The best knife to carry for self defense is one that is small and easily concealable, like a pocket knife. A pocket knife can be used for self defense in a number of ways, including stabbing, cutting, and even just using the sharp point to threaten an attacker.
20 Best Knives To Carry For Self Defense
1. Lock Back 1-Blade Case Knife, Black, 3.5″
Combines the strength and control of a fixed blade
I bought this knife about one month ago to cut twine off large hay bales and it has done a good job and was not expensive. It holds an edge as well or better than the very expensive knives I have used.
This is a small but powerful practical self-defense tool. There are always unforeseen things in life. The self defense keychain is not only a self defense tool but also a assurance of life safety. You would better to have one than need but haven’t (especially for women and teens).
Features:Knife and sleeve length: 13. 5cm – Length of handle and sleeve handle: 8 cm – Blade length: 5. 5cm – Edge width: 0. 7cm (max)Close: (insert blade into sleeve)Edge thickness: 0. 1cm – Tube diameter: 1.
2cm – Caution: do not scratch when sharp objects are used. Surface of worktable: blade grinding, handmade alumina. Processing materials: aluminum castings, surface oxidation.
Gerber has been making survival knives for the US Military since 1968. The StrongArm Fixed Blade carries on our legacy of tough-as-hell fixed blade knives for combat and survival applications. Featuring a fine edge, full tang 420HC blade with black ceramic coating, the knife was designed around the fundamentals of military survival training.
Obtain a solid grip on this knife in all conditions with its diamond texture rubberized handle. 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 proudly built in Portland, OR.
Never thought I would like or even recommend a folder for bushcraft and general outdoor tasks but this little knife changed my mind. It makes a great companion knife for a fixed blade or even if you are in an area where carrying a fixed blade is frowned upon.
If you are on the fence about it take my advise and just get it. You will not be disappointed. The traditional birch wood handles are very nice and comfortable. No hotspots like most other folders.
This knife is easy to carry, and quite useful. It is a good starter knife for a child or grandchild. It is also quite sufficient to meet most needs of us adults. The price is good. The quality is good.
6. Gerber 22-01463 Knife, LMF II Infantry, Coyote Brown
Rugged, versatile survival tool
Lashing holes for use as spear
Low-profile sheath with built-in sharpener
2 Leg Straps
Field tested with American troops, this 10 inch survival knife was engineered in partnership with our country’s bravest. This MOLLE compatible knife is rugged and versatile, with a partially serrated blade that can also serve as pommel or a spear.
The sheath includes a built-in blade sharpener. Originally designed to free an aircrew from a downed aircraft, the LMF II is tough enough to cut through the fuselage of an aircraft and smart enough to ensure you are safe while doing so.
The knife has a purposeful break between the tang and the butt cap, providing insulated protection against stray wires and absorbing any shock from hammering. This 10” survival knife was built to adapt to any scenario thrown at it – ensuring comfort, versatility, and safety when you need it most.
The Jet-Black Sod Buster is a part of the Working Family. This family is designed for the hard driving team players who answer the call and give it their all until the work is complete. This durable folding knife features an Etched Skinner blade with a jet-black synthetic handle curved for a secure grip.
The Skinner blade is used for skinning purposes among other different everyday demands. This durable folding knife is constructed with Case Tru-Sharp Stainless Steel which is a special high-carbon steel that helps the blades hold an edge longer than conventional steel.
It also offers extraordinary blade strength and corrosion resistance. This pocket knife is perfect for everyday use, hiking, or hunting. Comes conveniently packaged in a box. Proudly made in the USA, hand-crafted by skilled artisans.
Like the color. Easy to see in the woods. Have not field tested this knife yet. Anxious to see if it holds up to the mallet test. Want to use it to split sapling sized logs to get to the center for fire starting wood in the rain.
If it holds up, it will replace the heavier knife I currently use. Weight is an issue over multiple miles.
The blade shape is what drew me to the Terrasaur, plus being made of 1095 steel. For me the handle could be a tad bigger but works well enough. I like that they left the heat treating color on the blade.
The optimal tool for self-defense allows the user to maintain dexterity and manipulate other objects without putting down the knife. The specialized sheath design also integrates into gear and webbing while keeping a low profile.
MOLLE compatible. Specifications for Benchmade 173 Mini SOCP Fixed Blade Knife: Blade Length: 2. 22 in Overall Length: 6. 25 in Blade Material: 440C Knife Application: Fixed Blade Handle Material: 440C Blade Finish: Diamond-like Carbon Coated Handle Color: Black Sheath Material: Plastic Weight: 3 oz Blade Type: Fixed Blade Features of Benchmade 173 Mini SOCP Fixed Blade Knife Action: Fixed Blade Blade Steel: 440C Blade Length: 2.
Carbon steel is the steel historically used by Opinel, which has contributed to the brand’s global fame. The carbon steel blade is marked by its exceptional cutting quality and ease of sharpening. the knives are ideal for DIY, gardening, sculpture, wickerwork etc.
The blade requires specific maintenance to avoid the risk of corrosion. Beech is the most commonly used wood for the manufacture of Opinel handles. From France, their beech is hard, durable and easy to work.
With a homogeneous appearance, its light colour varies from yellow to pink. It is characterised by the presence of numerous small dark dashes. Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives from the N° 06.
Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade closed (safety in transport).
This Trapper is a part of the Smooth Orange Synthetic Family. Radiating with warmth and a sense of adventure, these beaming beauties are perfect for hunters, trappers, fishing pros, and even collectors.
The vibrant orange shade of the heavy-duty synthetic handles makes them easy to locate when outdoors. This knife features a smooth orange synthetic handle with two full length blades, the clip blade and the spey blade.
The clip blade is commonly used as a multi-purpose blade and is preferred for its versatility. The spey blade is commonly used as an all-purpose utility blade. These blades are constructed with Case Tru-Sharp Stainless Steel which is a special high-carbon steel that helps the blades hold an edge longer than conventional steel.
It also offers extraordinary blade strength and corrosion resistance. The durable folding knife is great for everyday carry for projects around the house, the outdoors, and hunting. Comes conveniently packaged in a box.
Made in Bradford, PA, USA from domestic and imported materials.
The Texas Toothpick is one of the best pocket sized knife for every day use. Not too big & not too small. I love the CV carbon steel Case produces. Sharpens easy and holds an edge well. Forms a nice patina over time with use.
Use it to cut cooked meats if you want a beautiful patina. If a pocket knife won’t rust, I don’t want it. For those giving bad reviews about the blade pitting or rusting obviously don’t need or know how to take care of a big boy carbon blade.
Case makes the Tru Sharp stainless steel for those folks.
I can’t say enough good things about the Case Company and the way they build their knives. The knife I bought is a small pocket knife and I carry it just about every where I go. I really don’t know of many knives with this quality and beauty.
It looks great and feels great in the hand. Any of the knives from Case XX are not cheap in any way, but you definitely get what you pay for. I ordered the chrome vanadium steel in the blade and it really holds a good edge for a long time.
If anyone is in the market for a new knife you really need to compare the Case Knives with any others and you will see the difference right away.
This is another Great addition to my knife collection. I love all the detail this knife has. If you collect knives or just want to get one, this would be a good choice. The price was right too. A high 5star rating.
Outfit your kit bag with the Coast Cutlery Folding Hunting Knife with 3. 75″ Blade and 8. 63″ Overall length. This versatile knife is ideal for hunting as well as fishing, camping and everyday use. The Coast Cutlery knife features a rubberized handle for a secure grip.
The handle is deeply textured for easy holding when cutting. The sharp blade features notching on top for enhanced control. The rugged blade is forged from the highest-quality 9Cr18Mov steel for enhanced strength and durability.
The blade slices through skins, sticks, roots and more. The blade folds neatly when not in use; its compact size makes it easy to carry in pants and jacket pockets as well as backpacks and other gear bags.
The hunting accessory is outfitted with a back lock for added safety.
This is a Quality Knife & it feels great in my hand. It has a quality grip that won’t slip and the blade is razor sharp & has outlasted other brands. Well worth the cost and i use this knife on a daily basis.
I have used this knife for 4 years in a variety of uses. Its blade is exactly what I wanted, not too fat and not too soft holding an edge for much longer than cheap blades. I also love the grip. It feels nice in my hand and gives me good control and doesn’t slip.
This knife’s compact design makes it the perfect everyday carry for small jobs. The folding blade stays closed for safety and is easily opened when needed. The key-shaped folding knife attaches easily to any keychain for portability and quick access.
The Stockman is a traditional, convenient and multi-purpose pocket knife. The Stockman is the largest three-bladed knife available from Buck. The clip point blade is good for detail work, the spey blade is perfect for skinning or sweeping knife strokes and the sheepsfoot blade is perfect for giving a clean cut, especially on a flat cutting surface.
A powerful outdoor knife with full tang that has advanced mounting options and can be used in many challenging situations. Designed for the adventurer, this knife is an excellent choice when you need a safe and robust tool close at hand.
It is also compatible with a fire starter and has a protective black DLC-coating which prevents reflections on the blade. The ergonomic polymer barrel-shaped handle features a soft friction grip, finger guard and a 3.
2 mm thick blade made of carbon steel, which provides both strength and stability in every cut. The black DLC-coating provides some protection and prevents reflections on the blade. Thanks to the blade and handle design, the knife is ideal for working safely and efficiently in various weather conditions all year round.
The polymer sheath is symmetrical, making it suitable for both right and left-handed users. The Morakniv Multi-Mount is MOLLE-compatible and takes mounting options to the next level with hook & loop straps, bars, holes and notches.
The sky’s the limit. Carbon steel rusts, so wipe and oil the blade after use.
Limited Supplies! Alan Folts is a knife maker and metalworker in Greenville, N. C. His Minimalist neck knives have proven to be very popular. They are very small and lightweight knives which give surprising comfort and control, thanks to the unusual geometry of the full-tang blades, aided by three finger choils, friction grooves for the thumb, hand-contoured green-black resin impregnated fiber scales, and a braided fob.
Unlike many small neck knives, this handle is really functional for a wide variety of daily cutting tasks. Each Minimalist comes with a custom-fitted glass filled nylon sheath and neck paracord for inverted carry as a neck knife.
The Minimalist Bowie makes a great wilderness carry, and can be used for camp chores, cooking, and even skinning and dressing in a pinch. It is also an excellent survival knife. By purchasing a self-defense device from us you understand that EABMAN does not warrant that you may legally purchase, possess, or carry these products according to any national, state, or local laws.
You also acknowledge that you have determined their legality before purchasing and that you are an adult of at least 18 years of age and under no legal disability, sanction or pending action.
This little thing might look weird and perhaps even awkward. But it is a superb neck knife and the grip is fantastic! It holds well in all hand sizes and the pracord prevents slippage even with larger hands.
It weighs next to nothing and you won’t likely even remember it is around your neck until need calls it into use. A bonus: This is by FAR the sharpest knife i have ever brought home brand new! It is probably sharp enough to do eye surgery if you were of the mind to use it so, lol! Seriously, i cant believe how great this thing is all the way around for the price point.
Very pleased and my wife demanded i buy her one as well.
Overall I like it. But I dont love it. I guess for the price its more like a 4. 5 than a 4. It came today rather dull, I was fairly disappointed as I had seen so many reviews with “razor sharp” edges.
I am hoping to take a strop to it tonight and see if I can refine an edge to it. The edge is there but it takes a bit more force than it should on a paper slice and paracord test. The wrist lanyard is kind of useless so I already took that off its done with a very minimal strand count threading and it is more along the lines of the material used in those friendship bracelet/toe rings you saw when you were a kid in the 90s.
Grip: Exceptionally well designed 5/5 in this area. I have medium to large sized hands and it indexes perfectly where I need it to be. The bottom of the tang sits right between my ring finger and pinkey and its perfect.
I am a huge fan of micarta on knives. I think all of mine have it so that was a huge plus for such a low cost knife and the design is awesome as well with the green and black lines. Steel: Its a soft cheap steel.
I am not a steel snob and for 13 bucks no one needs to be. There are pros and cons to different types of steel and well, I dont plan on batoning wood with this thing or doing harsh things to the edge so once I refine the edge a bit I am sure I will be happy with it.
The benefit to softer cheaper steels is just that, super easy to sharpen and strop and usually if the edge is there that is all it takes is a good strop block or belt. Sheath: I give it a 4 out of 5 but for the price its a perfectly acceptable piece.
Its molded nylon/plastic and the sheath is molded for the tanto, dont be alarmed the blade tip means nothing in a hard sheath its all about how the lower end of the knife is held for retention so that is fine.
Comes with a belt loop that looks cheap and small so Im not sure if Ill even bother with it but it may be a decent backup. Its my first neck knife, so I am excited and overall I think it was a great purchase and I would not hesitate to recommend Its light, feels great in the hand and has an attractive fit and finish.
But you may need to hone that blade when you get it and just chop off the useless lanyard thing. EDIT*** I took it to my strop block and the edge is nice and sharp.
These wouldn’t fit the superlight/small category, but they’re light, sturdy, work well, and last a long time. We keep a set in the car, use them in our kid’s lunch bag, and bring them car camping. For the price, they’re terrific.
I’ve copied this comment across the fork/knife/spoon from this set.
These work well, have not tried on steaks as we have other knives we use for that. Needed to replace not only our camping utensils, but household and opted for these to be used for both. I really like the weight, feel and gunmetal grey color.
Red sauces, and turmeric stains will not show and that is a bonus.
We got this knife to meet free shipping. So at first I did not even try it, when backing or camping. However our last trip, I brought it and I was impressed how we’ll it cut meat such as steak. It is also light weight which is nice and safe for my daughter to use.
I will be bringing it on my family trips from now on.
The 55 is a classic gent’s knife for everyday carry. It is a half-size version of our legendary 110 Folding Hunter with an updated design. The 55 is a superb starter knife, a classic gent’s knife, and a great “family” addition to the 110 for those who collect or use more than one knife.
With 420Hc stainless steel clip blade, American Walnut handle, brass bolsters and liner, and lockback locking mechanism, this has all the features that made our Folding Hunter so popular. The 55 is a convenient size for everyday carry, yet rugged enough for tough tasks at work, at home or with recreational activities.
Really like the the addition of the drop point to the Slim Select lineup. It’s durable and less “pointy” looking when you need to break out your knife to do a cutting task in public. Plus, who doesn’t love a drop point? Quality control at Buck is hit and miss these days, but the sample I received this time was good.
The Slim Selects seem to be on point more often than the traditional 110s/112s. I have received a 110 SS that was badly over ground on the secondary bevel, so watch for that. The edge should be level with the bottom of the choil and not deeper.
Love these light weight Bucks. I hope they release the drop points in some interesting colors so I can spend more money.
Good product. Not much can be said that hasn’t already been said about Buck 110. I bought mine at local walmart last year for $34. (it’s $60 now). Very happy with it. Wanted another one for my collection and to someday pass it on to someone.
To my surprise, the price doubled overnight. Seriously? I understand a few bucks increase with inflation and all but hard to justify paying almost twice as much now.
Just flick your wrist and the NRS Voss Knife transforms from its easy-to-carry folded position into a rescue-ready lock-blade knife. The Voss was designed to combine the convenience of a folding knife with the functionality of a full-size rigid blade.
This is a beautiful little knife, although you must keep in mind that each one has unique handles. In other words, some handles will look more like the stock photo, while others may be darker or lack the sparkle or color mix youre looking for.
Otherwise, the Peanut pattern is easy to carry and comes in handy for any number of daily light duty uses.
Personally I prefer the Corelon Abalone to the Corelon 24K Gold and for that reason I do not recommend the Corelon 24K Gold. There is too much black and not enough gold in the design of the handle of my Corelon 24K Gold Muskrat Knife.
I also prefer a trapper knife to the Muskrat knife. These are personal preferences and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the Muskrat for other people to want to buy and use.
The best knife to carry for self-defense is the one that you are most comfortable with and is the most practical for your lifestyle and environment. There is no “perfect” knife for self-defense, as each situation is unique and the best tool for the job will vary depending on the individual.
However, there are certain qualities that are important to look for in a self-defense knife, such as a strong and durable blade, a comfortable and secure grip, and a reliable locking mechanism.
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