Survival Knives

Survival knives are knives that are designed to aid you in the case that you might find yourself in a survival situation. They are strong and are made to perform many more tasks outside the normal use of a knife. You can usually find a survival knife with a combination blade half or some serration on it, this might be on the top side of the knife or on the blade itself. This serration can be used asa saw and quickly cutting para-cord or rope. Some other typical traits are a square edge somewhere on the knife to effectively strike a fire flint.

Some survival knives now come with great sheaths that can be customised to mount in a variety of different ways. Now with some knives coming with added extras such as fire starters attached to the sheaths, multi-tool applications for example screw drivers, bottle openers, whistles and much more. That is the idea behind a survival knife it is designed to get you out of trouble, after all else has failed it is made to withstand the most gruelling of tasks. That is the reason why the military supply solders with a survival type of knife because they need something that will not fail them when it comes time to use it.

All these survival knives you will notice will be fixed blade and full tang, a fixed blade full tang knife is not only stronger stronger so you are able to do such tasks as baton wood but it also eliminates one factor that might fail. Even though folding knives are extremely reliable it just ads a level of doubt that something could go wrong but by just eliminating that all together means one less think to go wrong.

All Survival Knives purchased through Elite Outdoor Gear come with a full warranty covering all manufacturing defects and are repaired or replaced directly through Elite Outdoor Gear.

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What are survival knives?

Survival knives are versatile tools designed to assist individuals in outdoor or survival situations. They are typically more robust and rugged compared to regular pocket knives, making them suitable for various tasks in wilderness environments. Some common features of survival knives include a fixed blade, a sturdy handle, and a sharp edge.

Survival knives are used by a wide range of individuals, including:

  1. Outdoor Enthusiasts: Hikers, campers, hunters, and backpackers often carry survival knives as part of their essential gear for various tasks such as cutting branches, preparing food, building shelters, and self-defense.

  2. Survivalists and Preppers: Those who are prepared for emergency situations or practice survival skills utilize survival knives as a critical tool in their overall preparedness strategy.

  3. Military and Law Enforcement Personnel: Survival knives are used by military personnel and law enforcement officers during field operations, where they may need a reliable tool for survival, self-defense, or utility purposes.

  4. Emergency Response Teams: Rescue workers and first responders who operate in disaster areas or remote locations often carry survival knives as part of their equipment for search and rescue efforts, cutting through debris, or assisting in emergency situations.

  5. Bushcraft and Wilderness Experts: Individuals practicing bushcraft skills or living in off-grid settings rely on survival knives for a variety of tasks, including woodcraft, firestarting, shelter building, and food preparation.

 

What are survival knives used for?

Survival knives are versatile tools that are designed to be used in various outdoor and survival situations. They are commonly used by hikers, campers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts. The specific uses of a survival knife can vary depending on the situation and the features of the knife, but here are some common purposes:

  1. Cutting and Slicing: Survival knives are excellent for cutting through materials such as rope, cordage, or branches. They can be used for basic tasks like preparing food, building shelters, or crafting tools.

  2. Fire Starting: Many survival knives have a sharp spine that can be used for striking a ferrocerium rod, creating sparks to ignite tinder and start a fire. This is crucial for warmth, cooking, and signaling for help.

  3. Shelter Building: Survival knives can assist in building shelters by cutting branches or carving notches in wood for construction purposes. They can also be used to gather materials like leaves or foliage for insulation.

  4. First Aid: In emergency situations, a survival knife can be used for first aid purposes such as cutting bandages, removing splinters, or even performing improvised medical procedures if necessary.

  5. Self-Defense: While not the primary purpose, a survival knife can serve as a tool for self-defense if needed. Its sharp blade and sturdy construction can provide a means of protection in wilderness encounters.

  6. Hunting and Skinning: Survival knives can be used for field dressing and skinning game while hunting. They are designed to handle the tasks associated with processing meat in outdoor settings.

  7. Tool Making: In survival situations, a survival knife can be used to shape and carve wood or other materials into makeshift tools and implements needed for survival, such as spears or traps.