Best Popular Mid-Priced Pocket Knife On Amazon


There are quite a number of makes and models of pocket knives covering a wide range of price, quality, style and purpose. Buying a pocket knife is a personal choice of your own combination of preferences.

As I often do when looking to determine which is best for me, I check out who seems to carry just about everything, and I check out their high number of customer reviews, rankings and descriptions.


Best Pocket Knife

This is simply the result of searching a few parameters on Amazon.

I selected a middle price range of approximately $25 to $50 so as to avoid the cheap pocket knives while also overlooking the very expensive. I wanted a mid-range not-too-expensive pocket knife. I filtered out only the 4-star ratings or higher and then considered the number of reviews for each knife which indicates the popularity of the knife itself. What I came up with (at the time – things do change over time) is the following list.

Buck 110BRS Fld Hunting 3-3/4″

Kershaw Ken Onion Tactical Blur Folding Knife with Speed Safe

Kershaw 1660ST Ken Onion Leek Serrated Folding Knife with SpeedSafe

SOG Flash I

Kershaw Ken Onion Black Leek

Kershaw Ken Onion Chive

Kershaw Ken Onion Scallion


  1. I’ve had a CRKT folder for years and wouldn’t do without it. Very sturdy and durable but it’s hard to go wrong with any of the knives on your list.

  2. Knives, I like knives, they feel good to touch and hold. But I have a bunch in a cigar box somwhere. What I use daily is a buck (bucklite424)folding blade. I use it to scrape the paint from a serial number, bands on pallets, dig weeds out of the lawn, samplings from my flower bed, sometimes a screw driver when I feel lazy, slicing my tomato for lunch, split apples for the rabbits, cut open a big package from UPS, cleaning my finger nails, pick my toes. Hey, its my knife. And yes, I found it in the dumpster.

  3. I own a Leek and have had it long enough that I don’t really carry it any more. I had no idea it was so popular. It’s a fun little knife with it’s assisted opening technology.

    Cool list, thanks for putting the time into making it.

  4. Save your money and do some research. Buy a Spyderco or a Benchmade. A little more money, much more knife, and made in the USA.

  5. i like the two s&w knives i have been using ..the hrt is a solid folder. and the swtac is a light fast automatic.
    both under 30 bucks.

  6. I personally carry a Spyderco Pacific Salt but that’s out of the price range for this article. In this price range I’d recommend the Spyderco Tenacious. Only $36 last I checked but it’s an exceptional value.

    I don’t want to come across and biased, but I stopped buying other brands after I got my Spydercos. I’ve just never had a problem with any of them where other brands have broken this way or that.

  7. To Ken,
    I have several Kershaw folders. I like them too for several reasons:

    Easy one-handed opening even with gloves on which is important to me with winter coming on. I can also close it with thick gloves on too. The pocket clip works well and is very handy wearing multiple layers of clothing.

    Steel is soft enough to put an edge on rapidly yet hard enough to hold an edge for a good long time.

    The only thing I do not use my own Kershaw blades for is hunting purposes (skinning, gutting, caping think meat processing on an industrial scale) For that I still have my fixed blade Buck Personal that I bought when I left home many years ago. It has a good sweep in the blade that is easier to work with an animal on the ground. Good knives don’t wear out quickly and if you take care of them, they will last several lifetimes. The biggest reason people may lose knives around a hunting camp is via theft.

    My fillet knife is also a Kershaw and I love the plastic sheath and the rubber handle because they are easy to clean and deodorize and the grip is easy to hang on to even with fish slime and blood. I used to have the wood handled fillet knife made in Finland but I gave it to my cousin on a fishing trip. Sometimes it pays to upgrade. Survive well to all of you.

  8. Love my CRKT but wish they would come out with an orange handle. I’m forever misplacing it. Holds a good edge but the edge is a bit brittle. Wouldn’t want to be in a knife fight with it but it would be better than some. I’ve only been in one fight with a knife and that was many years ago. 50 if I recall correctly. Guy came up behind me and started choking me. Pulled the knife and gave him a little poke in the back of the h.and. He let me go and I turned around. He grabbed the blade, I pulled it away. Very dumb move on his part as he started bleeding quite a lot and decided he needed to seek medical care before thing got worse. I felt bad but it was self defense and I didn’t kill him so I didn’t feel real bad.

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