Choosing a Hunting Knife

With the many different hunting knives available to buy today, it is sometimes hard to decide which to buy. As an outdoorsman, it is essential that you always have a good hunting knife with you as it can mean in many different situations the difference between life and death and as it is that important you will obviously want one which is the best that money can buy. Although you may, of course, have your different preferences as to the best qualities a hunting knife should have, any advice or recommendations are always welcome.

That is why before buying a hunting knife you should go online and find a guide to buying hunting knives as there are several of them on the internet. These online guides are often written by outdoor people like you and although they too will have their own individual preferences, they usually review several if not all the different hunting knives available today. Of course, though, whichever hunting knife you do decide to buy, its sharpness may not be at its best and so will probably have to sharpen it more before you actually take into the field.

Some of the best hunting knives available today are those recommended by the famous TV personality Bear Grylls and as his TV fame is due to his extraordinary survival skills, his recommendations are probably not far off the mark. That having been said though, many of the websites, which have reviewed various different hunting knives, have not placed Grylls ones at the top but instead placed one of the KA-BAR knives. It is true to say though that even if the Grylls knives may not actually make number one on some sites, they almost always appear in at least the top 5.

It is, therefore, true to say that both the Grylls knives and the KA-BAR knives are very good and so it may come down to your personal preferences as to which is the better of the two. The sizes are similar with the KA-BAR (Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife) knife’s blade being five and a half inches long and the Grylls knife’s blade (Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Serrated Knife) being a little shorter at just 5 inches. They also have other similarities and it is probably those similarities which make them both so good.

Your very survival outdoors may very well depend on how good your knife is and how adept you are at using it. This means that the knife you choose must be comfortable in your hand and of a weight that you can handle well. You will probably want the knife to come with a practical sheaf that will make it both easy to carry when not in use and easily accessible when needed. A knife in the field can, and often does, replace many of the tools you may have at home and so on no venture will it remain untouched, making it always good value for money.