm
$112.50
(6)
 9.7
Benchmade 707 Sequel
Benchmade 707 Sequel Reviews
Folding
75 mm
$107.50
(6)
 9.7
RAT Cutlery Izula
RAT Cutlery Izula Reviews
Fixed
73 mm
$57.50
(9)
 9.6
Spyderco Para Military
Spyderco Para Military Reviews
Folding
81 mm
$100.00
(10)
 9.5



Recent Knife Reviews


Extrema Ratio Nemesis

Extrema Ratio Nemesis Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  8
Review by:
04/16/2014
Price: $450.00
Use: Other
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
hands down better quality than any USA made knife, Extrema Ratio and most Italian made knives are true hard use knives at the highest quality.

Boker Magnum EMS Rescue

Boker Magnum EMS Rescue Reviews
Overall:
  0
Quality:
  0
Ergonomics:
  0
Value:
  0
Review by: Sam
04/16/2014
Price: $40.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
Worst quality knife I have ever owned. What a piece of junk. Within 2 days of owning this knife the spring in the locking mechanism broke and the tip of the blade broke off. I will never buy another Boker product.

Spyderco Domino

Spyderco Domino Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  8
Review by: Matt
04/16/2014
Price: $175.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
The Domino is a really cool knife. It is sort of Tenacious meets Paramilitary. The frame lock is perfect and the carbon fiber scale really sets it off. The carbon fiber has some nice grip to it. The blade shape is great, allowing for a great deal of cutting pressure to be applied. The knife is smooth, easy to deploy, and feels great in hand. The Domino has a flipper, which I think is unnecessary because the hole in the blade is easier to open the knife with. The knife is sort of a Goldilocks in terms of size...not to big, not too small, just right. It's a heavy duty knife, and along with that comes heavy duty weight. It feels extremely solid and stout, but my only quip is that I wish it was a little bit lighter. All around damn near perfect though.

Spyderco Cricket Glass Fiber

Spyderco Cricket Glass Fiber Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  7
Review by: Matt
04/16/2014
Price: $80.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
Cool little knife. Glass fiber handle is really neat looking. The knife is smooth all around, no rough surfaces to improve grip. The handles are smooth too so the knife can get slippery. For a knife this small, it is actually fairly comfortable to hold. The handle is pretty wide so there is some substance to the knife. I love frame locks and this one feels great. Aesthetics are subjective but I like them on this blade.

Spyderco Grasshopper

Spyderco Grasshopper Reviews
Overall:
  4
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  3
Value:
  4
Review by: Chris
04/16/2014
Price: $17.00
Use: Other
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
I'm surprised this knife has the SpyderCo logo on it. I own other SpyderCo's and absolutely love them. This one however, is nothing special at all. It isn't big enough to cut anything significant, and doesn't grip very well. It doesn't lock, so I wouldn't feel safe about cutting anything, even if I had to. Overall, unless you want to own it for the name, this knife is useless.

Schrade SCHF25

Schrade SCHF25 Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  7
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  8
Review by: Aaron
04/15/2014
Price: $40.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The Schrade SCHF25 is a great budget tactical blade. Made out of good materials and at a great price of $40 it could be exactly what you want in a blade that is very ergonomic with lots of traction and a blade design that really works!



KaBar Becker Combat Bowie

KaBar Becker Combat Bowie Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Fish
04/11/2014
Price: $80.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
Got this knife before last weekend and took it on a camping trip. This thing is strong, simple, sharp, utilitarian and all at the same time really nice. i used it for food prep, processing a lot of fire wood (via chopping and batonning) and general camp chores, slicing line, prying open containers, etc. One weekend outing does not make for a thorough review, but so far I am very impressed. The feel is very nice in my hand and the balance and weight just right. I have several large knives (Rtak 2, trail master, Ranger bowie and kuckuri) and i think i like this one the best of the lot (especially when you adjust for price). This is now going to be my go to blade. Oh yeah it is still really sharp, so really good edge retention. The sheath is OK, simple nylon with a plastic insert. My next project is going to be to make a kydex sheath for it.

Spyderco Sage 4

Spyderco Sage 4 Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: MrMiauger
04/10/2014
Price: $200.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
I work in hotels where I can't freak out a client by pulling out some giant flicker. The Sage 4 is the perfect balance of elegance, function, and super sharp-ness that I was looking for. The typical Spyderco open assist hole took some getting used to, but ultimately I find that I really appreciate the absence of a big stud on either side of the blade. My only other minor issue is with the style of the clip. It is very easy to pocket because of its design, but it seems to catch on stuff a little easier than I would like. Looks wise, it's them prettiest knife I've ever owned by far. Super good construction, The blade holds an edge wonderfully, and when sharp can really do some damage. I love this knife.

TOPS Knives Hawkes Hellion

TOPS Knives Hawkes Hellion Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: John
04/09/2014
Price: $180.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
I watched SEVERAL video reviews of this knife before I decided to purchase it and I couldn't be more happy with the money I spent on it. I used it to cut down 3 small (4 inch wide) oaks and it took less than 2 minutes on each one. After I accomplished the feat, I was still able to shave the hair off the back of my arm! This knife will more than handle all your outdoor needs. I look forward to owning more knives from this company. :)



Kershaw Asset

Kershaw Asset Reviews
Overall:
  7
Quality:
  6
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  7
Review by: Alphapod
04/09/2014
Price: $18.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
The ergonomics on the Asset are great; I have large hands that can make using some small knives tricky, but the Asset fits my hand perfectly. It's assisted action isn't as smooth as others I've used, but it works well enough. The ergonomics are a 9.

The build quality is good for a knife in this price range, but the steel leaves something to be desired; the edge has virtually no cutting power more than a millimeter or two from the point. It simply won't take an edge comparable to my Gerber in (I think) 420HC or my other Kershaw in 14C 28N. Even my old $5 Maxam in cheap 420 Stainless will take a significantly sharper edge. Given the knife was primarily acquired for slicing and cutting, this has been a disappointment. Its not that the Asset can't be used for slicing. Unfortunately, every other knife I own does it better. Given that, the build quality is a 6

The Asset was not expensive, and its a very solid knife for what you get. If the steel was better, you'd be looking at a 10. As it stands, the fact that I was moved to replace it for EDC after a few months because I was having difficulty cutting through cardboard despite several sharpenings says something about it. Value is a 7.

Overall, the Asset is a 7. While I like it in every other regard, the difficulties with the steel and the cutting edge persuaded me to replace it after a few months.

TOPS Knives HOG 4.5

TOPS Knives HOG 4.5 Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  7
Review by: aaron
04/06/2014
Price: $145.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The HOG 4.5 is designed to be one tough blade. It is strong for its size and can do several different types of tasks. I batoned wood, cut tons of material and it still has a sharp edge on it. This is on the same playing field with the ESEE Laser Strike, ESEE4, and TOPS B.O.B. It is a very reliable blade that is defiantly worth taking a look at.



StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: Rog Murphy
04/06/2014
Price: $40.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
I purchased this knife after seeing it reviewed in a magazine. I was thinking I'd just buy a couple and leave one in mine and my wife's cars but I found it so handy that I decided to make it my EDC knife. It has a solid feel to it with a comfortable rubberized grip. The serrated blade is 440c and extremely sharp. I have been using it often and the blade has retained its edge very well. There is a flip out 440c seatbelt cutter which I have found very useful in cutting rope and cords. There's also a very handy, although not incredibly bright LED light. It also has a spring loaded window punch which sure is useful to have in case of an emergency but thanks G-d I haven't had to use it just yet! The knife comes complete with a really great sheath that fits on my belt and snaps shut. I'm thoroughly happy with this knife and recommend it to my fellow volunteer EMS guys and gals as well as their families.



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