This is an easy to find collection of recommended tactical knives. If you are looking for a folding tactical knife (which is often defined as a self defense knife), and don’t know where to start I have created short list of my recommendations based on knives that I have reviewed. In my opinion these are among the best tactical knives I have reviewed.
A note on prices: I have tried to make the table so that you can sort through by price. The number of dollar signs relates to the price of the knife as follows: 1 ($0-$50); 2 ($50-$100); 3 ($100-$200); 4 ($200-$300); 5 ($300+). Naturally these are all approximations and actual prices are subject to change.
Recommended Tactical Knives:
|Tactical Knives||Overall Length (inches)||Blade Length (inches)||Weight (ounces)||Blade Steel||Price||Made In|
|Zero Tolerance 0562 CF|
|Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21|
|Spyderco Paramilitary 2|
|Ontario Rat 1|
|Cold Steel American Lawman|
|Cold Steel Recon 1|
|Spyderco Gayle Bradley|
|8.078||3.438||5.5||CPM M4||3 $$$||Taiwan|
|Boker Titan Drop|
Selecting the Best Tactical Knife
There are a number of factors to consider when picking out the best tactical knife. I will run through some of the most important criteria that I consider when selecting a knife.
Please be advised that this list is a work in progress. It’s subject to change as new knives hit the market and as my own thoughts on what make a good tactical knife evolves. My hope is that this will give you some good ideas as to where to start if you are seeking out a good tactical knife. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to join the discussion by leaving a comment below or sending me an email through the contact page. Thanks for reading!