4 of the Best QSP Knives on the Market

The QSP in QSP Knives stands for Quality, Service, and Price. If you’ve ever held one in your hand, it’s easy to see why.

They’re made from top-quality materials, exhibit an absurdly good fit and finish for the price point, and feature really unique (and surprisingly practical) designs. 

Speaking of which, here are 4 of the best QSP Knives out there right now.

QSP Penguin

The QSP Penguin is the definitive QSP knife, hands down. In terms of popularity, it stands head and shoulders above the rest, and it has done so consistently for quite a while.

The hallmark of the QSP Penguin is a 3.06” D2 blade with a stark sheepsfoot profile. This blade profile is highly practical for cutting and hard work since the tip is unlikely to break.

But let’s be honest – even if this profile wasn’t as practical as it is, it just looks cool.

The QSP Penguin is available in additional blade finishes, too. The flagship model is a liner lock, but it’s also made in a slip joint configuration.

It’s available with a wide range of different handle scales, including Micarta, carbon fiber, titanium, and brass. The synthetics are available in a range of colors.

If you’re looking for a new QSP Knife for your collection, get a Penguin. You will not be disappointed.

QSP Parrot

The Parrot is another perennially popular pick among QSP Knives.

The Parrot has an attractive yet demure spear point blade. It’s 3.25” and like the Penguin is made of D2 steel.

Like the Penguin, the Parrot is available in a wide variety of handle scale colors and materials, but most are G10 or Micarta.

It features thumb studs, a liner lock mechanism, and practical, if boxy, ergonomics. The tip probably isn’t as strong as that of the Penguin, but it’s also finer, so it’s better for precision and detail work.

QSP Gannet

The QSP Gannet is another top-seller in most catalogs of QSP Knives.

This one’s a little different from the first two, though. In lieu of thumb studs, it has a flipper mechanism, and the blade is made with a super steel, too: 154CM.

This steel is exceptionally tough and wear-resistant, and holds an edge pretty well, while being reasonably easy to resharpen.

The blade is a clip point and it features a liner lock mechanism.

The Gannet, however, doesn’t exhibit quite the same variety as the Penguin. Most are only available with Micarta scales.

QSP Hawk

The Hawk is another great QSP Knife, and it has somewhat more memorable aesthetics than the Gannet or Parrot.

The Hawk’s signature is a .118” thick, 3.225” blade. Fairly brusque in manner and aesthetic, the Hawk features a sturdy drop point with a slightly ramped spine and a flipper tab that makes a nice choil when the knife is open.

This one has arguably the best steel of all. It’s made with S35VN, which is exceptionally strong, tough, and wear- and corrosion-resistant. It will also hold an edge forever. The one catch is it’s downright hard to resharpen.

It also features a liner lock and somewhat boxy scales – the blade is definitely the most attractive part of this knife, but all the same, there are some pretty cool handle scale configurations out there, too.

Some models feature cocobolo and ebony scales, Micarta, and carbon fiber. There’s even a model with copper foil accents in the scales, making it quite an attractive knife.

Where Can You Discover Other QSP Knives?

This is only a very small sampling of QSP Knives. If you want to learn more about any of these models (along with what sorts of other variations are available) or you want to see what other models are out there, visit White Mountain Knives.

They sell multiple configurations of each of these models, along with a wide assortment of other QSP Knives at great prices – and they offer free shipping on orders in the United States.

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