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Value for money knives for survival and bushcraft

Value For Money Knives For Survival And Bushcraft

Not everyone can afford $200- $300 for a handmade survival or bushcraft knife.

Even $100 is enough these days, so all praise to the manufacturers who are producing some pretty dam good knives – knives that actually offer you good value for you dollar, yet can still perform out in the wilderness.

Some of these knives are so cheap, it’s hard to see how they can even be made in the first place!

I am going to keep this list quite short and concentrate on, what I consider, the very best value for money survival and bushcraft knives available for under $50

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Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, Walnut Handle with Leather Sheath (Plain)

It’s not difficult to get yourself a good quality knife that meets all the basic requirements for survival out in the wild.

The knife shown here meets all those basic requirements and wont set you back a fortune.

With the manufacturers pedigree goes back to 1787, making quality swords, knives and tools you are guaranteed a quality product.

Things To Consider When Buying  A  Knife

You may be one of the unlucky ones who buys a cheaper knife and it falls apart or snaps on the very first use. (unlikely, but possible). – so the only advice I can offer is to always READ THE REVIEWS. 
You know your buying a cheap, so don’t moan when you read 100’s of one star reviews telling you it’s rubbish, yet you still buy it because it’s nice and cheap..!

Having said that, there are some mighty good, entry level, survival and bushcraft knives out there today – in fact, check my list and the associated reviews and your will see what’s out there.

Top  ‘Best Value for money’  knives for survival and bushcraft


Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife with Fixed 1095 High Carbon Steel Blade and Black Kraton Handle and Sheath6.4″ blade5.6″ handle1/4″ thick blade1095 High CarbonSteel Full tangDrop point bladeKraton handle15.9 ouncesIncludes nylon sheath
Amazon Reviews




under $45 all in from Amazon
Timber Wolf Blazin Bowie Knife

4 1/8″ stainless steel bladeHandsome hardwood handleGleaming brass pinsLanyard holeStainless steel bolsterStainless steel guardMeasures 9″ overall

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under $25 all in from Amazon
Cold Steel Pendleton Lite Hunter Black Poly Handle

Replica model of renowned custom knife maker Lloyd Pendleton’s most popular model4.875-inch, high impact polypropylene handle4116 German stainless steel blade3/4 tangCor-Ex sheath3.625-inch blade length8.5-inch overall length2.7-ounce weightlimited manufacturer’s warranty

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under $15 all in from Amazon
Cold Steel 80PGTK GI Tanto 7″ CarbonTactical knifeBroad 7″ Tanto point bladeSecure-Ex sheath1055 carbon steel blade with hard spring temper and black rust-resistant finishIntegral quillon guardPolypropylene handle scalesCan convert into a spear or war clubHeavy, balanced feel–throws easilyAmazon Reviews

under $25 all in from Amazon
Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch

Fixed blade outdoor knife4.1-inch carbon steel bladeBlade Thickness: 0.10″ (2.5 mm)Blade Length: 4.1″ (104 mm)Total Length: 8.6″ (219mm)Net Weight: 4.1 oz. (116g)Patterned, high-friction gripPlastic sheath with belt clip1-year manufacturer’s warranty

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under $15 all in from Amazon
Szco Supplies Tanto Survivor Fire starter Knife, Black

Cord wrappedBlack bladeStainless steelComes with sheath7″ overall lengthLanyard on handle

Amazon Reviews


under $8 all in from Amazon
Elite Forces Survival Bowie Knife and ABS lined Tactical Sheath

Black anodized coatingNon-reflectiveABS sheathLanyard cord7 1/2″ blade12″ overall

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under $15 all in from Amazon
Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, Walnut Handle with Leather Sheath (Plain)

Handle: Hardwood1075 High carbon steel1/8″ Thick bladeBlade Finish: Blasted SatinLeather sheath


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under $40 all in from Amazon
 Hultafors Craftmans Knife Heavy-Duty Gk


Supplied razor sharpFinal honing on a leather stropPP plastic handle & holsterHolster can be attached to a belt or a button on your clothesHardened to 58-60 HRC1/8″ thick blade3 3/4″ blade length9 1/4″ overall length
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under $15 all in from Amazon
Opinel No 7 Carbon Steel Knife


Handle: BeechwoodBlade: Carbon SteelOverall Length: 7.06 inBlade Length: 3.2 inWeight: 1.3 oz
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under $15 all in from Amazon
 Cold Steel Outdoorsman Lite Knife


Blade Length: 6″Handle: 5″ Long, Polypropylene & KratonBlack Thick: 3MMSteel: 4116 Krupp StainlessWeight: 5.7 oz.


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under $30 all in from Amazon
Ka-Bar Leather Handled Mark I, Straight

5 1/8″ blade5/32″ thick blade1095 CroVan Steelmade in USA



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under $70 all in from Amazon
Smith's TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stones System

Smith’s TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stones System

List Price: $29.99

Price: $23.70

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Hope this list helps you in you choice of of selecting Value for money knives for survival and bushcraft