Best Budget: Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife
One of the best knives on the market for under $20, the Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife is our favorite entry-level option for campers on a budget. Ideal for preparing food or cutting tinder, it has a 4.1” fixed blade with a three-quarter tang. Made of Swedish stainless steel, the blade boasts excellent hardness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance; and according to Amazon reviewers, can be made razor sharp.
The ergonomic handle is shock resistant, with a textured grip that prevents your hand from slipping even in the cold and wet. It is color-matched to the plastic sheath, with nine shades to choose from including military green, desert tan, and magenta. A drain hole stops the sheath from collecting moisture and a belt clip makes it easy to keep the knife handy at all times. The knife weighs 4.1 ounces in the sheath, has an overall length of 8.6”, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.