marți, 12 martie 2013

The Best Survival Knife

Fixed Blade Survival Knife

The best survival knife option is a fixed blade survival knife, it is hands down the best type of knife for outdoor survival. These knives are designed to take abuse and punishment. The are often used for shelter building, chopping, fixed as a spear tip, fire building, prying, hammering and dozens of other tasks.
There are some specs that you need to look for when finding the best survival knife for you such as making sure that it is a full tang blade. Full tang is a term that describes a single piece of metal that starts as a blade and continues through the entire handle. The handle can be fixed to the tang by rivets, can be injection-molded rubber (Kraton), braided para cord or another type of handle that is affixed to the tang.

Lanyard Holes on a survival knife

Lanyard holes are holes found on a knife where cord or rope can be fastened to. You want to make sure that your knife has at least one of these at the base below the handle. Some Survival knives will have additional lanyard holes below the blade so that the knife can be easily fastened to a pole as a spear. You can do this with one lanyard hole as well but 3 make it easier.

Other Things To Consider

Some other things to consider are: a sharpener that comes attached to the sheath, the sheath itself, whether the knife sits is it quietly for stalking game, the options for attaching the sheath to your belt/ body. Also price. you dont have to spend 200 bucks to get the best survival knife but should be willing to shell out around a hundred bucks. With this type of knife the price is directly related to the quality.

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