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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1187 knives listed and 1882 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


Recent Knife Reviews



Boker Ridgeback

Boker Ridgeback Reviews
Overall
6
Quality
7
Ergonomics
4
Value
7

-Price Paid: $60.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 3 months

Comments:

When we are talking about an EDC fixed blade, Boker has offered up a small option for use designed by Bill Coye. The Ridgeback knife has the potential to be a great knife, but the short handle is watch kills it for me.


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Steel Will Argonaut 800

Steel Will Argonaut 800 Reviews
Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
8
Value
8

-Price Paid: $85.00
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

My son got this knife for me for Christmas i haven't used it much just around the house seems like a good knife i think it's a winner


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Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian

Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian  Reviews
Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
7

-Price Paid: $120.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

I use this knife for everything from slicing tomatoes to gutting deer to cutting thick rubber hose and it absolutely has been a trooper in every sense!
This particular model sports D2 blade steel, not a super steel by any definition but if your looking for an affordable blade steel that will cut no matter what, even dullish, this is the steel to get. D2 takes somewhat of a toothy, saw like edge that just keeps on cutting.
As for the knife itself, the build/material quality is there. The Axis lock is simply phenomenal, strong and quick. the handle is my only mild dislike in that the rounded butt isn't my favorite and I feel it could definitely benefit from more jimping. At least it is a closed back design as open, or through designs do not work well for the guy who might have to drop a hand full of 1/4" washers into the same pocket as his knife while at work.
If the Griptilian was offered with a closed back, G-10 or Carbon Fiber scale (handle) it would be the perfect knife! The drop point blade profile Benchmade uses is perfect by design, blade where you need it and a strongish tip profile.


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Emerson Knives Gentleman Jim

Emerson Knives Gentleman Jim Reviews
Overall
8
Quality
7
Ergonomics
9
Value
6

-Price Paid: $225.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

Super Sexy knife, after applying some graphite filings and locktite this knife is kick ass!

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Fallkniven S1

Fallkniven S1 Reviews
Overall
8
Quality
10
Ergonomics
8
Value
8

-Price Paid: $160.00
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for 6 months

Comments:

The S1 has a lot to offer in a field knife. The convex grind is amazing, and the stainless steel VG-10 is going to do well in humid environments. The handle is a little thin and short, but will fit most hands. The zytel sheath is garbage, go with the leather.


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Spyderco Yojimbo 2

Spyderco Yojimbo 2 Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
9

-Price Paid: $149.00
-Used for Self Defense
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

Love the wharnecliffe blade. no jimping on the back of the blade,thumb rests nicely on the
blade back ( a plus during combat ). Dropped it one day and broke the tip end but put a new tip by using grinder wheel ( good as new ). Even bought a trainer knife with
the same dimensions to train with.

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Benchmade 9051 AFO II

Benchmade 9051 AFO II Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
9
Ergonomics
10
Value
8

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

Comments:

Works perfectly. Everything i've come to expect from a Benchmade knife. The one imperfection has been a scraping sound coming from the firing button, sometimes slowing down the opening a bit if i forget to push firmly and straight down. This imperfection seems to be disappearing as i use it and continue to lubricate and clean it. Although the price point was high i didn't hesitate to buy a second plain-edge satin AFO II to keep NIB for future sale/as an investment. I'd buy it over again despite the slight noise.

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Cold Steel Sisu

Cold Steel Sisu Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
4

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

Comments:

SAY Heah Everybody, and Happy New Years, Yeah, The SISU is defenetly a beauty,A very similar to a Finish Top of the Line Finish Design. A real nice knife that works wood great, I could see why it didn't hit the top because of the orice, I think alot of guy's would love to have one but it's not affirdable. But it is the top of the line the way it's made and the material used. It's like the Bugatti Sports Car, not everybody can afford one. But the SISU is a great knife, and if more guys could afford it, I know they would review it very high, It is a Beautiful, Great Functioning Knife. I'm just glad I have one, and it's great, I enjoy using it and it preforms fantastically, I just wish that more could experience how good it is.

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CRKT Ikoma Fossil

CRKT Ikoma Fossil Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
10

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

Comments:

Knife will be used for work mostly, quite possibly self defence. I work with electrical and mechanical most days. I have a sidekick leatherman.

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Steel Will Argonaut 800

Steel Will Argonaut 800 Reviews
Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
8

-Price Paid: $85.00
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for 1 year

Comments:

The Argonaut 800 is design as a lightweight Field Knife. I can preform amazingly well in those tasks. The Ergos are great, the AUS-8 Steel has a good heat treat, and design gets work done. If you like the Cold Steel SRK, this one you will like even more.


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Byrd by Spyderco Crow 2

Byrd by Spyderco Crow 2 Reviews
Overall
7
Quality
9
Ergonomics
7
Value
10

-Price Paid: $42.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months

Comments:

The Spyderco Byrd Crow2 has seen a face lift, with new blade steel and new features. My wife has used it as her EDC for a while now, it is a good knife with a lot going for it.


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SOG Flash I

SOG Flash I Reviews
Overall
6
Quality
6
Ergonomics
5
Value
5

-Price Paid: $41.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

I got this knife because it has safety lock that will (I'm pretty sure) prevent my toddlers from opening it if somehow they ever get a hold of the knife. From owning other SOG knives, I knew this feature was going to be good for that purpose. Very light and good deep clip. The opening switch rattles, which is annoying.

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