Gear Aid Kotu Tonto Knife

Most durable knife

Brand: Gear Aid

Model: Kotu Tonto Knife

OUR TAKE This knife punches way above its price tag. It has a tapered tip that helps with making holes, a serrated edge, a glass breaker on the handle, and a bottle opener. Most budget knives are nickel-plated and don’t last very long, but the titanium coating on this one has held up to six months of use. We used its 3-inch blade to cut kindling and never had an issue with durability.

TRAIL CRED “I love the locking sheath,” one tester says. “I tumbled down a hill in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains and lost just about everything in the yard sale except my knife.”

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