|How Do You Choose the Right Hunting Knife?|
Hunting involves knives of many types and for specific purposes. Knives are not used for killing animals or birds – but for skinning them and cutting up the meat. And for both these tasks you will need two different knives. You need to know about these hunting knives before you can make the right purchase for you hunting expedition.
First ask yourself what KIND OF A HUNTER you are?
Are you a seasoned hunter always out in the woods, all the time, skinning the kill and cutting saplings for shelter, or are you just a time pass hunter?
If you are a Seasoned Hunter who is constantly using knives should pick a good straight hunting blade, one with a quality sheath that attaches to the belt and leg. This way you can take it out and use it any time you want with just one hand.
Note: Never use a folding knife as you will wear out its locking mechanism, with constant use.
But if you are a Time Pass Hunter then you should purchase a good folding knife, just in case you may need it, occasionally that is.
Now you should take into account the LENGTH of the blade
Now not everyone is going to be out in the bush blazing new trails, so you probably won't need one of those Crocodile Dundee hunting knives that might as well be a machete. This too you really have to think about, since there are many different lengths and styles.
If you are indulging in fish hunting, there are blades with a hook at the end for gutting fish.
If you want to cut down small tree limbs and twigs, there are blades with a serrated side for sawing.
If you want to do a lot of skinning, use a knife with a wide blade & curved end.
If you want to do a lot of piercing and cutting use a pointed blade.
You should also take into account the MATERIAL the knife is made of
The blade should be hardened stainless steel. Stainless steel is going to hold an edge better, and won't rust. The blade should run all the way through the handle in one piece, because this will make the hunting knife stronger over all, and you won't run the risk of the blade breaking in the middle of a task.
Equally important is the knife’s handle. It should be made of any non-plastic sturdy material offering a good grip.
Never forget to take advantage of the product review websites which will give you a comparative picture of features & prices & uses. Many of these sites also have a comments section in which people who have actually purchased the products have left reviews and comments on the quality of knives they had purchased. You can get to know very valuable insider info on the standard of hunting knives. This will help you in making the right choice.