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KA-BAR has just upgraded a classic folder in a big way. We’ve also got a high-end Swiss Army competitor from MKM and more below!

KA-BAR Dozier D2 Folding Hunter

KA-BAR Dozier Folding Hunter D2 sitting on a wood plank with autumn leaves

D2 steel and Bob Dozier go together like peanut butter & jelly, so it was about time that KA-BAR upgraded their classic Dozier Folding Hunter with that durable steel! It is just as perfect for the urban jungle as it is the great outdoors, thanks to lightweight construction and a do-everything blade shape, and, like the AUS-8 versions, it remains one of the best performance bargains for your dollar that you can get your hands on!

KA-BAR Dozier D2 Folding Hunter Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.00″
  • Cutting Edge: 2.83″
  • Closed Length: 4.21″
  • Overall Length: 7.25″
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11″
  • Blade Hardness: 57-58 HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Coyote Tan
  • Handle Material: Steel Blue Zytel
  • Handle Thickness: 0.39″
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel Reversible
  • Weight: 2.2 oz.
  • Designer: Bob Dozier
  • Made in Taiwan

MKM Malga 6 M390 Multi-Tools

MKM Malga 6 in green Micarta with tools partly opened on a wood surface

MKM has answered a lot of prayers with their Malga 6 – premium steel on a classic pocket multi-tool! The M390 blade can take an edge that just won’t quit, and it is flanked by grippy Micarta handles which can even be removed for cleaning or modding! With an awl, small fork, cap lifter, can opener, and corkscrew, this is the perfect companion for the campsite or eating on the go.

  • Blade Length: 2.64″ (67 mm)
  • Closed Length: 3.94″ (100 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.62″ (219 mm)
  • Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.100″ (2.5 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Pen
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Canvas Micarta
  • Locking Mechanism: Slipjoint
  • Pivot Assembly: Washers
  • Pocket Clip: None
  • Weight: 2.79 oz. (79 g)
  • Designer: Lucas Burnley
  • Made in Maniago, Italy

Condor Wayfinder Bushcraft & Survival Fixed Blade

Condor Wayfinder Bushcraft Knife on stone background

Some experts think a 5-inch carbon steel knife is the perfect thing for bushcraft and survival – big enough to do what is needed while small enough to be carried easily on your belt all day. If you are on a budget, the Wayfinder, one of Joe Flowers’ excellent designs from Condor, is the way to go. Featuring 1095 carbon steel, a sharp Scandi grind, and a shape that provides a lot of versatility, it definitely brings the goods. It even features a bow-drill divot in the handles to help you get your friction fires going more easily.

Condor Wayfinder Specs

  • Blade Length: 5.3″
  • Overall Length: 10.3″
  • Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.1″
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Scandi
  • Blade Finish: Natural
  • Handle Material: Walnut
  • Sheath Material: Welted Leather
  • Weight: 9.9 oz.
  • Designer: Joe Flowers
  • Made in El Salvador

TOPS Tom Brown Tracker Survival Knives

TOPS Tom Brown Tracker knife with sheath on wood pile
Tracker #2 Pictured

Multi-purpose never looked so awesome! The Tom Brown Tracker from TOPS is equal parts knife, small hatchet, and survival tool and it does all of it well. Extremely tough 1095 steel and Micarta scales ensure that this knife won’t quit on you when the chips are down. Designed by noted survival expert Tom Brown Jr., founder of the renowned Tracker School, you can rest assured that this knife was made to do everything you need in the wilderness or even just tasks around the campsite. 

TOPS Tom Brown Tracker #2 Specs

  • Blade Length: 5.00″
  • Cutting Edge: 4.88″
  • Secondary Edge: 2.00″
  • Handle Length: 4.50″
  • Overall Length: 9.50″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.100″
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58HRC
  • Blade Finish: Coyote Tan Coating
  • Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta
  • Sheath: Coyote Tan Kydex
  • Sheath Clip: Multi-Position Spring Steel
  • Weight: 9.6 oz.
  • Weight with Sheath: 14.0 oz.
  • Made in the USA

CRKT Mah-Chete by Liong Mah

Liong Mah Mah-Chete sitting on its sheath

Liong Mah designed this cleverly named machete to take on any task imaginable and CRKT has executed the design very well. Multiple lanyard holes enable secure swinging and the hand-ground carbon steel blade with hammer-forged finish is crafted to stay sharp. The sheath is no slouch either with a drop-down option, multiple rivet holes, and attached extra paracord for survival emergencies.

CRKT Mah-Chete Specs

  • Blade Length: 12″
  • Blade Steel: 1075 Carbon Steel, 50-55HRC
  • Thickness: 0.18″
  • Handle Length: 5.44″
  • Overall Length: 17.44″
  • Handle Material: Walnut
  • Sheath Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 1 lb. 3.2 oz. Knife Only, 1 lb. 8.2 oz. with Sheath
  • Made in El Salvador

Cold Steel Finn Wolf Bushcraft Folders

3 Cold Steel Finn Wolf Folders (orange, blue, & red) opened on rocks

A bushcraft classic, the Finn Wolf (designed by Andrew Demko) is ready to make memories with you as you enjoy the outdoors. Equipped with Cold Steel’s Tri-Ad lock for new levels of safety and security, this knife is utterly reliable in the toughest, most uncompromising conditions. Multiple color options ensure easy visibility and an AUS-8 blade with a wickedly sharp Scandi grind completes the package, making this perfect for campers and bushcrafters everywhere.

Cold Steel Finn Wolf Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.5″
  • Blade Thickness: 3 mm
  • Overall Length: 7.875″
  • Steel: Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Grind: Scandinavian
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Handle: Griv-Ex (Grivory)
  • Handle Length: 4.375″
  • Pocket Clip: Ambidextrous Pocket/Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

Real Steel Forager Fixed Blades

Real Steel Forager knife with sheath sitting on burlap

Like the trade knives carried on the American frontier, Forager from Real Steel is ready for a life on the move, taking only what is needed for survival. The roughly 4-inch blade is easy to control, and the 14C28N steel provides a rare combination of toughness and corrosion resistance in one package, not to mention a long-lasting, easily maintained edge. From hunting and gathering to campcraft and food prep, this knife will earn a place by your side.

Real Steel Forager Specs

  • Blade Length: 4.25″
  • Handle Length: 4.69″
  • Overall Length: 8.94″
  • Blade Material: 14C28N Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.18″
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Sheath Material: Black Leather
  • Weight: 6.98 oz.
  • Made in China

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