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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1154 knives listed and 1733 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


Emerson Knives CQC-1K

Emerson Knives CQC-1K Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  10
Review by: Aaron
11/22/2014
Price: $29.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The Kershaw/Emerson CQC-1k is one wicked looking blade that is also wicked in what it can do. I love the wave feature and the blade is great at all your edc tasks. If you have been think about getting an Emerson, but don't want to drop the money one one this is a great option.



TOPS Knives Tahoma Field Knife

TOPS Knives Tahoma Field Knife Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  8
Review by: Miika
11/22/2014
Price: $170.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
I bought this knife just out of whim and because I kinda like the looks and how it felt in my hand. Knife feels very solid (as all TOPS knives I own), not too heavy or clumsy even it's a tad bigger than I'm used to.
This knife really shines when you have to chop/hack because of the curved handle as you don't have to squeeze the knife that hard. Even with the finger choil you just can't use the knife for very fine jobs because of the size of the blade, but it does help to be able to grab the knife closer to the tip of the blade.
Then the downside... it's the sharp top edge. The idea is great to have a secondary edge but use this knife for batoning, you loose about half the cutting energy because the blade sinks in both 'batoned' and 'batoneer' pieces equally.
But all in all, great piece of a knife =)
PS. TOPS Sheaths are my favorite because of the extra pocket.


TOPS Knives CQT Thunder Hawke

TOPS Knives CQT Thunder Hawke Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  7
Review by: Rjr
11/21/2014
Price: $150.00
Use: BAD
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
Mine is called the CQT 747. Not sure what exactly the "Thunder Hawke" is but its a "Fox" made knife made for "Tops". I own many knives and anything made by Fox with N690 steel is hard to beat. This knife is a "beast" one of those knives that is not EDC but if the Zombie Apocalypse happens will be EDC.

Spyderco Military

Spyderco Military Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  7
Review by: Rjr
11/21/2014
Price: $130.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
START WITH NEGATIVE. Only allows right handed tip down carry. For the price you should be able to alternate to four position for carry options.
Handle scales like all Spyderco G-10 are amazing. Not too rough or too smooth, perfect. And for a four inch blade very very comfortable and light weight for daily carry. If you can get it for under $135 I suggest it.

Benchmade 610 Rukus

Benchmade 610 Rukus Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  7
Review by: RJr
11/21/2014
Price: $200.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Awesome knife and design. Two safety issues have to be addressed. If you have a meaty thumb careful in retrieving because it is tip up only and the tip of the razor sharp blade is long enough that if you have meaty thumbs it can make contact when you retrieve. Also an issue is the top part of the blade or spine closest to the handle pivot is way too sharp and needs to be filed down on both points. This will also bite you. Agree on pocket clip needing improvements for such a beefy expensive knife.

TOPS Knives Pocket Survival Saw

TOPS Knives Pocket Survival Saw Reviews
Overall:
  7
Quality:
  7
Ergonomics:
  7
Value:
  7
Review by: Aaron
11/18/2014
Price: $20.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
This mini folding pocket saw for TOPS Knives is a Sawzall Blade and piece of kydex for the handle. It is a simple but effective tool, especially when you are in a survival situation. You can buy a pack of 5 between $20-$30. Worth every penny.




Zero Tolerance 0550

Zero Tolerance 0550 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: ABN Ranger
11/18/2014
Price: $140.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Excellent quality EDC knife, although some may say its a bit large for an EDC. I have size 4XLG hands and it fits me better than most folders. I own the first Gen of this knife and have had no issues. It has been on 3 deployments with me (2x AFG and now Liberia). Very easy to keep clean and holds an edge although I do like the ELMAX of my 560 a little better for edge retention.

Cold Steel Master Hunter

Cold Steel Master Hunter Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: randall
11/14/2014
Price: $0.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Owned the carbon v blade version for over 12 years now. I put cold blueing,on the blade to protect it from rust. It goes hunting, camping, etc with me. Have many knifes, this is the one I grab most of the time. Skinned and quartered 2 elk stayed sharp. Love it! Keep it clean and it will last generation s.also available in stainless.

Swamp Rat Knife Works Rodent 3

Swamp Rat Knife Works Rodent 3 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Prepared dude
11/12/2014
Price: $108.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
I purchased this as an EDC knife. The Kydex sheath from Dave Brown is a great asset, and helps carry this stout knife comfortably, and close to the hip.

I do a good deal of hiking, and my pack contains a Mora Companion F (stainless). The Mora is not a heavy-duty knife. Since it's stainless, I don't have to treat the blade with any nasty chemicals. Thus, it's more of a food-prep knife, while the Rodent 3 is always along for anything else. It can baton small wood for fire-making, and cut nearly anything. Though less than seven inches long, the knife is very easy for my fairly large hands to grip. It's a real winner in the super-tough EDC category.

I've found nothing in this general size range near as tough and capable. It's comforting to have it along.

Fallkniven F1

Fallkniven F1 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Nicolas
11/11/2014
Price: $125.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
I use this knive regularly and it is indestructible. It can be use for chopping wood thanks to its weight and thickness of the blade. And is so razesharp that i also use it for cooking sometimes. I have actually seen a norwegian chef use it as kitchen knive. The plastic handle is great and feels very durable and easy to clean

Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight

Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight Reviews
Overall:
  6
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  6
Value:
  8
Review by: Aaron
11/08/2014
Price: $81.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
The Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight is the new edc knife from Spyderco. As the name suggests it is the lightweight version of the original. The knife has a great blade shape and high quality s35vn steel. The ergonomics of the handle is what kills it for me. The handle is short for my large size hands. Other then that it is a good edc knife.




Kershaw Chill

Kershaw Chill Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: C.K.
11/06/2014
Price: $14.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
I started off really loving the Chill. It's aesthetically pleasing, deploys quickly and smoothly, built of decent quality materials, and has nice fit and finish.

However, I've found several things that I really don't like about it over time. For whatever reason the Chill doesn't hold an edge particularly well. For whatever reason it just dulls a bit quicker than other knives I have that use 8Cr13MoV. Maybe it's something to do with the grind. It gets really scary sharp but after cutting anything serious it becomes dull almost immediately.

I also find the pocket clip to be really terrible. Out of the box it was so tight that I had to struggle to clip the Chill into the pocket of my jeans. So every time I used it, I would have to spend two or three minutes trying to put my knife away. That was exceedingly annoying. After a few months the clip did loosen up. However, it loosened up to a point where now the clip barely holds the knife in my pocket. In fact I've had numerous times when I've had my knife pop out when I reached in to grab my phone. That's equally annoying. In fact, that's been so annoying that I've stopped carrying my Chill all together and it sits in the junk drawer of my desk.

In summary, the Chill is a decent knife but there are a few things wrong with it that limit how often one might carry it.



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