The best tactical combat knives in the world were originally designed for military use. These knives are not only made for hand to hand close quarters combat, but many also perform secondary uses such as clearing foliage and opening ammunition crates. Popular characteristics for combat knives include a sharp point for penetrating attacks, double edges, serrations on the spine, and hollow handles to allow for storage of smaller gear.
The first knife up on our list is the Ka-Bar Full Size Us Marine Corps Fighting Knife. The Ka-Bar was originally adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and is a true dual purpose knife that can handle both combat and act as a utility knife.
Ka-Bar Full Size Us Marine Corps Fighting Knife
Perfect for collectors the Ka-Bar Full-Size Us Marine Corps Fighting Knife ($64) is one of the most famous fixed blade knives. It was primarily used in World War II by the United States Marine Corps. Even today it still remains one of the top choices for servicemen and women as a personal everyday carry knife. The Ka-Bar blade is made out of 1095 Cro-van steel and is about 7-inches long. Additional features include a 100% full leather sheath and leather handle.
Ka-Bar Black Tanto Combat Knife
If the Ka-Bar Marine Corps Fighting Knife is old school then the Ka-Bar Black Tanto Combat Knife ($65) is a new school blade made for performance as well as comfort. Both knives feature the easy to sharpen 1095 Cro-Van steel blade, but instead of a wood grip, the Tanto comes with a manmade Kraton G handle specifically grooved to improve grip. Additionally, the Tanto features an Asian-influence Tanto blade shape which includes a thick pointed blade that is ideal for penetration and a razor sharp edge which is perfect for slashing. The Tanto was designed with the toughest and roughest users in mind and is sure to stand up to whatever you can throw at it.
MTECH USA Xtreme MX-8054 Combat Knife
The MTECH USA Xtreme MX-8054 Combat Knife ($27) is available in two striking colors and is not only a terrific combat knife but would also make a great gift for the survivalist or military man. It’s ideal for camping or survival training and the 5 1/2″ blade is made from a durable stainless steel with an added titanium coating. The knife also includes a nylon sheath for easy carrying and the handle has been specially designed to ensure the tightest grip possible.
Gerber Silver Trident Combat Knife
With its lightweight, stylish and rugged design the Gerber Silver Trident Combat Knife ($175) is perfect for collectors and is a valuable tool for a variety of situations. Whether you’re hunting, camping or undergoing tactical training the Silver Trident is a great blade to have on hand. It weighs just over 16 ounces and features a double-edged clip point blade with a non-reflective coating. This is a knife you can rely on to get any job done.
Smith And Wesson Border Guard 2 Rescue Knife
The Smith And Wesson Border Guard 2 Rescue Knife ($20) is used in official operations and is manufactured by the always reliable Smith and Wesson brand. The Border Guard is perfect for a variety of uses including everything from hunting to camping and much more. It would even make a great display piece and it goes without saying that weapons collectors will love it. Among the impressive specs and features are a high carbon stainless steel construction, a partially serrated clip point, ambidextrous thumb knobs, duel grooves for ease of handling, a lanyard hole and a pocket clip. The blade is also very lightweight only weighing 0.56 pounds and the blade is 4.4 inches in length.
Columbia River Knife And Tools 2210 Hammond Fe 9 Fixed Blade Tactical Knife
The Columbia River Knife And Tools 2210 Hammond Fe 9 Fixed Blade Tactical Knife ($275) is a high-quality knife with limitless uses. It is made from strong and durable 01 tool steel and features a drop point blade. This is a knife you can always rely on to the do the job. The handle features pronounced finger grooves and a full blade guard for both extra grip and safety. The knife’s grip is also designed for a slightly angled position in relation to the blade, this will ensure the maximum energy when the knife is used. The included sheath is made with molded black nylon and glass fiber and can also accommodate Molle clip attachments. The blade weighs about 15 ounces and is just over 14 inches in length.