This particular review of the best bushcraft knives includes top 10 small fixed blade knives costing less than 100 dollars. The close battle for the Top Pick in this category was between two related and very similar knives: the Ontario Rat 3 and the ESEE 3. Some think these knives are identical, but there are subtle differences between Rat 3 and ESEE 3, from the handle to the heat treating process, which at the end made a big enough difference to secure the win in the top spot.
Our Top Pick as the best fixed blade knife (3.5″-4.5″) under 100 dollars is ESEE 3. A superb quality knife, ESSE 3 is extremely durable all around and is backed by lifetime, transferable warranty. Made out of tough 1095 high carbon steel, this blade is made to last a lifetime as long as you take care of it by keeping your knife clean and lubricated.
Top small survival knives under $100