The Best Fixed-Blade Knives, According to You
Give yourself the confidence for big jobs with a fixed-blade knife
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This week, we scanned Amazon’s bestseller list for the highest-rated fixed-blade knives, then pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.
SE Outdoor Tanto ($10)
“I keep this knife in my pack because it doesn’t take up too much space. The fire starter throws good sparks and can easily be used to start a fire. The knife came relatively sharp, but I used a stone to add a bit more edge to it.”
Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade ($15)
“I love this knife. It came extremely sharp and is solid and capable. I liked it so much I bought another one.”
Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion ($80)
“This knife is overkill for most applications, but it’s nice to know it can handle just about anything. I’ve only ever seen one break, and that was at the end of chopping down a small eight-inch-diameter tree.”
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife ($30)
“Both a blade and a fire starter, this knife is the right size to be of use for multiple applications, and it keeps its edge pretty well. The weight is heavy enough to not be flimsy but light enough to not weigh you down. The different color options are pretty cool. At this price point, I’d definitely buy a couple more.”
NRS Pilot Knife ($45)
“I use this knife for swiftwater rescue. It’s compact with sturdy construction. The release mechanism is simple and works well with gloves on. The sheath is small, compact, and fully covers the blade. The attachment point for the sheath is a plastic clip, but sturdy. I zip-tie mine to my life vest to ensure it doesn’t slip but still could break away if needed.”