Folders are the handiest knives around due to the fact that they can always simply sit in a pocket, waiting to be utilized. Sheath knives are handier just if you carry a sheath knife on your individual all the time, and most of us can refrain from doing that. For some ludicrous reason, even some wilderness areas do not allow carry of a sheath knife, while folders are allowable almost all over. Everyone needs to bring a pocket knife in or clipped to their pocket when in the wilderness (or actually, all the time).
Great folders can range from a tiny Case Peanut to a Strider and whatever in between. Any size can be beneficial, but the smallest probably will not be quite sufficient in the field for most people. If a larger knife is carried too, then any penknife should do. Swiss Army knives are a few of the most popular models for the outdoors and for good factor. Victorinox and Wenger are the best understood brands, however all the widely known designs are made by Victorinox. The alox-handled models and the bigger designs are the most popular amongst outdoorsmen. The Leader Harvester and the Farmer are excellent options in the smaller sized alox models. Both have an excellent blade and a saw, which are the most essential choices for the woods. Amongst the larger designs, the Rucksack, the Traveler, and the Forester are excellent choices. All have a bigger blade and saw, making them more useful than the smaller designs if used as the general usage knife. Pretty much all Victorinox models are great quality, but those named are some of the best for the outdoors.
Conventional folder types such as the stockman, trapper, copperhead, peanut, and congress are likewise great alternatives. The stockman and the trapper are the favorites amongst these for wilderness usage, but all are good. Case, GEC, Boker, and Queen are some business that make outstanding traditional knives. If more affordable alternatives are required, check out Rough Rider and Steel Warrior. Neither of these companies make knives as good as the others mentioned, but they are extremely inexpensive and good quality.
For a more modern-day "tactical" style, Benchmade, Spyderco, Cold Steel, and Kershaw make cheap to reasonably costly, but excellent quality, knives. Benchmade is the top of the line as far as these knives go. Their Griptilian is an incredible knife at a little under $100. Mine did everything that I desired it to do, until I lost it. The Rukus is a big folder that was recently terminated, however an excellent knife. Spyderco also makes great knives. The Delica and Endura are the most popular and best understood. The Spyderco Tenacious is a Chines-made knife that is getting a good credibility for a working knife. Kershaw and Cold Steel make a little cheaper knives, and Kershaw in particular has a great track record. sharpest pocket knife is an exceptional knife if you can get it, and the Junkyard Dog II, Needs Work, and Horizon designs are likewise great.
A folder shouldn't be your only alternative if possible, however several need to absolutely be part of any outside kit!