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We have no affiliation to any of the knives presented here; they are just really good knives from great manufacturers. It’s tough to order a knife online without seeing it, touching it, and seeing how it fits in your hand. Order any of the knives below with confidence, but realize that you really ought to go to a retailer and try them out.

Many sporting goods stores carry a wide selection of knives, as do big box stores like Wal Mart, where you can try them on for size. Remember, a good knife doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. While it’s true that big fixed blade knives from top tier manufacturers can cost hundreds of dollars, the very same manufacturer’s folding knives might be quite a bit less. Often, really good knives cost $50 or less, and what that means is that you can buy several for your family or retreat members without breaking the bank.

CRKT M16 Combat Knife

Model Number: M16-14DSFG

Blade Length: 3.88”

Steel: 8Cr14MoV

Price: $50 street

About: The CRKT M16 combat knife is just one in the M16 series of knives made by Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT), a quality manufacturer. We like this knife for a couple of reasons; firstly, it has a tanto style point, which is excellent both as a weapon and as a tool. Secondly, the serrations are extra aggressive on this knife, and it has a no glare desert tan finish. Due to it’s innovate design, it features some hand guards, which are rare on a folder but very welcome. The steel it’s made of is a Chinese blade steel that’s similar in characteristics to AUS8 Japanese cutlery steel, and while it’s not top of the line, it will do the job at a budget price.

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