Looking for a good boot knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by boomer135, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. boomer135


    Jan 16, 2003
    I have been loking for a tough tactical boot knife with a blade around 5" or so...I am military guy lloking to the experts in this forum for advide......I have looked at the following...

    Sog: recondo, seal pup
    gerber:applegate farbain
    bench made products
    as well as many others looking to spend 50-80 bucks
    I can pick up the seal pup for 50 at the military exchange...what do you all think???

    I have many folders and am mainly looking for fixed blade boot knife
  2. Allen E. Treat

    Allen E. Treat Banned by Moderators Banned

    Oct 4, 2001
    Brigade Quatermasters has some good boot knives in the $50-$80 price range you mentioned ; this company is run by Mitch Werbell ( NOT a civilian!) and he has some good deals on boot knives for military
    folk. A good example is the EK commando boot knife for $39.99 & others. Their website :


    But, for the SEAL "pup" go to :

    www.cutleryshoppe.com (they have'em for $52.50)

    Have fun! Uncle Sam's gonna be puttin' YOU & your bootknife to good
    use VERY SOON!

    AET ;)
  3. JackBoots

    JackBoots Banned BANNED

    Dec 25, 2002
  4. MelancholyMutt

    MelancholyMutt Doggy Style

    Apr 13, 2002
    A boot knife that's not your traditional boot knife...

    The Polkowski/Crawford Companion.

    You can wear it on your belt, around your neck, and the belt clip fits just perfectly over the collar of my Matterhorn Boots. There also holes around the hard sheath one could use to lash the knife to the ankle. All that for about $50 MSRP and much cheaper from a discounter.
  5. DEA


    Oct 22, 2002
    i've only used ONE boot knife before, but i've been happy with it so far
    CS kobun
    i find the hole/lace method to attach very slow, so i made loops with cord in the holes, and passed 1/2in straps through it for easy on-off capability
    lasted me through training and exercises, for cutting, slicing and even prying :eek: tasks (damn ammo boxes wouldn't open :) )
    holds an ok edge, but i still can't get it to shave
    easily sharpened with a DMT diafold (coarse/fine) in the field, and nicely lightweight
  6. edwint


    Jan 10, 2000
    I could never figure how to properly secure a boot knife to my boot. =( It'd fall off once I start running around.

    Care to send a picture on how you do it? :confused:
  7. lagarto


    Oct 26, 2001
    Boker makes a boot knife variant of the applegate fairbairn. I have one, and it's a great little knife, you do have to watch for the development of rust spots. Not legal to carry as a boot knife here, but I checked once and it fits perfectly in my Vasque hiking boots. Also fairly robust construction, and although it doesn't have a true "skull crusher" if you hit someone with the butt end they're sure gonna know about it. Just my two cents worth.
  8. Bladeswinger


    Jul 1, 2001
  9. edwint


    Jan 10, 2000
    Hmmz... a boot knife goes -inside- the boot?
    That'd be somewhat uncomfortable, no?
  10. DEA


    Oct 22, 2002
    actually no
    the sheath goes outside, with a small tab that clips onto the boot top
    the rest of it is secured to your leg using straps
    as for a pic...
    i haven't taken one yet :p
  11. Danbo

    Danbo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 28, 1999
    If you can find one, the Gryphon M10 is one of the best factory boot/utility knives around.
  12. Woody777


    Dec 29, 2013
    Right now, I carry a simple NRA pocket knife, but tomorrow I will have a new Kershaw Blur with s30v steel. This is gonna be a great knife, but I love the idea of a boot knife while I'm out hunting or just out and about. I have a pair of 11" Laredo Pull-Ons. I don't want to puncture it to attach a sheath,because they have internal waterproofing that would be compromised. Any ideas on a good production blade that is of legal length, and also has a set up to attach it to a pull-on boot? I don't want a custom knife or sheath, just something simple and inexpensive.

    Whenever I find some that seem good, the handle always sticks out way to far from the side of my boot. I would have to pull my jeans up past my knee just to draw it. I'd like something that attaches towards the top of a high sheath so that the handle only sticks up an inch or so.

    Thanks for the help.
  13. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000

    jux t and Dogpiss like this.

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