Probably more than any other industry where product brands compete against each other, I believe the knife industry has the highest number of really high-end brands that offer stellar quality. There are literally hundreds of brands and you can see just a partial list to give you an idea HERE. You know if a company is sold by a reputable retailer like BladeHQ, it’s at the top of its game and offers folding knives that are on par with the world’s best.
Having said that, some folding knives just don’t cut the mustard. Either a company hasn’t developed its manufacturing processes or it’s cutting corners to offer a lower-priced option. There are several kinds of folding knives that are above the rest in quality. They are chosen by handlers and knife enthusiasts alike. There are quality knives available in many different types, however, a few made the cut for being the best folding knives on the market.