Knives are an integral part of any firearms owner’s life. Â A good knife is a tool for so many tasks – from opening boxes, to skinning a deer, to self-defense. Â Here are some of the knife reviews we have done recently.
Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife – Too often, a “name” attached to a blade means inferior quality. Â While this knife is not for every outdoorsman, we did find it was better than we thought it would be. Â If you are looking for a survival knife, you could do a lot worse than this one.
Blackhawk Be-Wharned Knife – The term ‘tactical folder’ gets thrown around a lot, and it has become largely meaningless due to all of the mall ninjas calling their $4.95 WalMart knife “tactical.” Â However, this Michael Janich designed blade is a serious tactical/self-defense tool. Â It is wicked sharp and fits the hand great.
Browning Black Label Shdowfax Review – If you want a high-end, fixed-blade knife for hunting and other outdoor activities, take a look at this offering from Browning. Â It will not be for everybody, but it might be for you.
CRKT Foresight Knife – Columbia River Knife and Tool offers some nice blades at reasonable prices. Â This one is a Ken Onion designed knife. Â Onion is well known in the blade community, and this one has a number of his design details.
Gerber Swagger Knife – Any blade called Swagger is sure to catch the attention of the knife-buying public. Â Gerber proves why they remain one of the more popular knife companies with this blade. Â It is a winner.
Kershaw Asset Knife – Kershaw makes a wide range of folding knives that are of good quality, yet are at a price point that budget-constrained enthusiasts can still manage. Â I’ve owned a number of Kershaw knives, and I have always been pleased with their long service life.
Kershaw Compound Review – The Compound is one of my standard knock-around knives. Â It has a good blade on it and the opening action is smooth and positive. Â If you need a general purpose knife that won’t destroy your wallet, you should check out this review.
S&W ExtremeOps CK5TBS Knife – Smith & Wesson will lend its name to virtually anything that will bring them some royalty cash. Â This knife is one example of that. Â However, the knife isn’t all bad, and as a dirt cheap folder, it does pretty well.
Knife Review Information
Although GunsHolstersAndGear.com focuses mainly on firearms and shooting gear, we consider blades to be an integral part of a gun owner’s life. Â So, we include the discussion of knives, blades and other edged weapons on the site.
A good work knife should be carried at all time. Â The exact kind will depend on your normal needs. Â I spend a lot of time working in the yard and opening packing boxes. Â My needs will be different from the doctor who spends most of his time in an office or the mechanic who is working in a shop all day.
Many of the knives we review have an outdoor or survival bend to them. Â However, we also cover quite a few daily folders and self defense blades. Â If you have any specific requests, please let us know about them.