Elk Ridge Gentleman’s Folding Knife With Wood Handle Review

Good Looking Assisted Open Pocket Knife At an Amazing Price

Knife Specifications

Overall Length:8.25″
Blade Length:3.5″
Blade Steel:Stainless steel
Open System:A/O flipper
Carry System:Tip-down clip
Handle Material:Pakkawood w/ steel bolster


Great Aesthetics
Excellent price
Ships with a leather lanyard
Easy to sharpen
Easy to open with one hand
Spring Assisted


Needs to be sharpened out of the box
Screws need to be tightened regularly when the knife is used often
Difficult to close with one hand
Overall quality is not on par with the more expensive American made knives, but that is to be expected when buying a $10 knife


So lets get the bad stuff out of the way first. Yes this is a cheap, Chinese made hunting knife that looks like a classic American Knife. The materials used are obviously not top of the line, but the knife only costs 10 bucks, and it is definitely worth that. It is pretty amazing that they can sell a relatively large assisted opening knife at that price.

The stainless steel is a little on the soft side which makes it easy to sharpen, but it will dull quicker than harder blades. Overall the knife feels solid, but upon closer inspection you can see it is certainly not made of real high quality materials, but it’s only $10.

The screws that hold on the clip loosen easily, and will need to be tightened regularly if you decide to make this your everyday carry knife, but this is not the best option for EDC. However if you are looking for a cheap back up hunting knife or a low budget knife to toss in a tool box, tackle box or glove compartment the Elk Ridge Gentleman’s Folder is a good way to go.

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Ben started a twenty year commercial photography career after a blurry stint in the navy. He spent a lot of time losing and breaking knives and other EDC gear on location shoots before starting Nothing But Knives. He has reviewed and tested hundreds of both outdoor and kitchen knives over the course of the last six years, and he was mostly sober while testing and reviewing.

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