Hello folks, been on a little hiatus lately due to numerous projects I have going on but I wanted to chime in with my thoughts on the best survival knife under 100 dollars along with a little insight as to why I came to this conclusion. Actually you may be surprised that the survival knife I believe to be the best is MUCH cheaper than 100$ and it is of comparable quality to knives three times more expensive.
As you may know if you have followed my site over the years, I was always a huge fan of the USMC Ka-Bar Fighting knife. I used this knife for years and its large size never bothered me, but ultimately I came to the conclusion that for most camp tasks it is really a lot larger than necessary. It after all is a fighting knife. It is still an exceptional knife and I still highly recommend it, but after the TSA confiscated my Ka-Bar I decided to try something different.
The knife that I purchased after that unfortunate run in with airport security was the Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion. I have never looked back. This is without a doubt the best survival knife under 100 dollars for SHTF. It is incredibly versatile and built like a tank.
The spine is a full quarter inch thick! It is not to long and it is sturdy enough to chop, yet fine enough for delicate cutting tasks around camp. The design is brilliant in many ways, for example the tang comes all the way out of the handle and can be used to hammer and pummel.
This is a serious survival knife and perfect for your bug out bag, camping or hiking. It is a little over 10 inches long over all, with a blade length of 5.5 inches. It is light weight for how massive it is, but it is definitely not a ultra light, dinky knife. It splits kindling and can still skin game without feeling awkward in either situation.
I wrote a lengthy review on the Becker BK-2 over at Amazon.com so I am going to keep this short. In terms of construction, durability and functionality this is simply the best survival knife under 100$ period. Check out the reviews on it below.
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