Looking for Cheap Survival Knives? 3 Great Options to Choose From!

by Knife Expert on April 12, 2013

If you’ve ever spent some time outdoors in the wilderness, you’ll realize the importance of a good survival knife. Also, a lot of people including me, own 3 types of survival knives: a fixed blade, a folding blade and a multi-utility one.

Now for everyone, this might not be feasible because frankly, the good survival knives do cost a bit of money and owning 3 different kinds of them will definitely put a hole in your wallet. However, the good news is that there are some great cheap survival knives out there that you can consider without having to break the bank. These cheap options are great for camping, fishing and hunting and each of the below three knives ticks my criteria for quality and affordability.

Option 1: Fixed Blade Survival Knives

If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet good fixed blade survival knife, then the The Magnum Elk Hunter Knife will definitely catch your eye. Not only is it of good quality and strong enough, it costs only about 20 dollars so it’s very easy on the wallet.

Magnum Elk Hunter Knife

Featuring a 4.1 inch stainless steel blade, the Magnum Elk Hunter has a total length of 8.2 inches and comes inside a leather sheath. This one’s a pretty decent wilderness knife and will really serve your purpose when it comes to chopping wood or hunting or fishing or making a small make shift shelter for yourself.

Folding Blade Survival Knives

When it comes to a folding blade survival knife, there are many options but personally, the most value for money and inexpensive knife that I’ve found is the Ka-Bar Mule folding knife that has a blade length of 3.25 inch and an overall length of 9 inches.

Ka-Bar 2-3050-9 Mule Field Folder Knife

I personally use it without a sheath but for those who prefer using one, this option is also available. This one, too, is a stainless steel blade and comes in 3 different colors – desert tan, hunter green and black.

A great durable knife that you can use for various outdoor activities, the Ka-Bar is another inexpensive and cheap survival knife.

Multi-Tool Survival Knives

Finally, I always tell everyone to own at least 1 multi-tool survival knife as well. It’s like owning your very own small tool kit that proves handy on a number of occasions. Possibly the best multi-tool survival knife that I’ve ever used is the SOG Power Lock Knife that features 10 different tools and is equipped with a sharp stainless steel blade.

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B61-N EOD PowerLock

Apart from the blade, it also has a scissor, a bottle opener, a can opener, a screwdriver, a wire-cutter and a ruler. Once you buy it, I’m pretty sure you’ll be taking this along with you on your next camping trip!

Not all Cheap Survival Knives are Good

Please keep the above line in mind. A higher priced survival knife will usually be of better quality than a cheap survival knife so it’s a choice that you need to make. There are various cheap survival knives in the market but most of them are not built to last and break easily.

Always look for a knife with a strong handle or better still, stick to the three cheap survival knives above and you won’t be disappointed.

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bear grylls folding sheath knife walmart December 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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