Boot knives are sleek knives that are strapped to one’s boot or bottom part of your leg and primarily used for hunting, fishing and personal safety. Generally stored in a sheath on a person’s leg but some also supply long enough cords so that the knife can be laced to the waist as well. When a person loves the outdoors it is a useful piece of equipment to carry for any event where a knife needs to be quickly accessible whether it is to cut up some food or for self-protection. Some of them are fitted with an emergency warning device such as a whistle should a person need assistance. Boot knives are good self-protection accessories which are out of sight and not intimidating.
Boot knives come in lots of different shapes and sizes and it very much depends on what catches the person eye when it comes to buying boot knives. The quality of the steel, the length, and shape of the blade are all criteria that are down to personal taste.
- The quality of the steel is what makes a good boot knife and also contributes to the sharpness of the blade
- The weight and shape of the knife become important depending on where the person would like to fasten it on the body or with the smaller types hang them around the neck.
- The uses that a person would like to use the knife for.
- The price one would like to pay because very high-quality steel comes at a high
- Any other features that the knife could be used for because some will have other functions such as safety warning devices or bottle openers.
Armory Replicas Tactical Warrior Tanto Full Tang Emergency Outdoor Survival Gear Boot Knife
The overall length of the Tactical Warrior Tanto knife is 6 3/4 inches with a blade length of 3 inches. The blade is made from black anodise 440 stainless steel with a tanto style. It is supplied with ABS plastic hard cover sheath and has a built-in emergency whistle if you should find yourself needing assistance. The Tactical warrior needs to be strapped to the boot and with a little adjustment, you will not know that it is there. It is supplied with a long 35-inch cord if you would like to strap it to your waist or hang it around your neck.
The blade is very sharp and should be kept out the reach of small children but the steel quality is not very high and the knife itself is very thin. The knife is supplied with a snap-in sheath and there is very little chance that it will fall out. Generally good value for money.
Schrade Old Timer 162OT Boot Knife
The Schrade is made from 7Cr17 high carbon steel with a 3.8-inch spear point blade. The handle is made from old timer saw cut handle slabs with nickel silver bolsters and the total length of the knife is 7,8 inches which only weighs .25 pounds. It is supplied with a brown leather belt sheath and can be strapped to the boot if so desired. The knife has a good feel to it and the blade is sharp but might need sharpening if the person likes extra sharp knives. It keeps its edge well and is a perfect addition to a tactical concealed knife but the sheath is not quite up to the standard expected and the snap comes loose at times which is not desirable because you could lose the knife.
It is a great little knife and is perfect to keep in your vehicle for those camping or fishing trips. With the quality of the blade and it being sold under $30,00 is real good value for money
Columbia River Knife and Tool 2020 AG Russel Sting
The Russel sting is a double edged blade made from one solid piece of hot forged steel and has a total length of 6,8 inches. Crafted by A.G. Russel pays attention to detail which is the knife makers trade mark. The steel is similar to the steel that is used to make samurai swords and crafted in such a way that it fits perfectly into your bare or gloved hand. It comes complete with a nylon stitched sheath and with the large lanyard hole it can be comfortably used with a wrist lanyard or used as a neck knife. If you prefer to attach it to your boot or waist the clip on the sheath serves well for this purpose.
It is a good choice for anyone who would like a tactical piece of equipment for self-defence because this knife will not let you down. The reviews compliment Columbia River Knife’s claims which make this an excellent buy.
Gerber Ghoststrike Fixed Blade Knife Deluxe Kit
The Gerber Ghoststrike is supplied with an ankle mounted sheath which can be worn either with a boot or low cut shoe. The sheath mounts to a thin neoprene ankle wrap and will feel comfortable on the wearer’s leg for hours making it perfect as a concealed tactical weapon. The Gerber Ghoststrike is made with 420HC steel and fitted with a diamond textured rubberised grip allowing a superior grip for dangerous situations. The knife is easily concealed because it can be worn without showing a profile against the outer clothing. It can be worn on a belt either vertically or horizontally and it is advisable that you know the regulations in the country you live in before you start wearing a tactical knife.
The knife is not designed to be used as a camping tool because of the short blade but is a perfect tool for defense or escape situations. If you need a tactical knife that is well concealed and very high quality the Gerber Ghostrike is a good buy at under $50,00.
Buck Knives 0616BKS Ops Boot Tactical Knife
Supplied with a black polypropylene and leather sheath which the knife snaps into securely and with its 3″ blade made from 154CM steel are suitable for heavy duty cutting applications as well as self-defence. It is fitted with a heavy-duty G10 black handle, lightweight, strong and grippy. It is easily accessible for any situation from where ever you are carrying the knife. It can be carried on your boot, around your neck, and on your belt horizontally or vertically. The Buck Knives 0616 is a high-performance knife for the field or self-defence with its full tang blade construction. From the reviews, the knife is short and will not go across your palm if you have big hands but feels comfortable and balanced.
Even though it can be used as a utility knife it will become uncomfortable after an extended period of time because of the short blade. As a boot knife it is perfect and with the high-quality steel that it is manufactured with will make it a good choice to buy.
MTech USA Xtreme MX-8059 Series
The MTech Xtreme is a tactical fixed blade knife and is just the right size to carry in your boot at 9 inches in length. The G10 handle offers a superior grip even in wet conditions and the blade is made from stainless steel. The G440 stainless steel contains more carbon giving it excellent hardness and edge retention. The blade is two toned and half-serrated making it more versatile for field work. The Xtreme is made to a high quality and will take a lot of abuse but it will probably not be advisable to expose it to salt water as it will probably rust. The blade is made from high-carbon steel which is very brittle so be careful not to drop the knife on its tip as it might break off.
The Mtech Xtreme is primarily designed as a boot knife which can be used for field work but not on a daily basis. It is sold for under $20,00 and for that price makes it good value for money.
Smith & Wesson H.R.T. SWHRT9B
The H.R.T is a cheap cold steel boot knife and one of the better knives that a person can buy. It is a good looking knife with a coated stainless steel blade with an overall length of 9 inches of which the blade is a reasonable 4,75 inches spear shaped with cutting edges on either side. It can be used for recreational purposes or for professional use as a defense weapon. The handle is a rubber wrapped handle with a lanyard hole and it is also supplied with leather or boot sheath with a spring clip. The sheath has a button clip to hold the knife in place and is easily opened with a flick of a thumb which makes the extraction of the knife much smoother than the plastic clip in type sheaths.
The Smith & Wesson knife is well designed and as a boot knife is sufficient to serve its purpose as a self-defence backup weapon. It can be used for the occasional utility work such as EDC chores. It is better than other cheap boot knives and is a good buy.
Columbia River Knife and Tool Synergist
The Columbia River Knife Synergist is the best boot knife for camping, fishing, hiking and self-defence. The blade is full tang and the handle includes G10 scales which is great for exceptional grip and durability. The double-sided cutting edge spear shaped blade is perfect for piercing or slicing and made from 8Cr13MoV steel. The knife is supplied with a leather sheath and metal clip to hold the knife in place. It can easily be concealed at the back of your backpack or as a boot knife. The Columbia Synergist is expertly finished with both edges mirror images of each other and the knife has a nice balanced feeling to it.
The cutting ability of the knife is limited but sufficient and with the softer type of material that the blade is made from requires sharpening regularly but overall the Columbia River Knife Synergist is the best boot knife to carry either as a camping tool or on yourself as a self-defence weapon. The price is under $50,00 and money well worth spending.