Boot knives are not your standard kind of knife. These kind of knives are like a backup knife to complement your primary knife that’s usually stored in a holster on your torso. But that purpose is more combat-oriented than utility. Most knives are either bought for collections or hunting. Boot knives are made to add the convenience of simple reaching down to your ankles and get your knife. Despite the low position, it’s quite convenient. If you’re looking to add a bit more security for those times of emergencies, then you might need the best book knife to protect you at all times.
- Smith & Wesson H.R.T. Full Tang Spear Point Fixed Blade Knife
- Gerber Ghoststrike
- Columbia River Knife & Tool 2020 AG Russel Sting Razor Sharp Edge Knife
- MTech USA Xtreme MX-8059 Series
- Master USA MU-1121 Series Tactical Fixed Blade Neck Knife
- Armory Replicas Tactical Warrior Tanto Full Tang Emergency Outdoor Survival Gear Boot Knife
- Kershaw 4007 Secret Agent Fixed Blade Boot Knife
- Rothco Raider II Boot Knife
Smith & Wesson H.R.T. Full Tang Spear Point Fixed Blade Knife
The folks at Smith & Wesson do not only produce firearms military, police, and sports; they also provide bladed weapons for the same purpose. For hunting applications, there are a plethora of knives to choose from Smith & Wesson. For a boot knife, I pick Smith & Wesson’s H.R.T. Spear Point Fixed Blade Knife. This knife balances a reasonable price for a quality blade and sturdy build quality. The materials are made from composites which make the knife incredibly light. The blade is composed of high carbon composites with stainless steel. The design of the blade is dual edged like a spear which means it cuts both ways. For features, Smith & Wesson even thought of molding a blood groove to channel blood from your prey and prevent your hands from getting messy.
The handle blends nicely with the color of the blade, and it’s coated with a high-grip rubber material that makes sure your hand won’t slip when handling the sharp knife. For accessories, the knife comes with a leather boot sheath that comes with a rivet lock to keep the blade in place when holstered. The holster does not come with straps to you have to think of other ways to attach the sheath to your pants, boots, or ankles.
The Gerber Ghoststrike is designed with a radial grip that is light and ergonomic. The knife is coated with a black ceramic coating that makes the knife as stealthy as the night. The stealthy design of the blade makes it easily concealable or minimize the attention that it gets. The ceramic coating not only gives the knife a subdued look, but it also prevents stains and corrosion. The handle is designed with the skeletal grip to ensure a light handle and a balanced blade. This balance makes the knife easy to handle and swift to use. The grip is molded with diamond texture and is coated with grippy rubber to complement the ergonomic shape of the handle.
The knife comes with a modular sheath that can be configured in a variety of ways such as concealed carrying or open. The sheath is integrated to a neoprene ankle wrap that makes the boot knife easy to access with a simple reach. Thanks to the unique shape of the knife’s blade, there are grooves integrated near the hilt of the knife that interlocks with the grooves on the sheath. These grooves keep the knife in place when moving around but allow easy access with a firm tug.
The knife is meant to be readily available in times of emergency as it is designed for military, police, or hunting. The low profile design of the sheath and the thin neoprene wrap makes it easily concealable under the sleeves of your pants. The sheath can be attached to your ankles using the neoprene wrap, or you can remove the sheath from the neoprene ankle wrap and attach it horizontally on your waist by attaching it to your belt.
Columbia River Knife & Tool 2020 AG Russel Sting Razor Sharp Edge Knife
Starting its life as a single piece of solid 1050 carbon steel, the Columbia River Knife & Tool 2020 AG Russel Sting Boot Knife is precision milled to make it what it is. There are no seams or separate parts to compromise the build quality of the knife because it uses a single piece of metal. After the milling process, the blade is then strengthened via a forging process which then gives the knife its razor sharp edge.
The knife is coated with a sleek black nonreflective coating that prevents any reflections to keep you stealthy. This coating also protects the knife from the weather and corrosion. The handle is designed to be handled using a tactical glove, so it doesn’t matter when you’re fully geared up or not. While the handle may not be comfortable to hold because it lacks some padding, it is ergonomic enough to provide a firm grip with unique grooves where you can rest your thumb.
Rounding out the package is a custom made nylon sheath that fulfills a variety of purposes. The knife can be used as a boot knife, or a standard knife than can be attached to your belt or vest. The compact size of the knife and low profile sheath allows concealed use possible.
MTech USA Xtreme MX-8059 Series
The MTech USA Xtreme knife can be used as a survival knife, a combat knife, or a hunting knife. The knife is made with a simple construction and easy access. The compact size of the knife makes it easy to insert on your boot and secure it with the laces on your boot. The construction of the knife consists of 440-grade stainless steel and is designed with a two-tone finish to highlight the cutting edges. The knife is designed to be a double-edged knife with a serrated edge. The serrated edge can fulfill a wide variety of applications such as sawing through wood or sparking a fire using a flint.
The handle is designed with a G10 design that is simple and adds a fair amount of padding. The handle has a non-slip grip that ensures as secure hold even in wet conditions. The gentle curve of the handle gives your hand a fair amount of comfort and ergonomics.
For accessories, the knife comes included with a leather sheath that’s made from real leather and is thickly padded to protect your from accidental self-inflicted wounds due to a faulty sheath. The sheath is devoid of any straps or anchor points to attach it to your belt or ankle, so you have to think of ways to attach the sheath prior to using it.
Master USA MU-1121 Series Tactical Fixed Blade Neck Knife
Designed for optimum survivability, the Master USA MU-1121 Series is more of a survival knife than a combat knife. It is due to its diminutive size which makes it not very efficient for finishing off your prey. You can easily spot the knife’s purpose because of the multiple edges that it has. The blade is small, and half of it is composed of a serrated edge that can be used for sawing or making rough cuts. You can also spot several grooves on the handle of the knife; these can be uses as a makeshift hammer or grinder. The knife is made from a single solid block of metal that’s milled and forged to form the knife.
For features, its handle is wrapped with a length of paracord that can be useful in survival situations where even the most basic of items such as a rope become an indispensable survival item. The paracord can be removed and repurposed, and the knife still retains ergonomics with grooves molded on the handle.
The knife only measures 6.75-inches and is easily concealable thanks to an equally compact sheath. If you need extra paracord, the sheath also has a paracord lanyard that can be used to attach the metal sheath to your ankles or remove it from the sheath for emergency use.
Armory Replicas Tactical Warrior Tanto Full Tang Emergency Outdoor Survival Gear Boot Knife
Despite how it looks, the radically designed Tactical Warrior Tanto boot knife from Armory Replicas is priced low. The knife is a multipurpose survival knife that many will think it costs hundreds of dollars more. Armory Replica’s goal is to provide high-quality knives with the most material for less cost. Designed to be used as a safety and survival knife, the Tactical Warrior knife if easy to use and light to carry.
The blade is a departure from traditional design in which it incorporates a unique shape and has serrated edges where you don’t usually see serrated edges. The handle is a full tang design that allows you to comfortably hold the knife horizontally with enough clearance for your knuckles. The blade is constructed from 440-grade anodized steel molded in a Tanto style. The handle of the knife is padded with ABS plastic and composites. The solid construction of the blade makes it impervious to impacts and dents; perfect for heavy outdoor use.
For bonuses, the knife includes an ABS plastic hard cover sheath that also doubles as an emergency whistle – further increasing the knife’s survival kit value. To top it off, the sheath has an included paracord lanyard that is knotted to keep it compact, but it can be unraveled to a total length of 35-inches for utility.
Kershaw 4007 Secret Agent Fixed Blade Boot Knife
Simplicity is what Kershaw is going for with their 4007 Secret Agent Fixed Blade Boot Knife. The knife is a standard dual edged affair that is coated with a gorgeous matte black oxide finish that completely hides the steel knife’s reflective surfaces. Despite the simple looks basic shape of the knife, it has subtle details that give the knife its worth in quality. Speaking of quality, the sub $20 price of the knife makes it one of the more expensive knives in this list.
The blade and handle are constructed from a single piece of steel that has been milled and forged to give it structural integrity. The only separate parts on the blade are the rubber grip that is fastened by two pairs of bolts. Inside the grip, the core is made up of glass filled nylon that ensures a secure grip. Upon close inspection, the grip is molded with high resolution that gives the rubber grip sharp details such as the Kershaw logo and the intricate grip pattern. Moving towards the blade, near the hilt is a laser-etched Kershaw logo that also has the same sharp and crisp lines.
Also included with the knife is a sheath that dual carry capability. The sheath includes a clip for out of the box convenience so you can use it on your belt, attach it to your ankles, or fasten it to your boot’s shoelaces.
Rothco Raider II Boot Knife
The Raider II is a no nonsense boot knife that just performs. The knife’s design is strictly for slicing, cutting and stabbing, you won’t find any serrated edges whistles or paracords in this knife. The design is traditional, and it even looks like a medieval weapon if it wasn’t for the pitch black blade and “Raider II” marking on the blade.
The blade has been subjected to various tests before qualifying as a product fit for distribution. Each blade goes through a quality check that tests the maximum durability of the blade. The handle is big; it’s even larger than the blade itself. Ergonomics-wise, the handle offers a sturdy gripping area that’s also comfortable especially if you’re going to use the knife in tasks that involve high impact such as slashing. Without a firm grip, you could lose the knife quite easily and possibly get injured.
The knife comes with a natural leather cover with integrated clip. The clip is made of steel, and it is used to secure the sheath to your belt or an ankle strap. The leather is thick enough to handle the sharp blade, and the built-in button fastener is secure enough to hook the knife’s hilt in place.
Boot knives are one of the more indispensable tools you need for survival. These knives provide you with emergency protection against threats such as wild animals. You can use the knives to kill the animals you hunted for food, and you can even use it to help in crafting items such as making a makeshift shelter. Just like how our ancestors lived, going back to our natural survival instincts made use of tools to achieve our goals.
When looking for a boot knife, there’s not much to consider aside from the utility you’ll get from the design or the overall look of the knife. Most boot knives are reasonably priced, so there’s no need to worry about the costs involved.