Survival knives have become very popular in recent years, with new TV shows coming out talking about survival. There are many uses of a knife in a survival situation, it can help with food, shelter and rescue. Having a knife could make the difference in a life and death situation.
With the popularity increasing so have the amount of survival knives on the market, unfortunately there are also lots of poor quality knives coming out.
Features of a survival knife
When picking a knife you have to consider the size of not only the blade but also the handle. The grip is very important, finding something with a good grip that doesn’t allow slipping is vital. You’ll be able to use more force with the knife if you can maintain a good grip. Finding a brand that has gone to great lengths to ensure you maintain a good grip no matter how much the knife has been used.
Size of Survival Knife
Finding the right size overall is very important. A blade that is too big can leave the small intricate tasks left behind and the same for having a too small blade.
Blade design on survival knives
Depending on the task the blade design is something else to consider. Drop point or clip point blades are the most popular, depending on your planned usage this is something you should consider.
Something that could be the only tool you have left in the wilderness, the last thing you want is that breaking due to poor quality. At the same time you want to go with a respected brand.
Quality of Survival knives
Taking into consideration that a quality knife isn’t always the expensive knife and that a good looking knife doesn’t mean it’s a good survival knife.
There are endless amounts of survival knives on the market, finding a knife that is perfect for you personally rather than what is the most popular is important.
Here is a link on Wiki discussing survival knives
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