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Top 10 Tactical Knifes 2017

Here is our list of the Top 10 Tactical Knifes for 2017.  We have selected the knives in this list base on quality, durability, overall looks, and value.  Enjoy!

10. Benchmade – Mini Griptilian 556-1

The Griptilian with G10! Upgraded blade steel improves edge performance and the layered gray and blue G10 enhance the look and feel. And, of course, integral grip texture offers the traction that is quintessential to the Grip family. Intended for Everyday, Outdoor, or Survival use, the G-10 version of the Griptilian 556-1 has a lanyard hole and a standard type with a reversible tip-up clip position.

 

9. ESEE Knives LSP Laser Strike Fixed Blade Knife 

Laser Strike comes with Kydex sheath, belt clip plate and handle removal washer. Ferrocerium fire starting flint and tinder tabs are included inside the handle. Our knives are made from high carbon 1095 steel. And while 1095 is a top choice for professional cutlery designed for hard use, it will rust and stain if not properly cared for – especially on the cutting edge and around the laser engraving. It is the user’s responsibility to keep the blades properly lubricated and cleaned. We suggest using a dry film rust inhibitor such as TUF-GLIDE.

 

8. Gerber LMF II Survival Knife

The Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife was designed for survival during even the worst conditions. This 10-inch survival knife was engineered by former military man Jeff Freeman and was field-tested with troops, ensuring that it can stand up to rugged, rigorous use and offer high performance under a variety of emergency conditions. Strong, Serrated Blade Can Be Used in All Situations. Whether you need to cut firewood, build a shelter, or slice through a seat belt, the LMF II survival knife has you covered. It was designed to adapt to a wide variety of situations, so you’ll never have to worry whether you have the right knife. Unique Buttcap Can Pierce Glass. In addition to the blade end of the knife, Gerber also gave the LMF II a unique, pointed buttcap that is made of stainless steel. This heavy end can be used to pierce glass in the event you need to egress from a helicopter or other vehicle. The buttcap features a smart design that is physically separated from the tang in order to offer shock absorption when it’s used as a hammer and also to prevent electrical shock. Smart, Versatile, Comfortable Design. The LMF II features an overmolded handle, which helps prevent hand blisters and provides a secure grip. It is also designed with lashing holes, allowing it to be converted into a spear and extending its usability. The black color keeps you inconspicuous while you are out on night-time missions.

 

 7. Fallkniven A1 Kraton

Sleek and minimal, this survival knife from Fallkniven cuts a serious figure. It makes for a steadfast camping partner, always at the ready to clear tree branches, split kindling, open cans, and dress wild game as needed. You’ll never have to worry about this knife losing its edge while you’re out in the wilderness; its sharp edge holds up under even the most extreme duress. Could it be indestructible? We can’t say for sure, but we do now that this is the definitely knife you should buy if you want a lifelong tool. This knife comes with a Zytel sheath with a built-in belt loop. With this knife a new world standard is being set! Technical design, ergonomics, and economy are brought together within the model A1, representing the leading concept available today. The knife meets and exceeds established international standards for strength, personal security and value. Model A1 is a semi-large all-purpose knife for heavy duty use. The powerful blade is made of extremely hard yet tough laminated VG10 steel and will withstand the stress of hard use. The knife is superb to chop with, but also works very well with daily tasks, thanks to the ergonomic grip. The full tang goes entirely through the handle, so you can strike the end of it without breaking the grip. The sturdy black zytel sheath allows you to fasten the knife on your belt or your pack – even upside down. Model A1 is a water repelling concept which works just as well in extreme cold as in stifling heat.

 

6. SOG Force Fixed Blade SE38-N

The SE38-N Force lives up to its name with a stout design and partially serrated edge. The thick blade and minimal grinds combine to form one of the toughest blade shapes imaginable. The full tang runs along the back of the glass-reinforced handle, and functions as a glass breaker. The handle is perfectly contoured and covered in aggressive checkering that is not for the faint of heart. With all the Force has to offer, you have a knife which is recommended for extreme, long-term operations. The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools SE38-N Force is a fixed blade knife that’s virtually unbreakable with a full tang, thick blade and minimal grind design. Made of AUS-8 steel with an attractive hardcase black TiNi finish, the 6-inch straight edge, fixed blade has a clip point shape that allows a quicker and deeper puncture upon insertion, sharpens easily and makes quick work of any task. The ergonomically contoured and well-balanced handle has a black finish and is made of a high strength, no-slip, abrasion and impact resistant glass-reinforced nylon to fit comfortably in your hand. SOG’s unique cryogenic heat treatment process results in an overall increase in toughness and heightened wear-resistance. A black nylon sheath is included with a lanyard hole, nylon lanyard, hook and loop closure and MOLLE attachment to always keep the Force safely protected and close to you at all times. This knife has an overall length of 11.25-inches, blade thickness of 0.24-inches and weight of 10.5-ounces. The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools SE38-N Force Knife with Straight Edge Fixed 6-Inch Steel Clip Point Blade comes with a limited lifetime warranty that protects against defects in manufacturing and materials. Each SOG product is created with the help of company founder and chief engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.

 

5. Tops Knives B.O.B. Brothers of Bushcraft Knife

The Fieldcraft Knife was designed by The Brothers of Bushcraft, a coalition of men across North America focusing on sharing wilderness living skills of all categories. From tracking, to building shelters, the Brothers of Bushcraft make it a point to show the skills to all people, of all ages, from all over. The Fieldcraft Knife is the culmination of their knowledge, combining experiences from; the broad and humid rain forests, the arid and scorpion-littered deserts, and the frigid northern lands that span the Americas. The handle is one of the most ergonomic ones on the market, sporting several useful additions. Although knives with a lot of frills often end up lacking, the additional items found on the Fieldcraft knife were selected from experience and critiqued in every step of design, development and production. Being made of canvas micarta, the handle will never let you down. The bow drill divot on the handle is frictionless and makes starting those primitive fires almost effortless. The “Thumb Scallops”, formed on the hilt of the handle offer more comfort and control when using specialized carving and skinning grips. The pommel of the blade is simply the tang of the knife exposed enough to allow impact from a baton to not effect the handle (though the micarta is definitely tough enough to take such abuse). On the exposed pommel, you will find a scraper specially designed by one of The Brothers of Bushcraft, for striking Ferro rods in a safe and efficient manner. The Fieldcraft knife has had heavy duty abuse, and testing done in the wilderness of Canada, where local survival experts Mors Kochanski, Dr. Gino Ferri, and many others have deemed her a “Serviceable Field Knife”. These words are exactly what she is meant to be. The TOPS Knives/Brothers of Bushcraft Fieldcraft Knife will do just about any chore that you can throw at her in a wilderness survival scenario.

 

4. Buck Knives 65 Hood Punk Fixed Blade Survival Knife

The Buck/Hood Punk is designed to be an outdoor, survival, adventure knife that can handle even the most rugged and tough conditions. Based on Ron Hood’s design and built to Buck’s quality standards, the Punk helps ensure survival in extreme conditions. It is easily carried in a sheath, and extreme enough for any hard core task. The secure and comfortable Micarta handles can be removed , and the blade integrates the Shock Mitigation System (SMS) to reduce shock and wasted energy during use. The Punk comes with a heavy duty M.O.L.L.E. compatible nylon sheath with storage pouch.

 

3. Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife, Serrated Edge

Gerber has been making survival knives for the US Military since 1968. The StrongArm Fixed Blade carries on the legacy of tough-as-hell fixed blade knives for combat and survival applications. With a sheath that can be mounted in a variety of ways, this knife offers reliable use whether on-duty or off. Featuring a serrated edge, full tang 420HC blade with black ceramic coating, the StrongArm was designed around the fundamentals of military survival training. Obtain a solid grip on the knife in all conditions with its diamond-texture rubberized handle. The striking pommel positioned at the base of the handle functions to break through hard surfaces for effective rescue operations, and ceramic coating on the blade offers subtle use through low visual profile, as well as preventing corrosion for long life of the blade. The StrongArm’s modular sheath system is as important as the knife itself. With the sheath’s snap-together components, the operator can mount the knife vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a standard 1.75” tactical belt, or in a traditional drop-leg belt mount fashion. The StrongArm Fixed Blade is designed and built in Portland, Oregon.

 

2. Cold Steel 3V SRK

Survival & Rescue operations demand a versatile knife able to withstand the most extreme conditions. Simply put, the Cold Steel SRK (Survival Rescue Knife) was designed specifically with this in mind. A popular knife with Military and Tactical Law Enforcement Personnel, the SRK is the standard issue knife of the Navy SEALS for their BUDS – or Basic Underwater Demolition training – the SRK has proved its worth time and time again in the most demanding environments. Whatever the mission, we’re confident that the SRK is the knife for you! Cold Steel 3V SRK (survival rescue knife) was built with one aim in mind, to produce the toughest multi-purpose survival tool in the industry. This practical and tactical fixed blade was immediately embraced by the military and special Forces community and issued by the navy seals for b.U.D.S training – who appreciated the SRK’s versatility and durability in even the worst conditions.

 

1. Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife

For all those who camp, hunt or spend time afield. The Companion works just as happily splitting out kindling as it does prying apart joints and skinning game, not to mention chopping onions for the campfire chili!. Bring the KA-BAR Becker Companion Knife and Tool along on your next hunting or camping trip. This lightweight knife features a durable, 1095 cro-van steel blade, perfect for splitting kindling, skinning game, or chopping onions for the campfire grill. This knife features the drop point blade shape and a versatile 20-degree blade angle. The comfortable handle is made from Grivory, providing a balanced grip for any outdoor chore. The flat blade is five and a half inches long and the overall length is ten and a half inches. The knife includes a glass-filled nylon sheath to keep the blade safe and sharp. Made in the USA, the Companion knife and tool is tough enough to handle all your outdoor adventures.

 

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George M

George M is a retired Army Non-Commissioned Officer, and preparedness enthusiast.
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