It’s an old tradition to wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day. Some people wear green shoelaces or a green hat, but if you’re the kind of knife nut who’s reading this blog, you’re probably going to carry a green knife.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re looking at 20 great knives with green handles.
This article has been updated a few times since its first publication in 2014 to get rid of discontinued models and put some new ones.
Spyderco Dragonfly 2, British Racing Green
The Dragonfly 2 is a truly amazing knife. It is small yet versatile, efficient yet sexy. The black version is already excellent, but the Spyderco Dragonfly 2 in British Racing Green takes things to the next level.
The blade is made from ZDP-189 and features dark green FRN handles. When folks in the knife community call this one of the best EDC knives ever, you know you have a winner.
Fallkniven LTC (Legal to Carry), Green
If you want a knife that’s legal to carry pretty much anywhere and won’t frighten non-knife people (if you care about that sort of thing), get the Fallkniven LTC. Standing for Legal to Carry, the LTC has a 2.25-inch 3G blade and aluminum handles in green.
It also comes in other variations.
Bear & Son Cutlery Undead Bear Tac II
The Bear & Son Cutlery Undead Bear Tac II is a green knife through and through. It features zombie green G-10 handle scales and a zombie green blade made from 1095 carbon steel.
Buck Spitfire, Green Aluminum Handle
The Spitfire from Buck is a versatile folder that will easily become your new EDC the moment you hold it. This beauty is made in the USA and features a thin design. You can choose the color it comes in, but the one we’re concerned with is this brownish Aluminum Green handle.
Schrade WR3 Water Rat
The Water Rat Dive Knife has a black blade with partial serrations, a blunt point, and a notch for easy cutting of lines. The green phosphorescent TPR handle is bright and visible.
Spyderco Delica 4, Green
Aside from its British Racing Green knives in ZDP-189 steel, Spyderco also makes regular green knives. One of the best regular green knives is the Delica 4 with green FRN handle and full flat ground blade (versus the flat saber grind of the standard Delica).
This knife has a 2.88-inch blade with VG-10 steel and the familiar bi-directional fiberglass reinforced handle.
Cold Steel Finn Wolf
Olive Drab is not really the traditional green, but it’s still green nonetheless. There are plenty of options in olive drab if your heart desires, but we’re partial to the Finn Wolf from Cold Steel. This robust folder is equipped with a Tri-Ad lock and is essentially a folding puukko.
The Minimalist is such a versatile knife. It’s an all-around great fixed blade you can EDC with a minimalist design. Oh, and it has lovely hints of green in its almost nonexistent handle. The green comes out in different lights and angles.
Gerber LMF Infantry II, Green
Not all the knives on this list have to have eye-popping green handles. Some, like the Gerber LMF II Infantry, have more understated green tones. The knife has a 4.84-inch drop point blade and a nylon handle with TPV overmold.
Zombie-themed knives have really fallen out of favor after the zombie boom that rose with the Walking Dead ultimately faded. KA-BAR nearly killed its Zombie Killer line, but it’s stuck around with a more understated purpose. While these knives still come with the bright green biohazard scales, they also come with black scales.
These knives are actually quite functional around the farmstead.
Benchmade 940SBK Osborne
The Benchmade 940 Osborne is one of the best EDC knives ever. The blade is 3.4 inches long and made from S30V stainless steel. But what makes this knife even more interesting is the green aluminum handles.
KA-BAR Dozier Folding Hunter, Zombie Green
Somewhere down the line, green has somehow become equated with zombies, which is why many zombie-themed series of knives have green handles. The KA-BAR Dozier Folding Hunter follows this trend with a bright green handle. The knife does pack a nice punch though and can be used for more than killing zombies in an unlikely zombie invasion.
Kershaw Shuffle, Lime Green
The Kershaw Shuffle is a great little knife with a built-in bottle opener. It has grippy K-texture handle scales. The best part is that it comes in all different colors and variations, including the Shuffle in Lime Green.
ESEE Izula, Venom Green
Named after the most brutal ant of the jungle, the Izula is a tough fixed blade that’s gotten high marks from countless knife enthusiasts from all walks of life. This version comes in a neon green.
Victorinox Classic SD, Shamrock Green
This Victorinox Classic SD is a no frills, straightforward knife with a blade, screwdriver and nail file, scissors, tweezers, tooth and key ring. This model features a Shamrock but the Classic SD is also available in Green and Emerald.