No matter whether your farm is big or small, commercial or hobby, or focused on crops or livestock, there’s one tool that we universally carry: a knife. That trusty sharpened blade has a multitude of uses day-to-day, and it’s rare that you’ll ever see me without one on my hip. While we all have personal preferences about blade shape and choosing a fixed blade vs. a folding knife, it’s not uncommon to hear the question asked: Which are the best knives for farmers? I’m a bit of a knife nut — I use them for farm chores, hiking, bushcrafting, tearing into Amazon deliveries, etc. So it was like heaven recently when I had the opportunity to visit Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Located in Sevierville, Tennessee, SMKW is the largest knife store in the world, filling multiple stories with just about any blade you could imagine. It was a ton of fun and was cool getting to see so much up close and in-hand. I spoke with one of the sales managers, and he walked me through some popular choices for farmers, as well as adding a couple of his own insights and suggestions. While this list isn’t exclusive to what SMKW recommended, many of the blade choices on here come straight from their expertise. ...