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Welcome to Kniferating.com! We currently have 1150 knives listed and 1716 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


TOPS Knives Wolf pAX2

TOPS Knives Wolf pAX2 Reviews
Overall:
  8
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  7
Value:
  10
Review by: Aaron
10/29/2014
Price: $155.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The Wolf pAX2 kit is designed to be an one kit system for outdoor use. The Hatchet is awesome, and can do anything and everything you would want a small hatchet to do. The Wolf Pup knife is able to do all the smaller finer task without any problem it is just not my favorite in the neck knife range of knives. Overall I am very happy with this set and will be using it on a regular bases for all my bushcraft tasks.




Benchmade 100SH20 River-Dive

Benchmade 100SH20 River-Dive Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: MarkD
10/26/2014
Price: $0.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
Great all around knife, but very purpose built. This knife probably won't suit most people well due to it's lack of defined tip and general blade shape. It is designed to be a dive knife but could double as a rescue knife. Typical solid construction from Benchmade. Great sheath as well.

TOPS Knives Wolf Pup

TOPS Knives Wolf Pup Reviews
Overall:
  6
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  6
Value:
  10
Review by: Aaron
10/24/2014
Price: $58.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
The TOPS Wolf Pup is a small neck knife that you can purchase on its own, or it comes with the Wolf pAX2 Kit. It preforms well compared to other neck knives. My problem is the ergos are not that great because of the boxy thumb ramp. The quality of the knife and the carry options are awesome and it will get the job done, but there are just other knives in this size I like more.




Spyderco Paramilitary 2

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  9
Review by: Matt
10/22/2014
Price: $180.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 3 months

Comments:
I have been looking at this knife for a few years now but was happy enough with my benchmades that i didnt get one. I finally broke down and got one when almost nobody had them and everybody wanted one. After opening the box and coon fingering this knife I wish I would have spent the money along time ago. Its a nice and tight knife that keeps a great edge. I carry it every where now. There is a reason why my local knife shop had only one empty slot in the spyderco cabnet with a waiting list 18 names long. This knife was worth every penny.

Spyderco Grasshopper

Spyderco Grasshopper Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  10
Review by: C.K.
10/17/2014
Price: $17.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
I've carried the Grasshopper as my EDC since I purchased it. My previous EDC was a first generation Byrd Robin. I've found the Grasshopper to be a solid little knife. I suspect that those who've been more critical of the Grasshopper are expecting the wrong thing out of it.

It's a very good, light, small, but really well built and very sharp knife for people who work or spend time in places where a larger knife isn't necessary or would draw unwanted attention. It's a good knife for someone who's work clothes are more khaki and oxford shirt and less Carhartt.

If you want a knife to cut rope, breakdown cardboard, or something like that, this is the wrong knife for you. If you want to be able to open mail, peel an apple, or just like having something sharp in your pocket but can't carry something bigger then this is the perfect knife.

I've also seen people be critical of the fact that Spyderco chose 3Cr13 steel for this blade. It's a thin blade and a harder (more brittle steel) would likely snap with a blade this thin. The 3Cr13 makes sense in this application. Since it's a light duty knife you're not going to be wearing the edge that much and with a softer steel that's less likely to fracture, you don't need to worry about eye protection if you feel like poking something with your knife. Also sharpening and honing is the funnest part about owning knives.

Lone Wolf Trask

Lone Wolf Trask Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: Nick
10/13/2014
Price: $75.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
I have this as my ERC knife and it is great. It has held an edge very well and looks sleak. The handle is a bit smooth and slippery but not a problem. I highly recommend this knife.

TOPS Knives Mini Scandi Knife 2.5

TOPS Knives Mini Scandi Knife 2.5 Reviews
Overall:
  10
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  9
Review by: Matt
10/11/2014
Price: $63.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
This knife is a MUST HAVE for the out door enthusiast or for an EDC. Take it from a guy who goes nuclear on how hard he works a knife. The way it processes small game (excluding fish) is astounding. The scandi grind makes wood working simple. If you have any doubts...don't. The 1095 is stupid easy to touch up the edge back to hair popping sharpness. The only draw back is the sheath. The kydex is great but the fitment could be a bit easier on the release.

CRKT Kommer Brow Tine

CRKT Kommer Brow Tine Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  10
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  9
Review by: Tim Koob
10/11/2014
Price: $94.00
Use: Outdoor/Survival
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
First, I'm not sure what the occupation is of the gentleman who "Rated" a few of the knives crafted by CRKT. I suspect he is a Cop, because I am too. All the knives on his Rating Chart could easily be Used in an On Duty Carry "Best of" Article. I would NEVER criticize a Fellow Cop, (If he is one) all have their favorites. But The Knife I have is VERY well balanced, and holds an edge like a champ. (If you know how to sharpen it) I have cleaned as many as 3 deer in one day with my knife. No Problems.
This entire line of Quality Knives is designed by Russell Kommer Custom Knives. Highly recommended!!

Colt Throwing Knife

Colt Throwing Knife Reviews
Overall:
  7
Quality:
  6
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  8
Review by: KEN KEELING
10/11/2014
Price: $20.00
Use: Other
Time Owned: Less than 1 Month

Comments:
THE COLTS STICK WELL. THEY FLY THROUGH THE AIR GREAT. FOR A LIMITED USE, THEY CAN'T BE BEATEN. HOWEVER, THE DURABLITY LACKS MY LIKING IN A PRACTICE THROWING KNIFE. FOR PRACTICE, I WOULD RECCOMEND A THICKER KNIFE. FOR SELF DEFENSE. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED
A RUKO 9 INCH WORKS BETTER FOR ME IN PRACTICE THROWING SESSIONS. THE END OF DAYS RUKOS ARE FANTASTIC THROWERS. THEY ARE NEARLY UNBREAKABLE. ALTHOUGH , THE COLTS STICK EVEN BETTER. NOW AT 13 FEET , I CAN STICK THE RUKO 4 0F 6 TIMES ALWAYS OR BETTER.
THE FIRST THROW OF MY COLTS SET, I STUCK ALL THREE THE VERY FIRST THROW. MY FRIEND DID THE SAME , BUT TWO OF THREE STUCK HIS FIRST THROW. THEY KEPT STICKING WELL AFTER TOO. HOWEVER, I STARTED NOTICING DAMAGE ON THEM RIGHT AWAY. ONCE AGAIN GREAT FOR LIMITED USE. BUT NOT SO GOOD FOR LOADS OF PRACTICING. THE STEEL IS HARD AND STRONG. THOUGH THEY ARE VERY THIN. THE THINNESS ACCOUNTS FOR THE GOOD FLIGHT IN THE AIR TO THE TARGET.
TRY THESE COLTS, GREAT PROTECTION. AND GREAT VALUE. THEY STICK LIKE NO OTHER I'VE SEEN SO FAR AS A PRO THROWER MYSELF.

Victorinox Recruit

Victorinox Recruit Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  8
Value:
  10
Review by: Trevor
10/08/2014
Price: $17.99
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: 1 year

Comments:
Great knife I use it everyday when it comes to opening cans of soup or tuna to opening packages to using it at work. Its has all the tools for a edc carry. I own over 50 knives and this is my go to edc knife everyday. I love how its a sturdy ss blade. Its made very well by a company who cares about quality. The size is perfect. Its not to big and has all the right tools. I strongly suggest the recruit because i sure have enjoyed it

Benchmade 950 Rift

Benchmade 950 Rift Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  10
Value:
  10
Review by: Todd Crawford
10/08/2014
Price: $0.00
Use: Every Day Carry
Time Owned: Greater than 1 year

Comments:
This is my EDC Benchmade and use it EVERYDAY in my job. Keeps a nice sharp blade and very easy to maintain. Only issue is the clip but Benchmade warranty covers that.

Al Mar Falcon Ultralight

Al Mar Falcon Ultralight Reviews
Overall:
  9
Quality:
  9
Ergonomics:
  9
Value:
  5
Review by: Keith
10/05/2014
Price: $0.00
Use: Light Duty/General
Time Owned: 6 months

Comments:
I own over 100 knives. I've searched high and low for the perfect general duty/EDC knife. After over a decade of carrying nearly a plethora of different knives, I think I may have found the perfect EDC.
The Al Mar Falcon Ultralight is so short, so thin and so light that from day one, I literally did not know I was carrying it. This knife is so unobtrusive, I have to physically check to see if I have it with me!
Furthermore, this knife is very pleasing to the eye, and the design is very functional. Fit and finish is some of the best I've seen on a production knife.
There are a few--not so positive things, but they are not deal breakers. The blade is Aus8 steel; it's on par with 440c, so it's not great, but it's still good and acceptable. The knife is of pinned construction and cannot be taken apart. In the end, the negatives do not outweigh the positives.
This knife is definitely a keeper.



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