Knives are some of the most important tools when you go for an adventure out in the woods. If there is a single tool that is very solid for a lot of uses, that one shouldn’t be without – it’s a reliable and high quality knife.
Whether it’s for cutting ropes, rinsing fish, carving things like sticks for grilling foods over open fire or even self defense, you wouldn’t want to be without one.
So which one should you get? Below we list some of the types of common outdoor knives.
1. Pocket Knife
This model is also known as a jackknife and often have folding blades that are often compact and easy to carry with you. Good for carving and easy cutting and preparing of lines and bait when you’re going fishing, among other things.
2. Survival Knives
Thse models are ofthen bigger than the pocket knives and mostly have strong and fixed blades. These are very useful for cutting sticks and wood for making fires, as well as setting up tents and cutting ropes and self defense.
3. Swiss Army Knives
Originally made for the Swiss army in the late 1800 and still today one of the most popular multi purpose knives. These often have a smaller blade with more room for a range of different tools.Among those are various openers for cans and bottles, saws, magnifying glasses and more.
4. Bowie Knives
A very large knife that in the early 1900’s was made popular by Jim Bowie. It comes in a carry sheath and has a cross guard. It’s often used for skinning of game and also for cutting meats.
5. Multi tool
Mostly comes in the form of a needle-nosed plier with a wide range of folding tools. These include saws, scissors, can and bottle openers, screw drivers, wrenches, nail files, tooth picks, magnifying glasses, tweezers, the list goes on. Ideal for activities like fishing and repairing things.
A long and heavy blade and is favored for it’s ability to cut through dense vegetation. Very useful for cutting of branches and chopping up wood for making a fire and more. Can also be used in self defense and to protect yourself against wild animals, should one end up in that situation.