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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!

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Recent Knife Reviews



SOG Powerlock

SOG Powerlock Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
8
Value
10

-Price Paid: $69.00
-Used for Other
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

I work as a heavy equipment mechanic and have owned Leatherman (my first), Gerber (least liked), victornox (on par with leatherman) and Sog (most owned and used).
I have multiple iterations of the sog power plier (including a non-patented " first edition") and it has outlasted all other multitools I have owned.
The first thing that stands out is the gear mechanism, which not only compounds leverage applied to the handles but also allows the tool to be used in semi-closed position (perfect for confined spaces and applying more pressure). This gear feature also allows the tool to easily be opened one handed.
The ability to change out accessory tools is ingenious and user friendly. I am not a big fan of the "piano key" style lockback that newer versions are equipped with; prefer the solid one piece lockback.leather sheaths are not much thing, preferring the nylon as it is more favorable in my working environments. I truly favor their neoprene (not released) that allows the too to be mounted in a number of positions (vetical or horizontally).

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Buck Vantage Pro

Buck Vantage Pro Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
10

-Price Paid: $60.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

Comments:

After I retired my Kershaw Turbulence this is the knife I use now. This is by far the best EDC knife I now own.The fit,feel and finish are spot on this blade.Blade centered perfect and locks solid with no play whatsoever.Feels perfect in my hand as the ergonomics are very well thought out.The blade flies open using the flipper. It's as fast as my spring assisted blades. The handle scales are nicely textured and never seem to get slippery ever. Plus you get a s30v blade with BOS heat treatment making it hold and take a super sharp edge that won't rust or chip easily at all. Making this knife a true steal as it's all American made. I'd recommend it to anyone need a first rate working man's knife. You never find a better deal or one that equals it.

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Buck Protege

Buck Protege Reviews
Overall
8
Quality
8
Ergonomics
9
Value
7

-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

A really good working knife in or around the house/garden. Really in its element then and then my favorite. Not an EDC. No, that,s not its purpose. Very good value for money.

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Benchmade 440 Opportunist

Benchmade 440 Opportunist Reviews
Overall
9
Quality
8
Ergonomics
10
Value
7

-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

A great little knife, well built, stays sharp , not like cheap stuff you constantly have to keep sharpening..

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Gerber Legend Multi Plier 800

Gerber Legend Multi Plier 800 Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
10

-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

I am a charter boat captain and have owned my Gerber 800 for about 15 years. Quite simply the best I have ever owned. The company stands behind their product line better than any company I have dealt with ever. The sheath just wore out after many years and when I called customer care it was replaced free of charge. Way to go Gerber! Capt. Walter Egger, Old Town, Florida

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CRKT Pazoda

CRKT Pazoda Reviews
Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
10

-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

I needed to replace a pocket knife by Klein Tools; that I miss placed. The Klein knife was too expensive.

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Byrd by Spyderco Meadowlark 2

Byrd by Spyderco Meadowlark 2 Reviews
Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
9

-Price Paid: $19.77
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

Ive had this knife for a little under a month and it is awesomen the fit and finish is adequate in my opinion. It opens very smoothly and locks up tighter than my delica 4. Im very impressed, the 8cr13mov holds its edge quite well, and is also very easy to sharpen. Ive used the delica 4 for a long time and this one is just as good in my opinion just the vg10 will hold its edge for about an extra day of regular use. Its an incredible value.

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Kershaw Brawler

Kershaw Brawler Reviews
Overall
8
Quality
6
Ergonomics
8
Value
10

-Price Paid: $20.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year

Comments:

This was my very first pocket knife given to me by my grandfather for high school graduation. I have enjoyed this knife a lot and it seems to handle most situations. Initially this knife was my go to for everything but since has taken a backseat to my higher quality knives. For the price this knife is a bargain. It cuts well has a solid lock up and deployment. Mine is deployable from both the flipper tab as well as the thumb stud. Unfortunately the ergonomics on this knife are lacking a lot. The jimping on the handle is in all the right places but it does not provide any grip. Also for the size of the knife the handle feels way too thick and bulky. Overall for the price this is a good knife and I would recommend it to people.

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Zero Tolerance 0770

Zero Tolerance 0770  Reviews
Overall
9
Quality
8
Ergonomics
10
Value
9

-Price Paid: $200.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months

Comments:

This knife was bought because I had a bass pro shops gift card I went to the knife counter and was look at knives and this one simply felt the best in my hand. I was willing to buy whichever knife I liked best that day I had completely ignored pricing. Not only did it feel the best but I was also able to get one with the carbon scale which I love the carbon is a beautiful weave. (Coming from a racing background I have seen many types of carbon and this was a very aesthetically pleasing weave.)
Moving on the how the knife functions out of the box the knife was not razor sharp but it had no issue cutting paper, tape, and other commonly cut items. The part that stuck out the most to me with the performance of the blade was that while I was cutting it felt exceptional in my hand. The weighting of the knife feels nearly perfect which allows it to be easily controlled. Then while it is being carried it just disappears in your pocket often making the user feel like the knife is not even there. This knife had been my EDC for the past few months but after recently getting a XM-18 this knife has been losing most of its pocket time.

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Byrd by Spyderco Meadowlark 2

Byrd by Spyderco Meadowlark 2 Reviews
Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
8
Value
9

-Price Paid: $26.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

My knife is the g-10 version. It is like having a g-10 delica with finger choil. I love this knife. The steel is pretty good but not like the vg-10 of the delica. It is very easy to get razor sharp. It holds its edge for awhile too. Definitely not a junk steel. You can usually destroy the edge with 8cr14mov and easily get it back into shape. This is a great little budget blade with a strong midlock and a scalpel like blade. Good ergonomics for a small knife. I just don't see many drawbacks to this knife. It also comes in frn, stainless and now even titanium scales at a reasonable price. I highly recommend this knife.

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Ontario RAT 1

Ontario RAT 1 Reviews
Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
8
Value
9

-Price Paid: $23.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

I bought this knife to possibly add to my collection and review. I have read alot about this knife. Until recently when I bought my first Emerson I had stayed away from liner lock knives. I heard so much good about the Rat 1 that I would finally get one. All the hype was true. This is a great knife. It has a great lock and the whole knife feels very ergonomic to me. You could use this knife for just about anything and could even press it into a more tactical role if needed. The knife arrived perfect. There were no flaws in mine at all. Very sharp and even centered blade. I just tested a buck vantage in this same price range and this knife blows it away. I gave the Buck Vantage to a friend but I will be keeping this for my collection. I'm carrying it now along with my Emerson. It seems to be able to do whatever I want with it. Just a great knife. Almost perfect. I wish the pocket clip wasn't painted but it's really not a big deal. Buy this. You will love it!!!


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Boker Kwaito

Boker Kwaito Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
10

-Price Paid: $89.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

Comments:

Bought this and wasn't disappointed. Slim, razor sharp, light. Fits well with a suit.
Tek-Lok was add on but worth the add.

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