I think you’ll agree with me when i say…
Finding a good and reliable combat knife is pretty hard & confusing nowadays….Because there are too many options available in the market.
So In this post I’ll review some of the best combat knife of 2020. And i’ll cover all the good and bad aspects in detail. So that you can finally decide which one to buy.
Best Combat Knife
1. KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife
This is a multi-functional, durable knife approved and used by the military. This knife has clip point blade which can easily pierce everything except rocks. This knife has a good length of 11.8 Inches and comes with a comfortable handle with easy to use griping.This knife has a very sharp blade which is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel. And it can easily slice thick rope,paracord and tree branches without taking any damage. The blade of this knife is easy to sharpen. This knife comes with a durable and easy to use leather sheath. And you can also attach it to your belt with the leather loop provided.
2. Gerber Mark II Knife [22-01874]
This is a durable and unique combat knife with black oxide-coated blade (rust proof). The length of this super sharp blade is 6.5″ and it is made of 420HC Stainless Steel. The Double Serrated style of the blade provides stability and balance to knife. And it is easy to pierce and slice things with this knife. The handle is made up of Die Cast Aluminum which is supported with a well placed bolster. And it is easy and comfortable to use. Sheath of this knife is made up of ballistic nylon which is durable and easy to use.
3. KA1245-BRK Black Tanto
This is an Asian-influenced Tanto blade shape combat knife made from 1095 Cro-Van steel. This is a well built multipurpose knife with a thick pointed blade which is ideal for penetration. Overall length of the knife is 12.8125’’ with a hand made Kraton G handle which is very comfortable and easy to use. The balance of this knife is good and it helps in cutting, slicing and piercing things. The blade has a non-reflective epoxy coating which prevents from rusting. And also a hard plastic sheath is provided with this knife.
4. Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife
Gerber has been making survival knives for the US Military since 1968 and this is one of their finest and well built pieces. This knife is highly durable and multipurpose in any situation. The overall length of this knife is 9.8” and it comes in two different size (Fine and Serrated edges). This is a razor sharp knife made from full tang 420HC steel blade. This knife’s blade has a ceramic coating and a rubberized diamond-texture handle grip which makes this knife more stable and comfortable to use.
5. KA-BAR BKR7-BRK Combat Utility
This is another KA-BAR knife in the list,which is very Sturdy, lightweight and durable. This knife has a easy-to-sharpen rust resistant 1095 Cro-Van steel blade. And the swiss made glass fiber filled nylon handle makes this knife easy to use and very comfortable. This knife is well balanced and well crafted for heavy duty purpose. This razor sharp knife is supported with good quality and durable sheath.
6. Cold Steel Tactical Pocket Folding Knife
This is a sharp compact folding knife with durable and unique features. This knife is made from Japanese AUS10A Steel and the design is inspired by Japanese kukri. This is well built combat EDC knife with good handle grip. This is stable knife and also easy to open and close. It can cut, pierce and slice things effortlessly.
7. Ontario 490 M9 Bayonet System
This knife is used by the military and it can be attached M16, M4, AR-15 and other guns. This is a good combat knife made from high quality material. This is a durable and multipurpose knife for survival and heavy duty situations. The oval grip of this knife makes it more stable and easy to use. This knife can easily cut, pierce and slice anything.
8. Benchmade – Nimravus 141 Knife
This is a quality knife made by Benchmade. This knife has a durable 154 cm stainless steel rust resistant blade.
Handle of this knife is made up of 6061-T6 aluminum which is lightweight and easy to use.
This is a fixed blade knife with great strength and durability. Good quality sheath is also provided with this knife for protection and good handling.
9. Ka-Bar Becker BK9 Combat Bowie Fixed Blade Knife
This is a Bowie fixed blade knife by ka-Bar. This is a durable multipurpose knife used by military/service member. This knife has a 9 Inch 1095 Cro-Van steel blade which is rust resistant and very durable.This is a razor sharp knife which can easily cut,pierce and slice anything. Well built and great combat knife. Grivory handle is provided in this knife which is easy to use and very comfortable. Good quality sheath is also provided including belt strap.
10. Cold Steel OSS, Kraton Handle (Secure-Ex Sheath)
This is a lightweight durable knife by cold steel. The blade of this knife is made from Japanese AUS 8A Stainless steel. This knife has a double edge 9’’ blade which is very deadly. Karton handle makes it comfortable and easy to use. This is a combat knife which comes at a affordable price point. And good quality sheath is also provided with this knife.
11. CRKT Homefront Aluminum Folding Pocket Knife
This is a unique knife which has Breakthrough innovative “Field Strip” technology. Field Strip lets you easily disassemble your knife for cleaning without tools. This combat knife is designed by the world famous “Ken Onion”. The Krupp stainless steel rustproof blade makes this knife very durable and multipurpose. The fiberglass handle makes this knife comfortable and easy to use.
12. Zero Tolerance Combat Folder Framelock Model
This is the most expensive knife in this list. This is the top notch folding tactical knife made from S30V stainless-steel. And it also has tungsten DLC coating and Tiger Stripes. This knife is well balanced and very comfortable. The handle of this knife is made up of 3D machined, G-10 and Titanium. The blade of this knife is very sharp for combat purpose.
Things To Consider Before Buying A Combat Knife [Buyer’s Guide]
Knife Law Of Your Region
This is the first thing to consider before buying a knife. You should know about the laws of carrying a knife. You should research about the knife laws, what type of knife is legal and what is illegal in your region. This is the most important part because if you skip it or ignore it, you might end up paying fine or even go to jail (according to your police history). Check knife Law here
Design of the knife
This is another important thing to consider before buying a knife. You might be wondering, Ah design is not that important I can go buy as fancy or premium as possible.
Since you’re buying a combat knife you need to make sure it is comfortable, easy to use and can land a lethal blow to your opponent. So choose a sleek, easy to handle and good designed knife.
Blade of the Knife
You need to choose a good quality bladed knife when it comes to combat or EDC. Because your end goal is to save yourself from being attacked or killed.
And also make sure you can land a good blow. So straight edge blades are famous for landing good and lethal blow. But if you also want an EDC type knife you can go for the mixture of two blades like “straight and serrated”
And also make sure to check the blade material, it’ll help in longevity of the blade.
Handle of the blade
In combat situation sweaty hands are the most common problems and it can affect the whole fight. You need to make sure that handle and the grip of the knife is good and stable even after sweating. You can choose a good synthetic material handle. Nowadays most of the knife came with synthetic handle so make sure to choose a good one.