Have you ever tried shopping for a new knife and found yourself struggling to understand the marketing jargon? Knife manufacturers tend to use fancy terms like flat grinds, chisel grinds, Scandi grinds, zero bevels, mid-tech, forged, stock removal, textured G-10, S30V, Damascus, and pattern-welded, which can be confusing. However, understanding these terms can help you choose the best knife for your needs.
I’ve often said that we live in an age where everything is available without much effort, and the same goes for knife buying. With a diverse market and more choices available than ever before, one should be careful when purchasing a new knife.
A good-quality knife is one of the most vital instruments to have, according to most bushcraft instructors. Therefore, it is important to learn how you should select a bushcraft knife based on various principles because your knife will become your best wingman in the wild.
Over the almost 10 years I have been making knives, I have gone from a newbie to beginner to finding my way to becoming comfortable in what I do as a knifemaker.
Since the Stone Age, the knife has helped mankind to survive for centuries. Now some state and local governments want to prevent you from carrying the ultimate preparedness tool.
As many avid survivalists will tell you, having well-stocked food and water supplies is essential. These same survivalists will also mention having ample ammunition and dependable firearms at the ready. If you’re beginning your prepper journey, including a pistol and a month’s supply of ammunition is something you’ll undoubtedly want to include in your bug-out supplies.
Traveling with knives abroad is a daunting challenge, and it can get you in trouble if you don’t pay attention to a few particularities. Even a pocket knife can be considered a dangerous weapon, and you may have to explain yourself to people that are not familiar with the preparedness lifestyle and, even worse, the English language.
The fast-growing twin sports of knife and tomahawk throwing began some years after the end of World War II as a revival of the sporting activities on the American frontiers of a century or more ago.
Are you thinking of heading out into the wilderness for adventure? The wilderness is a tough place to be whether you accidentally find yourself there or just go on an adventure. Therefore, before heading out you need to be prepared for survival.
After buying my second Gurkha Kukri knife, my wife started saying that I have a knife obsession and I have too many of them. I tried to explain to her that finding a perfect survival knife is an ongoing search and it’s just like finding the perfect partner in life. She didn’s seem too much impressed by my explaining, and she still thinks I should stop buying knives. Well, what can you do…
When it comes to EDC, everyone has an option and they tailor their EDC according to their needs. There are so many options that it makes it difficult to pick the right gear for you. At this point, after many years of responsible carry, I can recommend my defensive loadout for your EDC.
Remember the rifle mantra from Full Metal Jacket, Kubrick’s take on the army life? Just as a rifle’s the soldier’s best friend, so’s a utility knife for the survivalist. In this article, we’re going to show you some of the best wilderness survival knives available on the market. Some of them are variations on iconic melee weapons (knives used by soldiers in hand-to-hand combat) while others were designed for wilderness survival only.
They say that a real survivalist has a knife that will help him survive through harsh times. In fact, the reality is different and most preppers and survivalists have more than one knife. Buying the right knife for all your survival or camping needs is not easy. I suggest you follow these tips when purchasing a knife.