Mar 31 2014

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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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 Sheath

  • 6.4″ blade
  • 5.6″ handle
  • 1/4″ thick blade
  • 1095 High Carbon
  • Steel Full tang
  • Drop point blade
  • Kraton handle
  • 15.9 ounces
  • Includes nylon sheath

Amazon Reviews

under $45 all in from Amazon

Timber Wolf Blazin Bowie Knife

  • 4 1/8″ stainless steel blade
  • Handsome hardwood handle
  • Gleaming brass pins
  • Lanyard hole
  • Stainless steel bolster
  • Stainless steel guard
  • Measures 9″ overall

Amazon Reviews

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 model
  • 4.875-inch, high impact polypropylene handle
  • 4116 German stainless steel blade
  • 3/4 tang
  • Cor-Ex sheath
  • 3.625-inch blade length
  • 8.5-inch overall length
  • 2.7-ounce weight
  • limited manufacturer’s warranty

Amazon Reviews

under $15 all in from Amazon

Cold Steel 80PGTK GI Tanto 7″ Carbon

  • Tactical knife
  • Broad 7″ Tanto point blade
  • Secure-Ex sheath
  • 1055 carbon steel blade with hard spring temper and black rust-resistant finish
  • Integral quillon guard
  • Polypropylene handle scales
  • Can convert into a spear or war club
  • Heavy, balanced feel–throws easily

Amazon 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 knife
  • 4.1-inch carbon steel blade
  • Blade 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 grip
  • Plastic sheath with belt clip
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

Amazon Reviews

under $15 all in from Amazon

Szco Supplies Tanto Survivor Fire starter Knife, Black

  • Cord wrapped
  • Black blade
  • Stainless steel
  • Comes with sheath
  • 7″ overall length
  • Lanyard on handle

Amazon Reviews

under $8 all in from Amazon

Elite Forces Survival Bowie Knife and ABS lined Tactical Sheath

  • Black anodized coating
  • Non-reflective
  • ABS sheath
  • Lanyard cord
  • 7 1/2″ blade
  • 12″ overall

Amazon Reviews

under $15 all in from Amazon

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

  • Handle: Hardwood
  • 1075 High carbon steel
  • 1/8″ Thick blade
  • Blade Finish: Blasted Satin
  • Leather sheath

Amazon Reviews

under $40 all in from Amazon

 Hultafors Craftmans Knife Heavy-Duty Gk

  • Supplied razor sharp
  • Final honing on a leather strop
  • PP plastic handle & holster
  • Holster can be attached to a belt or a button on your clothes
  • Hardened to 58-60 HRC
  • 1/8″ thick blade
  • 3 3/4″ blade length
  • 9 1/4″ overall length

      Amazon Reviews


under $15 all in from Amazon

Opinel No 7 Carbon Steel Knife

  • Handle: Beechwood
  • Blade: Carbon Steel
  • Overall Length: 7.06 in
  • Blade Length: 3.2 in
  • Weight: 1.3 oz

        Amazon Reviews

under $15 all in from Amazon

 Cold Steel Outdoorsman Lite Knife

  • Blade Length: 6″
  • Handle: 5″ Long, Polypropylene & Kraton
  • Black Thick: 3MM
  • Steel: 4116 Krupp Stainless
  • Weight: 5.7 oz.

    Amazon Reviews

under $30 all in from Amazon

Ka-Bar Leather Handled Mark I, Straight

  • 5 1/8″ blade
  • 5/32″ thick blade
  • 1095 CroVan Steel
  • made in USA

    Amazon Reviews

under $70 all in from Amazon










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