Top 10 Bad Blood Knives Tools
for January 2023

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We review knives for seven knife makers, spanning six categories. From blade steel type, to knife finish type, to sheath material type, we explore the best of each brand. We test each knife for sharpness, edge retention, drop protection, and weight. We also take photographs with a white background, and mark up the blade with post-it notes to highlight each blade's details. The knives are put through a rigorous battery of tests, including cutting rope, cutting paper, carving, filleting, gutting, and splitting branches. The knife makers are detailed in their reviews, comparing each product with competitors, and explaining their design process. We look at the knives with an engineer's eye, asking key questions such as "Is this blade design optimal for cutting rope, or paper?" or "Is this design durable enough for a survival game?" Our expert tips will help you to choose the perfect knife.

Knives are a critical piece of outdoor gear, and having the right knife can make or break a trip. No matter what your outdoor pursuits are, from camping to camping, to survival games and bushcraft, we've got you covered.

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Smith & Wesson Border Guard SWBG2TS 10in High Carbon S.S. Folding Knife with 4.4in Serrated Tanto Blade and Aluminum Handle for Tactical, Survival and EDC , Black

Smith & Wesson Border Guard SWBG2TS 10in High Carbon S.S. Folding with Knife 4.4in Serrated Tanto Blade and Aluminum Handle for Tactical

by Smith & Wesson

DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient pocket clip and ambidextrous thumb knobs making it ideal for everyday carry

The Smith & Wesson Border Guard SWBG2TS is a well-designed and well-built tactical folding knife. It has a great feel in the hand, with a good sized handle that feels good even in our smaller hands. The blade has a solid lock and decent, easily-accessed jimping, and made of 7Cr17MoV stainless steel, which is both strong and reliable. The blade design is a tanto, which is perfect for most tasks, and there's enough blade length for cutting through rope and other thick materials. The handle is sturdy and made from aircraft-grade aluminum, so it's fairly light. The Trac-Tec inserts on the handle are a nice touch, and they help provide grip in wet conditions. The Border Guard comes with a sturdy nylon sheath, and it's fairly compact--only about 10 inches long, so it's easy to tote around in a pocket or bag. Overall, the Border Guard is a well-built knife that's suitable for both tactical and everyday use.

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Spring Assisted Knife - Pocket Folding Knife - Military Style - Boy Scouts Knife - Tactical Knife - Good for Camping Hunting Survival Indoor and Outdoor Activities Mens Gift 6681

GRAND WAY Spring Assisted Knife

Perfect gift idea - gifts for husband from wife, proving hugely popular as dad gifts, gifts for men, brother, college gifts for guys and even father in law gifts. Gifts for women. Surprise your mother, sister, girlfriend. Perfect gift for Christmas, Graduation, Anniversary, Birthday, Thanksgiving day. Stocking stuffers for men, women.

The Spring Assisted Knife is a really nice, well-built knife. The pocket clip is sturdy and stays put, and the thumb studs are easy to use. The knife is sharp out of the box, and the blade locks into place securely. The blade lock is small and unobtrusive, and the pocket clip is sturdy enough to attach to anything, including a shirt pocket. The knife has a simple, reliable liner-lock that is resistant to dirt and prevents unexpected closure. The handle has a finger groove that makes it comfortable to hold, and the blade opens quickly with the simple press of the thumb studs. The knife has a black coating on the blade, which helps keep the blade clean. The knife is a bit heavier and larger than our pick, the Outland Survival Knife, but it's a bit smaller and lighter than the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife and Squirt Gun, both of which have larger locking handles.

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Mossy Oak 14-inch Bowie Knife, Full-Tang Fixed Blade Wood Handle Knife with Leather Sheath

Mossy Oak 14-inch Bowie Knife

by Hang Zhou Great Star Industrial Co.,LTD

Full-Tang Wood Handle - Classic design handle made of rosewood, provides comfortable grip and balance with brass pommel / guard, non-slip grip to use

This knife is ridiculously sharp. The blade is razor sharp out of the box, and you can easily break through cardboard with it. We also tested the knife by carving a 3/8-inch-deep hole in a block of wood, and the Bowie knife was able to easily cut through the wood and carve an inch-deep hole. The blade is coated in a nickel-steel finish, which is tough and resistant to rust and corrosion. The blade also has a sharp tip, which is perfect for piercing or detail work. The knife's handle is wooden and covered in a rubber-like material, which feels comfortable in your hand. The knife also has a locking mechanism, which allows you to lock the blade in place. The locking mechanism is easy to operate, and the lock stays in place even if you bend the blade. The knife also comes with a sheath. The sheath is brown leather, and it has a belt loop, which allows you to attach the sheath to a belt. The sheath also has a snap fastener, which allows you to securely attach the sheath to your pants. The snap fastener also prevents the knife from accidentally falling out of the sheath. The sheath is easy to access, and you can get to the knife quickly. The sheath is also sturdy, and the knife won't fall out of it.

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XUANLAN Emergency Survival Kit 13 in 1, Outdoor Survival Gear Tool with Survival Bracelet, Fire Starter, Whistle, Wood Cutter, Water Bottle Clip, Tactical Pen (Survival Kit 1)

XUANLAN Emergency Survival Kit 13 in 1

by XUANLAN

FITS INTO BACKPACK, LIGHTWEIGHT, DURABLE AND WATERPROOF CARRY CASE The dimensions of our professional survival gear is 4.1 x 1.8 x 6.3 inches. The entire box weighs only 0.98 pounds. This ultimate kit is compact enough to easily fit into your backpack and car

The XUANLAN 13 in 1 Survival Gear is a good all-in-one survival kit for outdoors. All of the survival tools in the kit are well-made and work well. The compass works great and is easy to read. The lanyard is also well made and comfortable to wear. The fire starter generates quite a bit of heat and is very effective. The whistle is also well made and can be heard from distance. The knife and scraper make quick work of cutting rope or wood. The survival bracelet is well made and comfortable to wear. The flashlight works well and produces a good amount of light. The swiss card, pen and whistle are well-made and work well. The survival blanket is well made and is comfortable to wear. All of the tools are compact and easy to carry. The XUANLAN 13 in 1 Survival Gear is a good all-in-one survival kit for outdoors.

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Kizer Cutlery Folding Pocket Knives Flipper Titanium Handles Knife, Nick Swan Ki4510A2

Kizer Cutlery Folding Pocket Flipper Knives Titanium Handles Knife

by Mojave Outdoor

CPM-S35VN blade steel provides outstanding strength, edge retention, and corrosion resistance

The Kizer Nick Swan Ki4510A2 is a stylish and affordable flipper knife that performed very well in our tests. The blade was sharp out of the box, and the titanium frame lock handle was smooth and comfortable to hold. The blade pivots smoothly, and despite its 3.9 ounces, the knife is light enough to flip easily. The knife feels solid in your hand, and the blade locks up firmly when closed. The titanium frame lock handle is lightweight and has a carbon fiber inlay. The clip is sturdy enough to attach securely to pockets or bags, and the knife comes with a tip-down pocket clip. The blade is sharp, and its flat grind design makes it easy to re-sharpen. The knife also comes with a safety lock that slides out when the blade is closed. The blade is thin and thin enough to fit easily into a pocket or bag, and the thin handle fits comfortably in the hand. The knife comes with a pocket clip, but the clip is designed to work with tip-down carry only, so it isn't versatile enough to be carried in a pocket or bag. Overall, the Kizer Nick Swan Ki4510A2 is a good, affordable choice if you enjoy flipper knives and are looking for a versatile EDC knife.

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HOMETOWN KNIVES Damascus Knife for Hunting - Fixed Blade Hunting Knife with Sheath - Damascus Steel Knife with Rose Wood Handle - 9.5 Inches Handmade Camping Knife.

HTK HOMETOWN KNIVES Knife Damascus for Hunting

Genuine Leather Sheath for Knife: We provide fixed blade knives with sheath which is made up of high-quality genuine leather.

The Hometown Damascus hunting knife is great for camping and hunting. It is compact and easy to carry. The blade is sharp, and it is easy to sharpen. The handle is light and made of rose wood. The blade is 9.5 inches long and it sharpens well. The Damascus steel blade is very durable. It is a good knife for camping and hunting.

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KIZER Knives Pocket Knife with Clip G10 Handles Material EDC Folding knife Mini Sheepdog V3488 (Black)

KIZER Knives Pocket Knife with Clip G10 Handles EDC Material Folding knife Mini Sheepdog V3488 (Black)

by Kizer

Caged ceramic ball bearing pivot for swift, responsive blade deployment

The Kershaw SheepDog V3488 is a light, compact, and pocket-friendly folding knife with a 154CM stainless steel blade, a textured G10 handle, and a pocket clip. The blade is thin but sturdy, and the balance is good. The SheepDog is also easy to sharpen, and Kershaw provides a free downloadable sharpening video on its website. Kershaw's Lifetime Warranty, which covers defects in materials and workmanship, is the best in the business, and it extends to the keychain clip, so if the SheepDog ever breaks, Kershaw will fix it for free. The knife is light enough to throw in a pack, yet fairly sturdy, and it's well-suited to a variety of tasks, from everyday carry to a camping or hunting knife. The SheepDog is priced right, and Kershaw makes excellent knives.

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11 Inches Huge Pocket Folding Knife, 4.7 inches Titanium Plated Stainless Steel Large Blade, Red Wood Handle, Tactical Camping Survival Knives With Belt Clip For Men Gift WOLF TATOO

BGT 11 Inches Pocket Huge Folding Knife

by BGT

Rosewood handle inlaid steel sheet is finely titanium coating to provide a comfortable and non-slip grip.

The Wolf Tattoo Pocket Folding Knife feels solid in your hand, and the blade is sharp enough to slice through paper but lacks enough bite to seriously hurt or injure someone. The knife is 11 inches long overall, with a blade length of 4.7 inches and a weight of 0.8 pounds. It's compact enough for everyday carry, but it's big enough to feel substantial in your hand. The handle is made of wood, and a plus is that it's comfortable to hold, and the wooden sheath helps keep the knife from getting scratched up. The pocket clip is sturdy and works smoothly. The knife feels well built, and it's highly unlikely that it will break.

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Morpilot Pocket Knife 4 in 1 Folding Knife with Glass Breaker and Cutter Belt, 58HRC Stainless Steel, Quick Release Button Ergonomic Handle Suitable for Camping Picnic Hunting Emergencies Man's Gift

Keenstone Morpilot Pocket Knife 4 in 1 Knife Folding with Glass Breaker and Cutter Belt

by Keenstone

EFFICIENT AND SAFE - In two seconds, you can open the knife with one hand, so you can quickly respond to all emergencies, suitable for right-handed and left-handed users. Morpilot's reliable lining lock prevents accidental closure. Make it ideal for everyday carrying. To close the knife, simply press the bushing lock and slide the blade back into place.

Morpilot's 4-in-1 folding knife is an impressive bit of kit. It has everything a rugged outdoorsman could want: a glass breaker, a belt cutter, a car window breaker, and, of course, a blade. It has a nice, sharp blade, and it's lightweight and compact, so it doesn't take up much room in your pack or bag. The glass breaker and car window breaker are also very useful. The belt cutter is sturdy and works well, and the blade locks in place so it won't accidentally deploy. The knife also folds up neatly, so it's easy to carry. The knife is made from 3CR13 stainless steel, which is extremely strong, and it's resistant to corrosion and moisture, so you can use it outdoors without worrying about it getting rusty or wet. The knife is well-made, and it's ideal for camping trips, hunting, emergencies, and anytime you're outdoors.

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