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Outdoor Knives

Outdoor knives have to be sharp and reliable now matter what they cost.

Looking at the knife, you can see why people like it.

Not only does it have a drop point blade design that is well suited for survival use, it features a heavy-duty construction with a 5.25 inch blade made from 1095 Cro-van (adds both Chromium and Vanadium to Carbon and Manganese) non-stainless, high carbon, tool steel with a Rockwell Hardness of 56 to 58 and a the deep saber grind that allows it to be honed to a fine edge.

With 6.5” drop point blade made from 1095 high carbon tool steel with a flat grind, a black, corrosion resistant coating, and a Rockwell Hardness of 55-57 HRC, this knife is easily on par with the KA-BAR knives listed above but, it has a very different blade design.

The Gerber Strong Arm knife is a well designed utility survival knife (considered to be among one of the good outdoor knives) for small jobs with its 420HC stainless steel blade and its nearly indestructible, rubber coated, handle and modular nylon sheath system.

Large, heavy-duty, survival knives with long blades should be made from a non-stainless, high carbon, tool steels and have a Rockwell Hardness of 50 to 54 whereas, small bush craft knives with short blades can be made from either type of steel and should have a significantly higher Rockwell Hardness and the same is true for camp knives.

But the blade may be more prone to chipping if it encounters a tough obstacle, and it can’t hold an edge as long as the carbon-steel blades of quality survival knives.

Nessmuk: A bit of an odd-looking shape that originated with the 19th-century naturalist and outdoors writer George Washington Sears, who wrote under the pen name “Nessmuk”.

This blade is designed primarily for slicing and skinning, i.e. game processing; it’s intended to be one part of the Nessmuk trio” of blades, with the other two blades being a small, double-bit hatchet for wood processing and a folding knife for generalized cutting chores.

The F1 checks all of our criteria for the best survival knives: the right blade length, full-tang strength, fixed blade, drop-point tip, convex edge, excellent balance and feel, and a tough, corrosion-resistant super steel.” All these qualities converge in a classic, time-tested knife design from a reputable and popular brand.

This blade is made of durable 1095 carbon steel ESEE makes it easy to order your knife and customize to your preference, including blade type (serrated or plain edge), removable handles, and various blade finishes (black, desert tan, dark earth, un-coated, stainless steel).

Featuring a stunningly beautiful curly birch wood handle mated to a sturdy and reliable Sandvik stainless steel blade, this compact outdoor cutting tool is a gorgeous addition to any outdoor gear loadout.

Pros:

Full-tang drop-point blade that’s purpose-made for field survival, made of excellent CPM-S30V carbon steel, is the perfect size for a bushcrafting knife and in generel also as outdoor knives, grippy and moisture-resistant G10 handle scales, and it’s backed by Benchmade’s lifetime warranty.

Great outdoor knives are characterized by general purpose blade design ranging from 5 to 8 inches in length with either a deep saber grind or a flat grind made from a high quality stainless steel designed for the purpose such as AUS-8 or 440C combined with an ergonomic handle design. Featuring a 7” clip point blade with a deep saber grind made from 1095 Cro-Van (adds both Chromium and Vanadium to Carbon and Manganese) high carbon tool steel with a black, corrosion resistant, coating and a Rockwell Hardness of 56-58 HRC, the BK7 is a good choice for a truly tough survival knife that will stand up to most any job including light chopping, splitting, and digging.

In fact, because it features a 6” Clip Point blade with a hollow grind made from 420 HC stainless steel with a Rockwell Hardness of 58 HRC, it is an excellent design for a multitude of survival tasks such as trimming branches and carving notches for traps and snares as well as skinning game and other general purpose jobs.

I recommend to buy your future outdoor knive from a respected shop or retailer.

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