17 Best Tactical Knives for the Survival Guy

Updated on February 22, 2021 by Chris Bajda

It’s one practical gift for someone who loves the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, camping or whatever outdoor adventure he plans in the future, a tactical knife will always be a right fit. Choose one that is of a reputable brand and just the right size that would fit his favorite activities. Keep in mind that choosing a tactical knife would involve a close look at the material of the blade, the handle, the overall weight, design of the tip and even the thickness of the blade. A grippy handle and non-refelctive blade coating are important considerations too.

 Here are 17 of the best tactical knives you can choose from: 

17. Personalized Knife Tactical

This Personalized Tactical Knife is spring assisted and comes with 4" 3MM, stainless steel thick blade. It features an acid etched spear point blade with brown Pakkawood handle and includes a matte pocket clip. This knife will be personalized with any text, numbers or characters in your choice of custom fonts.

16. Folding Knife for Outdoor Tactical Survival

This Folding Knife for Outdoor Tactical Survival is very dependable. It has a quick and easy access with the convenient pocket clip, flipper/finger actuator and M.A.G.I.C. assisted opening making it ideal for everyday carry. The blade is made of reliable 4034 black oxide high carbon stainless steel with a black aluminum handle with rubber inlay. 

    15. Damascus Steel Tracker Tactical Knife

    The  Damascus Steel Tracker Tactical Knife is built solid, durable, sharp and hard cutting edge. This handmade , forged Damascus Steel (1095 / 4340) also comes in twisted pattern and buffalo horn handle. 

     

    He can have the confidence that the blade will not slip with the security of the hand guard. This Smith & Wesson Fixed Blade Tactical Knife is made of reliable 420J2 powder coated black oxide stainless steel with black, deep grooved and textured nylon fiber handle with black rubber inlay. It also has a quick and easy access with the convenient black scabbard with large storage pouch. 

    13. Full Tang Karambit Tactical Knife 

     

    This  Full Tang Karambit Tactical Knife has dimensions at 8.5 inch (21.59 cm) overall length with a blade length of 3.75 inches (9.53 cm) and a weight of 3.9 ounces. The blade is made of reliable 8Cr13MoV stonewashed high carbon stainless steel with a black, nylon handle. 

      12. 5.11 Tactical SZ Alpha Scout Folder Knife

      It's one trusted brand. The 5.11 Tactical SZ Alpha Scout Folder Knife is developed with quality in mind. It has a heavy duty construction and is strengthened using AUS8 stainless steel 4mm thick combo edge blade, measuring 3 inches long with a spearpoint tip. It features a V-hole to ensure quick and reliable action in every situation.

        11. Desert Dagger Survival Tactical Knife 

        This Desert Dagger Survival Tactical Knife is handmade with the blade material made of stainless steel. The handle material is metal and has an over all length of 12″(30cm.) This one comes with a black textile sheath he will really find functional. 
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        The TDI Law Enforcement Straight Edge Knife is ideal as "last option" knife. It has a blade length of 2 15/16" and a total length of 5-5/8". It has a hollow grind and the sheath can be worn on the pant belt in well-concealed location. The black powder-coated blade is made of AUS 8A stainless steel. It's one gift he will use for a long time. 

          9. GCS Bowie Fixed Blade Tactical Knives

          The GCS Bowie Fixed Blade Tactical Knives comes sharp and oiled. The blade is being preserved in oil for best storage conditions, you can clean it with a dry piece of cloth before use. It is designed as a HUNTER! It is best as a hunting Knife, camping Knife, tracking Knife, survival Knife  - a complete solution for an outdoor knife.

           

          This Tactical Russian Knife is a replica of Scout knife from 1940. Shrafbat is Penal Battalion, meant to be the only knife for hand to hand combat as well as everything else during war. It has a very ergonomic handle with thumb press, suitable for front or reverse grip. 

          7. Titan Raptor

          This Titan Raptor is a wicked blade, hand crafted to slash through any obstacle. This Karambit has over 22 hours of work into it including forging, filing, fitting, grinding, polishing. The diamond wood scales are locked in place with the multiple brass pins. The handle gives a comfortable grip which allows you to maneuver the blade with ease. The knife is weighted to have a balance point just right where the blade meets the handle, to better help slash things open.

          6. Tactical Steel

          This ultimate survival multi-tool knife will surely be a treasured gift. It readily equips him with a flashlight, fire starter, cord cutter, and a bottle opener. Nothing comes close to having a survival gift rolled into one. What’s more, you can have it personalized with his name and date details.    

          Related: Like the idea of getting him a personalized knife but want to see more options, if so see these great custom knives.

          5. Tactical Folding Knife

          This Russian Tactical Folding Knife is perfect for hunters and travelers. It uses the most advanced materials and technologies developed for the military industry. Made from stainless steel, this knife is resistant to corrosion so you can be sure he will be able to use it for a long time. 

          4. Damascus Full Tang Tactical Knife

           

          This Damascus Full Tang Tactical Knife features a textured Micarta handle with a lanyard hole. This knife Includes a custom tactical leather sheath with a belt loop. The blade is oiled before shipping to preserve and protect it. The Damascus steel should be regularly oiled with any household oil over the course of its life to prevent corrosion.

          3. 9'' Damascus Tactical Folding Knife

          This 9'' Damascus Tactical Folding Knife has an overall length of  23cm, blade length of 9.4cm and a handle length of 13.1cm. The handle material is made of G10 + Steel with blade thickness at 2.8mm (thickest) and 3cm at its widest. It's one gift that will perfectly fit his outdoor adventures. 

          2. Machete BOYARIN Tactical Knife

          This Machete BOYARIN Tactical Knife is not a Melee weapon. It is best used for hunting, fishing, camping, and collecting. It's one impressive knife with a huge blade of variable width and a 6 mm butt thickness. The blade has different angles of descents of the reverse lenticular shape, which allows you to cut with the near half of the blade, while the far one chops like a machete. The handle is large, convenient for cutting, has a hole on the top for a lanyard. 

          1. 3D Carved Skull Folding Tactical Knife

          This 3D Carved Skull Folding Tactical Knife  can apply to various usage: package/box/letter opening, camping, travelling, and utility blade. It has a stealthy black wash finish on blade that provides extra protection, helping hide scratches, scuffs and fingerprints. It features excellent toughness, edge retention and corrosion resistance. 



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