Top 5 Best Pocket Knives under $100

It would be shocking to find an outdoors man that doesn’t carry a pocket knife. Many outdoors man have strong opinions on the best pocket knife or best pocket knife brand and others are still looking for the best pocket knife for them. We carry a wide variety of pocket knives and would like to make it a little easier for those that are still looking for their best pocket knife so we created this list of the 5 best pocket knives according to our Customers that offer a great every day carry option for under $100.00.

1 Cold Steel Voyager Folding Pocket Knife 4" AUS 10A Steel Blade Grivory Handle Black

Cold Steel Voyager Folding Pocket Knife 4" AUS 10A Steel Blade Grivory Handle Black

The Voyagers are, ounce for ounce, far stronger than 99.9% of competitor's folders. And this is a fact, not an idle boast. Each knife features precision made parts with a stiff spring and the incomparable Tri-Ad lock mechanism which is arguably the strongest, most reliable, low maintenance lock in the world! The thick, extra wide blades are made from AUS 10A steel and meticulously ground to a thin edge for maximum shearing potential. This thin edge also allows Cold Steel to hone each blade to astounding sharpness. And, because of the high carbon content of the steel, and their near perfect heat treatment, you'll find this sharpness last a surprisingly long time.

If you like serrations, you'll really appreciate the Cold Steel exclusive pattern. It features groups of very small, sharply pointed teeth separated by wide, shallow arcs so it will rip smoothly yet very aggressively through a wide variety of tough fibrous materials without snagging or hanging up.

The Voyager Series also offers all the other latest refinements in lock-back construction including lightning quick, one-handed opening, state of the art mechanical fasteners, massively oversized pivot pins that are fully adjustable and properly hardened, and dual stainless steel pocket clips for ambidextrous carry and deployment. The Griv-Ex handles feature 6061 heat treated aluminum liners for the utmost in strength and stiffness and are ergonomically designed to afford a wide array of grip options including the palm reinforced forward grip for which they are particularly well suited. Griv-Ex is unparalleled as a handle material as it is considerably stronger than Zy-Ex and, when deeply textured, offers a terrific non-slip grip. As an added bonus, it's impervious to moisture and won't crack, warp or shrink and remains remarkably resistant to abrasion or discoloration.

As tools these lightweight, super sharp knives are appropriate in almost any environment from hunting and camping to hiking and general utility chores. They can also readily fill specialty functions such as a boat or river knife, chute knife or police/military and survival/rescue applications.

 

Features

  • Tri-Ad locking mechanism
  • One-handed opening
  • Lightweight and super sharp

What Customers Are Saying

Best XL folder for your mmoney!

Out of all my knives, this is my favorite xl folder to carry daily (when not carrying my swift 1). It carries more comfortable than my recon xl (even though the recon is slimmer). When folded it is the same dimensions as the recon xl, the difference, I found out, are the contours and the grip girth. This makes the voyager carry slightly deeper, and slightly more comfortable than the recon xl carries. The grip is comfortable, even for small hands. If you want and affordable xl folder that can perform, and is less than $100 (about $60-75), I suggest getting this beast.
- William G, 2/20/2016 Shop Now
2 KA-BAR Dozier Folding Knife 3" Drop Point AUS-8A Stainless Steel Blade Zytel Handle

KA-BAR Dozier Folding Knife 3" Drop Point AUS-8A Stainless Steel Blade Zytel Handle

The KA-BAR Dozier is an award-winning lock back folding knife designed by Bob Dozier. It features a 3" drop point blade and Zytel handle. The Dozier is an affordable, practical all purpose knife appropriate for daily tasks.

 

 

What Customers Are Saying

Thin, Light, and Sharp

This knife is thin and light weight which makes it easy to carry in your pocket. I removed the pocket clip so it would be even thinner and not abrade the inside of my pockets. The handles are plastic, nothing fancy, but the checkering gives a good grip and the shape is comfortable in your hand. The blade opens very smoothly with the thumb stud. The lock back locks open securely with very little play. But I have to say the highlight of this knife is the blade. The drop point is a good all around shape and the AUS-8A steel is extremely sharp. I use it for everyday cutting tasks and it cuts effortlessly. It is a well made knife with good steel.
- Richard, 5/28/2016 Shop Now
3 Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife 3.38" 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Blade G-10 Handle Black

Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife 3.38" 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Blade G-10 Handle Black

The Spyderco Tenacious is true to it's name. Tenacious means being tough and tireless until achieving your goal.
The Tenacious is a mid-size folder with black G-10 handle scales, milled with prolonged fatigue-free cutting in mind. Beneath these G-10 scales are skeletonized steel liners which increase the handle's rigidity and strength without adding non-functioning weight or bulky thickness.
The Spyerdco Tenacious features a 8Cr13Mov leaf-shaped blade that features a full flat grind for exceptional slicing and cutting performance. The blade's shape coupled with an oversized Spyderco Round Hole and textured spine jimping allow you to open the blade and position your thumb on the spine in slip-proof confidence ready for work. Screw together construction.

What Customers Are Saying

Sharpest, best knife for Backpackers

I carry this knife with me on all my outdoor adventures. The absolutely sharpest and easiest to use knife I have ever owned. People I trek with who carry knives are always asking to use mine...so light, so sharp, so safe!I would buy this knife again, and have purchased one for my son and my brothers.
- Greg D, 8/4/2018 Shop Now
4 Buck 110 Folding Hunting Knife 3.75" 420HC Stainless Steel Clip Point Blade

Buck 110 Folding Hunting Knife 3.75" 420HC Stainless Steel Clip Point Blade

The Buck 110 Folding Hunter is the original folding lockback; large enough for any chore, but small enough when folded for belt or pocket carry.  With a 3.75" blade with 420HC steel, 110 Folding Hunter is ready for any job you made have in store for it.  A USA-made distressed leather sheath is included with this knife to help you carry it everyday.  Backed by Buck's Forever Warranty.

 

What Customers Are Saying

This is the most classic ...

This is the most classic folding knife of all time. It is sharp enough to shave with, and can do any chore required of a small folder. From opening boxes, to skinning large game. If you were to own only one outdoor knife, this would be the one you would want. It would give a lifetime of service.
- Doug, 2/25/2010 Shop Now
5 Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian Folding Knife 2.91" Drop Point CPM-S30V Stainless Steel Blade Nylon Handle

Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian Folding Knife 2.91" Drop Point CPM-S30V Stainless Steel Blade Nylon Handle

The 556 Mini-Griptilian with CPM-S30V steel! Upgraded blade steel improves edge performance and strength. And, of course, integral grip texture offers the traction that is quintessential to the Grip family.

Features

  • AXIS mechanism
  • Reversible pocket clip
  • .51" handle thickness
  • Manual opening

 

What Customers Are Saying

Good knife

Seems well put together like my other Bench Made knives, but I was disappointed in the sharpness right out of the box...it still had a substantial burr (rolled edge) which I had to deal with. For the money/reputation I didn't expect that, never an issue with my previous purchases.
- Mike, 6/21/2019 Shop Now