Best Survival Knives Fixed Blade

Knives 3 Oct 2022 10+ Comments Open

1. KA BAR 1213 Black Straight Sheath

KA BAR 1213 Black Straight Sheath

The knife has a lanyard hole. The material of the blade is Carbon Steel, Black. Overall Length (inches): 11.75; Carry System: Kydex Sheath; Handle Material: Kraton. Special features: N/A.

Brand: Ka-bar

👤I want to address the "disformation" or "casting proof" comment, which everyone seems to be incorrect about. The little dot on the knife's pommel is the pin that holds the blade to the base. The pin on the KA-BAR was left rough and exposed so that you know which way your blade edge is in low to no light conditions. If it was smooth or rough, your mind will register. The knife is a true 1211 model, stamped KA-BAR. It will last me. Put it on your camel's back for hiking. The nylon legstrap is held onto the kydex by the 4 rivits. Now pull the handle down and out towards your weak side, and all you have to do is use the shot line to get it to your pack strap.

👤Replacing my old one with this item. I thought I would respond to the negative reviews. This is a genuine Ka-Bar. It is stamped USA, but on the other side it is marked "Ka-Bar Oleans, NY." This is not a Chinese knock-off. It is the same as the original except for some minor design changes. The reviewers mentioned the pommel pin. It has always been there. The sheath is great and it came sharp. I haven't tested it yet. Will update when I do.

👤I ordered the knife even though I was a little skeptical after reading some of the other reviews. The instructions and literature were in the factory box. It is made in New York. The knife is locked in with a solid click and a strap that goes around the handle, it is a good quality Kydex. I have an original USN issue called Kabar that I compare to this one and it is almost the same. I think I will like the rubber grip better than the stacked leather blade because the leather gets a little slippery when wet. The Kydex sheath has more options than the leather. The original Kabar blade is a high carbon one, and this one says it is 1095 carbon steel the same as the original only powder coated to protect it from rusting. Everyone knows that high carbon blades have a dark tint from the carbon. The dark tint does not affect the blade in any way. This looks to be a top quality knife and I will review it after I put it through a trail period.

👤I like to use knives and weapons, but it was a bit pricey for a good one. I got some extra money and did a lot of research and found this blade. I think it's the best part of my collection. When you open the box and hold it in your hand, you know it's quality. This is a piece of steel. The workmanship that goes into a Ka-Bar is felt when you hold it. The weight and feel of this is amazing. If you are a true patriot, this blade is for you.

👤I bought this knife for my boyfriend after doing a lot of research. I was looking for a good knife for camping or survival. This knife was very good. It is not too heavy. The weight and balance is spot on, and it fits in the hand. There is a reason that this is the Marine issue knife. The sheath is made of plastic and is great for EDC. The perfect gift was the custom made survival sheath from KY Lake Leather. I wanted a gift for my boyfriend that was similar to this knife. The craftsmanship is topnotch. It has all of the essentials to keep him alive for a few days. Ky Lake Leather is making me a custom sheath for my knife and I purchased the Ka-bar Short knife because I love it so much. Look up Ky Lake Leather on the internet. You will not be disappointed.

2. Cold Steel 35AE Master Tanto

Cold Steel 35AE Master Tanto

HOOK WARRANTY If their hook isn't what you want, you don't have to ask for a replacement. Please contact them if you have any trouble with their products. All of their Tantos have a lustrous lustrous finish on the hollow ground blade bevels and a contrasting line grain finish on the blade flats. The Tanto's come with a flattened Kraton handle. The overall length is 17-5/8" and the oval shape provides a solid grip and resists rolling or twisting in the hand under hard use. It is designed to concentrate the full force of a crushing blow in a small area so that even a moderately powerful blow can be remarkably effective in disarming or incapacitating an attacker.

Brand: Cold Steel

👤I am a cold steel fan. Do not expect an impartial review. I have been buying cold steel products since they sent out catalogs, and their products came with "proof" video cds of them "testing" them. The product is PRICEY. I've been looking at this for a long time. I was not disappointed when the price finally dropped. One word, wow. I don't want you to buy this. I want the price to drop so I can get another at the 169 bones I paid. Yes. 169! If there is less interest, that can happen. I'm going to say it anyway, but it's so needless to say. I like this. I have bought a lot of product from a lot of manufacturers. The least amount of defects are found in the products. It might not be true with others, but it is the case with me. 99% of the time, they deliver what they said they would. I have come to "rely" on the products more than others. It has become somewhat of a tough, affordable, utility driven, no-nonsense type of tool brand with me. I have inferior items that fail and my items that just keep chopping along. I grab my item when I need it the most. It is more efficient. If you were stuck in a burning room and had to use a knife to escape, which knife would you grab? Would it be your grandfather's knife? Would it be a simple, affordable knife made from modern steel? It would be a knife. It is an affordable knife. It is backed by a large company that makes it important to not cut corners on materials, heat treat and build, and it is not afraid of hard use. It will get the job done. Is this an unlikely scenario? Yeah. I too. We get to see a lot of funky stuff when I manage buildings. Imagine an apartment building with an older tenant who forgets to turn off his stove for 5 hours, and a young guy who falls asleep while smoking and tries to put a book on fire. These kind of things still happen. So why mention this? There are a lot of Japanese style swords listed on Amazon for less than this Tanto. Check for yourself. You could get a full sized katana for 100 bones. Why spend more of your hard earned money on a Tanto? Exactly! Don't look at it anymore! Go away! My Tanto! It was just Kidding. I'm 100% certain that this Tanto will do what it says it will do. Whenever you need it to, it will cut and penetrate it. It is a certainty that my items will fail, and I would be shocked if they did. I have put my gear through thousands of hours and it has not failed me yet. You are thinking that this is a weak man. He doesn't use his tools in a manly way. Tools should be broken after several years of use. It is the way of men. He probably has small hands. You are probably correct. Cold steel makes very good, very sturdy tools, and a good sturdy tool is still a good sturdy tool. I encourage you to look into the company's offerings if you needed to cut something like your life depended upon it. The Tanto is balanced. The blade is larger at the bottom and larger at the top. The blade is light and fast. If you have ever used a blade against another person with a blade, you know that you want to stay away from the other guy. The longer your blade is, the better. You want it to be long and fast, but not easily broken. The Tanto easily checks all three boxes. The handle is strong. They have a name for it. It's fine. It won't hurt you if you use it for a long time, and it won't slip out of your hands when you use it. I like how pretty "Sanmai" is. People used to have to make their steels stronger. It isn't the case anymore. Modern day mono-steel blades are very strong. You would do fine with a mono-steel blade if it was cheaper than the "Sanmai" steel that was being made. It says "Taiwan" on it. I've had a lot of products with "Taiwan" on them. None of them were bad. They are similar to the ones made in Japan. It is equally tough. Just as beautiful. They have high quality in Taiwan. There were no complaints there. Sorry for the rant. I'm tired of typing. Was it helpful? Did it convince you to buy this Tanto? Did it cause you to leave? Let me know! Click on that helpful icon to keep going! I buy these items with my own money and I like interacting with other people in the area. Thank you for reading!

3. Ka Bar Becker Combat Bowie Fixed

Ka Bar Becker Combat Bowie Fixed

All branches of the military use it. It's great for outdoor services. Quality andDurability are tested. The knife has a steel blade. The Grivory handle has an ergonomics that reduces user fatigue.

Brand: Ka-bar

👤I purchased this knife to celebrate when Texas legalized carrying a knife. Good grief! There is a law against the knife in Texas. Remember the Alamo! Come and take it! Leave your knife at home. The decision was made after valuable input from friends. Over the past few centuries, the knife has experienced some evolution. I like the ones that look like James Bowie used for bears and bad guys. I was doubtful that I would use the knife against bears or bad guys, and knowing that I would likely avoid being close to them, made me think that I would use the knife against them. My choice is capable of cutting a small tree to the size of the largest one in the West of the Mississippi. Without further adieu, I present the Becker BK9 Combat Bowie. This knife is made from American steel and has a black coating to hide it in the wood pile where you last saw it. It's actually 9 and there's a sheath with accommodations for a bic lighter and a honing rod. This mini-machete required only a small touch up to be able to shave hair off my arm. I wouldn't recommend it for bikini shaves. I think this is the best knife I've ever had. Ka-Bar included a sheath pocket for a smaller camp knife in hopes that guys like me would choose to add it to their collection. They're probably correct about that. I will parade around Fort Worth on September 1 with this knife on my side. It will be put in my overnight hiking bag, ready for the next Lone Star adventure.

👤I've been collecting knives from manufacturers like Ontario, Buck, ESEE, CRKT, and others. I like to use knives that are practical for my uses in camping, hiking, survival, or backyard warrior applications. I will put the knife to work and understand that some knives are better for certain tasks than others. I was torn between the ESEE Junglas and the Becker BK9. I read and watched many articles and reviews of the two famous knives. I did the only thing I could do. I bought them both. I'm amazed at the artistic beauty of the tools I hold in my hand, even though my pockets are empty. I am now a true backyard warrior, wielding these two beasts while my neighbors look through their window blinds and think that I've lost my mind. I consider myself a fan of both of these knives, because there are fans that have joined different camps. I will focus on the Becker BK9 for this particular review. A recent storm gave my mom the chance to put the BK9 to work. We had a band of storms cross into North Carolina and my mom called and said there were trees down in her yard. It wouldn't be very exciting anticipating all the work that would need to be done, but I was excited to travel back home and assist with my new toys. I loaded up a bag of knives that I was eager to try out. I was surprised by how light the BK9 was. I was expecting it to be a heavier feeling knife, but it felt lighter than I anticipated. It's a big piece of steel that looks like a beast and is also constructed like one. The handle was comfortable. I like the look and feel of the handles on other knives and didn't know what to expect with the Kraton one. I didn't have a problem with the knife slipping out of my hand while I was using it because the handle was very comfortable. The nylon sheath for the BK9 appears to be good enough for this knife and the blade was very sharp out of the box. The sheath still has a compartment for the once included BK 13 However, Romara. You won't find that knife in the BK9 anymore. The knife they used with the BK9 was made in Taiwan, but now it is made in the USA. If you want to use that additional compartment, you'll have to purchase the American made BK13. There is an accessory compartment on the sheath. The knife did a great job chopping up those tree branches. The Becker had no problem with processing limbs from Maple, Pine, Pear, and Black walnuts. I gave myself more work to do because I was having so much fun. Typically, I would break the branches down and tie a rope around them and take them off into the woods. I needed a wheel barrel more than a four wheeler and I had to chop up everything into smaller pieces. Everything that I was chopping up was still green. The black coating on the car was starting to peel off. The coating on carbon steel is supposed to protect it from rusting, but it also collects a lot of material as you chop it. I was thinking that I wouldn't be able to clean out all of that stuff because it's embedded into the coating. I used Ballistol on the blade and after a few minutes of scrubbing with a rag, it looked new. The blade is still razor sharp after a full day of chopping. The ability to be handled for carving applications is something that I like about this knife. I would use this knife to widdle the smaller branches into spears. It's light weight and handling make it a good carver. I think my wife and mom were tired of hearing me yell across the yard, "Hey come here and see this." I had fun. It's a joy working with a tool and marveling at it's design. It's great to have a tool that will be helpful in my camping adventures and one that could prove to be an asset in a survival situation should the need arise. I am very pleased with the performance of the knife I received, and I highly recommend it.

4. KA BAR Becker Campanion Fixed Blade

KA BAR Becker Campanion Fixed Blade

The Kraton handle is carbon steel. A heavy duty field knife is suited for camping chores. It was made in Olean New York. It was designed by Ethan Becker. KA-BAR Knives Inc. is a manufacturer of KA-BAR Knives. Comes with a black nylon sheath.

Brand: Ka-bar

👤If you're reading this, you've probably read all the reviews, so I'll stick to my opinion. There is no such thing as the ultimate survival knife. If you need to split wood, buy an axe. If you only need to skin game, carve wooden tools, build traps, slice veggies for camp dinner, buy a smaller, more maneuverable knife. If you need to escape a falling building after an earthquake or other disaster, you should carry a wrecking/pry bar. If you can't carry all of those tools around all the time, the Ka-Bar BK2 is a good choice. The blade steel is of working class and facilitates a variety of uses. I was looking for a long knife. The get home bag is for the event. The idea was to have a knife that could be used for a variety of urban and rural survival tasks. This knife is great for bush crafting. Some reviewers in survivalist forums complained that the length of the blade limited one to batoning smaller logs during shelter building, I don't know what kind of shelters they are building that would require one to process logs thicker than 5in. If you have the time and energy to build yourself a log cabin, then you probably also have a chainsaw and a pet. The BK2 is great because it is good for many things, but not great at one thing. If you have to read that again, its a fantastic buy for those who are limited to carrying one relatively small knife, in a get home bag, but are not too concerned about the added weight. If you are planning on being in a given situation and your resources enable you, you should get a knife that is designed for that purpose. This is a great knife. Is it good for you?

👤I believe the majority of positive reviews on this item are by people who don't use knives often. This knife has a number of things wrong with it. The box was emptied. It gets through butter. 2. The ferro rod cannot be sparked with the spine because of the thick black coating. 3. The manufacturer has poor bladesmanship. There are dents and flaws in the steel. 4. If you want to work with this knife and sweat, the scales are useless. They are slick. 5. The sheath is made of imported garbage. I spent a lot of money to get this knife in working order. I did 1. Scales were replaced. 2. The thick coating was removed. 3. A sharp 90 on the spine is ground. 4. Put a sharp edge on the blade. 5. The surface was forced to have a patina. 6. The nylon belt loop was replaced. If you need a working knife right out of the box, spend a little more money and get a better brand.

👤I bought this knife a long time ago. Let me tell you a story. I hated cheap items that broke in the army. After the army, I set out to find things that were strong. The best items for the job. I can't tell you how many knives I destroyed. I tried to destroy this knife. I don't mean batoning logs with a heavy hand. I mean jamming it into the crack of a rock face to haul my butt over a ledge. 250 lbs of me. I put this thing in the bottom of my kayak to see how it trusts. No. I've thrown it at trees and cars. I have chopped fence wire with a knife. I dug holes in the gravel for the toilets. I hated this knife for 2 years. I am in love with it. I have the most reliable thing in my life. I put a nice micarta handle on it after engraving it. I ordered one for my wife and one for our boy so he could have one like his dad. You will not regret getting this knife.

5. Ontario Force Survival Knife Black

Ontario Force Survival Knife Black

pilots carry the 499 survival knife for generations for survival in any environment A carbon steel blade. thickness The overall length is 9. The U.S. Army and Air Force have knives. The blade has a top edge. The sheath and leather handle are comfortable.

Brand: Ontario Knife

👤The survival knife issued by the USAF and US Army flight crews since 1958 is still being used by the US military. The K-Bar has a handle made of tough leather rings and a 5 inch blade with a bolt base for hammering and breaking glass. The battle of Vietnam to the Mid East was perfect length and not unwieldy for defense. What else could you ask for in a survival knife? I have owned a few over the years, starting with my first one that I purchased at the Camp Casey PX in Korea and used after my hitch was up, and it never let me down. Over the last 48 years, I have always owned at least one, even though I lost a couple, one got stolen and I gave a few to family and friends. I bought my wife one, gave my son and daughter one, and bought this one for me. I have a spare in my bag and one on my belt. I am treating the handle with GreaseLP to weather proof it. The leather sheath is dying as well. Almost every other knife competing for your money as a survival knife is trying to be this knife. They are not. The survival knife has been in the military for 60 years. This knife is for sale.

👤I have had experience with pilots survival knives in the past as a soldier and as a knife reviewer, but I figured I would give them another try. I wanted to get a better idea of whether or not these knives would be a good idea to recommend to new users due to their cool styling, history, and super low price. This knife is TERRIBLE for anyone new to bushcraft or survival. The edge is not straight. If you are looking for a user, this knife is not the one for you, it has the worst fit and finish and edge geometry of any knife I have ever purchased. If you thin the edge out to a halfway decent thickness, you can do a decent job, but you can't do it because the edge is not straight.

👤I had a knife in 1973. When my country was taken over by the communists, I had to throw away my military knives. I didn't care about the brands of the knives my father gave me, I was a little boy. I remember the shape of the knife, and the fact that I often used it when going into the woods with my friends. It's funny. It's nice to have it again. Handle it every day because it's a beautiful old friend. Love it. Thank you Amazon and Ontario. I know it's called the Ontario 499 Air force Survival knife. The sheath is the same as mine in 1973. I need the knife, not the sheath.

👤I decided to use the OTK knife after a lot of research. I wanted the USA to be made and not all of them are. These are. I put a few coats of resolene from feibings on the leather after painting it with orange leather dye. I put the O rings in the leather gaps after grabbing the 395 piece O ring kit. I used a razors edge tosharpen it. I haven't used it yet to cut heavy duty stuff, but I will report back when I do. I put the sheath to my liking. Check out the pictures.

6. Schrade SCHF59 Outdoor Survival Camping

Schrade SCHF59 Outdoor Survival Camping

SOG fixed blade knives are built to last and they will take care of you if you need it. The overall length is 21.3 cm and the blade length is 3.8 cm. It isdurable: The blade is made of 65Mn High Carbon Steel and has a black handle. It's permissible. The black belt sheath with a ferro rod attachment is ideal for everyday carry. The blade will not slip with the finger guard. A lanyard hole and a full tang design make the knife very dangerous.

Brand: Schrade

👤I watched brands and models for my first fixed blade knife and the SCHF59 catch me since the first time I saw it, but at last minute I went for the Gerber brand, but the idea of the SCHF59 still were, but I spent many days and nights watching brands and I don't have big hands, but it's not easy to fit the grip, the edge is not sharper, and the weight is not great, but it's good. The Schrade is perfect for the daily tasks, and the Gerber will be the star of those fishing days.

👤I love that Schrade made a universal sheath. Thank you. The steel is supposed to be 65Mn high carbon. The blade length is close to 3.8 inches. It comes with a ferro rod and a strikers too. There were some initial questions as to whether this knife could be used as a fire starter. If you make a few minor adjustments to the blade, it can be done. Light weight at 6 ounces is the pro's. The handle is textured. It fits my hand like a glove and I'm not sure if it's Micarta or not. There is no slipping yet. A lanyard hole at the top end. It was sharp. You will need to do some tuning. A non issue for me. It is a perfect size for general tasks and so far it is very sturdy. The gimping on the blade feels good. Don't try to cut red woods with it. Smaller limbs are not a problem. The wood is decent. A good balance. The ferro rod holder can be removed. This knife is not a bad knife. The sheath is a tad tight but that will change over time. If you prefer smaller and more controllable knives, I recommend this.

👤I have to put this out in front of my initial thoughts when I use this knife. I took off the belt loop, made one of leather, and carried it nice, despite the blade edge being discolored, it held a good edge, and I beat on some tin and aluminum cans with it. It is as close to perfect as you can get. It will give a lot back if you put a little time into the knife to fix the small flaws. The only complaint so far is that the sheath dulled the blade, which is really annoying because I just put my whetstones away from honing the edge. The 'Fix' is for the sheath. A thin strip of tooling leather, silicone caulk for the glue, was slid into the sheath along the edge of the blade. The material that should not dull the blade was used because it was available. The sheath for my BK2 has been fixed for two or three years. The blade of the knife was sharp enough to featherstick a piece of dried silver maple. Everything seemed to have gone well. Will update if things change. The knife was stored out of the sheath and not in a bucket of water. I wanted to use this knife as an edc. If the knife is starting to rust in my dry as a bone house in the middle of winter with the forced air heat blasting, there is no way it will survive the hot humid PA summer.

7. SOG Tactical Partially Serrated SS1003 CP

SOG Tactical Partially Serrated SS1003 CP

SOG knives and tools are built to last but may require initial tuning adjustments along with regular cleaning, lubrication and sharpening; they consider all repair and replacement requests. The full titanium blade is 49 INCH. The fixed blade knife is a field-tested combat knife, camping knife, boot knife and hunting knife, and measures 9.6 inches in total length. There is a number of OUNCE WT. W/ The handle is made of GRN STAINLESS STEEL. A tough outdoor knife handle for fixed blade survival knives with sheath; glass-reinforced nylon offers great grip. The black titanium nitride coating is black. Fixed blade knives are hardened at the atomic level with SOG's cryogenic heat treatment. DeLUXE SHEATH: A capable hiking knife, rescue knife, military knife or outdoor knife sheath; sharp knife includes line cutter, ferrochromium fire starter and sharpener. Take care of your tactical knife with sheath and they will take care of you; SOG fixed blade knives with sheath are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests. Take care of your tactical knife with sheath and they will take care of you; SOG fixed blade knives with sheath are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests.

Brand: Sog

👤The knife is nice, but the description does not mention the country of origin.

👤The sheath should have been made better for the ability to remove the knife quickly, so it gets four stars. The knife handle has hooks and attachment high up so trying to grab it is like grabbing a needle with only your fingers. Tactical use of this sheath is terrible. There is a If you practice taking the knife out and putting it back in, it will work if you do that enough. The built in sharpener is decent. The seat belt cutter has a sliding plate that protects it from being exposed when not in use. The end of the full tang handle is better than nothing because it is the only place to break glass if attacked. The plastic handle feels great, but you don't know how it will handle wet hands or sweaty hands. The knife feels really good when my thumb goes to the front of the handle, which is a little curved on the blade. The fire starter rod built in the sheath is a really cool extra but wonder how many uses it will be able to handle before it is replaced. It's a sog. I think you can get replacement parts easy. If you want to use the sheath for future use, you can remove the part that makes it hard to get on it. The knife and sheath combo is giving a thumbs up, but as far as the ease of use in an emergency for quick removal is concerned, it gets a big thumbs down.

👤I like this knife. I knew I wanted a different type of handle when I got this knife, but I was willing to pay the price for it. The para-cord cutter is useless, as others have said it is easier to use the blade. Maybe I'm missing something. I like the built in sharpener. There are lots of reviews that go into detail on this knife. The belt attachment is the reason for 4 stars. The belt attachment is not easy to replace. The knife has a snap in it that pulls the sheath too. I had to tie the para-cord around my leg. Not bad, but not necessary. A better retention system is needed. Now 5 stars. I am kind of stupid. You can put a belt through the slots on the belt clip. I've tried this for a few days and it works. I should have figured this one out since I make knives. I was well for 7 days in country.

👤Is it made in China? No, made in Taiwan? Yes! They do a great job as well. The design of SOG knives is wonderful, and the workmanship is amazing. I've owned a few of their knives, and I have good things to say about them. You have other issues if you don't like them solely because of where they're made. This is my favorite SOG handle. The slight arch makes it fit in your hand.

8. CIVIVI Tamashii Handle Outdoor C19046 1

CIVIVI Tamashii Handle Outdoor C19046 1

Bob Terzuola designed it. The D2 blade was finished in a dark color. The G10 handle is lightweight and comfortable. T-clip for vertical or horizontal belt carry. There is a lifetime guarantee against defects.

Brand: Civivi

👤I would have chosen the screws over the neat sticker if I had known. .

9. Ontario Knife Company 8668 Sheath

Ontario Knife Company 8668 Sheath

Measures 10 inches overall. The test of Durability is the quality of the blade. The gap between real-world features and economy is bridged by the Rat Line. This knife is ideal for Edc because of its convenient and easy access. The handle is equipped with a comfortable grip. Jimping for a secure finger grip. The overall length is 12", the blade length is 7", and the handle length is 5".

Brand: Ontario Knife Company

👤I've taken this out a few times and I'm happy with it. I like this size of knife more than the dedicated bushcraft knives which are popular now. The size of the blade makes the axe unnecessary for splitting. I take it along with a Bahco saw and a small blade for food, and I feel like I cover a lot of bases with this set-up. The grind out of the box was okay. I reground it. There are a couple of things that I would change. The balance is a bit grip heavy and I'd like to see some cutouts in the tang to counter that. I don't like the powdercoat finish. I want my blades to be smooth. The coating is starting to show wear after some batoning and it's clear that it won't last indefinitely. It can't be used to get a spark. I may just remove the blade and coat it with a powdercoat. It would be great if OKC offered a version with a more durable finish. A good knife at a decent price.

👤I picked this blade up. The blade has been stripped and blackened. OKC uses tough stuff for its coating. I used a round file to make the jimping on the spine a little more aggressive, and also sharpened the spine to throw sparks with ferro rods. Sometimes I can't leave alone. There wasn't anything wrong with the knife right out the gate. It's a good spot for a medium sized knife. Can chop, but it's a bit more labor intensive. Smaller knife tasks are done well enough. Holds a decent edge. Can run. I've whooped on mine, but it doesn't care. The handle is quite comfortable. I can't say anything bad about it. It doesn't transfer a lot of shock. There were no big hot spots for me. The only downside is the sheath. You are not paying for the sheath. It's alright, but not great. If it bugs you, get a nice leather one or a kydex. Not buying two is my only regret with this knife. I'll probably fix that soon.

👤Over the years, I have purchased many OKC knives and have always been very happy with them. I saw this and the RTAK II on sale for $65 and decided to buy a few more. I wouldn't have expected any of the knives to have defects, but maybe the quality control has changed over the past few years. The RAT-7 had more fit and finish issues than the other knife I bought. When I scratched the powder coat off, I found a lot of rust underneath, which was a result of the black powder coat bubbling up in places. I was more concerned with the fact that the blade is slightly bent to one side. I would expect a knife with these issues to be labeled and sold as a factory second, not as a representation of their top quality production.

👤I never expected this knife to replace my Becker BK-7 as my favorite outdoors knife. I picked one up at Cabela's because I loved the simple elegance of the design and it came with an attractive walnut handle and leather sheath. I made a custom leather dangler sheath and replaced the original walnut handle scales with the OKC original scales. The knife is in its original form. In case something got missed in the description, the first thing to do is the specifications. The RAT-7 overall length is 12.25" and the blade is 0.19" thick. I had a chance to try out my custom leather dangler on an 11-day hiking trip through the Grand Circle in northern Arizona and southern Utah. The overall package was lighter and more compact than the factory sheath of the BK-7, and the blade itself has a slimmer design, so I decided to take the Becker BK-7, which was a knife I was familiar with already. The more woodsy look of the knife looked more in place with a group of hikers than it did with a fighting style knife. The weight difference was a factor when I was considering my loadout. I put this knife through a trial by fire because we didn't carry ax or hatchet. I was able to accomplish most of the tasks that came up with my small folding saw. I was with a Boy Scout troop and I used this knife to show them how to build a one-log fire. It came out winning in almost every area because of the abuse at the hands of the younger scouts and the heavy use I put on it. This knife was clean and well-equipped to build log walls for windbreaks, cut through cargo straps when one of ours broke, and fashioning hiking sticks out on the trail. The ergonomics and balance of the knife are some of the best I've ever used. It wields like a lighter blade because it's so balanced. The handle design is comfortable and large, which I like, with no discernable hot spots or uncomfortable countouring. The handle was still fantastic even with a somewhat blocky profile, and the Micarta provided an improved purchase on the knife over the walnuts scales. The blade held up well during hard use and processing firewood was very easy with this knife. The originals of the walnut scales had broken before, so I ordered the Micarta ones. The scales make this knife heavier and denser than the wooden ones. The wood scales are a downgrade even if they look better. The good are: excellent balance, great ergonomics, very tough steel and edge, excellent edge retention, excellent fit and finish, perfect size for a field knife, razor sharp out of the box, great handle, excellent slicer, and good chopper. The lanyard solved the issue of the knife being too large for some people, and I think it's a great knife. This design doesn't need Serrations. The knife feels good in the hand, balanced, quick, and ergonomics, despite the somewhat blocky handle scales. The palm swell on the handle is just right. This is an excellent survival knife, one which was originally designed to be a survival knife, not a tactical knife or a bushcraft knife. It has become one of my favorites along with the OKC Ranger Series. You cannot beat this knife for value. I bought a second one to keep in a go bag because it performs and feels like a knife in a much higher price category. Highly recommended.

10. Perkins Hunting Designed Survival Skinning

Perkins Hunting Designed Survival Skinning

Rivets are included for extraDurability. The Tactical Bowie Knife is rated up to 59 Hrc with a razor sharp steel blade. Their blade is made of 440c steel, which means it will stay sharper for longer than most other blades on the market. They made sure that the knife was a full Tang design so that you get optimal balance and leverage. The highest grade of strength, Durability, and reliability is what you want from a big hunting knife. Such as this. They made sure to top the camp knife off with a genuine leather handle. This allows the blade to be comfortable and look beautiful. At Perkins, they always go above and beyond to make sure that their fixed blade Knives are safe to store. There is a life time guarantee. All you have to do is contact them by email or phone if you don't like this piece of art. They will give you a replacement or your money back.

Brand: Perkin Knives

👤Just for shipping, I gave 3 stars. I was expecting better than I got, but I took the reviews and price into account. The knife and sheath looked nice at first, but I noticed a couple defects. The blade is not in line with the handle. It is counterclockwise. I am questioning the strength and reliability of this knife. Feels good. I'm not sure. There is a The strap that secures the knife in the sheath has a button that isn't secure. It won't be enough to put it in place. I'm lucky the knife arrived in one piece, but I can't give a positive review because of the price. Good luck if you gamble on this knife.

👤The entire purchase experience was ruined by the leather sheath. If you have any issues with Perkins, you should contact them first and not post any negative feedback on social media. I will not buy or recommend the product because I have not received a response from them in a week. The product is a waste of money and the quality is second class.

👤I gave 7 of these knives to my groomsmen and one to myself. The knife is very nice and I was looking for something a bit different. The sheaths were different. I was not happy with the quality of the sheaths. There were two sheaths that were faulty on arrival. Since they were gifts, I only opened them because the first box I tried had a defect. I thought I would inspect the rest before I gave them. The sheaths have metal fastenings that secure them to the belt loop. Both had a broken fastening that allowed the retention strap to pull off and not provide a secure fit to a belt. When I contacted Perkins, they said they would ship replacement sheaths in 4-5 days. It took me 2 full weeks to find the sheaths. I only gave the shipping information after two more days, so I didn't get the replacements. Thankfully, those 2 were made correctly. I have experience with a defect rate of 29% on the sheaths. The knife is nice, but I can't recommend it as a product.

👤I gave it a 4 out of 5 on craftsmanship because of the finger guard being about an inch off, but the blade is in line with the handle and pommel, so you'd have to inspect it. This thing is beautiful. The hand is comfortable and the grind lines are perfect. I winced while chopping that seasoned piece of lumber with it again. It had a good butcher knife and was able to cut meat easily. Hair shaving has held its sharpness through testing. The sheath seems to be fine to me, maybe I got lucky. The leather is thick enough, evenly stitched, and has a perfect fit. This will be my camping knife this year, and it will serve well. This knife would be perfect for a cowboys gunbelt or frontuersmans side. Expect a lot of praise if you buy this at its amazing price.

11. SOG Pillar Survival Micarta UF1001 BX

SOG Pillar Survival Micarta UF1001 BX

The old swords of old are brought into the new era with a sleek and sharp design. Please use it with care. Made in the U.S. CPM S35VN STEEL OUTDOOR KNIFE. The ultimate bush craft knife, camping knife and hunting knife is made in the U.S. A boot knife and a perfectly balanced fixed blade belt knife weigh 7. Measures 9 ounces. 9 inches overall. The MI carta handle with finger choli is ideal for any knife with a full tang blade. The Kayden sheath knife has an easy to use locking mount for fixed blade knives. Take care of your tactical knife with sheath and they will take care of you; SOG blades are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests. Take care of your tactical knife with sheath and they will take care of you; SOG blades are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests.

Brand: Sog

👤If you're looking for an excellent tactical knife in the under $200 dollar range, I found two very similar choices. I bought both for comparison purposes because my knife collection isn't quite complete after many years. The SOG Pillar is a brand new knife that is not a lot of people have seen yet. On the right side of the blade, there is a sign that says "USA made". The CPM-S35VN premiumstainless steel blade is highly durable and will resist the effects of harsh conditions. The five inch blade has a heavy duty jimping at the grip for enhanced retention in wet or bloody conditions. The clip point keeps a nice width at the tip for piercing without worry of breaking. The knife has a distinctive look that is all business, and it has a curved blade. The skull popper has a lanyard hole. This is a tactical design that will serve hunters well. I've seen a man field dress a caribou with a knife blade on his Leatherman tool, which proves you can do that if you are experienced, but some knives will be better suited for the task than others. The SOG Pillar's blade has enough belly on it to be a decent skinning blade for any hunter. The knife is light on the back end, but it feels natural and balanced in the hand, and the canvas handles are very comfortable. The knife is instantly accessible no matter how you rig it, because the sheath uses a very tight fit to do away with safety straps. The locking mount on the sheath is low profile. Some might shy away in sticker shock but a knife of this quality is worth every cent, especially when you come to depend on it over time. This is a great blade. The tale of two knives is continuing with my review of the Benchmade fixed Contego 183 reverse tanto.

👤It is difficult to know where to start. I have been looking at this knife for several weeks because of its perfect size, CPM S35VN steel, and attractive blade design. I am a knife lover and avid collector, but I shy away from the expensive ones because I would become homeless quickly if I bought all the ones I wanted. Since there was no guarantee that the price would stay that low, I was willing to gamble on it. I opened the box after the blade arrived. I was worried about the color of the handle since the description said it was black, but several reviews said it was grey. I was happy to see that it was mostly black with a little grey mixed in. The handle is comfortable and solid, but I have felt better on less expensive knives. The look of the blade steel is amazing, with a mixture of stonewashed and satin finishing. The S35VN steel is of high quality. The knife is 5 stars. The sheath left something to be desired. The knife doesn't sit firmly when sheathed despite the fact that it comes with a variety of carrying options. If carried sideways or blade up, it would probably fall out. I would expect a better quality sheath to match the excellence of the blade at this price point. I have included in the provided pictures some of the other knives and sheaths that are of the same size that I have purchased for comparison. None of those blades cost more than $50. I still give this knife a five star rating because the blade is good enough to make up for the drawbacks of the sheath, and it is easier to find a better sheath at a cheaper price than it is to find such an excellent knife and quality sheath together for a cheaper price. The knife itself is worth it if you are on the fence about it. You will not want to drop or lose a knife in this price range, so be prepared to find a quality sheath or use the one provided in tip down configuration.


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