A good pocket knife will come in handy in both normal and unexpected situations. In nature, when you need to open a package or cut food, you will always feel confident knowing that there is a reliable assistant with a sharp blade at hand.
Today we will talk about the best folding knives that are on the market in 2022. The list contains 15 optimal models from different price segments, which are ideal for solving a variety of tasks every day.
7 – Boker Magnum Automatic Classic
One of the cheapest automatic knives on the market, but made to last – natural wood on the handle, 440A stainless steel blade – easy to sharpen and edit if necessary. It opens at the touch of a button, and a very authentic one, from the first time, few will guess how to remove the blade. A classic model from a German brand that has undeniable charisma, you can buy it in most major knife stores in Russia.
6 – Kershaw Shuffle 2
The Kershaw Shuffle 2 is a good-quality folding knife that measures just 94mm when folded. Such a baby can be picked up on keys or hung over a pocket with a clip. The blade is made of the popular 8Cr13Mov stainless steel – it is not afraid of corrosion, and since such mini knives are operated in a gentle mode, there is no need to worry about the effectiveness of the blade. The lock is a classic Liner Lock, there is a ledge on the handle that works as a bottle opener. This is a good everyday option if the issue of compactness comes first.
5 – Damascus Knives
The best inexpensive Damascus folding knives are now made by Damascus. Damascus is a perfect example of how much Damascus brands have improved in quality in recent years. This is a versatile knife, ready to tackle most everyday tasks. The blade is made of steel D2, the length in working condition is 20 centimeters, while the weight is modest – only 101 grams. The handle is made of G10 composite, and the flipper on bearings allows you to open the knife almost instantly. Stylish appearance and adequate price are important advantages of this model.
4 – CRKT CEO
A small pocket knife that belongs to the “gentleman’s” category – such models look appropriate with a business suit. The design is inspired by oriental motifs and is somewhat reminiscent of a miniature tanto. The 8Cr14MoV steel blade is not too long – 79 millimeters, and thin – 2.2 mm. It is not suitable for rough work, but it has maximum sharpness. Sharpening a pencil, unpacking a package, or cutting sausages – for everyday use, CRKT CEO is the best fit. This model can also be ordered from Aliexpress and save a lot of money.
3 – Ontario RAT-1
If you are wondering what kind of folding knife to choose, but you have not fully decided what you need it for, take the Ontario RAT-1 – this is ideal for a beginner. The Rat came out in 2002 and hasn’t changed since then. Blade length – 9.3 mm, thickness – 2.8, traditionally produced from AUS-8 steel, but there is a modification from harder D2. It opens with a pin, a liner-type lock – all mechanics work exemplary. Today it is the undisputed leader in its price category and the best-selling folding knife in the world. The model is legendary!
2 – Cold Steel 62K1 SR1 Lite
A slightly simplified and much more accessible version of the popular SR1. Sufficiently large (102 mm blade, 238 mm overall length), this knife is ideal for power work due to the thick 4.8 mm butt and hardy 8Cr13MoV steel. The blade is fixed without the slightest play, the factory sharpening is of the highest level. The lock is a classic back lock, there is a tight clip that confidently holds the knife in the pocket. For everyday carry, the SR1 Lite may seem oversized, but as a camping knife for outdoor trips, it is an excellent option. Moreover, the knife is simply indestructible, like everything Cold Steel does.
1 – Spyderco Tenacious
Model-bestseller of the famous American company Spyderco. The blade material is the already familiar 8Cr13Mov steel, and the dies on the handle are made of G-10, a strong and tactilely pleasant composite. The knife lies perfectly in the hand, the sock liner, the four-position clip – you can fix it in any position. The blade is not too long – 90 mm, and moderately thick – 3 mm, which makes Tenacious a universal helper in the city. This is one of the most affordable knives among Spyderco’s “adult” models, and the reviews for it are overwhelmingly positive.