The main ammunition is of great importance for the successful solution of tactical tasks. But if its use is impossible, there should always be a backup plan, plan “B”.
A backup knife is a very backup plan for emergency situations. This is a universal tool at a low price. Of course, reliability is also important, but this is by default a weaker tool compared to the main one. Let’s look at our current applicants and compare the blades of different manufacturers and different designs. We begin!
Table of Contents
- TOP-13 Best Boot Knife
- #1 CRKT Seismic EDC Folding Pocket Knife
- #2 5.11 Tactical Sidekick Boot Knife
- #3 Cold Steel Drop Forged Boot Knife
- #4 Eickhorn Solingen Boot Knife (Black Handle)
- #5 SOG 7.75″ Mini Pentagon Knife M14K-CP
- #6 Schrade Boot Knife Fixed Blade SCHF44LS
- #7 Mtech Boot Knife
- #8 Smith & Wesson M&P 4.57in
- #9 BucknBear Boot Hunter Dagger Fixed Knife
- #10 Damascus 8.25″ Fixed Blade (Boot Knife)
- #11 Boker USA Applegate Boot Knife
- #12 Mantis BK1B Privateer Boot Knife
- #13 Smith & Wesson HRT Military Boot Fixed Blade Knife
TOP-13 Best Boot Knife
#1 CRKT Seismic EDC Folding Pocket Knife
Folding Pocket Knife CRKT Seismic EDC. The CRKT brand is a fairly young company that was born in the mid-90s of the last century. Since its founding, the brand creator has set himself the difficult task of reaching the same level with world-class knife brands. Now, after almost a quarter of a century, we can say that Rod Bremer chose the right path. His knives are known and loved around the world for their quality and reliability.
The knife blade is made of high quality 1.4116 stainless steel, which is best suited for making knives. The knife is equipped with a Deadbolt locking mechanism that is quick and easy. Steel bolts fasten to the blade when deployed to provide incredible strength. The IKBS articulated support button is located at the pivot point for easy opening / closing, keeping your fingers from the blade path. The handle is made of modern durable and high-quality material – G10. This material has good strength, shockproof, and moisture resistant properties. It is light, hard, and tough, has a textured surface. All these qualities and properties are great for making knife handles. The knife has a deep pocket clip for easy use.
It may be a good choice for people who value quality and do not look at the price. It will be a good helper in any situation, from camping to small homework. Also a gift for lovers and collectors, because it comes in a company box.
#2 5.11 Tactical Sidekick Boot Knife
This boot knife from 5.11 is a real combat weapon. For its design, Mike Wellekamp, a well-known blade designer, was involved. From the handle to the edge of the blade, the knife is made of high-grade AUS 8. The combined blade holds well 2 inches of sharp edge and large width of 4 mm ensures good strength and moderate massiveness. In addition to this, the knife is coated with black oxide with a matte effect. Less gloss is better tactical invisibility. Through the use of a skeletonized design, the knife has reduced weight and better balance.
This is a good tool for those who know how to use knives for their intended purpose. If you were looking for spectacular toys for tricks and showing friends this offer is not for you.
#3 Cold Steel Drop Forged Boot Knife
This forged knife with a fixed blade is very secretive and dangerous. It can be a real surprise for your opponent. The 5″ stainless steel blade has a sharp edge on 2 sides and a very fast profile. This knife does not include weak plastic parts and is made from a solid steel bar (material 52100). The massive handle has a thickening contour for a more comfortable grip and to increase the force of stabbing blows. The long blade length gives an advantage in hand-to-hand combat and significantly expands the number of possible combinations of blows. This knife feels very good and confident. For discreet wearing, a molded polymer case with integrated Ulti-Clip is provided. This allows you to carry the knife in a boot or on a belt, as you like.
#4 Eickhorn Solingen Boot Knife (Black Handle)
This reserve knife is not only a formidable weapon but also very stylish. A long and smooth blade has strict parallel edges that bend only closer to the sharp edge. 5.63 “stainless steel has a metallic luster and looks very dangerous. This is not a toy, it is a cold weapon for real professionals whose life is connected with danger.
Black textured handle made of G10 polymers. Smooth curved lines feel good in the hand and give a feeling of complete control. To prevent fingers from slipping on a sharp edge, an emphasis is made on both sides. From the bottom, it is slightly larger to better protect your fingers during grip.
But it comes with a metal shell of the same color as the handle (black). This makes it even more secretive and inconspicuous. In addition, the kit also has a black strap for tying the knife to the belt and a napkin for caring for these weapons. This is a good knife, but perhaps the price is somewhat overpriced. If the price becomes more attractive – the popularity of the knife will be much more.
#5 SOG 7.75″ Mini Pentagon Knife M14K-CP
This small knife may be almost invisible in your luggage or pocket, but it will greatly surprise the enemy if he dares to attack you. 3.5″ blade made of very strong steel will not only withstand any bayonet strike but also shows excellent performance with sliding blows. On one side, the blade is straight and sharp, on the other, it is serrated for most of the length.
The handle has a textured rubberized handle with stops for the thumb. Holding such a knife in your hand, you can very easily control it without fear of slipping. The central part of the handle has a smaller thickness, which makes the grip even more stable. There is also room for threading the cord at the end of the handle. The knife blade is hiding Kydex shell with a tactical clamp.
This knife can be worn as a backup directly on the body, or put in a purse. It weighs only 3.3 ounces and will not be a heavy burden. If we talk about the ratio of benefits – this is a good offer at a reasonable price.
#6 Schrade Boot Knife Fixed Blade SCHF44LS
Imagine the enemy’s surprised face when you slowly kneel down, raise your trouser leg, and take out a knife with a blade length of 7.62″. These are no longer jokes and no frog hunting knives – these are large and sharp weapons. The blade has a thin and swift force resembling a point. The lateral parts of the blade (in the middle part of the blade) have forged depressions forming teeth. Whatever the blow, it will be destructive! The blade length is enough to reach the enemy at a great distance and can pierce half the body of an adult and cause additional damage to the side This edged weapon is very dangerous, so we call for prudence and caution!
Textured TPE handle has smooth bends along the entire length and ends with a rapid break. There are protrusions serving as finger rests and will not allow your hand to slip to a sharp edge on the handle. The hole for the strap (or paracord) is located on the very edge of the handle and you have a choice. Either fasten the knife with a cord, or with the tactical clamp of the sheath. The black leather sheath completely hides the blades making the knife secretive and not obvious.
This is a great knife to solve really big problems. Be careful, this melee weapon is very dangerous!
#7 Mtech Boot Knife
This 9-inch knife from Mtech is ideal as a backup. From 4 models you can choose any, they are all good. The difference in price between all models is minimal. The model we are considering a steel blade has a black Teflon coating. This serves as a protection against water and scratches, but it also looks good. A straight double-edged edge over an entire 4.5 inches of length may not be the best from the box, but you can turn this knife into a razor with a stone. The shape of the blade is very rapid and resembles the spear point. This dagger looks agile and dangerous.
The molded rubber grip has a small texture and circular grooves. For better stability, the knife has small bends along the length of the handle and protruding finger rests. The end of the handle has a straight break and a hole for the lace.
We would like to warn you about the shortcomings that you need to know BEFORE the purchase. The blade does not extend to the full depth of the handle. This does not mean that it is weak, it just needs to be taken into account to prevent this knife from working with which it cannot cope.
Tactical nylon sheaths look and feel very cheap. Do not expect them to survive a full month with active use. If you are going to use it as a backup knife for your table, this is not a problem. As a result, this is a great knife for its price, but be prepared to make an effort to get the most out of it.
#8 Smith & Wesson M&P 4.57in
Smith & Wesson is an American company, founded in 1852 by Horace Smith and D. B. Wesson. Known to all as a manufacturer of firearms. But Smith & Wesson is also focused on creating knives that are ready for any situation. Regardless of whether you are a knife collector, survival specialist, or primary user, you can be sure that your S & W knife will be the tool you can rely on in any situation.
We’ll talk about the Smith & Wesson SWMPF3BR fixed blade knife. The knife is made of 8Cr13MoV – high-carbon stainless and corrosion-resistant steel, with increased hardness and good strength. The handle is made of rubberized material, which will allow you to firmly fix the knife in your hand under any conditions. A nice addition is a cover that protects you from cuts and injuries because the knife is very sharp. It attaches well to the belt and even when worn in a boot. You will be protected. The knife is very lightweight only 3.5 ounces, so it is almost not felt when worn. It will be a good addition to your survival kit.
The only drawback is the blade, or rather its description on the seller’s website. It is written that he is double-edged, but this is not so. The knife has a sharp edge on one side. But this does not prevent this knife from being a high-quality and reliable assistant.
#9 BucknBear Boot Hunter Dagger Fixed Knife
This dagger is a great gift for collectors and lovers of edged weapons. He is very effective and looks beautiful. When you see him for the first time, you will admire the elegance of a camel bone handle, black horns, and metal inserts. The handle is much smaller than the width of the blade, so the wide metal edge serves as a stop for the fingers.
Taking this dagger in your hand you will feel a pleasant weight and excellent balance. The 4-inch Damascus steel blade has a thin straight edge on each side and mysterious patterns that can be viewed for a very long time.
The natural leather shell is lubricated inside with gun oil to keep this work of art from corrosion. The shell does not have enough rigidity to securely hold the knife on the belt while walking. Be ready to add a seal (rags) for greater rigidity or replace the cover with a more reliable one.
This knife can be a backup for your boot, open paint cans, or a collectible for your arsenal. BucknBear’s dagger is capable of any task.
#10 Damascus 8.25″ Fixed Blade (Boot Knife)
This dagger with a very original design came to us from Pakistan. The fixed double-edged blade has a total length of 8.25 inches, of which 3.25 are Damascus blades. The blade has a wedge shape and tapers towards the end.
The pearl of this blade is a real deer horn from which the handle is made. It may seem that this is a strange curved wooden stick that is covered with brown varnish at first glance. But it’s not, it’s a real deer horn! Nature does not tolerate repetition, so you can be sure that your handmade knife will really be unique. And after prolonged use, you can recognize it even from a thousand!
For reliable fixation of the handle and the steel blade, a brass insert is used, which serves as a finger rest. As a result, a gray blade with a recognizable type of pattern goes into a bright shiny insert and turns brown to the edge of the handle. Included with this knife is a case with brown leather. When closed, this knife is very secretive and does not attract attention, but it looks unusual and very elegant.
#11 Boker USA Applegate Boot Knife
This knife is a repeat of the classic dagger from the Second World War Fairbairn-Sykes and has been of genuine interest to special forces until this time. Knives of this type were improved by Rex Applegate and became a real symbol for secret services. This version is slightly reduced for greater ease of use and this has become even more dangerous.
The Delrin handle has fiberglass reinforcement for greater durability and is complemented by stainless steel weights for better balance. The 440C stainless steel double-edged blade is hardened and has tremendous strength. An additional design element is the engraved signature of the great masters of Rex Applegate and W.E. Fairbairn. To protect the hand from getting on a sharp edge, a brass cross member is used. If you are interested in knives, this knife can be the pearl of your collection.
#12 Mantis BK1B Privateer Boot Knife
This dagger is really secretive and inconspicuous. Just 4 inches of length is enough to turn you from prey into a hunter. The 2-inch blade has a design shape and is unlike anything on the planet. The broken lines of the tip have 2 peaks and a smooth transition in the form of a semicircle. At the very center of the blade is a 3-hole system. The stainless-steel oxide coating provides good corrosion protection and reduces gloss, making the dagger truly secretive. The handle has black pads made of G-10 which are attached to the steel core with star bolts. This significantly increases the thickness providing a comfortable and reliable grip.
The Mantis Privateer polymer shell has a removable tactical pocket clip. In addition, it can be fixed in the boot area using a special mount. The shell is designed with the participation of the military and meets all the requirements of their dangerous service. This is a truly unique design that you most likely learned only from us. If you are ready to experiment, this knife is for you.
#13 Smith & Wesson HRT Military Boot Fixed Blade Knife
Smith & Wesson is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Almost all major law enforcement and military agencies in the world use the products of this company (weapons, knives, accessories).
Talk about their knife, Smith & Wesson HRT Military Boot Fixed Blade Knife. 7.50-inch fixed-blade military tactical knife, 3.5-inch blade length, and 4-inch handle length. The blade is made of high-quality stainless steel (7Cr17), which is characterized by high carbon content and excellent resistance to corrosion. It has good wear resistance and at the same time, it is quite easy to sharpen. The handle is made of aluminum and coated with black synthetic rubber (craton) for a good grip. Included with this knife is a case with a clip made of nylon / fiberglass, which will reliably protect your fingers. You can carry this knife on a chain or cord because there is a hole at the end of the handle. It may be a good choice for people who love knives and cannot imagine life without this companion. An excellent knife for all occasions at an affordable price.
- No. 5. SOG 7.75 “Mini Pentagon Knife M14K-CP – Small Dagger with Great Features
- No. 6. Schrade Boot Knife Fixed Blade SCHF44LS – For those who like large sizes
- No. 7. Mtech Boot Knife – If Your Budget Is Very Limited
- No. 11 Boker USA Applegate Boot Knife – If You Love the Best
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