You’ll Be Prepared for Camping, Fishing, and Hunting When You Have One of These Pocket Knives

Because being over-prepared in the wilderness is seldom a bad thing.

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Whether you're camping, fishing, or hunting, you'll always be ready if you choose one of these top-rated pocket knives (which have blades that measure less than 4 inches in length). When you're out in the wilderness, these are the ones that can help you out, and many of our picks have other functions as well, like helping you start a fire!

Note: Check your local laws before purchasing or carrying a pocket knife.

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Victorinox
Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution Pocket Knife
amazon.com
$21.99

Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knives are as timeless and functional as it gets. Part of the Evolution series, this one has an ergonomic handle and 13 functions. Variants with more or less tools are also available. If you feel like splurging, you can also consider this version with a beautiful wooden handle. 

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Leatherman
Leatherman Signal Multitool
amazon.com
$109.95

Leatherman's new Signal is an update to everyone's favorite multitool, so it includes everything you would expect, such as a combo knife with a 2.73-inch blade, two pliers, wire cutters, screwdrivers, a saw, and a hammer. They've also added a knife sharpener, a fire-starting rod, and an emergency whistle. Leatherman backs the product with a 25-year warranty.

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Opinel
​Opinel Folding Pocket Knife​
amazon.com
$14.90

Crafted in France since the late 19th century, Opinel pocket knives combine classic looks, great everyday usability, and an affordable price. Each Opinel knife has a high-quality Sandvik steel blade, coupled with a handle made from sustainable wood. There are multiple blade sizes to pick from.

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Kershaw
Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife
$38.95
$18.49 (53% off)

If you aren't sold on the clean, sleek look of this stainless steel knife by Kershaw, then you'll absolutely love the 3-inch drop-point blade, which is great for slicing and piercing. The company's SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism makes it super safe and easy to open, too.

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Victorinox
Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan Pocket Knife
amazon.com
$76.76

It's impossible to not be impressed by this modern take on a classic pocket knife by Victorinox Swiss Army. The 2.45-inch blade and the tools of the knife have an Inox-spectral finish, whose color ranges from dark gray to anthracite. The Spartan's white handle contrasts perfectly with the innovative metal finish, making it even more striking.

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Morakniv
​Morakniv Eldris Fixed-Blade Pocket​ Knife​
amazon.com
$24.99

Your first impression may be to call this knife "cute" (we did, too), but this little guy packs a serious punch. The 2.2-inch blade is top-grade Swedish stainless steel, so it's razor-sharp and corrosion-resistant, and the spine can even be used as a striker with a fire steel. Prepare to be amazed!

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Leatherman
​Leatherman Crater C33X Pocket Knife​
amazon.com
$29.95

Lightweight and ready at a moment's notice, the Leatherman Crater C33X pocket knife has a partially serrated 2.6-inch blade you can deploy with ease. The knife is made in the United States and comes with a 25-year warranty.

You can hang the knife from your pack with the carabiner that doubles as a bottle opener. Camping and beers go hand in hand, so a bottle opener is always clutch. 

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Spyderco
Spyderco ParaMilitary2 Camo G-10 PlainEdge Knife
amazon.com
$116.95

As its name suggests. the Spyderco ParaMilitary2 pocket knife has military-inspired looks, headlined by a great-looking G10 composite handle with camouflage pattern. The 3.44-inch blade of the knife is made using corrosion- and wear-resistant CPM S30V steel.

The ParaMilitary2 has Spyderco's signature ambidextrous design and a carrying clip.

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Gerber
Gerber Paraframe Pocket Knife​
amazon.com
$22.88

This 2.9-inch, partially serrated blade with a tanto point and black coating is nothing short of badass. The finely pointed portion will make precise filets of your freshly caught fish, and the serrated portion can cut through bones. Plus, the sturdy pocket clip leaves no doubt that your Gerber will be ready when you need it. 




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