The Best Tactical Knives

Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman who needs a knife that’s durable and can handle nature’s elements or you work either in the public safety or military arenas looking for a knife you can trust to save either your one or someone else’s life, a high-quality tactical knife will likely be what you’re looking for.

What Are Tactical Knives

Tactical knives are more than your typical dinner or pocket knife. They are extra sharp to easily cut through the though materials you’ll likely come across in nature such as tree branches and skin of animals. They are also extra strong and durable, needing to be able to withstand harsh elements.

Tactical knives come in a variety of sizes, colors and weights to ideally match the knife’s specific purpose. The purposes of tactical knives include wilderness survival, fighting, self-defense, rescuing and hunting. Tactical knives have been long used by members of the military, public safety and emergency rescue professions. Over the years their use has become popular among hunters and outdoorsmen.

Tactical knives come in a variety of sizes and colors. The ones used in combat, self-defense and in emergency rescue will be slightly smaller and lighter. They are still sharp and strong. Knives used for hunting and the outdoors will be slightly longer to make cutting easier. The longer the blade, the heavier the knife will be, making the longer knives less suitable for combat, self-defense or rescue situations that require quick maneuvering.

Smaller knives are easier to conceal than the larger ones making them ideal for military and public safety personnel to carry.

Tactical knives come in either a fixed-blade or folding, spring-loaded style. The folding knives are easier and safer to carry while the fixed-blade knives have less mechanical parts that can be prone to rust and wear.

Tactical knives come in a variety of colors, with the most popular two being all black and shiny titanium. The colors don’t affect the performance of the knives nor do they impact the durability or life of the knife. They are merely the preference of the buyer, whether he or she wants the knife to be more visible or harder to see. In combat, for instance, a hard to see all-black knife would be ideal while a knife with a shiny blade would be better for self-defense in warning potential attackers that one is armed.

What to Look for in a Good Tactical Knife

Whether you’re required to get a tactical knife for work or you’re looking for a trusted knife to bring along on your hunting trips, it is important to get a high-quality knife.

How can you identify a good tactical knife?

You’ll want to look at knives that will best do what you want your knife to do. Regardless of your knife’s intended purpose, the most important thing to consider is the quality and feel of the handle. Good-quality knives will have handles that are comfortable, easy to grasp and maneuver. The handle should fit naturally in your hand so you have the optimum amount of control.

The sharpness and durability are other characteristics of a quality tactical knife. Quality knives will retain their sharpness longer and will be built to last many years. If you are finding that your knife becomes significantly dull after a few uses or begins to rust after a year or two, you have a bad knife.

At Kiehberg, we sell high-quality tactical knives from the best manufacturers in the business including Tac-Force, Walther and M-Tech. Our fixed-blade and folding tactical knives are built to last and provide years of effective use.

If you’re looking for a quality tactical knife, shop our selection today