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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1160 knives listed and 1761 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
Benchmade 940 Osborne
Benchmade 940 Osborne Reviews
Folding
86 mm
$188.80
(7)
 9.7
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



Recent Knife Reviews


Benchmade 141 Nimravus Tanto

Benchmade 141 Nimravus Tanto Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  8
Review by: Jack
01/25/2015
Price: $200.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Ive used this knife in my last two tours, and it has saved my life more than once. dosent hold a razor edge the best, but its a thick knife so i wasn't expecting it to hold a razor edge for very long. That being said, it is an amazing knife and well worth the money,

Benchmade 940 Osborne

Benchmade 940 Osborne Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  8
Review by: Christian Konzett
01/23/2015
Price: $240.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
This is a fantastic EDC knife! US made, great overall estatics with a beautifull handle and blade shape while still beeing very functional. Probably the smoothest opengin knive i have seen to date in production blades. The only thing i would like Benchmade to change in the constructin is that the pivit screws can loosen up over time which results in a little blade play. When tightening the screws, you have to be carefull because if they are too tight the blade does not open as butterly smooths as you would expect - or not at all if you tighten it all the way. Maybe a look at the Spyderco Paramilitary 2's design in that respect could help.
Still because of it's beautiy, lightweight and great materials a great 10/10 from me.


Spyderco Paramilitary 2

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  9
Review by: Christian Konzett
01/23/2015
Price: $180.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Even at this rather steep price point for a production blade i have to say it delivers on all fronts. I am a fan of US produced knifes and willing to pay for it. When it comes to quality ths is probably the best knife i own. It's flawless in construction and functionality. The lock is great too and what really stands out is that the pivit can be extreme tight without compromising on the smoothness of the opening mechanics. This truly outperforms a lot far more expensive blades- can tell from experiance.

Ontario SP5 Bowie

Ontario SP5 Bowie Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Aaron
01/18/2015
Price: $58.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
I have owned several large blades over the years, and I wasn't sure if the SP5 would stack up. But as soon as I started using it, I was immediately very impressed. It has the capability to be a machete, tactical blade, medium chopper, and finer detailed work. This is like a multi-tool in a fixed blade.



Gerber Fast Draw

Gerber Fast Draw Reviews
Overall:
  1
Quality:
  4
Ergonomics:
  5
Value:
  3
Review by: Ed
01/15/2015
Price: $23.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
6 months into ownership, it will not lock open,and a one year warranty, who wears out a knife in one year??,let alone 6 months. i contacted Gerber, and they sent Me elsewhere, and they said, basically, tough shit buddy,,We got ya., and Oh, i bought 5, for gifts, because I assumed They had a life time warranty, like BUCK, and were a good product. if I don't get some kind of repair, i am going to bad mouth "GERBER KNIVES till the day I die, face book, whatever, and I do have sign on My tailgate stating what a rip off Gerber is,,million dollar business, screwing an average hard working customer, guess that is why They are a million dollar business. Said My Piece!.

Kershaw Tremor

Kershaw Tremor Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: Dragon Lord
01/15/2015
Price: $20.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
This knife is a really good one for the price, not so good materials but much than fair for the price. The assisted opener is really good and smooth. Rasor sharp out of the box, perfect size and weight, good ergonomics. In fact I like 8CR13MOV stainless steel easy to resharp and rust resistant.

Ontario SP51

Ontario SP51 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: Michael
01/06/2015
Price: $88.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
This knife is a tank of a work horse, worth more than a 10 in in the overall category to say the least. The spear point is reliable, the belly and tang of this blade are both full, and the edge retention is excellent. Yes, the blade coating will wear off but all of them will. The spine is thick and sturdy and runs almost the entire length of the blade meaning this is a monster batoner. The functional weight is blade forward which is what you want out of a good chopping knife. The overall weight is much lighter in the hand than one would expect, due to the strict quality controls of the GEN II line over at Ontario. I believe that all the spec plus 2 knives are x-rayed before leaving the factory. There are plenty of videos on you tube about how well this knife works in the field and after testing it myself, I agree. This knife excels in wood processing. Great chopper, great for batoning, and good at being used as a two handed draw knife. The sheath is nylon and has two adjustable snap retainers. I prefer nylon sheaths to kydex as they are less expensive and can me used for more things if need be. The handle does very well at absorbing the vibrations from both strikes with the knife and batoning. I did find it a little slick when wet so I rolled on some truck bed liner a friend had lying around for extra grip. This can also be done by using a round tipped soldering iron or even a nail and candle to create dimples in the material. The coating of the blade prevents the use of the knife as a striker for fire rods. That's ok, this knife is a little big to use in that application and I have other options. All and all, its a great knife that is not too big nor two small to be used in the roles of wood processing, survival, or large game sportsman blade. Any price below a hundred dollars is well worth the quality of this knife sine the value of the knife exceeds a hundred dollars.

Boker Voxknives Rold

Boker Voxknives Rold Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  6
Review by: Aaron
01/04/2015
Price: $115.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The Vox Rold is designed by Boker Knives and fits right in the medium weight survival/camp knife. It is well designed with good materials that can hold up to hard use in the back country. The short coming is in the sheath, which is garbage and really holds it back from being a great knife to just a good knife.




Marttiini Condor Timberjack

Marttiini Condor Timberjack Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  7
Value:
  10
Review by: brian
01/03/2015
Price: $12.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
the knife is a overall great value its cheaper than most moras but the knife was not evenly ground. it was not off much but enough to notice it. the handle is very comfortable but the guard could use some redesigning. it has a 90 degree spine so it strikes a ferro rod and can make fine wood shavings. the knife does not hold its edge very well so prepare to sharpen often. it also has a slight secondary bevel.

Spyderco Centofante 3

Spyderco Centofante 3 Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: Guillaume
01/02/2015
Price: $55.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
Size and light weight make it a great edc knife, while people won't be afraid when you get it out of your pocket. nice steel, can be really sharp, thanks to the good steel, by te way well heat treated, and the thin blade. a gentleman's knife for sure, not meant for hard work at all but really efficient. easy one hand opening, well sized spyderhole. nice detail : the steel made spyderco logo, looks great. good retention for the clip, but could be a bit agressive with fragile cloth
the cons : poor grip, no screws to open/adjust it, but rivets.
very comfortable to carry, nice look and good cutting abilities make it one of my favorite edc.

Helle Fjellkniven

Helle Fjellkniven Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  9
Review by: brian
12/30/2014
Price: $110.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
the birch handle is beautiful and feels warm in cold weather. the steel takes and holds a edge better than any of my other knives. the sheath fits the knife very well and is top notch. it is by far my favorite knife.

SOG Seal Team Elite

SOG Seal Team Elite Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  8
Review by: Steven
12/28/2014
Price: $150.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
This knife is built SOLID, with rugged use in mind. The blade is just under 1/4" thick and the AUS8 steel is very solid. I have used this tool for cutting and splitting logs and the blade holds amazingly well. The full tang is great for hammering when needed and the notches on top work great when notching wood for rope grooves.. I can build an emergency structure with just this knife alone... Grip could have been a little better in the erganomics, but it's still very comfortable in hand.. The blade is also well balanced and has less swing fatigue then I've seen in other knifes like the KaBar



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