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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1141 knives listed and 1688 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
Benchmade 940 Osborne
Benchmade 940 Osborne Reviews
Folding
86 mm
$176.00
(6)
 9.7
RAT Cutlery Izula
RAT Cutlery Izula Reviews
Fixed
73 mm
$57.50
(9)
 9.6



Recent Knife Reviews


Gerber Bear Grylls Folding Sheath Knife

Gerber Bear Grylls Folding Sheath Knife Reviews
Overall:
  5
Quality:
  4
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  5
Review by: Ron
08/31/2014
Price: $18.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
This knife is ok to keep as a backup such as keeping it in the car as a seat belt cutter but the steel is too soft use this knife as an EDC knife unless you really enjoy sharpening a knife literally several times a day. I have two of these and as a simple test I put a razors edge on one of them and used it to quarter a chicken for supper. After quartering one chicken the knife was dull beyond all usefulness except for the serrated section of the blade. I resharpened it and used it to cut my chicken after roasting it and dull once again. I have tried several other cutting task with it with the same results, it simply dulls too quickly to be a useful daily carry knife. However the sheath is fairly nice and the ergonomics are awesome. This knife feels better in the hand than any other folder I have ever owned but it just doesn't appear to be stout at all.

Cold Steel TI Lite 6

Cold Steel TI Lite 6 Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  10
Review by: Nike
08/31/2014
Price: $60.00
Use: Self Defense
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
Referring to the last review of this knife - firstly, Ti-Lite 6 is created for SELF DEFENSE purposes! In my opinion - this is one of the best knives in this class!
I have Ti-lite 4 and you can see my comments here - it was a great disappointment, but the 6 inch version made for a nice surprise - stronger and better as a whole!
Yes, the liner lock is fragile if you want to do heavy duty work, but remember - this knife is created mainly for self defense! However it can be used as tool too - I have a friend who uses this for gathering medicinal plants for home use - according to his words - the knife is very long so this saves having to bend down during the plants cutting. Especially if you have longer arms.
The handle is perfect - narrow, long, so the knife can be used like mini mace or kubotan or jawara. So if you are fan of Japanese kobudo martial arts - this is the knife for you. Much more comfortable and better than carrying a kubotan or tactical pen for me. Carrying an extendable baton is very good, but it weighs too much and for me is too unconformable. The Ti-lite 6 can be an acceptable alternative.
The blade is long, narrow with a needle sharp tip - perfect for stabbing. The opening is really surprisingly fast with your thumb or the wave for a knife this size - no problems at all! The locking is definitely much more better that 4 inch version.



Al Mar SERE 2000

Al Mar SERE 2000 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  8
Review by: Anthony Clark
08/30/2014
Price: $195.00
Use: Self Defense
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
My first al mar. I own several Emersons. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this knife. It's very rugged and well built. The fit-finish is amazing, the sharpness is as well. I can't believe the finish on the satin blade. It rivals any custom knife. I still carry my Emerson as my edc, but would be just as comfortable with my al mar. The only thing I would change is the low ride of the pocket clip for deep pocket carry. For a tactical carry knife I prefer a high ride in my pocket. Aside from that I can find no fault with this combat folder.

TOPS Knives Silent Hero

TOPS Knives Silent Hero Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  8
Review by: Aaron
08/30/2014
Price: $140.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
I know that this is a big claim, but I would say that the TOPS Knives Silent Hero is the best medium weight survival knife of 2014 to date and one of the best medium weight survival knives of I have ever used and I have used a few. I have owned and hard used everything from the ESEE6, BK7, Survive! GSO-5, RAT7, Cold Steel SRK, SOG Seal Pup, Ka-bar USMC, Buck Punk, Gerber LMF II, and the Ontario SP-42 just to name a few in this medium size range. The Silent Hero beats them all in almost every category.




Cold Steel Rajah II

Cold Steel Rajah II Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Nike
08/29/2014
Price: $120.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
I see a lot of comments that this knife is not suitable for EDC - boolshit - I confirm, the knife fits extremely well in the standard pants pocket! Yes, it's big, but doesn't weigh too much - only a few grams. So I don't see problems with the size - bigger is always better!
The opening can be fast, with a little training with thumb or wave. The handle is very well shaped, so the knife can be used for any task - from stabbing and slashing to fine cutting.
Referring to rust - yes, the AUS8 steel gets rust, but in every supermarket you can by a wet cloth for cleaning off silver kitchen utensils - perfect results!
In conclusion - if you want to have a really good and reliable knife for any situation - get one of these!

Benchmade 746 Mini Onslaught

Benchmade 746 Mini Onslaught Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: Darren
08/26/2014
Price: $150.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
The Mini Onslaught for its price is one hell of a knife, the handle design and build makes you feel like it was custom built. The blade is very thin and is made more for slicing than chopping or stabbing. It carries like a tactical knife and I'm sure would hold its own in a self defense role, similar to the ParaMilitary 2. The Axis lock is buttery smooth as is any Benchmade knife. Buy one now before it's discontinued, it is a really cool folder!

Spyderco Domino

Spyderco Domino Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  8
Review by: Tom
08/25/2014
Price: $180.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
The knife fits well in the hand. The forward choil is useful and confortable for fine work. Razor sharp out of the box. The flipper fires easially and with authority. Excellent lockup and the stainless buffer between the titanium frame lock and the blade eliminates sticking or deterioration of the titanium. The handle scale is oddly patterned but I don't mind it. It certainly subtracts nothing from the knife's performance. An excellent knife.

Busse Team Gemini

Busse Team Gemini Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Brooks
08/24/2014
Price: $400.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
Best hard use knife I have ever had. A bit pricey but worth every penny ergonomics are great. Shaving sharp. If I could only have one knife this would be it.

Ghost Knives Banshee D2

Ghost Knives Banshee D2 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Joseph
08/24/2014
Price: $75.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
I picked this knife up a few months ago and have been very happy with it. It's lightweight and really holds a great edge, the perfect knife for backpacking. My only quip is it looks like the sharpener got a little eager and kissed the choil removing some of the cerakote. I also recommend buying through their website as they offer far more colors combinations then are available on Amazon.

Schrade SCAXE2L Axe

Schrade SCAXE2L Axe Reviews
Overall:
  7
Quality:
  7
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: Aaron
08/23/2014
Price: $37.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The SCAXE2L is designed to be a medium weight axe that can do more then a small hatchet. The ergos, size, sheath design, and chopping power is all there to make this a powerful and useful tool. The 3cr13 steel is ok for the price point, but will not hold its edge as long and more expensive axes, but it is easy to field sharpen. For those of you looking for a cheap axe that can get the job done, this is worth a purchase.



Ontario RAT 7

Ontario RAT 7 Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  7
Value:
  8
Review by: Miika
08/23/2014
Price: $80.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
For me it was easy pickins between ESEE 6 and this. Since SRK I've found longer blades more comfortable to work with, hence the RAT over the other one.

I think this is the first flat ground knife I have and it feels a tad odd working with it. At first I had serious problems hacking through even the thinnest branches (tho might be b/c of the lightness of the knife and back balance).

Even flat ground blade is supposed to be a better performer while batoning, I just couldn't feel the difference between RAT 7 and SOG Force.

I'd say this knife has rather spot on value for money. Because it's on the cheaper side, you don't need to fret the idea of modifying the handle bits to suit your needs better. For me, the rounded edge of the handles were still too 'sharp' so I sanded them rounder, added some diagonal grooves and used a bit rougher sandpaper to roughen up the surface.

Last but certainly not least, the nylon sheaths with additional pocket for a sharpener and a fire starter is a strong selling point for me =).

For quality/price/size I put this right with Cold Steel SRK, another excellent all-around-knife.

Zero Tolerance 0300

Zero Tolerance 0300 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  7
Review by: Ron
08/21/2014
Price: $0.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
This has been my EDC knife for two years now and is simply the essence of quality. This blade is extremely tough and holds an edge very well and the lock up on this knife is nothing less than top shelf. The blade grind and the recurve edge make this knife a powerful cutting tool. The wide blade can sometimes be a little awkward when doing small fine task but can be overcome with a little experience. The knife is large and will take up a lot of real estate in your pocket so be warned, but the rugged build quality is worth the trade off. The clip can be set in all four positions so no matter your preferred carry style this knife will work for you. Overall one of the finest knives money can buy.



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