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Experts Tell us the Best Tactical Knife

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Tactical Knife. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Ruike Tactical Pocket Knife

This product was recommended by Marc Bromhall from Beginner Surf Gear

This is our favourite tactical knife because of its simplicity. The frame lock gives the knife a very sleek style while holding the blade open during use, and the locking mechanism is very secure – there is almost no play when the blade is extended.

Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Folding Knife

This product was recommended by Jamie Hickey from Coffee Semantics

I fish and hunt a lot and needed a dependable folding knife that would stay sharp and I had a fried that used the smith and Wesson extreme ops knife. It’s lightweight, very durable since it’s made out of carbon, equipped with a liner lock, so you will never have to worry about it closing on your hand. I’ve had it for over a year and have only had to sharpen it twice and it gets regular use.

Emerson CQC-7BW BTS Tanto Knife

This product was recommended by Arbab Muneeb from GunMade

The CQC-7 from Emerson knives is the most famous folding knife of all time. Every knife company has its version of this knife but they cannot beat the real thing. It comes at the top place for the best knife for close combat.

Spyderco Military Knife

This product was recommended by Arbab Muneeb from GunMade

The Military’s blade shape is a long, thin fully flat ground clip point with a perfectly straight spine and a continuous curve to the edge that stretches out a full 4”. It comes at second place for the best knives for close combat.

Boker Kalashnikov Bowie D/A OTF Automatic Knife

This product was recommended by Arbab Muneeb from GunMade

The Kalashnikov’s are a line of push-button autos from the Boker Solingen line (German built) and the Boker Plus line (Chinese built) that all feature similar handles and blade steels. It received the approval of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the father of the infamous Russian AK47 rifle, to build knives under the Kalashnikov name before his passing in 2013.

Schrade SCHF15 7.9in High Carbon S.S. Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife

This product was recommended by James Davis from Outdoorsr

I think this is the best tactical knife due to its versatility and application in a wide variety of environments. This is a full-tang, fixed blade knife, which is as durable as it gets when it comes to knives. Pair that with the 3.4inch blade, and you’ll be able to perform a good variety of tasks in a ton of different situations. I’ve used this blade hunting, to baton wood, cut paracord, and a ton of other tasks around the house. The handle is amazing. It’s incredibly ergonomic and offers a good amount of finger protection compared to some other options. This is by far one of my favorite aspects of the knife. It looks good, feels good, and is extremely durable. When you take into account the price of the knife, I don’t think there’s a better value for money option out there.

Steinbrucke Tactical Knife

This product was recommended by Bill Joseph from Frontier Blades

The Steinbrucke tactical knife is a great multifunctional and reliable tactical knife to carry around. This knife features a sharp partially serrated blade – allowing the user to effectively make both pull cuts with the serrations and push cuts with the plain part of the blade’s edge. The knife also features a seat belt cutter and glass breaker for emergencies. The reversible clip makes this knife perfect for both left and right handed users.

Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife

This product was recommended by Velin Dragoev from Keen Fighter

I have over 15 years of experience in various self-defense oriented martial arts, chief among them being Eskrima (Filipino Kali). It focuses on blunt-force and edged weapons. Based on my experience, the best tactical knife is definitely the Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife. It’s made of high quality stainless steel, and is very easy to deploy, thanks to the round hole on the back of the blade. The blade itself is neither too long, nor too short, and is great at keeping its edge.

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