It can help you prep food, start a fire, fix a broken piece of equipment, open a bottle, even start a fire: If there's one thing you should never leave home without, it's your knife. We tested 2016's crop to pick the best knives of the year in three categories: fixed blade, multitool, and folder.
How to Choose a Survival Knife
Trying to decide what kind of knife is right for you? There's no one right answer—it depends on how and where you're going to use it. Consider your options with our guide to choosing a knife.