For me, the best folding survival knife was an essential tool which not only just me you out of tricky situations in the specific survival and wilderness conditions, it is also the tool that I used every day for a variety of jobs. But what is the determining factor that make you choose the best survival folding knife?
Personally, I prefer to choose a heavy duty, reliable survival knife and I do not consider the price tag when I established this list. This is because the strongest knife will could be the difference between life and death in some moments. The quality material and usefulness of the knifes what I first consider.
If you are looking for a hardest folding survival knife that can be handle for a lot of tasks in harsh conditions, This SOG tactical knife is one of the best option. It offers many superior features. The Escape FF25-CP model is designed with a 3.4” blade that is partially serrated, what makes it especially useful for even hunting and crafting tasks. It is coated with a black finish and it is made of a stainless steel material that ensure it is corrosion resistance.
It measures 4.8” overall closed length, this is the perfect size for pocket and easy to carry. However, the hardness of the blade makes it much more superior than the normal garden pocket knives.
It is designed with the drop point blade for the stronger profile. This design also ensures the the tip is robust. It retain the sharpness of the blade for such a long time and requires low maintenance. There are the glass breaker, wire stripper, and extra line cutter blade that are equipped under the handle of this knife. All of these make the knife very handy for multiple task in survival situations.
The handle is made from hard-anodized 6061-T6 aluminum and designed in military-style. The material makes it extremely study and durable. In the pack, you also get a wire stripper. The drawback here is that it is relatively expensive and I not really highly appreciate its one-handed lock-back systems.
The Freek 560-1 measure 8.46 inches in total length with the handle is 4.46 inches and the blade is 4 inches. With this ideal length, this knife is useful for both everyday carry tasks even heavy duty work in the survival situation like cutting through woods.
Benchmade Freek use CPM-S30V stainless steel material for the blade, it also has 2.9mm thickness. Thanks to this, you will have the toughness, durable survival blade for serious survival situation. Not only that, this type of stainless steel also does the better work of rust resistant than most carbon steel.
The material of the handle ensures the durability even in the harsh environments. The Grivory and Versaflex dual durometer handle provides comfort grip and moisture resistance. Due to this, you do not need to concern about the weather in wildness. There is just a little note that the blade requires maintenance if you use it in the humid environment.
Benchmade also offer excellent locking system, which ensures strength and great security. Bechmade is well designed for ambidextrous and one-handed opening, makes it always ready and easy to use. The blade is made with half of the blade is serrated edge and the other part of blade that leading to the point is flatted, razor-sharp.
Kaershaw is the manufacturer that have many year experience of produce high-quality knives as well as other survival tools. Kershaw Clash Pocket Knife is the compact, small knife that easy to store in the pocket, easy to hind and can be used even under extreme conditions.
The blade material is 8Cr13MoV stainless steel alloy with the black coasting, which provide add anti-corrosive protection for the the blade. The handle is made of glass-filled nylon ensure it is easy to handle, firmly grip, durable. The only drawback of the handle is that it is not designed for right-handed users.
A half part of the blade is serrate makings it perfect for multiple task. Although the blade is study and strength enough for even hardest survival task, the relatively short blade of 3.1 inches makes it inconvenient for varying tasks such as wood chopping and digging. However, although it is short, the convex curve design makes the blade rigid and easy to control while using.