These days, it’s hard to tell exactly what make a great ‘tactical’ knife. A few exist that bear the label. However, in a true combat or survival situation, you can’t trust them. Then there are those that look absolutely terrible in a life or death situation but end up slicing your pastrami extra thin. For sure, what is tactical is fluid.
So what is a tactical knife? Anything that is built for abuse, built for action, and is meant to be taken to the teeth of a storm, is a tactical knife. Everything else remains just silverware.