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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1134 knives listed and 1649 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


Helle Skala

Helle Skala Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  9
Review by: Federico
07/24/2014
Price: $120.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
I have to say I'm from Italy so you understand the price of the knife and my incorrect English.
This is a cocobolo handle version of the more famous Dokka (birch handle).
The handle is the best part of this knife, it is thick, and very comfortable also with hard use of the knife. The back lock is solid and has a progressive functioning. Is for two hand use, is mainly for outdoors, hunting...
It is a modern alternative of Buck 110, maybe less "strong" and certainly less mythic, but lighter (131 g vs 250 rounded) and, in my opinion, more comfortable. If you're looking for a Scandinavian pocket knife, probably this one is best for intensive use.

TOPS Knives MIL-SPIE 3.5

TOPS Knives MIL-SPIE 3.5 Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  7
Review by: Aaron
07/24/2014
Price: $120.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
I was not expecting much from the Mil-Spie 3.5, in photos it looks fat and beefy, but this knife is anything but that. It is lightweight at 4.2oz, and is very ergonomic in your hand. The blade material and design are perfect for military/law enforcement or wilderness use. The Mil-Spie 3.5 is a great knife and a big surprise for me.



Shadow Tech Knives Hiker

Shadow Tech Knives Hiker Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: Aaron
07/24/2014
Price: $47.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The Hiker from Shadow Tech Knives is a workhorse for being so small. It felt really good in my hand and slice through everything surprisingly well for being 3/16th of an inch thick! For the money I paid of $47 it is a great option for a neck knife.



Opinel No 8

Opinel No 8 Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  9
Review by: Federico
07/24/2014
Price: $0.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
Sorry about my incorrect English.
This knife as some pluses compared with the standard version (wood handle):
- thick partially serrated blade (inox)
- 4mm-10mm shackle key
- 110 decibel survival whistle
- plastic handle
The wood handle could swell (when wet) and you can't open the knife, so this is the reason why this version has the plastic handle (also a better grip).
The locking mechanism is the virobloc: it is locking collar that fixed the blade when turned. You need both hands to open and to lock the blade. The mechanism could lock the knife also when it is closed.
This is a good knife that is more useful and practical compared to the standard wood version but less fascinating (and historic).


Marttiini Condor Timberjack

Marttiini Condor Timberjack Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  7
Review by: Aaron
07/24/2014
Price: $18.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
The Timberjack is a great option if you are looking for a mora substitute. It is about $4 dollars more, but it has a lot to offer. For under $20 it is a great blade for camp/bushcraft tasks.



DPx Gear HEST F 2.0

DPx Gear HEST F 2.0 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Jim
07/23/2014
Price: $175.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
This knife is an extraordinary value when the quality of build and materials is compared. Feature packed. Rapid opening, hex drive, wire strippers, glass breaker and razor sharp. Excellent design by Robert Young Pelton based on years of field use

Case Blue Bone Trapper

Case Blue Bone Trapper Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Danny Barton
07/23/2014
Price: $45.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
150 words minimum!!?? I'll stop when I'm done.
I own more than a few Case knives. The full size Trapper is my favorite model. I prefer stainless over their CV steel for a number of reasons. Mostly because I use my pocket knife to cut or peel food when I'm not in my kitchen. The oil one should use to maintain a CV blade is something I don't want on my food and the acids in most fruits and vegetables will immediately show their presence on a CV blade. Yes...I wash and sanitize my carry knife daily.

For perfect fit and finish, I challenge anyone to top a Case Trapper. There may be a few as good but you can't get any better than perfect.

The only time you might catch me without my Case Trapper would be in the shower or on a damn airplane.

Spyderco Paramilitary 2

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  9
Review by: Ron
07/21/2014
Price: $129.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
Loved everything about it when I got it. Good build. Good ergonomics. Compression lock is strong and easy to manipulate. Best heat treat of S30V I have found: crazy sharp out of the box, holds an edge really well, resharpens by just alignining the edge with just a kitchen steel. But then on such a great knife, they put a shitty clip. I sprung the clip catching it on a door handle. No big deal, take it off and bend it back. Wrong! It is brittle and broke before I could get it back to position. Then Spyderco doesn't consider this to be a warranty issue and I have to buy a new clip. I don't abuse knives, but things happen. This is supposed to be a tough knife, but anything is only as strong as its weakest link. A crappy clip on a great knife. Shame. Shame. Shame.

Schrade Old Timer Woodsman

Schrade Old Timer Woodsman Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  9
Review by: Brian
07/21/2014
Price: $30.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
The one I own is about 30 years old. The American made, carbon steel model.
Wonderful knife, a little heavy, but that is what I wanted in an out door knife.
Lots of wear and tear and never a problem.
It has been replaced by a Buck 119, only because I can not replace it and do not want to loose it.



Kershaw Blur

Kershaw Blur Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  8
Review by: travis
07/18/2014
Price: $65.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
The best knife I bought from Kershaw I use it every day work or just around the house I payed 65 for it but it is worth every penny

Leatherman Wave

Leatherman Wave Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  7
Value:
  9
Review by: Federico
07/18/2014
Price: $120.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
I have to say I'm from Italy so you could understand the high price and my incorrect English.

Ok, this knife has become a real classic.
I have the one with leather sheath (nice).
I have several victorinox multitools and I wanted to try this one (not so common in Europe).
Pro: the overall quality is great, you can lock every tool, and many of them you can open/close with one hand
Con: the knife is really heavy (about 250 g), it is a tank, about 2 and a half times the victorinox huntsman...

I can recommend this knife, but if I have to travel probably I'll put in my bag and carry a lighter victorinox...

Benchmade 275 Adamas Manual

Benchmade 275 Adamas Manual Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  5
Value:
  8
Review by: Gideon
07/17/2014
Price: $170.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
this one is abit tricky to judge..
IMO axis lock has a significant design flaw
(at list as it's demonstrated on this knife)
you cannot close it 1 handed without getting your fingers notched by the pocket clip, if you remove pocket clip 1 handed close is not possible (unlless you use 1 side of studs which is bad idea because it will deform axis



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