Tac Force TF-469 Review – The Gentleman’s Knife

Written By Jesse Gillotti 


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In today's post, we are going to do a review of the Tac Force TF-469 spring assisted pocket knife.

The TF-469 is our top choice for the best cheap deer hunting knife.

Please understand that this knife is not a high grade piece of cutlery like you are used to with our other reviews.

This knife is extremely inexpensive, but good enough to last a couple of seasons of deer hunting.

Tac Force TF-469 Review

The Tac Force TF-469 Gentleman's Assisted Opening Folding Knife is a lesser quality knife.

While it is a lesser quality, it certainly will do the job while deer hunting and it will last for quite a while with the proper care.

The black straight edge blade can be honed razor sharp with one of the best hunting knife sharpeners, however it will not hold an edge like top quality knives will.

We do like the assisted opening and its size is very convenient to carry in your pocket.

The Tac Force TF-469 is our Editor's Choice for the Best Cheap Deer Hunting Knife.

Tac Force TF-469 Quality

Tac Force TF-469 Quality 75/100

As mentioned earlier, the quality of the TF-469 is not up to the standards of most deer hunting knives.

It does however meet a price point that is unheard of in a deer hunting knife today.

In our search for a cheap deer hunting knife, it was very difficult to find a knife that was inexpensive and yet met our expectations for a knife that we could use for a season or two.

The brown Pakkawood handle seems to be of good quality.

It has a 4 inch black stainless steel straight edge blade that can be honed to a fine edge.

It does not however hold that edge for long under use.

Design and Functionality

Design and Functionality 85/100

What the TF-469 lacks in quality it kind of makes up for in design and functionality.

While it is not a knife that you will be quartering and deboning very many deer with.

It is a knife that works very well for field dressing and skinning.

It has a spring assisted opening mechanism making it simple to open with one hand.

The Pakkawood handle feels very good in your hand and it is lightweight.

It comes with a pocket clip for ease of carrying.

Add in an unbelievably inexpensive price, and you have the best cheap deer hunting knife on the market today.


  • Incredibly low price that anyone can afford.
  • Small size is easy to carry in a pocket.
  • Comfortable and stylish Pakkawood Handle.
  • Built in belt clip
  • Spring assisted opening for easy one hand operation


  • Quality is not very high.
  • There is some play in the blade.
  • Not sure how long the Spring assist will last under heavy use.

Tac Force TF-469 Specs

  • Knife Blade: 3 Inches
  • Overall: 7.5 Inches
  • Closed: 4.5 Inches
  • Blade: Black Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 3mm
  • Handle: Pakkawood Inlay
  • Includes Pocket Clip
  • Liner Lock Safety System

While the Tac Force TF-469 is not going to win any quality awards, it does fit a need for an inexpensive deer hunting knife that can complete most of the tasks needed by a deer hunter without breaking the bank.

It is a great knife that is inexpensive and would make a good first knife for young hunters.

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Jesse Gillotti

Jesse is a member of our pro staff and a frequent contributor to DeerHuntingGuide.net. He is obsessed with hunting deer and big bucks in particular. He has a knack for obtaining permission on the best private land to hunt big bucks. He is constantly testing out new equipment and providing feedback for our reviews and gear roundups.

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