most popular knife brands

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Just wanted to get some feedback on what everyone feels are the best knife brands out there??
 
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Benchmade, Cold Steel, Spyderco, Microtech, REKAT, and Buck are some popular brands.
 
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I guess it depends on what type of knife you're looking for.
For production pocket-knives you can't go wrong with Victorinox, Wenger, Buck, Case, Schrade, and Camillus. I also think highly of the Spyderco, Browning, Puma, and Boker.
I don't know much about large fixed-blades or "tactical" folders (but I like CRKT and Benchmade).

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and... Microtech Microtech Microtech
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First off, I'm wondering what you're looking for here. Do you want to know the most popular brand of knife out there? If you're going by sales volume, it's probably going to be companies like Buck, Imperial-Schrade, Camillus and other very recognizable names in the industry.

If you want to know the "best" knife, you're opending up a Pandora's box. Best for what -- hunting, fishing, camping, self-defense, theatrical use? Best value for the money? Best you can get away with without spending much money? Most expensive? Etc., etc., etc.

This is like asking a group of people what the best car is -- everyone will have a different opinion. If you can give us a little more to go on, I'm sure we can come up with some options that appropriate to your needs.

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Originally posted by kirch:
First off, I'm wondering what you're looking for here. Do you want to know the most popular brand of knife out there? If you're going by sales volume, it's probably going to be companies like Buck, Imperial-Schrade, Camillus and other very recognizable names in the industry.

If you want to know the "best" knife, you're opending up a Pandora's box. Best for what -- hunting, fishing, camping, self-defense, theatrical use? Best value for the money? Best you can get away with without spending much money? Most expensive? Etc., etc., etc.

This is like asking a group of people what the best car is -- everyone will have a different opinion. If you can give us a little more to go on, I'm sure we can come up with some options that appropriate to your needs.


Absolutely. The most popular knife isn't always the best knife and the best knife depends on what your needs are.

What kind of role are you wanting a knife to play?



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First I'll list what for me are the better brands in no particular order:
Victorinox
Spyderco
Benchmade
Buck
CRKT
Kershaw
Camillus
Leatherman
Case
There may be others I can't think of off-hand.
Now I'll list what I perceive, from personal observation, to be the most popular, also in no particular order:
Victorinox
Buck
Gerber
Spyderco
Schrade
Leatherman
CRKT
Benchmade
Emerson
I see Bucks, Gerbers, and Leathermans on belts a lot around here, and more Victorinox SAK's, esp. the Classic, than any other knife, period, being carried.
I would also point out that a lot of knock-off POS's are carried, but I won't list them.
Jim

 

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"For the money":

CRKT
Cold Steel
Spyderco
Schrade
Buck
Gerber


"For the rich":

CRK (Sebenza)
Microtech
AL MAR
Benchmade
Emerson
Randall

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CRK and Microtech

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