Best camping knives Thrifter 2020

Going on a camping trip? Trying to escape the lights of the city, the grind of the 9 to 5, or something like that? Maybe you just want to spend some time outside in the backyard. Whatever you're doing out there, and for whatever reason you're doing it, you are going to need a solid knife. It's one of the most versatile tools you can have. A good camping knife can be used for everything from hunting and fishing to cutting rope to survival when necessary. We've got all the best camping knives available on Amazon right here.

Best Value: Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade outdoor knife

Top Pick

Has a 4.1-inch Sandvik stainless steel blade. Perfect for carving, food prep, or even cutting tinder. Stays sharper longer than carbon and includes a high-friction grip so there's no slip ups. Comes with a sheath and a lifetime warranty.

$19 at Amazon

Best for Retention: Gerber StrongArm fixed blade knife

Has a serrated edge and a full tang steel blade. There's a ceramic coating on the blade and a rubberized texture grip. Use the striking pommel at the base to break through hard surfaces. You can also mount it on MOLLE, a belt, or on a dop-leg strap.

$70 at Amazon

Best Ambidextrous Design: Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops folding knife

This knife is 7.1 inches long with a blade length of 3.1 inches. It only weighs 3.5 ounces. It's made with high-carbon black oxide stainless steel and an aluminum handle. Super easy to use with thumb knobs on both sides so it's a great everyday carry whether you're left or right handed. Covered by a lifetime warranty.

$12 at Amazon

Best Spring Assistance: Grand Way spring-assisted pocket folding knife

Great for all things camping including hunting and fishing, survival, self defense, and any outdoor or do-it-yourself activities. Made with black-coated stainless steel that's both hard and corrosion resistant. Includes a pocket clip and a reliable liner-lock.

$14 at Amazon

Best Combo: WorkPro axe and fixed blade combo set

You never know when you'll need a hatchet if you're outdoors or camping, so having that and a knife is definitely a bonus. The set includes a 10-inch axe, a 13-inch knife, and sheaths for both blades. The full-tang blades are very strong, have excellent edge retention, and have corrosion resistance for durability. The handles have textured grips and anti-skid grooves.

$34 at Amazon

Best Multi-tool: RoverTac 14-in-1 Camping Multi-tool

Includes a hammer, axe, pliers, knife, saw, assorted wrenches and screwdrivers, a bottle opener, and more. It's a fully stainless steel tool with durable black oxidation and a special red color oxidation on the handle. Comes with a nylon pouch that's easy to upgrade.

$24 at Amazon

Be Prepared

Even if you decide to pull a Michael Scott and go out into the woods all alone to test yourself, the one thing you should always bring with you is a reliable camping knife. It's just such a versatile tool for helping you to survive. A simple knife like the Morakniv outdoor knife could be key to your survival. A complicated multi-tool like the RoverTac 14-in-1 camping tool might just elevate you to king of the jungle.

It's also worth pointing out that these knives are finely crafted and specifically designed to be very, very durable. So much in fact that many of them are covered by lifetime warranties. The Smith & Wesson folding knife is one of the options covered by a lifetime warranty and you can be sure that high-carbon stainless steel blade will last you for a very long time.

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