What You Should Know About Different Types of Hunting Knives

When you are out in the wilderness hunting, you are going to be relying not only on your training as a hunter, but also on your gear. One of the most important pieces of gear that any hunter carries with them is a knife. There are so many different uses for a knife, and there are many different types of knives that you can choose from, all with different types of steel and different shapes of blades. It really does take years to learn how to use each type of knife and decide what knife style you like. This article is going to go over two basic types of knives and their strengths and weaknesses, and also a few things to remember when picking a hunting knife.

Folding Blade

A common type of blade used for hunting is a folding blade. You can bold the blade up and fit it in your pocket. The blades are popular because they have a long, rich history of making simply amazing hunting knives. They can also be very small and weigh very little. If you decide that a folding knife is for you, make sure that you get a folding knife that locks when you are using it. There is nothing worse than a blade slamming shut when you are not expecting it. 

Fixed Blade 

One of the best aspects of a fixed blade knife is that it does not have a weak point, and that you do not have to worry about it slamming on you when in use. The fixed blade knife has long been a favorite of hunters because you can get a wide array of blade shapes that can be good for skinning. A fixed blade knife is a great tool for hunting and can be used as a multipurpose tool if needed.

Type of Blade

There are many different types of blades: ceramic, carbon fiber, and steel. Within the steel category there are a many different different alloys and types of steel. Each has a different hardness and ability to hold an edge. You need to consider what you will be using the knife for and where you live to determine the type of blade that you want. If you are on the coast, it may be really good to get a knife that is very corrosion resistant. Enjoy using knives and finding your favorite. 

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