Ten Best Tactical Knife – Reviews and Mini Guide for 2017

When it comes to choosing the best tactical knife, it’s important to keep in mind that the knife that is best for one person isn’t necessarily the best choice for another. The best choice will generally come down to personal preference as well as how you intend to use your knife. What’s most important is that you choose a knife that you can get to quickly and easily, with one hand, and that feels comfortable for you to use.

 

Things to Consider when Purchasing a Tactical Knife:

• How you will use the knife

• Whether you prefer a fixed blade or open assist knife

• If you have a favorite brand

• Features that are important to you, such as open assist

• Your budget

 

You’ll find many types of knives on the market, so it’s important to spend some time getting a good idea of the type of knife that would best meet your needs. For example, if you want an urban survival knife, you’ll be looking for something completely different than someone who needs a quality knife for off-grid homesteading. Once you know what type of knife will best suit your needs, it’s time to begin evaluating your options.

 

Top Ten Tactical Knives

1. The TAC Force TF-705 Series

This TAC Force tactical folding knife features a handy spring assist open for quick and easy one-handed use. The blade can be locked securely into place, and it’s available in nine great color designs, so there’s sure to be a knife that will not only provide the function you need, but that can also meet your personal style preference.

This knife measures 4-1/2” long, when closed, and it has a 3-1/4” blade length with 3mm thickness. The aluminum handle has a built-in bottle opener as well as a glass breaker for emergency use. The half-serrated blade is made from black stainless steel for durability as well as a great look. This knife also comes with handy pocket clip for easy carrying and quick access.

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2. Smith & Wesson SWMP4LS M&P

This high-quality knife is designed for both recreational and professional use. It features a black 4034 stainless steel blade that is partially serrated. It also has an ambidextrous thumb plate, so it can easily be used either right-handed or left-handed. Other features include a 2nd Generation MAGIC assisted open for safe and quick opening, a drop point blade, pocket clip, glass break, and a safety lock.

The black aluminum handle with black rubber inlay has a length of 5 inches with a blade length of 3.6 inches for a total knife length of 8.6 inches with a weight of 8 ounces.

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3. TAC Force TF-719BK Tactical Knife

This tactical knife features a dagger style blade with built in blood groves as well as curved extended tangs, and an attractive slot cutout design. The grooved black aluminum handle has a black composition overlay for a good grip as well as an integrated glass breaker and seat belt cutter for emergencies.

This folding TAC Force tactical knife has a 4.5 inch handle with a 3.25 inch black stainless steel blade. It features the convenience of easy one-handed operation with assisted open, and a handy black stainless steel pocket clip so you can get to it quickly.

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4. Defender Xtreme 8” Tactical Knife [8430]

This heavy-duty 8” tactical spring assisted rescue knife features a solid 440 black stainless steel blade that is partially serrated. The black aluminum handle has a built-in belt clip as well as an integrated seat belt cutter, making this Defender Xtreme knife a great rescue or tactical knife. The overall length of this knife is 8 inches with a blade length of 2.75 inches. The fast response spring assist opening feature ensures that you’ll always have smooth one-handed operation.

The quality design of this tactical knife makes it an excellent choice for a variety of tasks as well as a fine addition to your knife collection.

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5. Smith & Wesson Border Guard SWBG2TS Folding Tactical Knife

The Smith & Wesson Border Guard features a 7Cr17 high carbon, black stainless steel clip point tanto blade that is partially serrated for extra cutting power. This folding knife has a liner lock for safety as well as a black aluminum handle with ambidextrous thumb knobs and dual blood grooves.

Other features of this tactical knife include a hole for a lanyard as well as a pocket clip, belt cutter, and glass breaker. The handle length is a comfortable 5.6 inches, and the blade length is 4.4 inches for an overall knife length of 10 inches. The Border Guard SWBG2TS weighs just 0.56 pounds, so it’s easy to carry. This multi-function tool comes with a honed cutting edge and makes an excellent tactical or first responder knife.

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6. MTech USA Xtreme MX-8054 Series Fixed Blade Tactical Knife

This tactical fixed blade knife has an overall length of 11 inches and is ideal for camping or survival. It features a 440 stainless steel tanto blade in your choice of black or gold for a great look and excellent edge retention, and the G10 handle ensures an excellent grip, even in wet conditions.

The blade is 5-1/2 inches long with a thickness of 5.5 mm, and comes with saw back serrations along the spine as well as a blood grove. This MTech tactical knife also comes with a nylon sheath for safe and easy carrying.

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7. M-Tech G10 Tracker Assisted Open Folding Knife

This 9-inch M-Tech Tracker knife comes with an easy to use spring assisted open feature that allows you to open the knife with just one hand. It is ideal for use as a tactical knife as well as for combat, rescue or an all-around outdoor pocket knife for camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. The 4” black stainless steel blade has a thickness of 4 mm as well as upper serrations that can easily saw through a variety of things. The folded length of this knife is 5 inches, and it includes a handy belt clip, so it’s easy to carry without getting lost.

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8. MTech USA Ballistic MT-A705 Series Folding Tactical Knife

The MTech Ballistic MT-A705 tactical knife features a spring assist open for fast one-handed operation as well as a liner lock so that you can lock the blade securely in place. The stainless steel blade is half serrated and features a smooth titanium coating. This Ballistic tactical knife is available in eight different color combinations, so finding the right look will definitely be easy.

The aluminum handle is also titanium coated for extra durability and has a built-in bottle opener for added convenience. The closed length of this folding MTech USA Ballistic knife is just 4-1/2 inches. The blade is 3.75 inches long with a 3 mm thickness. The stainless steel pocket clip ensures you can carry the MT-A705 safely, while still ensuring it is easy to get to when you need it.

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9. TAC Force Spring Assisted Sawback Bowie Tactical EDC Knife

This TAC Force knife features a spring assisted open for quick and easy one-handed operation as well as a sawback bowie style blade made from 440 grade stainless steel, so that it’s better able to hold an edge. The Sawback Bowie also features a seatbelt cutter, partially serrated blade for excellent sawing action, and a glass breaker stub to make breaking safety glass easy. With these features, this TAC Force knife makes an excellent tactical, rescue, or every day carry knife.

The overall length of this knife is 9 inches with a handle length of 5.5 inches, and a blade length of 3.5 inches. This knife also features a liner lock, so the blade locks safely in place.

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10. TAC Force Spring Assisted Rainbow Blade Tactical Knife

This unique TAC Force knife comes with an attractive stainless steel blade that is coated with a unique rainbow titanium finish. The 3-1/2” blade is 3 mm thick and features partial serration for ease in sawing a wide variety of items. The closed length of this tactical knife is just 4.5 inches, making it easy to take with you anywhere, and the black aluminum handle has a rainbow liner as well as an integrated can opener for extra convenience. Of course, the spring assist open is an excellent option for a hunting, fishing, camping or as an EDC tactical knife because it allows you to easily open the knife with just one hand. Then, with a simple push of the lever, you’ll easily be able to close your knife.

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