Best Folding Knives

Ka-Bar 2-3051-6 Mule Field Folder Knife, Black, Large

Choosing the best folding knives

Finding the best folding knives can be a big challenge. There are so many brands to chose from, literally thousands. So what is the best folding knife brands?

Many people tend to go with the "mainstream" brands when choosing a knife. Sadly, this is not the best way to pick out the best pocket knives. Many of those mainstream companies have taken advantage of their customers and started to produce poor quality products, with a big name on it. It's smart in a business practice, because once that name has been established - people will continue to buy them. A good example of this is "Buck". They did have good quality/priced knives, but now after they achieved their fame are starting to sell China made products with poor quality.

When looking for the best pocket knives we looked at:

  • Brand
  • Where it was made
  • Steel used to make it
  • Fit
  • Finish
  • Warranty
  • Price
  • Reviews

Our Top Pick

Ka-Bar Mule Field Folder Knife

Wow, we simply cannot believe this knife is under $50.00. This definitely deserves to be considered one of the best folding knives for the price. You can put this knife up to any test, and it will pass your expectations by far. This knife weighs a little less than 1/2 of a pound - which is a good thing because this knife will last you awhile!

The KA-BAR mule knife is perfect for any labor task, and great for being in the wilderness. The opening and closing method of this knife will make sure you don't have any accidental closures on your finger. We would highly recommend this, just as we recommend any products we have listed on our site.

Ka-Bar Mule Field Folder Knife
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Our Top Budget Choice

Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife

The leek series is one of the most popular among the brand of Kershaw. The onion has a very sleek design made by Ken Onion. It features a very nice Speed Safe system, which the owner can smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand.

This is the perfect knife for everyday carry, it has a "reliable" clip which seems to be hard to find in most folding knives. It's easy to say, you won't find a folding knife at this price with such a sleek design, good blade and overall a solid-made knife.

Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife
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We reviewed the specifications, read the reviews, read about the brands, watched videos and educated ourself about the best folding knives. These four knives we found have highly exceeded their owners expectations and it's safe to say you'll be happy with your purchase.

The KA-BAR Mule is a very highly rated knife making it the second best knife for under $50.00. It's a perfect knife for a man who does hard labor work, it's reliable, and also affordable.

The Kershaw Onion Leek is a very affordable and premium knife for it's price. It all depends on how much you want to spend. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and we get a commission on purchases made through our links.