Top 5 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.

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

The Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian with is best when it comes to all around functionality that you can't beat. Upgraded blade steel improves edge performance and strength and, of course, integral grip texture offers the traction that is quintessential to the Grip family.


  • 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 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

About Benchmade

Since 1987, Benchmade Knife Company has combined precision machining with hand assembled designs, made in our factory in Oregon City, Oregon. Whether it's in the field, forest, or for everyday carry -- Benchmade is committed to performance without compromise, for life.

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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.



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

What Customers Are Saying

Worth every penny

Well crafted, well balanced, and made of quality materials. Exceedingly sharp and holds an edge. Very functional as an EDC and frankly has become my go to in that regard.
- John, 3/19/2018

About Cold Steel

Cold Steel has pioneered new materials and designs that have helped to shape the world of the modern knife, edged weapons and tools. From the introduction of the checkered Kraton® handles, and the "Americanized" Tanto blade, to the inclusion of innovative new blade steels like San Mai III® and game-changing locking mechanisms. As we look to the future, Cold Steel will bring new levels of strength, safety and performance to the market, providing products that you can rely on - Anytime, Anywhere!

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KA-BAR Dozier Folding Knife

The KA-BAR Dozier Folding Knife is an award-winning lock back designed by Bob Dozier is an affordable, practical all-purpose knife appropriate for daily tasks. It can be worn on either side with its ambidextrous pocket clip and opens with a thumb stud.


  • Designed by Bob Dozier
  • Dual thumb studs for quick deployment
  • Reversible pocket clip

About KA-BAR

Or more formally, KA-BAR Knives, Inc. You may know about us from our high quality military, hunting, sporting, all-purpose utility, and outdoor survival knives. We offer hundreds of quality cutlery products and accessories sold through independent retailers, distributors, mail order catalogs and our online knife store. We've been making knives since 1898 and each knife undergoes our unique manufacturing processes and testing to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.

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

The Buck 110 Folding Hunting Knife is a classic and traditional favorite. The knife features brass bolsters with genuine Crelicam ebony handle scales, and a razor-sharp clip point, 3 3/4”, 420HC stainless steel blade. Securely locks in the open position with the lock back design. It folds down to a convenient 4 7/8” when closed and comes with a genuine leather sheath so that it can be carried on your belt. The knife was designed for hunting but is perfect for any task requiring a large folding knife.


  • Crelicam Ebony handles
  • Paul Bos Heat Treat
  • 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

About Buck Knives

Behind every Buck knife is over 110 years of experience and craftsmanship. We use the very best materials and state-of-the-art technology to create knives that meet the exacting demands you would expect of a high quality knife. We guarantee our knives with our Forever Warranty, because we believe in the integrity of our products.

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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 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

About Spyderco

Spyderco has steadily grown to become one of the leaders in the cutlery industry. In addition to a worldwide distribution network and manufacturing resources in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Italy, and China, their innovation has earned them an impressive portfolio of patents, trademarks, and industry awards. More importantly, it has allowed them to earn the trust and loyalty of countless thousands of dedicated knife users around the world—an audience to whom Spyderco are extremely grateful.

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