Given the universal use by LEOs, the military and civilians, tactical folding blades continue to dominate the knife world.
If there was a major surprise here, it was that many old-line cutlery companies were aiming a wide variety of assisted opening and full-auto models at the uniform carry trade. (A warning here: While assisted openers are legal “most” places, the autos are restricted to credentialed LEO and military sales).
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No matter what your personal views on blade length, steel or handle material, I’m sure you can find a model that will fit your needs out of my top picks of folding blades.
For more information on the folding blades mentioned above, please visit the following websites:
- Andre de Villiers Pathfinder: (knifecenter.com; 800-338-6799)
- Benchmade 665/6500 APB: (benchmade.com; 800-800-7427)
- Boker Magnum BMF: (boker.de/us; 800-835-6433)
- Buck Knives 898 Impact: (buckknives.com; 800-735-2825)
- Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza 25: (chrisreeve.com; 208-375-0367)
- DPx Gear HEAT/F: (dpxgear.com; 888-233-3924)
- Gerber Decree: (gerbergear.com; 800-950-6161)
- Kershaw CQC-2K: (kershawknives.com; 800-325-2891)
- Ontario Utilitac: (ontarioknife.com; 800-222-5233)
- Schrade SCH501: (taylorbrandsllc.com; 800-251-0254)
- Spartan Akribis: (spartanbladesusa.com; 910-757-0035)
- SOG Trident Elite Tanto: (sogknives.com; 888-405-6433)
- Spyderco Autonomy: (spyderco.com; 303-279-8383)
- Steel Will Onrush: (steelwillknives.com; 877-969-0909)
- Timberline Wortac-II: (gatcosharpeners.com; 800-548-7427)
- TOPS Tex Creek: (topsknives.com; 208-542-0113)
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