A survival knife isn’t just a knife. It’s one of the most important tools to have on you. Whether you are in back country or packing up your bug out bag – you need a dependable knife. A good knife can cut down branches to make a survival shelter, make traps or skin animals. It can also be used for cooking and defense, if need be.
The importance of owning and carrying a survival knife is enormous. A survival knife is important for anyone who will be experiencing the harshness of the wilderness or simply want to be prepared in any situation. These knives are particularly important for pilots or any person in a field where survival preparation is essential.
There are many types of knives which can be used to prepare you for survival. Knife selection should result in whichever you feel most comfortable with, and most prepared. However, don't feel that you need to limit yourself to one survival knife. Carrying several will only increase your chances of survival in a tough situation.
Survival knives are in a family of knives called "fixed-blade". This means they do not fold. In the fixed-blade family, there are: Survival, Fishing, Hunting, Fighting, Kitchen, Dagger, and Bowie knives. There are more than a few options when it comes to knives, but the important thing is that you select the knife or knives that will best equip you in the future.
Knives come in many sizes, and we all have our personal preferences when it comes to knife length. A large knife can do many things that a small knife can't. A knife with an 11 inch blade can cut a much wider groove in logs than a four inch knife. Smaller knives can provide many benefits such as being easier to keep on you in everyday life and coming in handy when you go camping and don’t require a large knife.