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Have you not given thought to a fixed blade knife yet?
Sure that foldable knife in your pocket is great but in a survival situation, you need something with a little more oomph. You are looking for a fixed blade, full tang knife that can stand up to the abuse of doing what is needed.
So what does all that mean? Well, you need a survival knife.
The Best Survival Knives
There are some qualities that all survival knives should share. These qualities are very important and you should look for a blade that shares them, as well.
- Fixed Blade
Your knife should be one piece of metal. It should not fold and it should not be a blade that is stuck into the handle.
- High Carbon Steel
A high carbon steel knife is going to throw sparks when hit with a piece of flint or sharp glass. This is of the utmost importance.
- 90 Degree Spine
A 90-degree spine on your knife is going to offer you a number of options. You will be able to strike Ferro with it and process tinder with it. It will reserve your knife blade.
- 5-6 Inch Blade
You want a blade that is long enough to get many tasks finished for you. It will take things like fine carving tasks and batoning wood to get you through a survival situation.
There is much more to consider but you have to understand that with these four qualities you have a tool and a weapon that you can count on.
Use Your Tool
More important than anything else is that you use the tool you carry. Do not buy a survival knife without the intent of using the thing. Its all a waste of time, if not. Be sure that you are capable of putting this thing to use.
A good survival knife could save your life.