Hunting is nearly a national sport across the country, with stores devoted to supplying hunters with the best gear for their needs. Guns, clothing, boots, and knives are only the basics of a hunter’s kit, but the essential ones.
So when you buy, you want to purchase the best, and in the case of knives, that means you’ll want to buy a razor blade hunting knife.
Features of a Hunting Knife
A hunting knife’s main job is to process meat after a kill. Yes, it needs to be useful for other purposes, usually related to camping, but dressing a carcass is its priority.
One of the first things to look for is a knife that either holds a sharp edge well or is simple to sharpen in the field. They type of steel is a little less important, and the kind you want will depend on whether you choose a folding knife or a fixed bladed one.
The knife should be sturdy enough to deal with bone, though it doesn’t need to be overly bulky. Three to five inches is ideal. The handle should be comfortable to hold and have texturing to improve grip and reduce hand fatigue.
Fixed vs. Folding
There are different schools of thought on whether a knife should be fixed or folding for hunting. We maintain that it depends largely on the person involved.
A fixed blade knife is sturdier, as it removes extra joints. However, these knives are heavier, and those who are more weight conscious may choose otherwise. You also have to be more careful with cleaning, as most are made from carbon steel, which is more likely to rust.
Folding knives are lighter, more compact, and easier to take with you. The downside is that they may become damaged if you’re not careful and will require more sharpening. Stainless steel is easier to clean and has better rust and corrosion resistance.
We are committed to providing you with the best buying experience possible, so reach out to us today and let us provide you with the right edged blade for your needs.