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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1145 knives listed and 1702 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 Fast Draw

Gerber Fast Draw Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Bradlee
09/29/2014
Price: $35.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
I got this knife to replace an old knife i had lost. I needed something that was sharp, something easy to open, and something I could abuse and it would take it. THIS IS YOUR KNIFE! I am very happy with it. It holds it edge quite well, opens very very fast, locks securely, and there isn't even a scratch on the blade. I am very harsh on knives, and for this one to be still kicking with now scratches makes me very happy.
Get one, you will love it.

Leatherman Wave

Leatherman Wave Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  6
Value:
  8
Review by: atm
09/26/2014
Price: $70.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Very handy knife. Has many useful tools on it. Saw is incredible. Screw drivers have held up to more force than I thought they would. Knife is good, but I wouldn't push it past light duty. That's what the Buck knife is for. 25 year warranty.

I carry mine daily. I use it daily. I would be lost without it.

KaBar Becker 7in Combat Utility

KaBar Becker 7in Combat Utility Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  10
Review by: atm
09/26/2014
Price: $70.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
Was looking for a good all-around outdoors knife. Wanted full tang and good steel. After researching online, the BK family of knives, now owned by Kabar, seemed universally well regarded. I ordered the BK7 as I prefer 5 to 7" blade lengths in a multi-purpose knife.

The knife has done everything I've asked of it. From fuzz sticks to chopping wood for fire, it has done all well. The steel takes a good edge and holds it. The blade is coated, which protects the steel from rust. The handle is not uncomfortable, but I have held better. Handle material is slick, but I haven't had a problem with it.

This is a large knife, with a heavy blade, so it will not be the best knife for some tasks. But I have found that it works well for most tasks.

Kershaw Clash

Kershaw Clash Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: t
09/23/2014
Price: $29.99
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
this knife is the best bang for your buck . I use it everyday for work cutting rope plastic cardboard ect. The knife has held a great edge on it haven't sharpened it yet .

Gerber Ghostrike

Gerber Ghostrike Reviews
Overall:
  6
Quality:
  7
Ergonomics:
  4
Value:
  10
Review by: Aaron
09/22/2014
Price: $39.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The Gerber Ghostrike is designed to be a small self-defense knife that can do some edc tasks. I really was impressed with the build quality and knife design. The sheath is one of the best on the market for that size a knife. The ergonomics were not very impressive though. Good for EDC and self-defense, but good for wilderness use.



Mora of Sweden Camp Axe

Mora of Sweden Camp Axe Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  7
Review by: Aaron
09/17/2014
Price: $45.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The Mora Outdoor Camp Axe is Mora Knives first plunge in to larger outdoor tools and they have done a great job. Producing an axe that is lightweight with a good steel that holds its edge better then other axes in its price range. The sheath is lacking in carry options, but other then that it is one great axe to have with you!



Ghost Knives Banshee D2

Ghost Knives Banshee D2 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: HotelBravo
09/17/2014
Price: $0.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
I've had mine for over a year and it still looks brand new. Rarely have to sharpen. Great sheath.

Benchmade 745 Mini Dejavoo

Benchmade 745 Mini Dejavoo Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  7
Review by: Hipower
09/14/2014
Price: $130.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
S30V blade. I prefer Axis over liner lock, but this is the smoothest opening knife I've ever seen. Benchmade bronze bushings feel amazing. G10 handle looks and feels awesome. Great knife. One of my favorite Bob Lum designs. Built for heavy use, but too pretty for me to beat the crap out of. This is a great knife to pass on to children and grandchildren.

Benchmade 551 Griptilian

Benchmade 551 Griptilian Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  7
Value:
  7
Review by: Hipower
09/14/2014
Price: $90.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
The ultimate value for an everyday carry, hard use, American made knife. Nothing pretty about it. 154 CM is a very good steel. Axis lock is great. Ideal size. Handle feels cheap, but solid. The plastic handle reduces weight so carry isn't as noticeable. Great knife. Made for heavy use and I've put mine to the test. Whenever a coworker asks my opinion for a great workhorse knife, Griptillian is always among those I mention.

Benchmade 530 Pardue

Benchmade 530 Pardue Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  8
Ergonomics:
  6
Value:
  8
Review by: Hipower
09/14/2014
Price: $85.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
154 CM blade. Pretty good steel. Will hold an edge pretty well. Very light and can't notice it when carrying. Great knife for light duty EDC. Does not have full length liners for maximum support. Not made to be a heavy duty use knife. Axis lock is awesome. Very good blade if purchased for a lightweight every day blade that won't be abused.

Benchmade 480 Shoki

Benchmade 480 Shoki Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  7
Review by: hipower
09/14/2014
Price: $135.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Very nice S30V blade. An ideal "gentlemen's folder". High quality handle materials. Not good for, or intended for, hard use. Quality leather pouch. Nak-lock is a modified liner lock. My only negative with the knife. The Axis lock is a much better option. Overall, a great knife that can make anyone look classy. Even a dirtbag, like me.

Spyderco Native

Spyderco Native Reviews
Overall:
  7
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  6
Value:
  10
Review by: Dave
09/13/2014
Price: $60.00
Use: BAD
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Great American made steel. Purchased for a work knife. Perfect for that purpose. After a couple years of reliable service, it now resides in my wife's purse. Replaced it with a Griptillian for my work blade. The two are in completely different leagues, but the Native was intended to be a relatively inexpensive knife with a quality blade. No complaints. Cheap handle, rough opening action, lightweight, surprisingly sturdy, with an excellent blade. Good work knife.
Reply by: armstrong   09/16/2014
I disagree. The griptillian feels like it's made for wal mart. Cheap. I have only been impressed with the native. Both of mine are smooth I carry the native over the griptillian any day of the week.




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