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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1164 knives listed and 1798 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
Ghost Knives Banshee D2
Ghost Knives Banshee D2 Reviews
Fixed
60 mm
$69.00
(6)
 9.8
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



Recent Knife Reviews


Byrd by Spyderco Cara Cara 2

Byrd by Spyderco Cara Cara 2 Reviews
Overall:
  6
Quality:
  5
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  6
Review by: bob
03/27/2015
Price: $23.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
terrible qc from the factory. blade is so thin i am afraid to use. difficult and painful to one hand open. design is good but that means nothing unless made well also.


Schrade SCHF26

Schrade SCHF26 Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: bernard
03/27/2015
Price: $40.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
Great knife great value my son likes it alot so i bought him 1 he is 19 and started getting into knives so now i can pass on my numerous knives to him

SOG Kiku Folder

SOG Kiku Folder Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  6
Value:
  9
Review by: Howard
03/26/2015
Price: $170.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
Very nice blade. The liners are thin and the liner-lock takes some getting used to. There's a certain way you have to adjust your fingers so you can close the knife one-handed. But once that's down, it's reasonably easy. The handle undercuts the liner, so for heavy usage it might hurt a bit after awhile if you rest your thumb at the top of the handle. I could see using gloves, or an entirely different knife, though, if it comes to that.

The reason I got sold on this knife is the amazing grind on the blade. I can see why push-cuts would be nice on the tip, and cutting rope and finer work reserved to the hollow grind on the recurve, where it accelerates your cut as you approach the tip. Just a nice functional blade, and the micarta handle is very nice to the touch.

The liners and lock and ergonomics of the handle means it won't be for heavy usage, but the looks and the nice grind of the blade makes it a joy to use anyway. There's a uniqueness to it. More character than most EDC's.

SOG Tech Bowie

SOG Tech Bowie Reviews
Overall:
  7
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  7
Value:
  7
Review by: Steve
03/22/2015
Price: $110.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Based on looks alone, this knife would be a 9.5 as it relates to a mass produced knife. It looks great! Overall, it is a quality made knife. However, handle is a little to small / narrow and short. If you have woman hands, then you may like it, but it needs a better handle. The handle's slip resistant material is good. The blade is not idea for stabbing (Ka-bar USMC knife is much better) and not idea for bushcraft / camping. It is only has a stick-tang, and nut holding tang to pommel can come loose and isn't easy to tight given unique tool needed. Overall, this knife looks nice for collector, but not the best knife for field.

Benchmade 525 Mini Presidio

Benchmade 525 Mini Presidio Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: rtv
03/19/2015
Price: $0.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
I have the 525 and have used it every day for many years. it gets
heavy use worn on the belt and subjected to lots of friction.
it is by far the best heavy use knife i have owned. I have no idea what the other reviewer was talking about in ref to the exterior finish coming off...i think he might have gotten a bad one or they had a bad batch. mine is still great!

Cold Steel Code 4

Cold Steel Code 4 Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: JB.
03/18/2015
Price: $50.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
My EDC knife is a Cold Steel 4" Voyager Tanto (the newest ambi version). Love it but a bit too thick behind a duty belt

Microtech Ultratech

Microtech Ultratech Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: C.D. McElroy
03/17/2015
Price: $225.00
Use: Self Defense
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
I have owned and carried Ultratechs since 2006. I have had 3. I have never had any problems. They have all been carried extensively as last ditch defensive knives as both a private security contractor and, now, as a stay at home dad. They have never let me down. The build quality is excellent. I have three different steels( 154cm, s30v and Elmax) and all have been very sharp out of the box and held their edges well. I would not hesitate to recommend an Ultratech to anyone who needs this sort of knife.

Boker Trance

Boker Trance Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: ben
03/16/2015
Price: $30.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
I have had this knife for 18 months its light discreet to carry and cuts pretty well. I have even used it as a can opener when I forgot mine. Easy to sharpen with its AUS 8 blade. Just enough blade to use for cutting tasks, can be used as a last ditch cutting weapon, good ergonomics.

Steel Will Druid 230

Steel Will Druid 230 Reviews
Overall:
  4
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  6
Value:
  6
Review by: Aaron
03/15/2015
Price: $0.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The Druid 230 is a new knife from Steel Will. It is large and looks like it can handle a lot of tasks. The carving and batoning was very impressive but the chopping fell quite short of expectations and of the competition in this size range. It is just too lightweight to be an effective machete/chopping knife in my opinion.



Ghost Knives Banshee D2

Ghost Knives Banshee D2 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  6
Value:
  10
Review by: Aaron
03/15/2015
Price: $0.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
Ghost Knives took a classic neck knife design and then upgraded and modified it to give us the Banshee. The Banshee takes the neck knife design to the next level by giving you a small compact fixed blade that comes with an awesome kydex sheath, D2 steel, and a large handle for good grip. Plus they are USA made. You can't go wrong.




Benchmade 470 Emissary

Benchmade 470 Emissary Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  8
Review by: Matt B.
03/14/2015
Price: $155.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
I have Carried this knife for over 3 years now maybe 4 and I absolutely love this knife. This is in my pocket everyday no matter what and never leave home with out it. It has saved me in a lot of situations with just simple things. The tip is just a little weak in strength but I am also using it as not intended nut it gets the job done. I plan on buying another at some point as a back up!

Benchmade 32 Morpho

Benchmade 32 Morpho Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  9
Review by: Ricardo Moraes
03/05/2015
Price: $153.00
Use: Other
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
This is a fantastic folder. Form and function blend to create a useful instrument, but also an object of desire. The blade is superb and the ergos of the handle "magnifique". Together with the Griptilian, I think that this a Benchmade must have. I gave a "9" to "value", though, because O have other knives that strike a better balance between "value" and "price".



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