How to choose a knife for survival tips you need to consider when choosing
Today, almost every hunter or fisherman is in stock survival knife. Such knives, in range sold in any specialty store. This type of knives, includes not only the function of the knife, but also various other functions. Prices on these knives vary. It all depends on the number of features that are included with the knife, and its size.
Most knives designed for military, who was in the woods or jungle. One of the important criteria in which than really can help with survival, so that’s what he should always be in close proximity. Can be clipped to a belt, in a pouch or adapted to the boot. It is best that the weight of the knife was not large and it was comfortable to wear.
Not all tools are equally useful and appropriate in such knives. For example, if in your arm, a screwdriver tool, as soon as you will need something to spin, you’ll need to hold on the blade, and it’s not safe. Also some knives mounted compass.
The length and thickness of the blade each manufacturer is different. Manufacturers try to make the steel thicker, the more durable.
Some hunters use these knives during the construction of the raft for the river. Here it is clear that if you are lost somewhere in the jungle, then break down some bamboo branches and make a raft to put their stuff there, and the next to go. But if you are stuck in the forest? Then you at least need to do the raft that you have placed on him, and make secure attachment to not down the river, and smashed the raft on the rocks. And for such purposes, this knife is not adapted. Even if it has the function of drinking, it is only a few centimetres long and has small teeth. A saw the trees cannot be cut.
For example, combat knife firm «Camillus CM-SR75» has a blade length of 79 millimeters. And the legs of the «Delta Dart», which produces the company «cold steel» is a length of 89 mm.
The thickness of the blade, one of the criteria for determining combat knife. But this criterion is not really suitable for a particular knife. After all, riots or injure a person and a hook. Worldwide, enough examples of various knives, daggers and sword, the thickness of the blades which varies a lot. If you need to frequently use the knife in a campaign, its thickness and weight are important criteria. If you cut branches and bushes, for example, a machete, your hand will quickly get tired, and you’ll be forced to stop and rest, and this will slow your return to civilization.
If judged by Western standards, the combat knife should withstand any abuse. Whether it is sawing trees, using it as a compass or instead of a screwdriver. To use a combat knife you can also to open the wooden or zinc boxes.
Apart from all these features, to date, to the knife requirements. For example, combat knives need to quickly clean off from radioactive elements (who and why is it useful in forest or jungle?), the steel must be stable in different temperature conditions, whether it’s fifty degrees plus or minus forty. Despite all of the requirements in the armies, the soldiers are not very handy with a knife as with a gun.
As for a knife for self-defense, it is better to use a smaller knife, which did not attract much attention, and at the same time quite durable and lightweight. Remember that when using any knife, whether military or domestic, it is necessary to periodically cleaning and sharpening the blade.