Floding Backpacking Knife

Floding Backpacking Knife

Backpacking Knife Recommendations

All knives are the same right?  Well, not really. There is a lot that goes in to building a good knife, from the hardness of the steel, weight of the knife, design of the blade, to the weight balance of the blade and handle.  Most important, you do not want the knife to fail on you when you need it.  You also need to consider if you want a folding blade or a fixed blade as both have their advantages and disadvantages.
So I am going to give 3 recommendations for backpacking knives. First off is a super high end folding knife.  Benchmade makes some of the highest quality knives in the world and the Contego Folding Knife is a great example of this.  Next is a less expensive Gerber folding knife.  With Gerber you get a good high quality knife at a low price. Lastly is a SOG fixed blade knife. Fixed blade knives are great because they can take a ton of abuse with out breaking and come in really handy when trying to do things like building a temporary shelter. The trade off with a fixed blade is that they typically weigh more and take up additional space.  Either way, these are all great knives that I would highly recommend. I personally own all three of these knives and usually bring my Benchmade on my backpacking trips.
Benchmade Knives

Benchmade Knives

 

Benchmade Contego Folding Knife

Review Details: Benchmade Contego Backpacking Knife
Product User Rating: 5/5
Price: On Sale For $182
Availability
: In Stock
Description: The Benchmade Contego is built from Cpm-M4 Steel Blade With Clear Or Black Cerakote. It features a textured and contoured G10 Handle Scales With Stainless Steel Backspacer. Reverse Tanto Blade With Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Openers. The Contego is a well made and beautiful folding knife. M4 steel is sought after for knife production. The 810 Contego is packed with features to help get any job done.  The Contego tactical folding knife is built with toughness and durability for any occasion.  The Reverse tanto blade for toughness, large-bellied blade for utility cutting and a  heavy milled and textured G10 scales to help you get a firm grip.  Also features a Carbide Glass Breaker and Deep Carry Pocket Clip.

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Gerber Backpacking Knife

Gerber Backpacking Knife

 

Gerber Folding Backpacking Paraframe Knife

Review Details: Gerber Paraframe Backpacking Knife
Product User Rating: 5/5
Price: On Sale For $15
Availability
: In Stock
Description: The Gerber Paraframe is one of the very best knives that you can purchase on a budget.  It is strong and yet lightweight.  It is built from quality materials and will last you a lifetime if cared for.   Here are some of the features of the Gerber Paraframe:

  • Rugged and reliable design
  • All products are field tested
  • Frame lock handle design
  • Lightweight, open stainless steel handles
  • Titanium nitrate-coated blade
  • Overall length: 7.01″
  • Length closed length: 4.11″

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SOG Fixed Blade Backpacking Knife

SOG Fixed Blade Backpacking Knife

 

SOG Fixed Blade Backpacking Knife

Review Details: SOG Backpacking Knife
Product User Rating: 5/5
Price: On Sale For $45
Availability
: In Stock
Description: I love this knife. In my opinion it is a great lightweight fixed blade knife at an affordable price.  Here are the detail on this SOG fixed blade backpacking knife.

    • Partially serrated edge, fixed 4.75-Inch AUS-8 steel blade has a clip point shape with a powder coated finish
    • black handle is made of glass-reinforced Nylon that will fit comfortably in your hand
    • Corrosion resistant and tactical enough to be part of the SEAL series
    • Partially serrated edge, fixed 4.75-inch AUS-8 steel blade has a clip point shape with a powder coated finish
    • Black handle is made of glass-reinforced nylon that will fit comfortably in your hand
    • Includes a black nylon sheath with a belt loop attachment
    • Comes with a limited lifetime warranty

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