5. White River Knife and Tool has been around only a few years, but has gained a following by coming up with intelligent and practical designs, and making top-drawer knives by hand at reasonable prices. New this year is the Firecraft series, which comes in 4-, 5-, and 7-inch-blade models at $240, $280, and $320, respectively. The steel is S30V and the handles are canvas micarta. Included in the handle is a stainless-steel bow-drill divot, and on the sheath, a ferro rod, in case you get yourself into a situation where you need Serious Firemaking Backup.