Sunday, February 1, 2015

Best compact knives for sale

What might be considered as the best compact knives for sale
A lot of people don’t realize that the difference between a normal knife and a compact knife can mean the difference between being stuck in trouble or getting yourself out of trouble but since you’re reading this, I count you among the more sensible who plan ahead.
Everyone will have their own take on what the best compact knife should be like, so I thought of creating this ultimate resource of helping people out through detailed reviews and objective analysis of all the top survival blades in the market.
Finding the right compact knife is one if those decisions you make in life that is simple a compromise is some way. To help you find the right compromise for your compact knife we have created a list of our top compact knives to help you workout what knife best suits your needs.

My Personal Review of the Top 12 Compact Knives
There are a lot of compact knives out there that can do a decent job. However, I wanted to save my readers the trouble of doing all the research on their own and that’s why I’ve included my personal list of the Top 12 compact Knives along with a detailed review of each one.
You might be thinking why 12, it's simple every one of these compact knives is ideal in its own way depending on the environment, the size of your hands, the functions of the knife, knife size and weight.
This list of 12 will not only save you hours of research time, but you can be rest assured that these have only been chosen and put on this list after thorough personal testing and discussion with other knife experts. 
When considering this list remember what is important to you and when you expect to use your knife or why you want to have a compact knife. So without further delays here are our 12 best compact knives.




Unlimited Wares USMC Marines "Reaper" Tactical Folding Knife 4.75-Inch Closed

Called the Reaper it fits its name, with solid construction and super strong and comfortable grip made from rubber over nylon. 

The blade comes razor sharp, partially serrated drop point blade and the design allows you to grip the knife for maximum forward control.



Tac Force TF-705 Series - Folding Knife

People say it a lot, but this is a lot more knife than what you pay for. Before you even use this knife you can see it has been designed for the end user with multiple built in tools, in a nice compact design.

Along with the high level of functionality the construction is excellent with a ribbed design it creates a strong handle on the knife but keeps the weight down by removing non-required material.

Users of this knife regularly compliment the light weight design, easy access, comfortable drip and most importantly the ready to use sharp blade out of the box. You might think this is a small knife but any knife users will quickly remind you size is not everything when it comes to a knife.



Tac Force Folding Knife 4.5-Inch Review

If you’re looking for an excellent everyday urban survival knife that is also compact this is what we recommend, the Tac Force Folding Knife 4.5-Inch is the knife your looking for. often described in marketing material as a survival knife we think it is specifically fitted to the urban survival knife category.

Due to the low cost, small size and high functionality this is the type of knife that most people buy multiple of and keep them in useful places such as their boat, car and even in their pocket on a daily basis due to the low weight of 5.6 ounces and total closed length of 4.5".

This knife features a black serrated stainless steel blade and a black and grey round handle, with seat belt cutter, window breaker and pocket clip.

The spring assisted blade works well but may require some simple minor adjustments to open just how you want, out of the box the knife has no blade wobble and the blade is sharp and ready to be used as your new day to day knife.


MTECH USA MT-378 Tactical Folding Knife Review

As we all know marketing material love to call every knife a survival knife or a tactical knife, but it is not always the case that they are suitable. The MTECH USA MT-378 Folding Knife would be best categorized into your every day work knife.

With an open length of 7.75" and a closed length of 4.5" the complete black finish looks great and is also very easy to carry when moving around the house, workshop or even driving, with a total weight of 4 ounces. The blade length is 3.1" and is made from 440 stainless steel and comes ready to use with a sharp edge, straight from the box.

As we all know as soon as you hold a knife you know if it is cheap or well made, and this knife feels well made and is comfortable to hold. The opening function of the knife is smooth and easy to open due to the thumb stud, which is designed for quick opening and with the pocket clip we believe this is a good knife to have on hand for your every day knife use.



Smith & Wesson SWFR First Response Knife

In today dramatic world where everyone is in a rush and has a problem the best tactical knife can also be the best urban tactical knife.


The smith & wesson first response knife is designed for the urban environment, with a compact and light design and construction. We hope to never be the first responder in an accident but if it happens you want to be prepared to do what you can. This knife come with a good quality belt clip and belt cutter and window punch glass breaker.

Weighing only 5.8 ounces it's a small weight to carry in today's urban tactical environment. 



MTECH USA MT-424 Series Tactical Folding Knife 4.75-Inch Closed Review

The MTECH knife range has become a name that is well know for good quality budget knifes and the MT 424 folding knife is no different. With a total open length of 7.8", a blade of 3.25" and a weight of 4 ounces this is an excellent urban survival knife.
The knife comes well prepared and ready to use straight from the box with a good solid and sharp edge, due to the compact size and weight this is an ideal knife to carry on you each day or keep in your car, boat, backpack or somewhere convenient in your house. The features of this knife include a seat belt cutter (as with all seat belt cutters these are designed to cut the thin but strong material that seatbelts are made from, don't test on rope of other materials as it will quickly dull the blade), glass breaker, aluminum handle with textured grip and belt clip.

If you are planning to give this knife a high amount of usage we recommend a few little actions be taken first to prolong the life and function of the knife. Firstly sharpen the blade, while the blade is ready to use out of the box high use knifes should be sharpened to a razor blade this will prolong the total life of the blade. Second back off all the screws and retighten with a little bit of loc-title. You might be thinking that a knife shouldn't need any work when it arrives but if you want to rely on it, you need to invest a little bit of time in it, or buy a $100 knife.



Unlimited Wares Military Tactical  Folding Knife 4.75-Inch Closed

This 8.5" assisted opening folding knife is the perfect tool to carry around in your pocket with a weight of 5.6 ounces and a closed length under 5".
Featuring a sharp and durable half serrated stainless steel blade, the blade is made from durable materials and locks strongly into place when opened, this is a knife that will get the job done. 

The fingergrooved anodized aluminum handle make for comfortable long term use and is equipped with a seat belt cutter, glass breaker, and lanyard hole and for those not wanting to carry in their pocket it also includes a belt clip.



MTECH XTREME USA MX-8027A TACTICAL FOLDING KNIFE 5" CLOSED

The Mtech Extreme Tactical Folding Knife is designed with excellent looks, feel and end use in mind. This folding knife is built for all-purpose but is ideal for camping and outdoors use with a weight of 6.2 ounces. Measuring 8.75 inches overall, the knife has a sharp, 3.75-inch blade forged of high-quality 440 stainless steel that folds into a precisely cut handgrip. 


The well-proportioned handgrip offers a secure hold and stealth look and being 5" long is ideal to be carried dailying in your pocket, backpack or stored nicely in your boat, car or tool box. This is a low cost knife and with most low cost knifes we recommend that the blade be sharpened on arrival and that all screw be tightened and apply loctite, this will instantly increase the life and performance of your knife. It is important to understand that often this final finishing is what you pay for with most higher cost knifes.

Specifications:
Blade length: 3.75 inches
Overall length: 8.75
Closed length: 5 inches



Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Folding Knife with Speed Safe

The Kershaw Ken Onion Black Blur Folding Knife features a Speed Safe assisted opening design for safe, secure, and easy opening and closing. An ideal knife for everyday use, the knife is equipped with a super sharp 3 3/8-inch  Stainless Steel blade with Tungsten coating. The anodized aluminum handle with Trac-Tec inserts is comfortable to hold and use.



BlizeTec Rescue Survival Knife: Tactical Pocket Folding Knife with LED Light, Seatbelt Cutter, Glass Breaker & Magnesium Fire Starter; 

If your attitude is always be prepared, this is the best compact tactical folding knife for you. Any time you find yourself in an unexpected situation, either in the outdoors or in an urban environment this knife will be there for you.

The survival knife is made of 420 stainless steel, this means it can hold a very sharp edge, on its own this is a great knife. But it come with so many more features, seatbelt cutter, emergency LED light, glass breaker and magnesium fire starter. This makes it an excellent all in one tactical folding knife.

Features
*  weight 5.46oz 
* belt clip so you can carry it around easily 
* LED light can work up to 12 hrs with new batteries
* Include nylon pouch 



 


Cold Steel Recon 1 Tactical Knife with G-10 Handle

Every facet of the Recon 1's construction has been over-engineered to make it as strong, durable, and effective as humanly possible. The handle has an excellent design that mirrors the contour of the hand and is scalloped to produce a superior nonslip grip. 

Unlike other knifes this is held together by the latest in high-strength mechanical fasteners, which prevents the need to loctight the screws and further the knife is anchored together by a 6061 heat-treated spacer. 
To complement the knife's excellent design and fabrication a black Teflon finish has been applied, which gives the blade major tactical advantages. Including that teflon is a superior lubricant, which causes the blade to slip through even tough material with markedly less friction. 

As important function is, safety is number 1, and the compact knife is outfitted with the company's revolutionary Tri Ad lock, which practically eliminates lock failures and keeps you safe during extreme use.

Features:
Blade length: 4 inches
Blade thickness: 3.5mm
Overall length: 9-3/8 inches
Weight: 5.3 ounces



Unlimited Wares Tactical Assisted Opening Folding Knife Grey 4.5-Inch Closed

This 8" assisted opening folding knife is the perfect compact tool to carry around in your pocket. Featuring a sharp and durable half serrated stainless steel blade, this knife will get the job done. The black aluminum handle fits comfortably in your hand and offers an excellent grip. Comes with a glass breaker, can opener, and belt clip.



Check out my Detailed Knife Table Below:
Although you’ve already read my reviews of some leading compact knives, I’ve also compiled a huge comparison table guide that compares all the top knives in the market at the present. This guide will help you make an informed choice.
Note – You can click on any of the columns to sort the data



PictureNameType
Price $$$
Total Length

Fury Tactical 9-Inch Boot Knife

Fixed blade knife
$ 15 -20
9"

Rotcho Deluxe Adventurer Survival Kit Knife

Survival knife kit
$ 25 - 30
10.5"

Tac Force TF-705 Series - Folding Knife

Folding knife
$ 10 - 15
7.5"

Tac Force Folding Knife 4.5-Inch

Folding knife
$ 10 - 15
7"

Unlimited Wares Military Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 11-Inch 

Fixed blade knife
$ 35 - 40
11"

MTECH USA MT-378 Tactical Folding Knife

Compact knife
$ 15 - 20
7.75"

Survivor Outdoor Fixed Blade Knife with Fire Starter

Fixed blade knife
$ 10 - 15
7"

Wares HK-1023DP Fixed Blade Tactical Knife

Fixed blade knife
$ 15 - 20
7.5"

MTECH USA Xtreme MX-8059 Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 

Fixed blade knife
$ 20 - 25
9"

Survivor Outdoor HK-1036S Fixed Blade Knife 10.5-Inch Overall

Fixed blade knife
$ 10 - 15
10.5"

MTECH USA MT-086 Fixed Blade Knife 12.25 Overall

Fixed blade knife
$ 30 - 35
12.25"

Smith & Wesson CKSUR1 Bullseye Search and Rescue Fixed Blade Knife

Fixed blade knife
$ 35 - 40
10.5"

Elk Ridge Er-052 Fixed Blade Knife 9.5-Inch Overall

Fixed blade knife
$ 20 - 25
9.5"

Survivor HK-1035 Outdoor Fixed Blade Knife 10-Inch AND 7-Inch OVERAL

Survival knife kit
$ 40 - 45
10"

MTECH USA MT-632CB Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 6-Inch Overall

Fixed blade knife
$ 10 - 15
6"

Gerber 31-001683 Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade Knife with Slim Sheath

Fixed blade knife
$ 30 - 35
7.75"

Unlimited Wares HK-1036 Fixed Blade Tactical Combat Knife 15-Inch Overall

Fixed blade knife
$ 15 - 20
15"

Jungle Master JM-001L Fixed Blade Knife (15-Inch Overall)

Fixed blade knife
$ 15 - 20
15"

Unlimited Wares Military Tactical Folding Knife 4.75-Inch Closed

Folding knife
$ 15 - 20
8.5"

MTECH XTREME USA MX-8027A TACTICAL FOLDING KNIFE 5" CLOSED

Folding knife
$ 20 - 25
8.75"

BlizeTec Rescue Survival Knife

Compact knife
$ 40 - 50
8.5"

Cold Steel Recon 1 Tactical Knife with G-10 Handle

Fixed blade knife
$ 40 - 50
9.5"

Unlimited Wares Tactical Assisted Opening Folding Knife Grey 4.5-Inch Closed

Folding knife
$ 10 - 15
8"

Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Folding Knife with Speed Safe

Compact knife
$ 65 - 70
7"

Smith & Wesson SWFR First Response Knife

Compact knife
$ 25 - 30
5"

Unlimited Wares USMC Marines "Reaper" Tactical Folding Knife 4.75-Inch Closed

Folding knife
$ 15 - 20
8.25"

Cold Steel Black AK-47 Handle with Black Blade

Compact knife
$ 70 - 75
9"

Unlimited Wares 9-inch Paracord Full Tang Survival Hunting Knife with Sheath

Fixed blade knife
$ 15 - 20
9"

THE JUNGLE KING ULTIMATE SURVIVAL KNIFE - 14" Silver

Survival knife kit
$ 45 - 50
14"

Elite Forces Survival Bowie Knife

Fixed blade knife
$ 30 - 35
12"

Survivor Special Ops Military Bayonet Survival Knife Black

Survival knife kit
$ 40 - 45
12.5"

Survivor HK-106280 Outdoor Fixed Blade Knife 11-Inch Overall

Fixed blade knife
$ 10 - 15
11"

Mini Hunting 1045 Surgical Steel Sawback Survival Knife

Survival knife kit
$ 15 - 20
9"

Maxam Survival Knife

Survival knife kit
$ 60 - 65
14"


What exactly is a Compact Knife?

For all those who love hiking, backpacking, camping, urban survival or just need to be ready and handy, one of the most essential tools that can mean the difference between a good job done or failure is a compact knife. Believe me when I say that it’s your best friend, defense in the world in case you get lost in the wilderness, or just need to get a job done in a strange environment or even need to building shelter, skinning food, starting fires, digging pits, clearing branches, making a custome repair and a whole lot of other things.
Compact knifes are generally a folding knife (also called partial tang). This gives you a good size knife when unfolded but a compact piece if gear in your pocket, on your belt or in your bag. Traditionally the folding compact knife is more affordable than a full tang knife and can be used in a lot of similar situations as well.
These days it’s become a popular choice to own at least 2-3 good compact knives and everyone has multiple knives for their own reason. Some people find the best compact knife for them and buy 3 and keep them in different places, while other people buy 3 different knives with each knife having its own perfect environment whether it be in your jeans in the urban environment, in your backpack or in your car or boat for when you need to be resourceful and bet something fixed to get you home.



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